Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

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Posted by Earthgood (Austin, Tx, Usa) on 03/19/2010
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

ACV: Side effects?

After reading about ACV and its benefits, I've tried it with mixed results. Sometimes, I think my skin is looking better and I feel more energetic but at other times(for no other apparent reason), I feel my hair looks really dry and brittle, my skin looks bad. Is this something to do with dosage (I take 2tsp with 8Oz. water once a day), or is there something else I'm missing? Please help!

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Petunia (Warrenton, Or, United States) on 02/28/2010
0 out of 5 stars

I have been taking 2 T ACV with a little honey in 16 oz. bottled water twice a day, 5 days then rest on weekends. I have had insomnia the last couple of weeks, is this from the ACV, anyone else had this problem?

Replied by Kay
(In The Valley, Ca)

Yes, when I first started using ACV, I took it too late in the day and couldn't sleep. It really can boost your energy level. I would steer clear of bed time. You'll have to experiment, but I would guess maybe 4-6 hours before bed should be your last dose. I can only speak from my own experience, I'd like to hear what others have to say. Hope this helps.

Replied by Soulsearcher
(Beverly Hills, Ca)

Yes, I had the same problem after taking it a couple hours before bed time. Is there anyway we can reverse this? Maybe by taking it with baking soda?

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Edith (Cologne, Germany) on 02/26/2010
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Years ago, I always started bleeding after 2 weeks of drinking a teaspoon of ACV with a glass of water.

Last month I decided to try drinking ACV again, with the same dosage and was ok for awhile, actually feeling better than usual. But stopped when my period seemed to be starting.

But now, I have been FLOODING for at least 21 days and it looks like it will go on. I am not sure if this has anything to do with drinking ACV.

Or whether I should start drinking regularly, so the flooding will stop.

Any ideas?

Replied by Breasia
(United States)
0 out of 5 stars

The same thing happens to me. I'm confused and trying to find answers.

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Tracy (Mogale City, South Africa) on 02/07/2010
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EC: A few people on Earth Clinic have reported heartburn after taking apple cider vinegar capsules, among other side effects. We have never recommended the capsules on this site.

On the other hand, organic apple cider vinegar from the bottle diluted in plenty of water reportedly cures heartburn!

Replied by Cal
(Jackson, Mi.)

I just started acv about 3 weeks ago and so far I have not had any bad side affects of any kind accept one! When I take a shot with anything accept water I seem to regret it and become very nauseus for about 5 minutes but that is all and I really think that is simply my stomach saying don't do that. Also I am doing it the hard way or as some people may think. I just use the get over it method and take a full one oz shot and follow it with a glass of water, my wife hates everything and she actually is taking it every day along with one other member of the family and if she is willing to take it then it has to be working for her too.

I have much more energy and my blood pressure has come down, also my blood sugars are down and much more stable.

My biggest concern is the affect it may have on my stomach but my regular doctor said go for it.

I also take the other things like fish oil and co q 10 since I have had heart bypass and just before I started using the acv I was told I had another blockage and they are not cutting me up again so I started the chealation therapy and strange enough I found out that Chealation therapy is ACV therapy (go read the ingredients) You will be shocked and by the way I feel great now and my regular doctor say's he doubts a blockage anymore and all my blood tests are better than ever expected...

I will keep using this I am sure and I will continue till something bad happens but I doubt it will.

Please excuse my bad spelling Thanks...

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Corinna (London, Kent, England) on 02/05/2010
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I am aware of the benefits of apple cider vinegar and really really want to take it as it helps me with my hot flushes like nothing else. However, everytime I take it (2 tbl of ACV with plenty of water with food or without food) I get severe stomach pain afterwards. I tried it out at least 6 times over the course of the last 9 months but it is a persistant pattern. Does anybody have an idea why this is and what I can do about it? Thank you!

Replied by Joywin
(Vancouver, Wa)

The reason you may be experiencing a stomache ache after taking ACV is because your body is already producing enough stomach acid. Those of us who don't produce enough don't experience the burning, on the contrary, it stops the burning and some of the gas! Best of luck on that one.

Replied by Tony B
(Olympia, Wa, Usa)

Hello Corinna from London,

As the previous reply stated, you may be producing too much stomach acid with (or without) ACV.

