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For decades, Apple Cider Vinegar supplements have been used as a remedy for many types of illnesses and ailments. A single supplement can help improve your overall health in various ways. There are very many short and long-term benefits derived from taking daily Apple Cider Vinegar supplements.
What are the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?
- May help diabetes sufferers: Diabetes-patients might benefit from vinegar based food or the consumption of Apple Cider Vinegar. Preliminary studies on the subject have revealed that it can reduce the levels of blood sugar immediately after a meal.
- Lower cholesterol
- Weight loss: Daily intake of apple cider vinegar helps the individual feel more full, which in turn may result in eat less.
- Helps with digestion
- May help to boost energy levels
- Helps with itchy or sunburned skin
- A bloated or unsettled stomach
- Gastroparesis or slow rate of digestion
- People suffering from Sinus conditions
- Weakness of the bones or osteoporosis
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar has a pale to medium amber colour and is derived from cider apples. It is made by crushing apples and squeezing the juice out. Next, yeast and bacteria are added to the juices to start an alcoholic fermentation process, and the sugars are turned into alcohol. Finally, a second fermentation is implemented to convert the alcohol into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria.
The vinegar made this way is rich in minerals and vitamins. The flavourful Apple Cider Vinegar contains Vitamin C and Vitamins B1, B2 and B6. In addition it is also a good source of folic acid, iron, magnesium, niacin, calcium and potassium among others. It is often used in the preparation of medicine.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar used for?
Derived from acetic acid in fermented apple cider, supplements have been found to be effective in lowering blood pressure sugar levels – making them very beneficial to people with diabetes. Some studies have also found that these supplements may also help with weight loss. Apple Cider Vinegar supplements acidic quality has shown to curb appetite - individuals taking these supplements before meals, twice a day, were found to lose two to four pounds in a month’s period.
How does Apple Cider Vinegar work?
Apple Cider Vinegar supplements contain vitamins, amino acids, and mineral salts. These supplements work by boosting the immune system, improving the digestion, improving on a variety of ailments, and raising your metabolism. The supplements are mainly used as a detoxification aid or to help control the blood pressure in diabetics, and in some cases, for weight loss.
One study in 2009 showed that acetic acid, the active ingredient in Apple Cider Vinegar helped to up-regulate fatty acid oxidation enzyme’s expression of genes found in the liver. As a result the accumulation of body fat was suppressed. This may be the reason behind vinegar and other acidic liquids are considered to be weight loss agents and helpful in prolonging the sense of satiety after meals.
Three groups of obese Japanese participated in a double-blind experiment. They were similar in body-mass indexes (BMI), weight and the circumference of the waist. The three groups drank vinegar on a daily basis over a period of 12 weeks contained in a 500ml drink. The drink contained 30ml vinegar for one group and 15ml for the second group while no vinegar was given for the third group. The experiment conducted on the basis of an equal calorie intake and amount of exercise for all yielded results that showed lowering of BMI, waist measurements, serum triglyceride, visceral fat and body weight in the 30ml and 15ml groups. The weight loss was marginal being 1.7kg for the 30ml group and 1.5kg for the 15ml group. The conclusion of this study was that it was possible to reduce obesity by the consumption of vinegar.
Who should use Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple Cider Vinegar supplements should be used by persons suffering from high blood pressure and cholesterol, allergies, flu, and heartburn.
Some evidence from other studies has shown that conditions such as tiredness and gout can be eased by taking these supplements. If you are diabetic, obese, or suffering from high blood pressure, it is quite possible that Apple Cider Vinegar Supplements can be helpful in ensuring a long healthy life.
How to take Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple Cider Vinegar supplements should be consumed by adults daily. Take 1 to 4 capsules per day (especially before your meals) or as directed by a healthcare expert. Ensure to keep these supplements out of reach of children.
The recommended dosage will differ for users of Apple Cider Vinegar based on their age, conditions that may be significant and general health. There is no scientific proof for the appropriate dosage at present. It is best to consult a medical professional and keep to recommended dosage on product labels prior to using supplements. Even in its natural form products are not essentially harmless and therefore dosage is important.
Those suffering from ulcers, indigestion or heartburn should not take Apple Cider Vinegar as these complaints will get worse due to high levels of acidity.
Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should also avoid taking Apple Cider Vinegar.
Apple Cider Vinegar Ingredients
What studies have been conducted on Apple Cider Vinegar?
A study was tested in people living in Japan where 175 obese but healthy individuals took either water or vinegar daily for 12 consecutive weeks. As a constant, their diets were similar and they all kept a food journal. After 1 week, those individuals who used vinegar had lost more weight. On average, the vinegar group lost 1 – 2 pounds over a 3-month period. After the study was over, these individuals went back to their daily water routine and gained all the weight back. The researchers suggested that the vinegar perhaps turns on certain genes involved in breaking down the fats. For more information regarding this study, please visit this link
The most thoroughly researched benefit of apple cider vinegar is in the area of type 2 diabetes. Several studies have proven that vinegar helps lower the blood glucose levels.
A study conducted in 2004 in the American Diabetes Foundation’s publications Diabetes Care1, showed that taking vinegar supplements before meals increased insulin sensitivity and reduced the glucose and insulin levels that tend to occur after meals. This study was par taken by 29 individuals who were then divided into three groups:
- One third had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
One third had pre-diabetic signs
One third were healthy
The results were as follows:
All the groups had better blood glucose readings with vinegars that without
The second group benefited the most from the vinegar - cutting their blood glucose concentrations by nearly half
Group 1 had improved blood glucose levels by 25% with vinegar
Group 2 had lower blood glucose than group 3 after they both drank vinegar
For more information, please see http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/06/02/apple-cider-vinegar-hype.aspx
Safety And Quality
- Manufactured to GMP protocols
- Uses pharmaceutical grade ingredients
- Manufactured in the UK
- EFSA compliance (European Food Safety Authority)
- Manufactured in an Informed Sport registered facility
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