Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

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Posted by Marilyn (Oswego, Il) on 09/08/2009
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Please could someone answer me this question? I have been having a terrible time with my skin itching and breaking out since taking ACV. Could I be allergic to it? What is the chance of this? I have a small scratch on my wrist and put diluted ACV on it and it started to itch and burn. I want to take this so bad but wonder if it could be causing all my skin problems. I need help ASAP . Thank you so very much

Replied by Marilyn
(Oswego, Il)
09/10/2009

Please someone help me with this. Today I am breaking out more with the itchy spots. Dr. said its exzema or hives. I dont think it is. My skin is also very dry and flaky. I need answers please or suggestions. ted, comments from you would be so appreciated

Replied by Hope
(Sacramento, Ca)
09/10/2009

Are you blood type A? If so, apple cider vinegar is not for you and should be avoided.

Replied by Crystal
(Salyersville, Ky)
09/10/2009

I have been using ACV for maybe a week now and my blood type is A ..What is the reasoning behind someone with type A should not use ACV? Thanks

Replied by Suzi
(Missoula, Montana)
09/10/2009

Hope, I AM type A blood, and ACV has only produced miracles in my life (see my previous posts and testimonials)..I'm sure you mean well, but I'm living healthy proof that blood type be darned, it works amazingly for myself and my son who is also blood type A. Just wanted the EC community to recognize another opinion. Thanks

Replied by Marilyn
(Oswego, Il)
09/10/2009

Why cant type A blood type take acv??????

Replied by Paulo
(Campinas, Brazil)
09/10/2009

I second that. I'm also type "A" and ACV is AMAZING. Been drinking it for 2 years now with excellent results (great immunity, great skin, less sweating and odor, good digestion, etc).

Give it a try (3 weeks at least) and have your own opinion. We are all different, it may or may not work.

Replied by Hope
(Sacramento, Ca)
09/10/2009

I totally respect what you are saying and indeed, the blood type diet is not perfect. Some things apply to some people. I am an A and took ACV religiously for 4 weeks to lower my blood pressure and it did nothing but upset my stomach and my blood pressure remained the same. I then realized according to Dr D'Adamo, that vinegar is an avoid food for type A's.

I REALLY do wish I could take ACV and keep my body happy, but it is not possible in my case.

Thank you for your thoughts....

Replied by Kathy
(Dubois, Pa)
09/10/2009

I personally think the whole "eating for blood type" thing is nonsense. I am type A, too, and if I ate the way they tell types A's to eat, I'd be a diabetic hypothyroid with heart failure and gas.

I eat some meat, lots of eggs, yogurt, cheese, some fish, but lots of nuts and seeds, and lots of veggies (but few legumes) plus a little fruit (including dried fruit). I use lots of raw homemade (grass-fed, from the farm) butter, plus some olive oil. I avoid sugar, starches (all flour products of any kind), coffee and tea, and I supplement with a complete round of supplements to make up for the nutritional deficiencies of our food supply (even organic food). And I eat alot of fermented foods because fermentation seems to enhance food's nuritional profile. As far as I can tell, my saliva has a pH of around 7.5 - 8.0. My diet seems to keep me slim, energetic and youthful looking. Long story short, I listen to my body and eat what makes me feel healthy and energetic and avoid anything that drains me of energy, no matter how healthy it makes someone else feel, or what any ideologies have to say about it. It really is a matter of biochemical individuality and getting to know yourself.

p.s. I have started to make my own cheese from raw milk.

Replied by Sara
(The Beach, Canada)
09/10/2009

i really dont understand the blood type diet. my neighbor is running around telling everyone what they should and should not eat according to their blood type. but animals have blood types too and i dont see too many vegetarian or raw food animals out there. i think they would be surprised to learn they have been eating wrong all this time...

Replied by Pahlee
(Phila., Pa)
09/11/2009

I read on this site that hydrogen peroxide soaked cottenballs and applied to the affected areas of the facial areas once or twice a day will eliminate the problem that you have, i believe that it said that you would see a difference over night, good luck in your endeavors


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Posted by Granny Laura (Waco, Tx) on 08/30/2009
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My son takes apple cider vinegar for his digestion, my daughter will sometimes drink pickle juice for her GERD. So, I thought I would try some ACV myself. I swallowed about a tablespoon and chased it w/half a glass of water. Surprise!! My stomach immediaterly started burning below the ribs on the right side, a place bigger than a quarter.