You may also have (or are on the way to) stomach ulcers. Excessive stomach acid production is always a precursor to stomach ulcers.

In either case, you might try 1 tsp. of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) with 4-8 oz. warm water 5-10 minutes before taking ACV. This should help reduce the pH in your stomach before taking ACV (which is acidic).

The only downside to combining ACV with baking soda that you may temperarily produce gas (belching). This should pass in a few minutes.

If this doesn't help, you should see your doctor as soon as possible! Stomach ulcers (or high stomach acid production) can be a symptom of a serious health condition.

Tony B

Replied by David
(Davenport, Iowa, United States)

The pain may be due to the bacteria known as H. Pylori which INCREASES stomach acid, and is the leading cause of ulcers and gastritis! Have your doctor test you for it if you can. If you have it, instead of taking antibiotics, there's a natural remedy for eliminating H. Pylori- garlic! Should be whole garlic cloves- one clove a day should do it. Chew it thoroughly and swallow. If this grosses you out, follow it with a small (4 oz) glass of water. I was successful at ridding myself of H. Pylori by ingesting 2 grams of garlic (one clove at a time) for about 4 days- it may take longer or not.

Also, for your ACV mix, you may want to try adding about 1 teaspoon of baking soda (aluminum free of course) with the raw vinegar (_____'s or any other raw organic ACV) to neutralize the acidity at first and mix it with 16 oz of water and sip on it all day instead of drinking it all at once. It's best to experiment to see which works best. Sometimes taking the ACV straight up is just too strong, so diluting it and adding a neutralizer will help with the process. Hope this helps.

Replied by David
(Davenport, Iowa, United States)

It's actually 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda per 2 tablespoons of AVC with 16 oz of water (or 1 teaspoon of baking soda per 1/2 cup of ACV). If you're just doing 2 teaspoons of ACV, then you really shouldn't have any issues unless you actually have H. Pylori as described above. If this doesn't work, use more water and less ACV throughout the day without baking soda. I use spring water, not filtered or distilled; seems to work the best :D Hope this helps.

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Marilyn (Oswego, Il) on 01/21/2010

Can my taking apple cider vinegar for a year now be the cause of very thin blood? i bruise all the time and when cut bleed more then i should. please someone email me with comments. thank you

Replied by Noels
(Wolverhampton, Uk)

Yes Apple Cider Vinegar can certainly thin your blood. I am on Warferin 2 1/2mg per day for Atril Fibrillation with a target INR of 2.5 but as long as I am in the range between 2 to 3 I'm ok. My usual reading was 2.1 until I took Cider Vinegar when it went up to 2.9. This is thinner than 2.1. I think this can be a good thing as my blood pressure also came down and I don't have any adverse effects. My INR is monitored by the hospital about once a month. Hope this helps.


Replied by Aseembaba
(New York, Ny, Usa)
1 out of 5 stars



im a patient of DVT and PE (twice) and im on blood thinners to maintain an adequate INR value. as most patients will know that green vegetable can lower the INR value due to the Vitamin K content in them but ACV does the same.

im an ardent fan of ACV since 1994 and have been using it regularly but have had to stop using it after getting DVT. i have monitored my blood INR before and after having acv many a times and every time just after having it for 4 days my blood INR dropped to 1.2 when the i should be between 2 - 3.

in other words avc tends to clot the blood so dvt, pe and all other patients PLEASE DO NOT HAVE ACV while on blood thinning medication.

im bitterly missing acv since i know how wonderful it is for so many problems.
hope this helps

EC: Acronyms:

DVT = Deep Vein Thrombosis
PE = Pulmonary Edema
INR = International Normalized Ratio (for blood clotting time)

Replied by Marilyn
(Oswego, Il)

Now I am really confused. someone says it thins blood, another says it clots blood????????? Can I get some help from Ted on this one?

Replied by Hansika
(Jakarta, Indonesia)

I have been taking ACV for Weight loss for about 2 weeks now. Just read your post about the Blood Thinning side effect of ACV. I wonder if it is safe for me to continue. I dont have any blood pressure problem. Pls advise.

