Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

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Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Anna (Minnesota) on 02/11/2020
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I used apple cider vinegar for years and then I noticed my legs and ankles hurting, I thought it was me just getting old. I stopped taking the acv and the pain went away. When I tried it again the pain came back, so I know it was the acv.


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Posted by Michelle (Europe) on 04/04/2020
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WATCH OUT!

Apple cider vinegar is extremely acidic and it pickles the liver. The liver cells struggle to stay balanced and perform as they fight for oxygen, because vinegar steals oxygen from the bloodstream and the liver. ACV (like any vinegar) comes into the stomach extremely acidic. The liver must put a halt to it immediately and use its every reserve to try to alkalize or at least neutralize it. The ACV fights back, and its acidic nature is so strong that the stomach loses the battle many times over. Instead of alkalizing your gut, it does the opposite. It weakens hydrochloric acid and breaks down gastric juices and heads down the pike still acidic. It's basically an assault on the stomach and intestinal tract. For more information on the effects of apple cider vinegar on the liver, see book "Liver rescue" from Medical Medium Anthony William.


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Posted by Mimi (Georgia ) on 11/06/2018

Hi, Zanybees. I can relate, however not personally. I recommended apple cider vinegar (without the maple syrup) to a family member and felt horrible when she told me she experienced hair loss! She did achieve health benefits also; losing a few stubborn pounds and gained more energy, but I am still curious as to why this happened. I don't think it should be used on a daily basis by everyone.


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Posted by Zanybees (Westfield ) on 11/06/2018
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For 2 mos. I was drinking 1 tlbs. of ACV and 1 tlbs. of Maple Syrup in a glass of water, daily. I loved the way it made me feel but then I started noticing my hair was falling out. Has anyone had any issues with this happening?

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Posted by Lou (Montreal, Canada) on 08/09/2018

My experience is that I get nausea whenever I add baking soda, otherwise, it is just fine with 1 tbsp of ACV and equal amount of lemon juice in 8 once's warm water.


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Posted by Tim (Georgia (Rep.of)) on 07/08/2018 22 posts

Hi. Kelly

Stop consuming ACV for a week - start with 1-2 drops of ACV in 1oz of water after meal - increase the dose by 1 drop so as water by 1 oz each week - find your dose - start to use before meal when you have a succesfull try - otherwise reduce the dose and return to recent use - needs no additives as it is self-sufficient to treat and is suitable for long term use unlike soda(good for 1 month use) - wash your whole oral with water diluted peroxide/or water (1:1) each time.

Good luck.


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Posted by KT (Usa) on 07/07/2018

Hi Marilyn,

Maybe not adding the BS to the ACV would help. I would try taking the BS separately, thirty minutes or so after you have a meal.

KT


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Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 07/07/2018 236 posts

Marilyn, a couple of things for you to try to continue taking the Apple Cider Vinegar and bs, you can either attempt for a one week period taking only the baking soda, then slowly reintroduce the acv, at a smaller dose, or simply cut your dosage in half until you find what works for you. Eg. If you now do one half teaspoon of bs twice a day cut down to 1/4, then 1/8,1/16 etc, if you get down to a pinch then so be it, you have to find what works for you. You can always increase later. You can also alternate lemon/ lime with the bs. I believe you have toxins which explains the diaorrhea. Best to you


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Posted by Marilyn (Warner Robins, Ga) on 07/07/2018
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I was taking ACV for a number of health conditions. I was taking it at 1/2 to 1 tsp in 8 oz water and 1/4 tsp baking soda and a little honey. I started having uncontrollable and very painful exploding diarrhea. It was like the drink was going straight through me so I switched to the capsules of AVC thinking it may have been hard on my stomach but the same thing happened. I love the way ACV helps my depression and blood pressure and pains but I can't handle the diarrhea. What other forms are out there and what else can I use or do?

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Posted by Vt (Ny) on 07/06/2018
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I have started taking ACV 2 tsp in warm water on an empty stomach and have noticed my urine staring to smell bad. Is this a normal side effect?


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Posted by Tyb (Tx) on 06/29/2018
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I recently started drinking the ACV detox and my skin is breaking out and my discharge has a light scent of apple cider vinegar..is that normal? Does anyone know why or how to stop it?


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Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 06/04/2018

I drink tsp a day in cup of water with a straw...how much did you drink? Stones will break down with Chanca piedra herb....


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Posted by Vicky (Los Angeles) on 06/02/2018
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After drinking apple vinegar with mother, I was seriously constipated for two days like stones.

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Posted by Breasia (United States ) on 05/04/2018
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The same thing happens to me. I'm confused and trying to find answers.


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Posted by Mario (Tx) on 04/21/2018
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For some reason, ACV aggravated my constipation and made it worse.


