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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DESCRIPTION
A POWERFUL HEALTH TONIC
Apple Cider Vinegar, otherwise known as cider vinegar or ACV, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple must and has a pale to medium amber color. Unpasteurized or organic ACV contains mother of vinegar, which has a cobweb-like appearance and can make the vinegar look slightly congealed. ACV is used in salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes, food preservatives, and chutneys, among other things. It is made by crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid. Bacteria and Yeast are added to the liquid to start the alcoholic fermentation process, and the sugars are turned into alcohol. In a second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria (acetobacter). Acetic acid and malic acid give vinegar its sour taste. The use of Apple Cider Vinegar as a home remedy dates back for centuries. Over time, it has been used as a cooking ingredient, cleansing agent, disinfectant and as an ancient remedy for curing a wide variety of ailments. In recent years, Apple Cider Vinegar has become recognized by many as a powerful health tonic.
Apple Cider Vinegar is comprised of vitamins, mineral salts and amino acids. The main ingredient, acetic acid, is responsible for vinegar's bitter taste and strong odor. To make vinegar, apples are pulverized and then left to ferment. During fermentation, bacteria and yeast enzymes break down the sugar in the apples to create alcohol. Vinegar is created when the alcohol continues to ferment. There are two basic kinds of apple cider vinegars. There is commercially produced vinegar that is found in the cooking aisle of supermarkets, and there is natural, raw, and sometimes organic, vinegar that is found in health food stores. In terms of health benefits, it is the raw, natural variety that should be utilized. It is relatively easy and inexpensive to make Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar from whole apples or apple scraps.
MOTHER OF VINEGAR
Mother of vinegar - also called Mycoderma aceti (a New Latin expression, from the Greek word for fungus plus skin), and the Latin aceti (of the acid)- is a substance composed of a form of cellulose and acetic acid bacteria that develops on fermenting alcoholic liquids, which turns alcohol into acetic acid with the help of oxygen from the air. It is added to wine, cider, or other alcoholic liquids to produce vinegar.
Mother of vinegar can also form in store-bought vinegar if there is some non-fermented sugar and/or alcohol contained in the vinegar. This is more common in unpasteurized vinegar. While not appetizing in appearance, mother of vinegar is completely harmless and the surrounding vinegar does not have to be discarded because of it. It can be filtered out using a coffee filter, used to start a bottle of vinegar, or simply left in and ignored.
FINDING ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Unlike white vinegar, apple cider vinegar is a light yellow-brown color and is often sold unfiltered and unpasteurized with a dark, cloudy sediment settled at the bottom of the bottle. Known as "mother of vinegar," this sediment consists mainly of acetic acid bacteria. Unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar is sold in health food stores, online and in some grocery stores.
Apple Cider Vinegar is also sold in tablet form. However, it should be noted that the quality of Apple Cider Vinegar tablets may vary. For example, a 2005 study compared eight brands of Apple Cider Vinegar supplements and found that the ingredients did not correspond with the ingredients listed on the packaging. The chemical analysis of the samples led researchers to question whether any of the products were actually Apple Cider Vinegar or simply acetic acid. In addition, Apple Cider Vinegar tablets may become lodged in the throat or esophagus and cause serious damage to those tissues.
HISTORY OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Historically, Apple Cider Vinegar has been used to alleviate arthritic stiffness, treat sore throats, acne, and other skin problems, reduce high blood pressure, relieve headaches, eliminate dandruff, relieve sunburn, and lower elevated cholesterol levels. The ancient Egyptians were thought to have used Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss. Apple Cider Vinegar is a solution of acidic acid produced by fermentation of apples. It consists of acid, water, and small quantities of minerals. Although other types of vinegar - such as white vinegar, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar and rice wine vinegar - are used mainly in cooking, Apple Cider Vinegar is used primarily for health purposes. Hippocrates was said to have used it as a health tonic, and American soldiers are said to have used it to combat indigestion, pneumonia and scurvy.
But it was not until the book Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctorís Guide to Good Health, written by D.C. Jarvis, M.D., was published in 1958 that the medicinal use of Apple Cider Vinegar took off. Jarvis recommended apple cider vinegar as a cure-all, explaining that it was unusually rich in potassium (although compared to other food sources, it is not). He said that mixing the Apple Cider Vinegar with honey (a mixture he called "honegar") enhanced the healing power of the vinegar. Jarvis also wrote that Apple Cider Vinegar could destroy harmful bacteria in the digestive tract and recommended as a digestive tonic to be consumed with meals.
In the 1970s, Apple Cider Vinegar became popular once again, this time with the help of proponents who had read Jarvis' book and suggested that apple cider vinegar (along with kelp, vitamin B-6, and lecithin) could help people lose weight by speeding metabolism and burning fat at a faster rate.
Today, people are discovering the art of making their own Apple Cider Vinegar and the internet is full of recipes and methods to prove it. It is easy to make and inexpensive since you can use scraps, cores and peels of the apple along with a bit of patience in waiting for your batch to ferment and change to vinegar. For more information about making your own Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar, see the following link.