I had been sick and passed out in the floor a couple of nights before. I'd had a huge pain that radiated to most of my body from my stomach or heart area. My nitro pill did nothing so it wasn't my heart. I would have called an ambulance but I couldn't get to a phone. When I got better I just went to bed. The doc did tests for h pylori and c difficile the next day, no results yet. But, I think I now have my own diagnosis after the ACV and looking up the kind of pain I had. It was a perforated ulcer.

Now, I said all that to say this: If you feel anything in your stomach when you take the ACV, see a doctor ASAP!!! I had been having that pain only not as bad (dull ache)and just ignored it.

I did a lookup on VCO for ulcers and am now taking that. I had some I had bought for cooking, But, the best use for it I had found was washing myself in the shower w/exfoliating gloves and putting VCO on head to toe after I turn the water off in the shower. Then I dry off w/an old towel. WOW! My skin looks and feels GREAT!

Replied by Loretta
(Columbia, Tennessee)
11/07/2009

I have been taking ACV on and off for 30 years. I find that when I take it I am more alert, my appetite for sugar slows and I can loose weight easier. I have an under active thyroid, and have type "A" blood. Try soaking your feet in it. Amazing how much dead skin comes off. I have a book, The Amazing effects of ACV, and in it suggests that you try detoxing by drinking diluted ACV and water for 48 hours. Catch your urine in a clear container. See how many poisons the ACV washes from your system. I've never been able to do that. You can also make a vinegrette for your salad or soak cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes in ACV, you are still getting the benefits.


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Posted by Karunadiva (San Rafael, Cailfornia, United States) on 08/22/2009
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Hi, I tried the apple cider vinegar remedy because I ready so many posts that it helped with acid reflux. First I took 1 tablespoon with 16 ounces of water, I woke up in the night with right side kidney pain, the second time I took 1 tablespoon with 8 ounces of water and had both side kidney pain. So I get it that it was too strong, but I am afraid to try again because I am worried I have harmed my kidneys. So my questions are: Has anyone had kidney pain with ACV? Do you think it could have harmed my kidneys? Do you think by simply dillutting it more, it will help? Why DOES this hurt my kidneys? Basically any infor on ACV and its relationship to kidneys would be helpful. thanks

Replied by Josephine
(Cos Cob, CT)
08/22/2009

What kind of apple cider vinegar were you drinking? Also, what exact points on your body were hurting? Lower back? Mid-thoracic?

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
08/23/2009
510 posts

To Karunadiva from San Rafael, Cailfornia:

First thing to come to mind when reading your post about kidney pain after taking ACV & wondering if you have damaged your kidneys is "probably not". Knowing that vinegar can dissolve calcifications, I wonder if you possibly had some early renal stone formations and the ACV started them moving. Vitamin C is also known to start kidney stones to moving and causing pain.

If your kidneys are still functioning normally and has the usual color, I wouldn't be concerned about it. A transient change in color can also occur with movement of stones.

Replied by Megan
(Warner Robins, Ga)
10/26/2009

I believe I have experienced something similar to this. For the last two weeks I have taken 2T ACV 1-3x/day for health benefits. The last few months I had suspected a cyst on an ovary. Though I have not been to the dr. I have had enough, I know what it feels like and even for them to rupture. Last Thursday and for 2 days I was in pain. I knew that this one had ruptured. I continued taking the ACV. Was it the ACV? I don't know. But I do know that since I have started taking this stuff: My sinuses have cleared, I have lost a few pounds and overall I feel pretty darn good. Back pain requiring daily meds of IBP, muscle relaxer and pain reliever are pretty much gone and I only take a few pain reliers a week the last week or so. I think my skin is looking better and oh yeah...my dog no longer has fleas. Depending on what your reaction is, it could just be your bodys way of removing toxins and cleaning up/repairing what is wrong. I too think it could possibly be kidney stones that are causing the pain. Get that one checked and and try the ACV at a later date or less dosage.


Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Alicia (Madrid, Spain) on 07/25/2009
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Hello everyone and thanks Earth Clinic for your site.

I have started using ACV and all my joints hurt, knees the most, the ends of finger and toes and like the whole body aches, is anybody experiencing this delight, is it a side effect of detoxing or what can it be? I like the instant tonic of ACV with apple juice or pineapple juice but this feeling is scaring me a little. HELP HELP SOS!! Thank you people.


Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Kristin (Lincoln, Nebraska) on 07/24/2009

I see many side effects of ACV that mirror what happens to the body when it detoxes. Do an internet search on symptoms when detoxing. Aches, pains, breakouts, headaches, etc., are all symptoms of the body dumping toxins into the bloodstream to be expelled. Of course if any of these symptoms are life-threatening immediately seek medical attention. ACV sends the body into rapid cleansing/detoxing. I would recommend if the symptoms are too great/unbearable to cut back on the amount of ACV being taken. I've been drinking around 2 TBSP of ACV mixed in with home-brewed kombucha twice a day for around two months, and I'm still breaking out, but every day it's a little better. I just know it's from my body detoxing a lot of built-up garbage. I only get nauseous when taking my ACV/Kombucha blend if I don't have any food in my stomach.


Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Daniela (Chestnut Ridge, New York) on 07/21/2009
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Hi everyone :)
I would like ask you for help. Does anyone of you had hard time at the bathroom after drinking acv with soda (by receipt) it is just second day what i am using it but after today's second drink i had to run to the bathroom. I almost put it to my pains. Than i had to go again maybe 3 times.
Oh i think i left there everything what i had in my body.
I drunk it 15 min before my lunch on empty stomach and than after maybe another 15 min had lunch.
I got lucky :) i was home lol
Thank you for answers have a nice day ;)


Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Shalini (Walnut Creek, CA, USA) on 07/13/2009
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have been taking ACV for sometime after diluting 2 tsp in a glass of water, 2 times a day. I have found it highly beneficial for general health. However ever since I started taking it, all my joints click a lot! I was wondering if anyone has experienced this and/or has recommendations.

Thanks!


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Posted by bang55 (Kuala Lumpur, WP) on 06/30/2009
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After reading so much about ACV, I tried it and have been on it for more then 1 month now. Initially I felt energized and great. Now I always end up with bloated tummy and recently for the past 10 days, my tongue is bitter. Temporarily I have stopped taking it. I started off with 1 tbls of ACV and 1 tbls of Blackstrap Molasses in 8 oz of purified water. I want to continue with ACV for at least 6 months, can anyone advice. Thanks

Replied by Dianna
(Austin, Tx)
06/30/2009

i had a similar problem when i was taking ACV in large doses (1 tablespoon in 8 ounces of water)

when i would take it like this every night i would have bloating and gas when i was trying to sleep - very uncomfortable.

i didn't want to entirely stop the ACV - so what i started doing was to put about 1/4 to a 1/2 a teaspoon into 32 ounces of water and drink it throughout the day.

this has worked great for me. i still get about a teaspoon of ACV per day and it doesn't give me gas or bloating.

also i had a very bad reaction to blackstrap molasses. i tried several times to take it starting with 1/8 teaspoon and every time i would become dizzy, have diahrreah, and just feel horrible. i stopped taking it and each time it would take a few days to feel normal again. this was organic no sulfur added blackstrap molasses.

from what i've read blackstrap molasses contains natural occuring sulfites (or is it sulfates?)and that would make sense because i have trouble with sulfites/sulfates (red wine gives me an instant headache, etc).

Replied by Serena
(New York, New York)
08/22/2009

After reading this website, I am determined to try ACV, however in reading all of these "side effects" I am foced to ask the question, Do people actually know the difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon? 1 teaspoon is 5 milliliters and 1 tablespoon is 15 milliliters (TRIPLE the dose!) Working at a pharmacy, I know the importance of starting a new medication at a small dose, and working your way up to the recommended dose. This way, it gives your body time to get used to the medication and also if side effects/allergies occur, they will occur with much less intensity at a lower dose, and if they continue at the same low dose for a full week, there probably is a problem and you should stop and consult your physician. The other important part of working your way up to the recommended dose is the recommended dose part, which I understand is 1 to 2 teaspoons (5-10 milliliters) diluted up to three times per day. Maximum daily dose of 6 teaspoons (or 30 milliliters) When starting anything new, you do not want to start at the maximum daily dose, overloading your system with anything new and different can cause extreme consequenses. I am excited to try this remedy for my fatigue, allergies, depression, IBS, acid reflux and insomnia, however I will probably start at 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) ONCE per day and increase as needed IF needed every few days or so. I'll write back in a few weeks and let you know how this works for me.