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Nitzp (San Jose, Ca, Usa) on 01/18/2010
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Did anyone experience any side effects with apple cider vinegar? I developed very itchy skin in the arms and back of my knees. I am thinking this is a side effect of the acv I drink (2tbs) every night.

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Avis (Indianapolis, In) on 01/18/2010
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does anyone know why acv would cause vaginal bleeding? I mixed it with a drop of honey and a teaspoon of lemon and heated it and after 2 days. It caused vaginal bleeding. That was about 4 years ago. I tried it again about a month ago this time I did not heat it and the same thing happened after about 2 days.

Replied by Susan
0 out of 5 stars

Had the same thing happened to me. And I am in menopause.

Replied by Sarah

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

Replied by Tanga
0 out of 5 stars

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Laura (Hartford, Ct) on 11/21/2009
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I have had recurrent BV the past 6 months. After multiple rounds of medications from my doctor, I tried the natural methods suggested here. I began taking Folic Acid 2/day, probiotic 2/day, and apple cider vinegar 1-2 tbls in 16oz water 2/day. I have not have an infection (thank you!!), but all of sudden my skin is breaking out like crazy! I have more acne now than as a teen. Any thoughts on this????

Replied by Acne Background
(Ottawa, Ontario)

A pimple takes 3 weeks to appear through the skin, so what is happening is that ACV is getting rid of all the blemishes that are already under the skin, not causing them. If this was happening 6 weeks after starting ACV I'd question it, but blemishes always appear worse when something is working, because it's ridding your skin of what is already there.

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Janie D (Mattoon, Illinois) on 11/19/2009
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I was just wondering if anyone has had severe itching brought on by the use of Apple Cidar Vineger and/or by eating organic honey? Since using the APV and honey (but not at the same time). I have had severe, severe itching of the skin and the scalp. The itching was so bad, I went and had my head checked for lice - I also thought I was suffering from bed bugs since I had been travelling and staying in hotels throughout the summer and perhaps thinking I got a case of bed bugs! We have a dog too so I thought it was from fleas! I was lice free, bug free and flea free but...the itching was driving me crazy! Could it be that I was alergic and was having a reaction to maybe the "over-usage" of them? I was drinking about an ounce of APV with lemon and water everyday. I would also have a rice cake with yogurt and organic honey as my breakfast pretty much every day. I decided a few weeks ago that I would eliminate those two things from my daily diet to see if the itching would go away. Well.... IT DID!

I am not fond of trying the ACV vinegar ever again nor the honey. I have been reading things on honey that persuade me that it is more "NOT" good for you than it would be good! I would like to hear from others if the ACV has had an "itchy" affect on you and/or the honey, or the combination of both? Right now I am scared to try either for fear that the "Itchiatis" will come back again! It was simply unbearable! I strongly believe that it was one or the other or both the ACV/Honey that has caused the itching. These are the two things that I had added to my diet over the summer that gave me reason to think that they were the culprit. I had not changed my other food habits and pretty much eat the same thing everyday. I am a vegan (organic) too and am very particular about what I eat. Thank you for your time. Please address this issue. Janie D

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA)

Hi Janie,

Perhaps, you have parasites and the acv and lemon disturbed them which is what all the sudden itching was about. I know it can be used to rid parasites. As for raw, organic honey, there are so many good benefits to it. It might be worth it to see if that is the case and consider getting rid of them. Detoxing is not always a very pleasant experience!

Replied by Richard
(Alpine, Tx.)

Dear Janie D.