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Posted by Astranger (New Delhi) on 04/20/2018
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So..someone suggested me to take apple cider vinegar in the morning (empty stomach) for reducing belly fat and I started doing that since last couple of weeks. Today I missed to take it and what I realized is that my ankle pain is very mild today than what it was yesterday and day before. (I have mild ankle pain from a year or so.) Yesterday, the pain was more and I was able to notice it when I started driving. That's why I started searching on google to see if Apple Cider Vinegar is responsible for my increasing my ankle pain. But everywhere on internet I see it reduces such pain.

Confused.. I will try to monitor for next few days and I guess that is the only way I will get the right answer..


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Posted by Saydee (Cape Town) on 04/19/2018
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I have been taking apple cidar vinegar with lemon juice and cinnamon and honey and at first I would go to the bathroom first thing, but now I feel bloated and nasuaes during the day especially in the morning. Is this normal or what?


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Posted by Mary (Nj) on 04/20/2018
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I would just like to quick add that yes Apple Cider Vinegar does really seem to help some people, it is soooo the opposite for me. *It is not one size fits all! * In my home 2 of us do NOT handle Apple Cider Vinegar well & the other 2 of us are fine & helped. Just because you, your relative, or your neighbor has success with Apple Cider Vinegar does not mean that all others will. FYI ours is the organic kind, in a glass bottle, & of course with the "mother". Also worth noting, Apple Cider Vinegar was bad for the health of one our black labs, but our other lab is perfectly fine with it. ---My negative reactions (that I am aware of) are as follows: my mineral count gets all messed up, my PH actually drops pretty badly, my body temp drops significantly, joints get very painful, general unwell feeling, can be constipating, & some serious tummy/gut pain. It is a shame, because I want it to help with x/y/z, but I wind up worse.


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Posted by A (Florida) on 04/10/2018
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I have the same exact problem. I have been taking ACV for a while now for the health benefits and everything I read on it, but now I have issues swallowing certain foods. Not red meat necessarily but I can relate with the rice part. I also have issues these days with meats or anything that is somewhat dry in substance. I went to the gastroenterologist and they requested I do a swallow rest, which of course came back incocnclusive. I'm waiting on the next steps but they are trying to tell me I have GERD. I still feel that the only correlation I can see is the ACV and now seeing someone else with a similar issue makes me wonder. Let me know if you have come to a resolution of some kind on this.

Thanks


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Posted by Julie (Wisconsin) on 04/04/2018
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I'm so glad to have seen this. I downloaded a recipe from Pinterest that called for 2TBSP of ACV per glass of water and advised to drink every day.

After one week I started feeling dizzy, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath. I got so nervous I even went to the ER. When they couldn't find anything wrong I did my research and saw this post along with others regarding ACC side effects. I've stopped drinking it and understand it will take about 7-10 days to get this stuff out of my system.

So much for this amazing home remedy!


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Posted by Jeannie (Fargo) on 03/27/2018

Try switching shampoos they have lots of hormones in them... I went to baby shampoo to test it... and all this time it's really the shampoos that cause breakouts in my case.....


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Posted by Todd M. (Sacramento, Ca) on 03/02/2018

Cream of Tartar for canker sores -use it a few times daily-canker will go away.


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Posted by Dawn (Virginia) on 02/21/2018

Hello. I read your comment regarding Jogging in a Jug and I would like to share the recipe with you.

1 quart 100% Concord Grape Juice

1 quart 100% pure Apple Juice

1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (such as Bragg's)

Mix all ingredients in large container and drink 2 ounces per day.


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Posted by Rskorj (Ga) on 02/17/2018

I doubt that BPV is brought on by Taking apple cider vinegar. If you were diagnised correctly - You may have bumped your head somehow to cause the crystals to move out of their correct place. My husband got BPV from trying to get the water out of his ear after showering by hitting the side of his head repeatedly. BPV can be fixed by special manouvers that get the crystals back into place. There are videos on you tube that show you how to do it.


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Posted by Tom (Usa) on 02/01/2018

WE need hydrochloric acid in the stomach for optimum digestion. .As we age, the acid diminishes and digestion is impaired, which gives rise to a host of illnesses. Apple cider vinegar helps to increase the acid and this enables proper digestion. Vitamins like the b-complex, specially the b8 and the b12 can only be absorbed if the proper amounts of HCL are present. Some of us might experience sensitive teeth or burning throat from drinking the vinegar. Dilute it or use the pills.

and b12


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Posted by Catalina (Kapaau, Hi) on 01/04/2018
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Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with calcium deposits in my shoulders. I began using apple cider vinegar to resolve the crystals. Yesterday I suddenly became extremely dizzy and went to the hospital. I was told I had benign positional vertigo. Could the apple cider vinegar have released crystals in my ear?