Replied by Lisa
(Brandon, Florida)
06/15/2010

Hello, I have been reading the comments on the side effects and noticed that people would take a huge starting dose not knowing about their body's tolerance and then they would have a reaction. I would use a small dose and see the results. I have used the ACV and castor oil and gotten rid of moles. Awesome

Replied by Healthy248
(Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada)
01/08/2011

How exactly did you rid yourself of moles, what mixture did you use, I have recently developed many little moles or skin tabs and would love to get rid of them. Thanks

EC: Please see https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/moles.html for more remedy information.


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Posted by Mai-lee (Upstate, N.Y.) on 06/28/2009
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Hi . I stated on ACV about a week ago, I have been having very loose Bowel movement, Is this from the ACV???


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Posted by Hazel (Canberra, Australia) on 06/24/2009
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I tried taking half a tablespoon of ACV in the morning with the intention of building up to a full tablespoon or more, however every time I take it for more than a few days my hair dries out and becomes like straw. Has anyone else had a similar reaction to taking ACV?

Replied by Lisa
(Brandon, Florida, Usa)
06/15/2010

Whenever you add something new to the system it should be in a very small dose to see the effects. Hitting your system with such a high dose so quickly can be a shock.


Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by PEA (Santa Barbara, California) on 06/24/2009

Don't put the wrong amount of ACV in the 8oz water!!! Ive noticed all that have issues with this remedy or adverse effects are people putting WAY TOO MUCH ACV in the water. They all complain it doesn't work but, they are putting 1 or 2 Table Spoons of ACV! The REMEDY IS 2 TEASPOONS!!!

Replied by Healthy248
(Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada)
01/08/2011

Where did you get the exact dosage, the first one I got said 1tbls ACV, 1tbls distilled water, 1tbls of honey ?? What should it be. Thank you


Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by REKHA (PUNE, INDIA) on 06/13/2009
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have been regularly reading your website,thank you, its truly informative &lucid. I have been having varicose veins, &controlled diabetes, i took ACV and felt much better, but i feel i'm loosing weight, while my doc insists i should gain atleast 2 kgs--- please guide and advise, my husband suddenly had gout, has been taking ACV for the past 2 days, though the pain is less, the swelling has not yet gone., please guide.

Replied by Wrldtrvlr
(Orlando, Fl)
10/04/2009

I have been taking 2 tblespns of ACV with a dash of honey and chasing it with 8 oz. of water for 7 days for gout after I gave out of the Rx from my physician and the pain returned 2 days later. The ACV dulls the pain, but I too still have the swelling and can't put weight on the foot. I have also eliminated everything except chicken and a few veggies like broccoli from my diet, It seems ACV may just be a temporary fix. Has anyone had better results with Gout?

Replied by Kathy
(Dubois, Pa)
10/04/2009

A sovereign remedy for gout is cherries. It used to be thought that it had to be sour cherries, but it turns out that any kind of cherries will do. You can get sour ("pie") cherries canned in water in just about any grocery store in the U.S. Just make sure it is not "cherry pie filling", where the cherries are swimming in a starchy, sugary glop. What you are looking for is plain cherries canned in water. The ingredient list on the back of the can should say "ingredients: cherries, water", and NOTHING else. Start by eating about 3/4 cup of cherries a day, and then cut back to 1/4 to 1/2 cup after awhile, once you start to feel better. Adding cherries to your diet on a more or less continuous basis ought to keep the gout away.

p.s. some people just make more uric acid than others and so are prone to gout.

Replied by Candy
(Fort Madison, Iowa, Usa)
10/04/2009

try some transdermal magnesium. you just soak your feet in it for about 20minutes. works.

Replied by Alain
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
10/07/2009

Answer to REKHA from PUNE, INDIA about husband's gout

See my post(s) in EC https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/gout.html

I basically mentioned about using pH paper to measure urine's pH. The less acidic the urine, the more uric acid will be eliminated through the urine. Drinking more water will help. Fresh and good quality veggies and less protein will also help. Alkalizing foot baths will help.

Check https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html for some alkalizing suggestions. If swelling or water retention, Reduce sodium intake.

You can contact me at alainwiel[at]yahoo(dot)ca if you have questions.