I never respond or write in forums, chat rooms or to emails for that matter, but yours really got the better of me. You mention that you read that Honey is bad for you or, that at least it's bad affects out weigh it's benefits. That can't be right. Are you sure that it isn't instead, that you don't like honey? You see I have always liked honey even though my family did not use it when I was growing up. We were always a straight white sugar family. My mother and sister have suffered horrible health since their mid to late twenties. I have always been a bit of a health nut and was the one in the family more inclined to read up on healthy alternatives and then gravitate towards them. Such as whole wheat over white bread and flax ground up in my oatmeal instead of box cerial, or juice and tea instead of soda and koolaid, or natural peanut butter over the crappy fake stuff, etc. But still even after I left home I did not really buy much honey because it was expensive and less convienient than sugar, also I was not really sure how to use it in all the same ways as regular sugar. But in my mid twenties I became addicted to it's use in my hot beverages and also as a wonderful combination with peanut butter on bread or bananas. Then in my early mid thirties I moved to the country and decided to try raising honey-bees. As you can imagine, I began to read alot about honey and it's benefits to health, both real and imagined. I read about royal jelly and bee pollin and mead. I read about burn clinics and how honey is being used more today in treating burn victoms than it was fifty years ago because science has not been able to improve on it's hydroscopic and anti-bacterial properties. It apparently is one of the best wound mediums for the regrowth of human tissue. Honey it turns out is not "just" sugar. There are many other constituent nutrients in sugar and it metabolizes differently from sugar. Honey is not processed if your buying natural, raw, organic, or local honey. I know every bee keeper in my politacally conservative area of Texas and none of them use chemicals or heat their honey or pastuerize. There are no additives or colors or flavor enhancers and unlike sugar it is not bleached. Todays folks are lucky to get "real" sugar since everything is sweetened in this country with corn syrup which according to my research is much worse for human long term health than is granulated cane or beet sugar. So my point here is simply this! I have spent hundreds of hours searching the net and books and magazines on the subject of health and honey and can't recall a single authoritative article doubting the numerous benefits of Honey. I find it difficult to believe that you did some reading on the subject, only to find that it is not all that good for you. I would be greatly interested to know your source material. I would like to remind every one that honey is one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans. And that since the 1500s honey has been a food source found in nearly every region of the Earth. I can think of no food that has been subject to as much scrutiny and bonafide medical research as is honey. With the exception of feeding honey to infants under one year of age, I have never read deleterious reports on honey and human health but only the numerous benefits.

One classic book on the subject is the medical Doctor Bodog F. Beck's "Honey and Health". This particular book is 250 pages of factual info on honey and health with some of the writings being borrowed from the ancient Greeks and Romans. But I am a firm believer that proof is in seeing. What I have seen over the last twenty-five years is that those people who consume refined sugar and sodas and high fructose corn sweetened products have poor health at best and disease at worst. Those people I have known for 25 years or more who eat honey, molases, sorghum etc, seem to be in wonderful health with no use of pharmacueticals and no excess weight. Yes I realise that whole health is related more to a total life style change and a lifetime habit of health, but I also know that, that habit is more likely to start with the simple choices one makes such as in choice of sweeteners. Did you know that an article printed in Mens Health magazine a few years ago stated that a recent medical study in the middle east indicated that blood sugar levels in subjects fed honey actually decreased. The article was talking about the possible eventual use of honey for diabetic patients.

I apoligize to everyone for being preachy. And no I do not sell honey or make a living from it in any way, but I do come from a family that struggles with weight issues and poor health and know that I eat a pint of raw honey every week to two weeks and am five feet elevin and weigh 165 pounds and at 44 years of age have never had a prescription filled or spent a day in a hospital and can out run my nephews even though I don't work out, or work at it. I also don't have cavities.

I do want to state that it is possible you were having a reaction to your honey with the itching you described. I'm not denying that possibility. The plants visited in the area by the bees that produced the honey you ate might be something you are very allergic too. Switching to another honey from another area, or harvested at a differnt time of year might do the trick. Otherwise you might have a test done to get to the bottom of what causes such a reaction.

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA)

Dear Richard, You shouldn't apologize- you have very good points. I happen to agree and know that honey, bee pollen and royal jelly are gifts to this planet. Honey is a very powerful food and is full of enzymes which help us tremendously. Thanks for your input and perhaps your info will help someone out there. Sincerely, Lisa

Replied by Janie D
(Mattoon, Illinois)

Hi Richard... You can read the article about "Honey" at http:/ Look on page 11. It comes from a book on "The Master Cleanse". after reading this, I am a little leary about eating any more honey!

Replied by T
(Maryland, Usa)

Janie: never take one source's word for anything (that includes here - and me!). The PDF you linked to has the line "It [honey] is deficient in calcium and has many detrimental effects on the human being". It should take far more than one vague, unsubstantiated statement to make up your mind on something. Exactly what are these "many detrimental effects"? And where is the evidence of them?