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Posted by Michael (London) on 01/03/2018
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Finally I have found an explanation. Had been having Acv in salad dressings but r centky started Keto way if eating and bought supplements and Acv. Took supplements and then drank half a pint of water with half a tablespoon of Acv. Suddenly had this weird feeling and panic attack - felt like low blood sugar or low blood pressure. Thought it was maybe interaction with the supplements so cut the supplements and next day had a few drops with avocado and boom - heart racing - heart rate up - panic attack - no more Acv for me.


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Posted by Tanga (Arizona) on 12/10/2017
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I am also in menopause. I started using it a year ago because I read it was a toxin cleanser because I had fibroids. I was taking it in the day and at night. I did not know it was a blood thinner. I guess that explains why I was bleeding heavier than ever. I don't think I will continue to use it. I will just find something over the counter for fibroids at Walmart. I also have experienced weight loss when I go to the doctor. I sure don't need to lose weight. I knew it had a lot of good effects but I see it has side effects as well. Just be careful how much you take. I diluted mine in alot of water.


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Posted by Juan (Us) on 12/08/2017

Don't use Heinz brand!!! The only brands you should ingest are the natural brands with the MOTHER in it. That is the stuff in the bottom of the jar. This is the stuff that helps the most. Make sure it is shaken well.


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Posted by Yarn Lover (Tx) on 12/02/2017

It sounds your body was going through a detox period. It gets bad before the healing comes. You should start it again and push through it.


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Posted by Sarah (Canada) on 11/18/2017

Yeah, had this happen to me too. Does anybody have any suggestions??


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Posted by Anon (Usa) on 10/24/2017
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I have been upping my probiotics. I use about one bottle of kombucha (which I adore) ever other day and varying amounts of raw ACV (which I also like). I have been getting hives whenever I use them now. Hives doesn't seem like a common detox reaction. My scalp is especially affected, my waist, and then just spots here and there. I have had dandruff and itchy oily scalp for years. Recently I tried a different shampoo which appears to have eliminated the dandruff and oil. It isn't even a dandruff shampoo. I like using ACV in place of soap in the shower and to condition my hair.


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Posted by Lou (Nsw) on 09/21/2017
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After using ACV for six weeks, twice a day I mixed a teaspoon with soda water and really enjoyed it. I lost weight as I was not as hungry but I did develop itchy rash on my torso and worse, bleeding from the bowel and increased vaginal bleeds. I'm hoping now I've stopped the ACV, the bleeding will also stop as my HB levels are now quite low and doctors are concerned. Scopes to follow.


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Posted by Apoorva (India) on 09/11/2017

While I was surfing about ACV, I also read that it lowers blood pressure. Maybe, the headaches are due to that. I had bit of headache too but I started taking remedies like consume a bit of salt, coffee and its fine. Headaches are stronger when I take ACV empty stomach as there is more chance for blood pressure drop.


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Posted by Lonna (Alma, Mi) on 09/08/2017

I fight candida and actually have lyme manifested as Rheumatoid Arthiritis. It seems like ACV is a remedy that covers so much. I am right now using it get my Fall allergies under control, which are causing a lot of mucus and coughing and lack of oxygen. The dose I was given to take each time is 1 TBS 4 times daily. Your dose seems very high. You have to dilute even 1 TBS because it is do acidic. I also just read that it can take magnesium and potassium from your body. That could cause problems with arthritis if you don't boost your magnesium. Magnesium is necessary to make calcium balance and absorb.


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Posted by Mwangi (Nyeri, Kenya) on 08/27/2017

It's possible that ACV is only bringing out the yeast that is already in your system---healing crisis---that manifests itself as an infection.


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Posted by Marcia (Dublin) on 08/24/2017
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I have been taking about 1 tablespoonful with lemon and (occasionally honey), warm water and a little grape juice in the morning. Always feel well with it. However recently I got overly keen and applied it straight to my hair/scalp, no water, and left on for hours. Not a good idea I think.

I have begun losing hair each time I brush/comb and never used to do so. After 6 weeks hair feels quite thin and very itchy on the scalp at the back. This might be a detox reaction so not too worried about that.

I am going to stop for a month to gauge reactions and if I continue to consume I shall take much smaller amounts. Otherwise generally healthy for my age. Did anybody else notice any hair loss directly attributable to ACV?


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Posted by Susan (Illinois) on 08/18/2017
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Had the same thing happened to me. And I am in menopause.


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Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 08/18/2017

When you use it it starts to fight the yeast in your body, so it causes outbreaks. I get yeast infections when I detox or eat too much kefir or any other good thing. Yeast is a large battle to fight. I am not fighting mine anymore. I am just slowly bringing my health back and good microbes and Ph balance. Keep on the healthy track but go slow and low dose.


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Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 08/18/2017

Gypsylady, might lemon juice do?



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