Good Luck

Replied by Healthy248
(Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada)
01/08/2011

Hello there! I have read almost every thread, and finally got to a place that addressed my concern, which is Gout that I have on and off for a few years now. A few days ago I started using Black Strap Molasses in a drink 2 times a day, on the second day after only one hit of this, my big toe on my the right foot started acting up, first question is will BSM aggravate gout, if not would the iron in it cause a similar reaction in a person already prone to gout, could I have to much iron in my system, and could it cause a gout attack. I have recently started the ACV & Honey & Distilled water regimen, but the gout is still here after 2 days, in defense of ACV I had a few purine rich items recently and also fish today and just read that haddock is a no no, especially if your in the middle of an episode of gout, is there an iron over abundance issue with either of these and could it cause a gout flare up as well. Now that being said I was told that my uric acid levels were high, can I assume they were not lying to me, I don't trust Doctors to much, they seem to push pharmaceuticals far to easy, and never offer up a holistic approach. Forgive the long windedness of my article.

Thank you for any advise you might give


Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Serenity (Oswego, IL) on 05/28/2009

Can acv cause an uti? would the detoxing acv does make the urine full of toxins and thence place bacteria in the urine? I am at wits end here with a terrible uti and antiboitics so far isnt doing the job totally. I was using acv before the infection and now just so sick. Please....i need help

Replied by Sally
(Ogden, UT)
05/29/2009

Serenity, try D-mannose for your uti/bladder problems. In my circle of users, it is 100% effective. They take 700-1400mg a day. It is a simple sugar which attaches to bugs in the bladder and carries them out in urination. Google for full explanation. Can be obtained from any health food store or one of the many catalog/on-line vitamin vendors on Google. Please let us all know how it does for YOU.

Replied by Sangeetha
(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)
05/29/2009

Hi: I get yeast infection every time I start ACV after a gap...I don't know the reason, but the same ACV helps relieve it too. For the relief, I use 2 tbsp. of the organic ACV in a jar of water and rinse the affected part with it. I have also tried soaking a face cloth in water and ACV and applying to the effected part for a few minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day for 2 to 3 days and you might be rid of it.

Replied by Serenity
(Oswego, Il)
05/30/2009

Thank you for your response. Me also..seems like when I stop and then start again I get the infection. Right now they took me off of microbid cause of horrible reactions. dont know what i will do now. I am trying d-mannose to see if it willl help. I will try the application like you said. If anyone has anymore suggestions PLEASE email me. I need all the help I can get now. Thanks and God bless!


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Posted by Pamm (Alabaster, Alabama) on 05/15/2009
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I have Addison's Disease and I have tried taking ACV on several occasions and yes it does help with all kinds of problems allergies, headaches, and arthritis. What I have noticed while taking my Organic Acv is swelling in my fingers soon after and my fingers are very red and shiny and alot of discomfort. It only happens when I take Acv so how can I find out why the Acv is doing this and what can I do to get the swelling to go down in my fingers. My urine Ph was very acidic this morning after taking Acv 3x times yesterday. 2 tablespoons in water. Does it have something to do with lowering the potassium levels? I want to take Acv w/o the swelling in my fingers. Please help..

Replied by Ezra Gardener
(Detroit, MI)
07/30/2009
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

This also use to happen to me when I took ACV. However it would occur in my feet. What I started doing was applying coconut oil when this would happen and got GREAT results. I got instant cooling, & relief. Try it on your hands next time around and let me know what happens! - Ezra Gardener


Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Posted by Julie (Tallahassee, Florida) on 05/03/2009
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Hi everyone. I'm 18 years old, in good health, but I get terrible hay-fever and cat allergies. I just started taking ACV for my allergies, 2 teaspoons in 8 ounces of water three times a day. The first night I got a rash on the top of my left hand, tiny itchy red bumps, and less on my right hand. The next morning I felt itchy all over my body (the rash had gone down though, no spreading), but at least my allergies were completely better. I mean VERY itchy... on my arms, hands, back, neck, legs... everywhere. I decided that day to just have 2 teaspoons in 8 ounces of water once instead of three times, but now it's the next morning and I'm more itchy than ever! The one serving yesterday wasnt enough for my allergies either, as they are very bad now. Do I have to choose between having allergies and being completely itchy? I don't know what to do, but I really want to get rid of my allerigies and if anyone thinks this is a temporary side effect, I'm willing to try to wait it out and keep taking the ACV. Oh, and it's ___s organic, raw, unfiltered ACV, with the "mother." I'm about to major in voice, singing classical music, but I can't do that if i'm having allergies all of the time! Help, please?

Replied by Don
(Gardena, Ca)
01/22/2010

My sister had the same problem. Turns out she was allergic to all types of vinegar.. Try oil pulling with sesame oil: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html



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