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Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

Apple cider vinegar is perhaps the healthiest vinegar ever made. It has amazing health benefits that range from smoothing out dry hair to helping dogs fight off fleas and infections. With a good quantity of vitamins and minerals, it’s hard to think there would be any kind of downside to taking ACV.

The truth of the matter is that ACV is NOT unhealthy unless you take it incorrectly. You need to pay careful attention to the apple cider vinegar dosage. For example, you should never drink it straight. Mix a small amount of it in food, or dilute it with water, but never drink it straight. Vinegar contains acetic acid which makes it an acidic substance. This means that if you take it by itself, or in large doses, it can cause heartburn and indigestion.  If too much is taken straight, it can possibly singe the linings of your esophagus and your stomach. Regardless of severity, it can still create a rather unpleasant burning sensation upon being swallowed, if not properly diluted.

However, with the proper care used when taking ACV into your system, there should be no negative side effects. It’s great for burning fat, boosting metabolism, and staying healthy. As long as you use it the right way, you shouldn’t run into any problems or unpleasant side effects.

Some people prefer to take apple cider vinegar in pills or capsules. If you decide to take the capsules, it reduces the risk of the cider vinegar itself burning you because it is already diluted to some degree. That means you can just pop one in your mouth, getting all the health benefits needed, and go rather than having to take time cutting it with water and still risking an unpleasant taste or burn if it’s cut too thin. These ACV capsules are often mixed with other herbs or spices for more benefits. If you can find one with ginger, that will help to cut back on any possible heartburn. It would also be good if you were having other digestive issues, such as constipation or diarrhea.

Capsules or tablets of cider vinegar can usually be found with the vitamins at your local market. It is usually located with over the counter medicine along with other vitamins and supplements. The price is usually very affordable.

So does apple cider vinegar have side effects? The only way it will have bad side effects is if you take it incorrectly. To help avoid any possible side effects, look for ACV in tablets or capsules and see if it includes other healthy spices and herbs such as ginger to cut back on any heartburn you may experience.

3 Responses leave one →
  1. Johnson Pillay permalink
    May 10, 2011

    This is my first encounter with your website and boy am I hooked. I am totally fed up of being taken to the cleaners by doctors either very selfish or very ill-informed about alternative medication . Selfish for financial gain maybe. I have had my both toe-nails removed about 2 months ago and after being unsure of my allergies he just went on performed the surgery. After all he is a surgeon( someone who only knows to cut and weld). 5 weeks later I still havent recovered. I was admitted into (another) hospital, where a GTT was done. And to my disbelief learned that I was diabetic. I still haven’t recovered. Now that I’ve found your website full of invaluable tips and information, this medical circus will not have my patronage in the near future.

  2. Deepa Tamrakar permalink
    May 30, 2011

    Can I use these ACV tablets/capsules or ACV directly with water during pregnancy?

  3. Jennifer permalink
    July 25, 2011

    Is it safe for babies?

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