Nutrition Information: Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
Apple Cider Vinegar is a type of vinegar made by the fermentation of apple cider. During the fermentation process, sugar in the apple cider is broken down by bacteria and yeast into alcohol and then into vinegar. Like many types of vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar contains a substance called acetic acid. Apple Cider Vinegar also contains some lactic, citric and malic acids. Proponents claim that Apple Cider Vinegar can help with the following health conditions:
Acne Allergies Arthritis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diabetes Weight Loss Headaches Flu Gout Heartburn High Cholesterol Sore Throat Candida & Warts Queasiness
AN APPLE A DAY
Those who tout Apple Cider Vinegar's wide-ranging benefits say its healing power comes from the abundance of nutrients that remain, even after the apples are fermented. They contend that vinegar is rich in minerals, vitamins (including potassium, calcium, and beta-carotene), complex carbohydrates and fiber, pectin, amino acids, and beneficial enzymes. The problem is, when standard nutritional analyses of Apple Cider Vinegar are done, it is found to be a poor source of most of these nutrients. For example, the one milligram of calcium found in a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar does not come close to the 1,000 milligrams a typical adult needs each day. It has been claimed that soluble fiber in the vinegar, in the form of pectin, binds to cholesterol and helps carry it out of your body, thereby improving your lipid profile. However, Apple Cider Vinegar contains no measurable pectin or any other fiber, for that matter. According to the USDA, apple cider vinegar has no measurable vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, beta-carotene, or folate and it is equally lacking in amino acids, lycopene, or any other nutritional elements.
Even though it is devoid of many of the traditionally valued nutrients, evidence of Apple Cider Vinegar's health benefits has been witnessed for hundreds - maybe thousands - of years. It could be partially related to the fact that vinegar is a diluted acid, specifically acetic acid, which is responsible for its sour taste and pungent smell. The pH changes it induces may contribute to some of its actions. Some of the dramatic benefits may also be derived from yet-to-be-identified phytochemicals (beneficial compounds in plants) that scientists are now discovering in a number of different foods. In fact, many of your strongest weapons against cancer are the phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables.
One thing that Apple Cider Vinegar is high in is acetic acid. Like other acids, acetic acid can increase your bodyís absorption of important minerals from the foods you eat. Therefore, it is possible that drinking a mild tonic of vinegar and water just before meals might improve your body's ability to absorb the essential minerals locked in foods. Apple Cider Vinegar might help you get more out of your leafy greens.
One theory is that it might activate some of the digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates into sugar, thus slowing absorption of sugar from a meal into your bloodstream. This gives your body more time to pull sugar out of your blood, preventing your sugar levels from spiking.
When purchasing an Apple Cider Vinegar, you will want to avoid the perfectly clear, "sparkling clean" varieties you commonly see on grocery store shelves. Instead, you want organic, unfiltered, unprocessed Apple Cider Vinegar, which is murky and brown. When you try to look through it, you will notice a cobweb-like substance floating in it. This is known as "mother," and it indicates your vinegar is of good quality. The reason manufacturers distill vinegar is to remove this rather schmurky looking stuff that most folks will not buy. But in this case, it is the murky looking stuff you want. As with everything else, the more processed a food is, the less nutritious, and this holds true for Apple Cider Vinegar.
The first vinegar was the result of an ancient accident. Long ago, someone stored a keg of wine too long (presumeably a poorly sealed one that allowed oxygen in). When the eager drinkers opened it, they found a sour liquid instead of wine. The name "vinegar" comes from the French words for "sour wine."
There are no official guidelines about taking vinegar internally. Some people take one to two teaspoons a day, mixed in a glass of water or juice, before meals or in the morning, and report benefits from doing so. The risk of taking small amounts of Apple Cider Vinegar seems low. Apple Cider Vinegar makes a delightful salad dressing. You can even make a vinegar-based coleslaw, rather than the usual creamy mayonnaise-based one. It is good on fish as well and serves as a great tenderizing marinade for meat, giving it a bit of zing. And it is tasty drizzled over cooked greens.
If you are considering taking it medicinally, there are some things to keep in mind:
- Apple Cider Vinegar is highly acidic. The main ingredient is acetic acid, which is quite harsh. You should always dilute it with water or juice before swallowing. Pure, straight Apple Cider Vinegar could damage your tooth enamel or the tissues of your mouth and throat. There is, in fact, one reported incident of long-term esophageal damage to a woman who got an Apple Cider Vinegar supplement capsule stuck in her throat.
- Long-term excessive use of Apple Cider Vinegar could conceivably cause low potassium levels and lower bone density.
- Apple Cider Vinegar could theoretically interact with diuretics, laxatives, and medicines for diabetes and heart disease. If you are under the care of a health care provider and you want to try a course of Apple Cider Vinegar, talk to your health care practitioner first to make sure it will not interfere with any of the medications you are presently on.
RESEARCH & STUDIES
There has been surprisingly little research about using vinegar for therapeutic health purposes, given the large number of dramatic claims about it. However, lack of scientific studies is a common problem for many natural and alternative therapies. To date, few studies have tested the health effects and benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. Here is a look at some key findings from the available research:
DIABETES & BLOOD GLUCOSE MANAGEMENT
Perhaps the most researched and the most promising of Apple Cider Vinegar's benefits are in the area of type 2 diabetes. Several studies have found that vinegar may help lower blood glucose levels. Some preliminary research suggests that vinegar (both Apple Cider Vinegar and other types) may benefit people with diabetes. For example, in a 2007 study published in Diabetes Care, researchers found that type 2 diabetes patients who consumed two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar at bedtime showed favorable changes in blood sugar levels the following morning. And in an animal-based study published in the Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, scientists found that diabetic rats fed an Apple Cider Vinegar-enhanced diet for four weeks experienced an increase in HDL ("good") cholesterol (as well as a reduction in their levels of triglycerides, a type of harmful blood fat).