Honey has been used for thousands of years and its uses and benefits have been extensively documented across a number of cultures. Ayurveda uses honey in some remedies. Just for the sake of argument, if I were to take just one bit of information to go on as you did, that would do it for me, because a lot of what is used in Ayurveda is now being proven to do just what that 5,000 years old system of medicine claims.

The PDF goes on to say "According to one authority..." What authority? Why don't they name them? Where are the references that any legitimate, responsible writer would include? Many writers are skilled at sneaking this kind of fudging in to convey the impression that they are authoritative and have some sort of backing for their statements. I have been finding this to be particularly true in the "alternative" health field, which is quite sad since it tarnishes this valuable field which already faces enough battles. Never forget that critical thinking is a NECESSITY, especially when it comes to taking health recommendations from any source. Examine all, research all, question all.

Richard, you said "I never respond or write in forums, chat rooms or to emails for that matter..." I hope you will reconsider as I found your post very interesting. You have contributions to make - don't be afraid to jump in and make them :)

Replied by Dr. Shaheen
(New York, Ny)

I have never read a more bias and intentionaly manipulative article/book on "Honey" and its effects then the one I say in the book mentioned by Janie D. For starters the book starts by saying " Honey must not be used at any time internally."(page 11) what does he realy mean by "internally" ??!! notice also, he did not say consumed. He is trying to avoid a big law suit for misleading the readers. "Internally" here refers to the use of honey in a syringe or in an operational dressing, since it has not been pasturized, which of course is true of any such natural product. You get the gist of it .... etc.

Replied by Janie D
(Mattoon, Illinois, USA)

I actually LOVE eating honey and had been eating it throughout the years (in place of sugar) and never, ever had any problems with eating it. It was always regular store bought pure honey that I had been eating (made in the area at local bee farms). About four months ago I switched my brand after reading that "organic" honey would be better for you. I was eating it practically every day (no differant that how/when I ate the "pure" honey).I had it with a rice cake, had it on my oatmeal, had it with peanut butter. I gradually started to develope severe itching everywhere on my body, I try to listen to my body, and tried to think of things that I had recently done differantly that may be causing this problem (it came down to my laundry soap, my body scrub and the organic honey). Well, it got to the (organic) honey and after eliminating it from my food diet, my itching started to disappear. I now have no more itching. I did go back to eating it again to see if I would have a reaction and it did.

With-in two days of eating the (organic) honey, I started itching... again. Do you think I might be allergic to the organic as apposed to the pure honey and maybe the location of the honey has something to do with it, since I had been eating locally grown pure honey all these years and then switched to organic (although both come from the state of Illinois) ? I did try eating the "pure" honey again and so far (it's been three days since I ate the pure honey)and I have no problem with itching. Our bodies are all differant and maybe with mine, I have built up a tollerance to eating the pure honey only. I am not disputing that honey could be bad,as I love honey, but I am wondering why now, my body is reacting to it with the itching. This is why I am on a quest to research honey and read everything I know about it. Is there something in my body that is not able to handle the "organic" type of honey compared to the "pure" honey, and what/why? Thank you for your input. Janie D.

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(Loco, Ca)


Replied by Cj
(Orlando, Fl)

Itching may come from yeast infection caused by ACV not Honey (especially in hot areas under arms between legs).

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Jae (Baltimore, Md) on 10/30/2009
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I am so glad I found this website. I had read about the benefits of acv and used it about a yr ago but not consistently. I have been taking it for about 1 a wk and a half and I feel like it is working. My question is what are some of the side effects? I have had some loose stool, wierd stomach sensations, feeling mucous in my throat, headaches. Is this just a result of detoxing. I have been taking it 3x a day and my stomach is flatter. Thanks

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Sharan (Banglaore, Karnataka, India) on 10/27/2009
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Thanks for all the advice and recommendation on ACV. It is really useful.

Tried for the first time yesterday - 250 ml water 2 table spoon of ACV , Purified American Garden Brand.

Liked the taste , but 3 - 4 hrs later for all most 24 hrs ( even now ) feeling slight head ache and feeling little tired . Is that because of less bicarbonates in my body ? and ACV is producing this side effects ?

If neutralised with Baking soda, will there be any reduction in the efficacy of ACV for weight loss .

