Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice from crushed apples and is the most popular type of vinegar in the natural health community. It contains vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin C. It has been used for medical purposes for centuries and it’s been well-documented in history. Apple cider vinegar will help you with an amazing amount of diseases as:
High blood pressure
To help rid the body of toxins
It is great for your lymphatic system because it helps to break up mucus and cleanse the lymph nodes. Scientists also theorize that apple cider vinegar interferes with fewer calories enter the bloodstream. Some people claim it fight against esophageal cancer too.
You can also apply it on skin:
For acne because its antibacterial properties help keep acne under control, and the malic and lactic acids soften and exfoliate skin and balance the pH of your skin.
To refresh sunburn, insect bites
You can also make a apple cider vinegar bath for vaginal infections.
It also have some aesthetic or beauty purposes such as:
Weight loss because the acetic acid suppresses your appetite, increases your metabolism, and reduces water retention, Making your hair shine and flattens the hair cuticle by mixing apple cider vinegar with some cold water and applying it after shampoo. It can be used as a natural aftershave and prevent skin irritations.
Whiten your teeth and to relieve bad breath cause its antimicrobial properties will help you kill breath bacteria.
Make your own facial toner.
The same way it has some indoor uses like:
Using it to repeal your dog’s fleas.
As we already know the more natural the better, and the more fame has the Apple cider vinegar had people started creating more and more products that promise to be the same or even better than the actual vinegar, one of this cases are the ACV pills, they are easy to take, you don’t have to make an exact quantity in a tablespoon, but you will never be sure of what are you really consuming or if it is actual vinegar. That’s why people recommend you to do it all on your own, it may take a while but you’ll know that the thing you’re consuming is natural and will help you to improve your health. They were normally homemade but since 1970s people start talking about its awesome properties and started selling it as a miracle remedy, and since that day people have been creating different types of apple cider vinegar, some of them add extra vitamins so it can work in a better way, that is why you will never actually know If you are drinking 100 percent apple cider vinegar.
Doctors suggest that you don’t consume more than 8 ounces per day because it can lower your potassium levels which can cause weaknesses. If you have diabetes you should proceed with caution because it can lower blood glucose levels. Another recommendation is, if you want to go out for a run you should wait a couple hours because the sourness will make your esophagus feel like burning out. Also you should not drink eat before going to sleep, you have to wait at least 35 minutes to make sure there is no reflux and irritation to the esophagus. And if your teeth are too sensitive you should drink it with a straw to prevent the damage the acid can make. With skin uses you have to be careful too, you should not apply it directly to your skin or use it many times a day because it can kill skin cells, erode your skin, and leave you with semi-permanent chemical burns. Even though many people believe in the miracles apple cider vinegar can make, there’s another part of people who think this is just another fraud but it will always depend on how skeptical you are. We can think that a remedy with so many cures attributed to itself has different sources of nutrition, vitamins and mineral but take a look on what you are getting per tablespoon serving:
But we can´t denied his properties, the benefit of apple cider vinegar is from the acetic acid and even If we can find this feature in another kind of vinegar, people claim that this one is the best one. Doctors have made many experiments to prove it can actually work, and they have demonstrated that when you give acv to an animal it produces a sensation of full stomach, so with time they start losing weight and their levels of cholesterol can be lowered too. Many of these claims are not supported by science with human investigation and the absence of proof makes us think this can be a fraud or some placebo effect.
However evidence and testimonials available, I think that apple cider vinegar may be useful and it seems to be safe as long as you don’t take excessive amounts. But we have to understand it’s not a miracle like some people seem to believe and wants to make you believe it too, but it does clearly have some important health benefits, especially for blood sugar and weight control and of course you will have to follow some kind of diet if you want to see real and fast results.
Anyway, you should always make sure with your doctor what is the best medicine alternative to your health condition, and be very careful if you already have a treatment because the acids in apple cider vinegar can interact with some medications. But, if you like the taste of ACV and it doesn’t bother your stomach or esophagus go for it, you can make your own apple cider vinegar or search in the internet for the one people claim to be the best one and adjust it to your diet, know your own limits and don’t take more than two tablespoons.