In 2007, another study cited by WebMD involving 11 people with type 2 diabetes found taking two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar before bed lowered glucose levels in the morning by 4 to 6 percent.
In 2004, a study cited in the American Diabetes Foundationís publication Diabetes Care found that taking vinegar before meals significantly increased insulin sensitivity and dramatically reduced the insulin and glucose spikes that occur after meals. The study involved 29 people, divided into three groups:
1. One third had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
2. One third had prediabetic signs.
3. One third were healthy.
The results were quite significant:
- All three groups had better blood glucose readings with the vinegar than with the placebo.
- People with prediabetic symptoms benefitted the most from the vinegar, cutting their blood glucose concentrations by nearly half.
- People with diabetes improved their blood glucose levels by 25 percent with vinegar.
- People with prediabetic symptoms had lower blood glucose than the healthy participants after both drank vinegar.
A follow-up study geared at testing vinegar's long-term effects yielded an unexpected but pleasant side effect: moderate weight loss. In this study, participants taking two tablespoons of vinegar prior to two meals per day lost an average of two pounds over the four-week period, and some lost up to four pounds.
Although Apple Cider Vinegar is not as widely known in health circles for its ability to treat diabetes and lower blood sugar, this is probably the one area with the most research in the medical field. The underlying reason for apple cider vinegar's effect on glucose is not yet understood. However, even conventional health care practitioners cannot deny the results of numerous studies which suggest that there is a definite correlation among the two. It is important to note that individuals suffering from diabetes should never start an Apple Cider Vinegar regimen without a health care provider's supervision. The chromium contained in Apple Cider Vinegar can have an effect on insulin levels, and any use of apple cider vinegar should be closely monitored by a health care practitioner.
Although the research to date looks favorable, more studies are needed to confirm the extent of vinegarís insulin stabilization benefits.
The use of Apple Cider Vinegar as a weight loss supplement is nothing new. Vinegar and other acidic liquids have long been proposed as agents to enable weight loss. Weight loss is one of the most common reasons people turn to Apple Cider Vinegar, and for thousands of years, people have relied on its health benefits to help trim their waistlines. It is believed that the acetic acid in the vinegar reacts with foods that are eaten in a way that helps boost iron absorption. When iron is absorbed at a high rate, oxygen is utilized rather quickly, and the result is a higher metabolic rate. A higher metabolic rate leads to increased weight loss as a result of more calories being burned. One proposed mechanism is that it prolongs the sensation of satiety after eating.
Apple Cider Vinegar can aid in weight loss. For daily weight management, add 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to 16 ounces of water. This concoction can be sipped throughout the day. Data shows some limited, yet significant, weight loss benefits from sustained daily intake of acetic acid (which is a main ingredient in Apple Cider Vinegar).
There is limited scientific support for the claim that Apple Cider Vinegar can promote weight loss. However, one small study (published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry in 2009) found that obese people who consumed acetic acid daily for 12 weeks experienced significant decreases in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference, and triglycerides. In tests on mice, another 2009 study (published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry) found that acetic acid may help prevent the buildup of body fat and certain liver fats. It is unknown whether these studies tested the use of acetic acid (the active component in ACV) derived from Apple Cider Vinegar or from other vinegar types. The study showed that consuming acetic acid upregulates the expression of genes for fatty acid oxidation enxymes in the liver causing a suppression in body fat accumulation.
In a double-blind experiment, obese Japanese were assigned to three different groups based on similar body weights, body mass indexes (BMI), and waist circumference. Each group drank a 500 ml drink containing either 30 ml, 15 ml, or 0 ml of vinegar daily for 12 weeks. Those in the 30 ml and 15 ml groups had lower BMI, visceral fat area, waist circumference, serum triglyceride, and body weight to the control group of 0 ml. The 12-week weight losses were modest: 1.2 kg in the 15 ml group and 1.7 kg in the 30 ml group. These two groups consumed a similar number of calories to the control group and also performed a similar amount of exercise, so the effect is not likely to have been due to an impact on appetite or other lifestyle changes. It was concluded that consumption of vinegar might reduce obesity.
Although Apple Cider Vinegar has thousands of supporters who swear by the weight loss benefits, there are very few scientific studies that prove these claims to be true. Some research over the years has suggested that Apple Cider Vinegar may have a possible weight loss link, although more studies need to be conducted.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE - HYPERTENSION MANAGEMENT & CHOLESTEROL REDUCTION
Natural health enthusiasts claim that Apple Cider Vinegar can have a positive effect on elevated cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Not many studies have been performed on the effects Apple Cider Vinegar may have on high cholesterol. The few that have been performed suggest that the vinegar may help lower cholesterol, but more research needs to be conducted. The same thing goes for Apple Cider Vinegar and blood pressure. There is far less research exploring vinegar and heart health. If there is in fact a correlation between Apple Cider Vinegar and a decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol, two of the major factors in heart disease then it stands to reason that taking Apple Cider Vinegar daily may help to improve overall heart health
Acetic acid may help lower high blood pressure, according to an animal-based study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry in 2001. Again, it is unknown whether this study tested the use of acetic acid derived from Apple Cider Vinegar or from another vinegar type. In 2006, one study showed that vinegar could lower cholesterol in laboratory rats. Another study on rats found their blood pressure could be lowered by the acetic acid in vinegar. However, these results do not necessarily apply to people; therefore, we really need some research on humans before conclusions can be drawn.