Pl. let me know


Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Annie (Los Angeles, Ca) on 10/22/2009
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I drank apple cider vinegar straight (about a shot's glass worth), chased with water once a day. Pretty soon thereafter, my monthly cycle began getting heavier. I did not make the connection at first. Then eventually I noticed that my hair was shedding more than usual, and I even developed a nickel-sized bald spot near the front of my hairline. Also, my energy level was really getting low. I'm a runner, and I found that I could barely run three miles when in the past I could easily run 8 - 13 miles!!

At this point I was really trying to figure out what the heck was going on. I realized that the only thing I was doing differently was drinking the ACV. Well, I stopped drinking the ACV and my monthly cycle went back to normal flow. I put two and two together and realized that the ACV was causing me to bleed so much that I was becoming anemic with low iron, which in turn caused the fatigue and hair loss.

Anyway, I stopped the ACV and started taking some iron pills, and now I am totally back to my strong, normal self, and my hair has grown back.

ACV may help many people, but it definitely did not help me at all.

Replied by Healthylady
(Washington, Dc)

I think the reason for this side-effect was not diluting the ACV in water. Drinking ACV straight definitely will cause more harm than good.

However, im glad to hear you're doing better and have regrown your hair. :-)

Replied by Loretta
(Columbia, Tennessee)

Have you ever cleaned a glass coffee pot with straight ACV? It takes off the deposits in just seconds. It's Acetic acid dilute to 5%, and not recommended to drink straight. Also, I found that the larger, plastic container of a well-known brand did not contain apples, but grains, so make sure you are getting the real thing. Try soaking your feet in a container of warm-hot water with a cup of ACV for 15-20 minutes, using a brush to remove dead skin. Amazing!!!And you may have absorbed some of the vinegar through your skin. In the winter I like to add 1 TBSP of ACV in a cup of hot water and honey. Tastes like a spicy hot apple cider.

Replied by Ricki
(Vancouver, B.C. Canada)

Loretta from Columbia, Tennessee - please check your sources before commenting on "well-known brand did not contain apples, but grains".

Read this: "A vinegars "grain" is a number used to specify its acetic content. Grain is 10 times the percent of acetic acid present. For example, all ..... bottled vinegars are at least 50 grains, which means they contain at least 5 percent acetic acid and are called 5 percent vinegars. It's important that vinegars are 5 percent, because this amount of acetic acid is necessary for safe and efficient food preservation and household use.

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Sdgaud95 (New Bedford, Ma) on 10/12/2009
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Hello, I am 33 yr old female and have been suffering from Acid reflux for about three years now. Have been on omperazole, nexium and am currently on protonix. Everyone of these have helped for a couple of months then its back to the same tightness in throat constant nausea, upset stomach and regertation. My GI tells me I have a weakened valve in my esophagus.. I tried 2 tsps.of ACV with 8 ounces of water right before my meals three times a day for only four days and i did not feel any difference accept very jittery and sleepy and don't know if its because i'm anemic I weight about 105 lb. and am 5feet tall. I am constantly taking 40mg protonix in the evening but I wake up nauseated. Can I still stay on protonix and do the acv or do I have to quit the protonix and should I also limit the acv I take so I won't feel so jittery. also, how long does it take to see a differnce in the acid reflux if i continue to do the acv....please help desperate....

Replied by Rhonda
(Phoenix, Az)

A friend of mine had a weakened valve and had surgery for it. She has been symptom free ever since. Sometimes I wish that where my problem so I could just fix it and be done with this constant discomfort in my throat.

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Fgbimom (Arcadia, Florida) on 09/29/2009
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I just started using 1 tsp. of ACV with 1tsp. of honey mixed in with just a little water. I take this three times daily. After taking this for a day and a half, I have a severe ulcer in my mouth, which causes my ear to hurt and my jaw to swell. And my lips have broken out with cold sores. Can you tell me if this is because I am taking this, and what might be happening? Could it be that my body is trying to detox, or is it just too much acid for my system?? Any knowledgeable help would be appreciated.

Replied by Bunny
(Santa Ana, Ca)

It could be detox, or you might just be allergic to it. I don't know why you are taking it, but I'd back off of it and try something else. A good green powder will do wonders. Go to a healthfood store and ask the staff for a recommendation. They are expensive, but the good ones are worth their weight in gold.