Published in the British Journal of Nutrition, a 2006 study found that rats fed acetic acid for 19 days had a significant reduction in total cholesterol and triglyceride levels. In a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, it was found that subjects that consumed acetic acid for 12 weeks experienced significant declines in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference and triglycerides. Triglycerides contribute to the bad cholesterol that we want to avoid.
POSSIBLE CANCER COMBATANT
There is some positive preliminary research suggesting Apple Cider Vinegar can help prevent cancer. A few laboratory studies have found that vinegar may be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth. However, epidemiological studies of people have yielded confusing results. One study found that taking vinegar was associated with a decreased risk of esophageal cancer. Another associated it with an increased risk for bladder cancer. Clearly, the jury is still out on cancer prevention.
IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOSTER
There are many factors at work in Apple Cider Vinegar that may be responsible for the possible boost in immune system health. Chock full of vitamins and minerals, Apple Cider Vinegar helps provide vital nutrients that the body may be missing. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar contains anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that can work as immune protectors against a wide variety of germs. In addition, apple cider vinegar helps balance pH levels in the body and helps to maintain the body's natural alkaline state. When the body is alkaline, it is better equipped to stave off colds and other viruses that thrive in an acidic body. These viruses cannot develop and grow properly in a body that is alkaline because it is not conducive to the environment these germs need to survive.
It is the combination of acids and minerals found in Apple Cider Vinegar that are associated with improved digestion. Though the exact reason for this is unknown, one popular theory suggests that the acids and minerals together help prevent bacteria from developing and breeding in the digestive tract. Bacteria in the digestive tract are a common cause for slowed digestion and digestive illnesses. An acidic digestive tract is required for these bacteria to thrive. When the minerals in apple cider vinegar form a bond with the acids, they become neutralized, which balances out the digestive tract to become more alkaline.
Though it might seem like an oxymoron to treat stomach acid with an acid-containing vinegar, there is research suggesting that Apple Cider Vinegar works by correcting low acid, hence reducing heartburn. Natural remedy experts say you should begin to feel relief very shortly after taking a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar followed by a glass of water. Note that Apple Cider Vinegar will not give relief if you have an ulcer.
HAIR CARE & DANDRUFF REMEDY
A home remedy for dandruff is to mix 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar with 1/4 cup water. The vinegar solution is thought to restore the restore the pH balance of the scalp and discourage the overgrowth of malassezia furfur, the yeast-like fungus thought to trigger dandruff. The vinegar mixture is usually poured into a spray bottle and spritzed on the hair and scalp, avoiding the eye and ear area. A towel is then wrapped around the head and left on 15 minutes to an hour. After that, the vinegar can be washed from the hair. Alternative practitioners often recommend it once or twice a week for dandruff.
Apple Cider Vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and will aid in increased body and shine. You can recycle an old shampoo bottle, filling it with 1/2 a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour the solution through your hair after shampooing several times a week for dramatic results.
Apple Cider Vinegar has long been used as a natural hair care product. Its acidity is close to that of human hair. It is a good conditioner and cleaning agent, as well as an effective germ killer. You can visit www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits for information on how to make a vinegar hair rinse and other uses.
Apple Cider Vinegar is touted as a natural remedy for a wide variety of skin conditions. From removing warts and freckles to treating acne and soothing the pain of sunburn, its use as a topical treatment is widespread. While supporters insist on Apple Cider Vinegar's ability to improve skin health, there are very few studies that support this popular theory. The few that have been conducted suggest that although Apple Cider Vinegar may help with conditions such as shrinking warts, treating lice and dandruff and eliminating acne, it will not help as quickly or as effectively as traditional medication.
As a compress, liquid Apple Cider Vinegar can be used to alleviate the pain of a sunburn. Add a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar to your bath, and soak for 10 minutes to eliminate discomfort from sunburn.
When using Apple Cider Vinegar to treat acne, some alternative practitioners recommend mixing one part Apple Cider Vinegar with three parts water. The solution is then dabbed onto the pimple. Since there have been case reports of skin damage and burns from using full-strength vinegar on the face, it is important to take caution when using this remedy.
Apple Cider Vinegar can be used as a natural aftershave. Fill a bottle with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, and shake before applying to the face.
Natural Apple Cider Vinegar regulates the pH of your skin. Dilute Apple Cider Vinegar with two parts water, and spread the concoction over your face with a cotton ball to replace your current toner. You can do this at night after washing, and in the morning before you apply your moisturizer. A dab of Apple Cider Vinegar can also be left on the skin overnight to fade age spots or acne scars.
It is also a recommended agent for warts. For warts, soak a cotton ball in Apple Cider Vinegar, then fasten the cotton ball over the wart with a Band-Aid overnight. The skin may swell some as it reacts with the solution. However, the wart will fall off. Once it falls off, the treatment should be continued for a few more days, to make sure the wart does not return.
Apple Cider Vinegar can help remove stains from teeth. Rub teeth directly with apple cider vinegar, and rinse out with water.
Rubbing Apple Cider Vinegar on your hands and feet will give massage-like benefits and relief to tired hands and feet.
Apple Cider Vinegar will balance your entire inner body system. The body constantly strives to achieve a state of equilibrium. Apple Cider Vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Research shows that higher acid levels (lower pH level) leads to a lack of energy and higher incidences of infection. Hence, the desire to sip some a few times a day for a natural boost of energy.
Some alternative practitioners recommend using Apple Cider Vinegar to restore alkaline acid balance. The theory behind the alkaline diet is that our blood is slightly alkaline (with a normal pH level of between 7.35 and 7.45) and that our diet should reflect this pH level. Proponents of the alkaline-acid theory believe that a diet high in acid-producing foods leads to lack of energy, excessive mucous production, infections, anxiety, irritability, headache, sore throat, nasal and sinus congestion, allergic reactions, and increased risk of conditions such as arthritis and gout.
Despite being an acidic solution, some proponents of Apple Cider Vinegar believe it has an alkalinizing effect on the body. As such, they recommend one to two teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in water as a daily health tonic. Although this is a popular remedy, its effectiveness has not been researched.
DETOXIFICATION - REMOVING TOXINS
As part of balancing the body's pH, Apple Cider Vinegar creates an overall detoxification of the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver.
Next to weight loss, detoxification is one of the most popular reasons why people turn to raw Apple Cider Vinegar. For hundreds of years, people have relied on Apple Cider Vinegar and its cleansing properties to remove toxins and impurities form the body. It is believed that Apple Cider Vinegar assists with detoxification by aiding circulation and boosting the liver's ability to purge toxins. Once again, it is the acids found in Apple Cider Vinegar that are believed to be responsible for the cleansing effects. The acids help to eliminate impurities by binding to free radicals and other toxins that are stored in the blood, fat cells and organs, and 'pulling them out' of the body. In addition, Apple Cider Vinegar supplies the body with a large amount of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, which is essential to a body that is purging out toxins. Taking Apple Cider Vinegar ":shots" 2 to 3 times a day is suggested for a quick and effective energy burst.
BODY CLEANSING TO REDUCE MUCUS & CONGESTION
Vinegar helps to break up mucus throughout the body and cleanse the lymph nodes. Believe it or not, research suggests that Apple Cider Vinegar can help with allergies because of its ability to reduce mucus and sinus congestion. When reducing the effects of allergies, it can also help stave off sinus infections and their related symptoms (sore throats and headaches).
CANDIDA YEAST & THRUSH INFECTIONS
Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in natural enzymes that can help rid your body of candida - yeasts that are attributed to thrush in humans. Candida also is blamed for creating symptoms of fatigue, poor memory, sugar cravings, and yeast infections. If pregnant, it is best to treat yeast before the birth or the baby can get yeast in the mouth (thrush). For vaginal yeast infection (and vaginitis) relief from the itching, a woman can sit in a pan of warm water (called a sitz bath). Add 3 tablespoons of Vinegar for every 1 liter (about 1 quart) of water in the pan. For the bathtub, fill the bath to hip depth and add 3 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar. Soak in the pan or tub for 20 minutes, allowing the water to flow into the vagina. She can sit in this liquid 2 times a day until she feels better. She should not have sexual relations until she feels better.
Routine douching is not necessary for personal hygiene. Douching is best reserved for therapeutic purposes, as excessive douching may actually promote infection. If you do use douches from time to time, it is better to use a solution of 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a quart of water rather than commercial preparations. Caution: Do not douche during pregnancy without taking special precautions and discussing it with your midwife. An Apple Cider Vinegar douch will change the pH in the vagina from alkaline (a place yeast thrives) to slightly acidic, killing yeast and making the environment uninviting. It will allieviate the itching and redness associated with vaginitis. Yeast infections are common during pregnancy and perimenopause when hormones are fluctuating. See these links for more information about Sitz Baths, Douche Therapy and Candida Information.
Vinegar also has some applications for pets, including cleaning ears, relief of certain skin problems, and combating fleas and ticks.
The use of Apple Cider Vinegar is effective in repelling fleas on your pets. One part vinegar and one part water can be sprayed on your pets fur and rubbed in generously to the skin. Saturate the entire coat, and continue every day for a few days to a week. Any flea infestation will surely be gone.
Some horse owners claim Apple Cider Vinegar is an excellent natural horse fly spray and horse hoof care product.
CLEANSING RINSE FOR FRESH PRODUCE
Apple Cider Vinegar is a completely natural product. It is made from apple juice and is fermented to hard apple cider. It is then fermented a second time to apple cider vinegar. When using natural apple cider vinegar, we instantly decrease the consumption of unnatural chemicals in our homes and daily lives.
Vinegar is one of the best natural agents for removing certain pesticides and bacteria from your fresh produce. Of course, you do not need apple cider vinegar for this - any basic white vinegar will do, and for a fraction of the price. Gayle Povis Alleman, MS, RD recommends a solution of 10 percent vinegar to 90 percent water as a bath to briefly soak produce. Just place your veggeis or fruit in the solution, swish it around, and rinse thoroughly.
Do not use this process on fragile fruits (like berries), since they could be damaged in the process or soak up too much vinegar through their porous skins.
CLEANSING HOME, KITCHEN & BATH
Vinegar is a great, all around cleaning agent for everything from countertops to windows. Apple Cider Vinegar will clean your toilets and have your bathroom smelling like apples! Just pour Apple Cider Vinegar into the toilet, and allow it to sit overnight. It can also be used in dishwashers as a substitute for dish detergent. Mix 1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 cup water, and you can use this solution to clean microwaves, kitchen surfaces, windows, glasses and mirrors, too.
A spray bottle solution of water with Apple Cider Vinegar and 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol added will be an excellent glass cleaner. To help prevent streaks and sparkling glass surfaces, use crumpled newspapers (the black and white printed pages from your daily news) with the apple cider vinegar-alcohol spray to wipe windows and mirrors instead of paper towels.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR THERAPY
The healing power of Apple Cider Vinegar, also called Cider Vinegar, was first touted by Vermont health care provider D.C. Jarvis, who believed it prevented illness in pets. He then extended the use of this vinegar to people, suggesting that regular doses of cider vinegar and honey could increase longevity.
Apple Cider Vinegar is produced when bacteria naturally present in the air convert the small amount of alcohol in apple juice to acetic acid, which gives vinegar its tangy taste. All types of natural vinegar are made this way, but cider vinegar is preferred for medicinal uses because it is less acidic than wine vinegar and so is easier to digest.
Apple Cider Vinegar is high in potassium, which is needed for the proper functioning of the heart and muscles, and in pectin (a type of fiber). A few tablespoons of cider vinegar a day help clear the body of toxins. It can also be used in a compress to reduce swelling and pain.
CIDER VINEGAR: THE HEALER
Apple Cider Vinegar contains many key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes, as well as, valuable fruit acids. Its unique properties make cider vinegar superior to other kinds of vinegar. In fact, anyone suffering from excess stomach acid and heartburn should avoid wine vinegar and use cider vinegar to season food. Just make sure to choose vinegar that is certified organically grown, since only organic cider vinegar is guaranteed to be pure and to contain all the vital elements.
THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF CIDER VINEGAR
Apple Cider Vinegar is a germicide and thus helps fight infection and inflammation when administered internally or externally. It helps prevent blood clots and stimulates the excretory organs. It is therefore an important elimination-promoting agent and blood purifier. The vitamin C and beta-carotene in cider vinegar destroy free radicals that weaken the immune system and increase the risk of various diseases. The acids in cider vinegar control the proliferation of yeast in the intestine. Apple cider vinegar is used for burns, digestive and intestinal problems, weak muscles, sunburn, itchy skin, insect bites and stings, reducing fatigue and lowering blood cholesterol. Use apple cider vinegar at the onset of a cold, sore throat, relieve asthma, control blood sugar, address nighttime leg cramps, decrease mild depression, stop hiccups, lower blood pressure, treat indigestion, address arthritis or use as a daily tonic.
INTERNAL BENEFITS & TREATMENTS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
- Reduces Lactic Acid buildup: muscle cramping.
- Reduces inflammation of joints: arthritis.
- Maintains bone mass: osteoporosis and post-menopausal bone loss.
- Restores pH levels: colds, coughs, reduces headaches, indigestion, nasal congestion, ulcers, reduces yeast infections, promotes digestion and underweight conditions.
- Adds Fiber via Pectin to body: lowers cholesterol, treats constipation and diarrhea, controls blood sugar levels.
- Cleanses and detoxifies liver: treats mild depression, helps with weight loss.
- Contains antioxidants: protects eyes from cataracts and slows aging process.
- Antiseptic and disinfectant properties: kills harmful bacteria in the digestive tract related to food poisoning.
EXTERNAL BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
- Promotes healing of skin: burns, cuts, rashes, sores from herpes, athlete's foot.
- Controls ear infections.
- Reduces foot odor.
- Controls itching of skin, scalp: insect bites, dandruff, ringworm, herpes/cold sores, poison ivy and poison oak.
- Prevents acne and blemishes on the face.
- Decrease appearance of varicose veins (wrap legs in apple cider soaked cloth for 30 minutes twice a day shrinks veins in 6 weeks).
- Brightens blond and dark hair (vinegar and water rinse).
NUTRIENT COMPONENTS OF CIDER VINEGAR
Apple Cider Vinegar contains many nutrients, such as beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, sulfur, phosphorus, riboflavin and thiamin, vitamins B, C and E, and fruit acids, enzymes and pectin. Of these, beta-carotene, potassium and pectin are especially important for the heart, skin and digestion.
ENERGIZING CIDER VINEGAR TONIC
Dissolve 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 teaspoons of honey in a glass of warm water. Drink a glass of this tonic every morning and evening for at least 6 weeks. Over time, you will feel revitalized and more energetic.
Individuals who work out frequently or suffer from chronic fatigue find this vinegar to help treat their fatigue. The amino acids in apple cider vinegar help release lactic acid build up in the blood stream. Similarly, potassium and enzymes also may increase energy levels. Consuming 3 teaspoons of vinegar to 1/8th a cup of honey at bed time will help you wake up refreshed and energized.
VARICOSE VEINS CIDER VINEGAR COMPRESS
A compress made with Apple Cider Vinegar helps ease the pain and swelling that can be caused by varicose veins. Soak a towel in cider vinegar and then wrap it around the affected areas. Cover with a dry towel, elevate your legs and rest for 30 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, dilute the vinegar with warm water. you can also massage the area with cider vinegar to improve the flow and tighten the tissue. This massage can be done daily.
CORNS & CALLUSES CIDER VINEGAR REMEDY
Apple Cider Vinegar is part of an old folk remedy for corns and calluses. Soak a slice of bread in apple cider vinegar until it is completely saturated. Place the moist bread on the affected area, secure with a piece of cloth and let it soften the skin overnight.
VINEGAR SOCKS TO REDUCE FEVER
Immerse a pair of socks in a mixture of equal parts cider vinegar and cold water. Wring them out and place them on the feet of the feverish person. Before the socks have dried completely, resoak them in the solution and replace. Repeat this process a few times. This method works particularly well with children.
TREATING COLDS & FLU
The acidity of vinegar helps align the alkalinity of the body. At the onset of a cold or flu; the body is more alkaline. By adjusting the pH levels; the body's system can heal itself thereby kicking a cold. Take a teaspoon of vinegar in a cup of water three times a day.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DAILY TONIC
An Apple A Day Super Juice: A teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in water with a little honey functions as a daily multivitamin.
TREAT SWIMMERS EAR
Filling an ear dropper with equal parts of Apple Cider Vinegarand water or alcohol and dropping in about 3 or 4 drops of solution into the ear after swimming or showering will relieve the painful symptoms and can even prevent infection.
VINEGAR SOLUTION FOR SUNBURN & MILD BURNS
Soak a linen cloth in equal amounts of Apple Cider Vinegar and water. Wring out the cloth and apply to the affected body part. It will relieve pain and prevent or minimize blistering and peeling. Vinegar water can also be used as a rinse to relieve dry and itchy skin.
VINEGAR SOLUTION FOR DANDRUFF & ITCHY SKIN
Apple Cider Vinegar can be applied directly to the scalp before shampooing.
VINEGAR SOLUTION FOR FUNGAL SKIN DISEASES & YEAST INFECTION
Apple Cider Vinegar can be used as a cider vinegar and water vaginal douche to relieve vaginitis caused by yeast infection and itching by changing the vaginal pH to slightly acidic thus creating a hostile environment for yeast to grow. It helps to relieve the itching and inflammation associated with a yeast infection.
Mix 2 to 4 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 quart of warm water and use it as a douche twice daily until you find relief and symptoms disappear. You can make it stronger, if desired by adjusting the amount of cider vinegar in the water. For external areas, such as nipples during breast feeding, you can use cotton balls soaked in cider vinegar as a wash.
VINEGAR SOLUTION FOR SORE THROAT OR ORAL THRUSH
For oral yeast infection (called thrush), Apple Cider Vinegar can be used as a gargle or mouth rinse. Apple cider vinegar has a very potent way of relieving soreness and killing germs associated with viral and bacterial infections. The most effective way to use the vinegar to treat sore throat is to begin gargling immediately when soreness arises. Gargle every hour with a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water. Be sure to rinse only the mouth with water to reduce acidity and potential erosion of your tooth enamel.
VINEGAR BATHS TO PURIFY THE SKIN
A daily 20 minute bath in hot water (100°F) and Apple Cider Vinegar (1 Cup is added to bath water) can cleanse the body of acid residues. Vinegar baths (and the smaller sitz bath) are also useful as an additional therapy for fungal skin diseases and for treating vaginitis. To remedy via a sitz bath, fill a sitz tub or your own tub to hip height with warm water. Add a cup of apple cider vinegar and a cup of sea salt. Sit in the bath for at least 20 minutes. Vinegar baths can be safely taken over a 6-week period.
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CIDER VINEGAR SYRUP FOR COUGH REMEDY
To calm a cough, mix 5 tablespoons of honey with 5 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. This mild syrup will relieve coughing and help break up phlegm. A chest compress enhances this effect: Soak a towel in equal amounts of cider vinegar and hot water (as hot as you can stand) and place it on your chest for 30 minutes. Both of these remedies work well for children.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DOSAGE INFORMATION
A FOOD PRODUCT & SUPPLEMENT
Apple Cider Vinegar is, first and foremost, a food product, If you only use apple cider vinegar on your salad, you are seriously underestimating its potential. Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (often abbreviated as ACV) can be used in so many ways. You can use Apple Cider Vinegar for hair and skin care, household cleaning, healing and cooking. If you are going to use Apple Cider Vinegar for therapeutic purposes, use the raw, organic, unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar commercially made or your own Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar, both with the "mother" present in the bottle for best health benefit results. A good bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar should be cloudy and have some strand-like sediment floating at the bottom. That gunky-looking stuff at the bottom is the most important part - it is called "the mother," and it contains raw enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria that promote healing. All things, including Apple Cider Vinegar, should be used in moderation and with common sense. Be sure to dilute it before consuming it or applying it to the skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar is a classic salad dressing ingredient. You can mix your ACV with flax oil and lemon or orange juice, and perhaps even put it all together in a blender with a clove of garlic and a bit of onion. It is even good plain with just a drizzle on salad and cooked greens.
Apple Cider Vinegar lowers glucose levels, and may be helpful for diabetics. It has also been touted as a weight-loss aid, as it is said to help you feel fuller and eat less. The enzymes in apple cider vinegar also promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut, and can help regulate candida issues. To take Apple Cider Vinegar orally, mix 1 tablespoon with a cup of water or herbal tea.
Apple Cider Vinegar can also be very helpful in reducing gas and bloating. Just take a tablespoon of ACV diluted in water or tea before a meal. It can also help ameliorate symptoms of heartburn. Take a dose as soon as you feel heartburn symptoms coming on.
Most cleaning supplies are full of harsh chemicals, so Apple Cider Vinegar can surprisingly provide an excellent, cheap alternative to many cleaning products. It absorbs odors and has antibacterial properties. Simply mix one part Apple Cider Vinegar to one part water, and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on hard surfaces such as hardwood floors, bathroom tiles, cabinets and countertops, then wipe it off with a rag.
Apple Cider Vinegar, when used as a rinse, will make your hair feel smooth and shiny, and provide a bit of extra clarification to remove oil and dirt. It balances your hairís pH, which helps seal the cuticle and make the hair smoother. It can also help with dandruff, clear away greasy build-up, and soothe itchiness and irritation of the scalp. Simply mix a tablespoon or two in a glass of water, and rinse your hair with it at the end of your bath. Make sure to rinse it out well afterwards, or your hair might feel a little crunchy. Do not worry, the vinegar smell will dissipate once your hair dries, so you do not have to go around smelling like salad all day.
While one of the promised benefits of detoxification is clear skin, anyone who has done the Gerson Therapy or another type of intensive detox can probably agree that the road to clear skin can be fraught with blemishes. As your body releases toxins from your blood and tissue, some toxins make their exits through the skin in the form of pimples, rashes and other angry red eruptions. You can use Apple Cider Vinegar as an astringent, by soaking a washcloth or a cotton pad in diluted ACV and applying it to your face. Or, you can simply dab it right onto blemishes to dry them out and heal them. It is amazing how smooth your skin feels after applying ACV, it tightens and plumps it a bit, and can help reduce or minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
While you should always strive to avoid skin damage by not staying out in the sun uncovered for more than 15 minutes, if you do accidentally find yourself burnt to a crisp, you can use Apple Cider Vinegar to neutralize the burn. Dilute it in water and pat on the sore skin, or add a cupful to your bath.
Most commercial deodorants are antiperspirants, which block your ability to sweat. Since sweat is one of your body's natural means of detoxification, blocking your ability to sweat can block your ability to detoxify. Plus, most drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum and a host of unpronounceable chemicals and synthetic fragrances, so you want to avoid them anyway. You can actually use Apple Cider Vinegar as a natural deodorant. Apple Cider Vinegar absorbs and neutralizes stinky scents. Simply rub a bit of ACV in your underarms and it will absorb and minimize body odors. The vinegary smell dissipates once it dries.
Apple Cider Vinegar can also be added to your washing machine and dish washer to help remove odors from your laundry during the washing process and neutralized odor buildup in the machine itself. Add a cupful to your dishwasher and run a cycle as usual.
To take Apple Cider Vinegar orally as a supplement, mix 1 tablespoon with a cup of water or herbal tea. Apple cider vinegar is quite strong, and when taken straight can be harsh on the esophagus, so you will want to dilute it.
VINEGAR HEALTH DRINK
1 to 2 teaspoons Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
8 ounces Purified Water
1 to 2 teaspoons Organic Honey, Maple Syrup, Blackstrap Molasses or 4 Drops Liquid Herb Stevia (optional)
Mix together and drink.
HEALTHY VINAIGRETTE - MARINADE
1/2 cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1/3 cup Organic Olive Oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Bragg Liquid Aminos
1 to 2 teaspoons Honey
1 to 2 cloves Garlic, minced
Pinch of Bragg Sprinkle (24 Herbs & Spices)
Mix ingredients and use as a vinaigrette or marinade on salads, meats, and vegetables.
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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS
Apple Cider Vinegar is relatively safe with reasonable use. Cautions or interactions are not known at this time.
Excessive doses of apple cider vinegar have been found to cause damage to the stomach, duodenum, and liver in animals. A report regarding an Austrian patient who had consumed excessive amounts of apple cider vinegar (up to 250ml per day) for six years suggests that long-term, high dosage intake of apple cider vinegar can lower potassium levels in the body as well as reduce bone density (osteoporosis); it is theorized that excessive intake of vinegar can cause hypokalemia, hyperreninemia, and osteoporosis. Apple cider vinegar contains chromium which can alter insulin levels and it is therefore recommended that people who have diabetes should talk to their health care providers before using ACV. One case report linked excessive apple cider vinegar consumption with low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia) and low bone mineral density. People with osteoporosis, low potassium levels, and those taking potassium-lowering medications should use caution.
Undiluted apple cider vinegar, in liquid or pill form, may damage the esophagus and other parts of the digestive tract. ACV is highly acidic; in one recorded instance, a woman received esophageal burns after an ACV pill got caught in her throat.
Apple cider vinegar drinks, like citrus drinks, contain mild acids that may damage tooth enamel if sipped. Be sure to dilute it well before taking it orally, drink it down quickly and then, if worried about eroding enamel, you can rinse your mouth with water afterward.
People with allergies to apples should avoid apple cider vinegar.
Undiluted vinegar applied to the skin may cause burns and scarring.
POSSIBLE DRUG INTERACTIONS
Theoretically, prolonged use of Apple Cider Vinegar could lead to lower potassium levels, which could increase the risk of toxicity of cardiac glycoside drugs such as Lanoxin (digoxin), insulin, laxatives, and diuretics such as Lasix (furosemide).
Because Apple Cider Vinegar may affect blood glucose and insulin levels, it could theoretically have an additive effect if combined with diabetes medications. Apple cider vinegar may also lower blood pressure, so it may have an additive effect if combined with high blood pressure medications.
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Starwest Botanicals: Apple Cider Vinegar Powder, 4 oz.
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Dynamic Health Laboratories' Apple Cider Vinegar contains "Mother" that is formed naturally in unpasteurized vinegar by the acetobacter. It's made from USDA organic certified apples. The "Mother" in Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother is the dark, cloudy substance found in the vinegar formed from naturally occurring pectin and apple residues. It appears as molecules of protein connected in strand-like chains. The presence of the mother shows that the best part of the apple has not been destroyed. Vinegars containing the mother contain enzymes and mineralsthat other vinegars may not contain due to over processing, filtration and overheating. "Mother" is formed naturally by the bacteria in unpasteurized vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother is said to contain an abundance of complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber. The healing properties of apple cider vinegar are due in large part to its rich potassium content. The apple cider vinegar's beta-carotene is said to be in a natural, easy to digest form.
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Certified Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized and 5% acidity. This vinegar contains the amazing Mother of Vinegar which occurs naturally as strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules. Each case consists of four 1 gallon jugs.
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