20 Benefits of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar
Medical Author: Divya Jacob, Pharm. D.
Medical Reviewer: Pallavi Suyog Uttekar, MD
Medically Reviewed on 9/23/2020
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Apple cider vinegar (ACV) comes from fermented juice obtained from crushed apples.
By now you have probably heard about some of the health benefits or uses for apple cider vinegar. More and more people are discovering it's multipurpose benefits and using it as a one-stop-shop for daily needs. Here are 20 uses for apple cider vinegar (ACV) that will inspire you to incorporate it into your daily routine too.
It helps in controlling the Blood Sugar
It is anti-Bacteria
l and prevents Infection
It may aid in weight loss by changing the way the gut Bacteria
processes the fat
It helps in the reduction of Blood Pressure
It reduces the high Cholesterol
It helps in regulating body PH
It is supposed to help in detoxification of the body
It improves CardioVascular
It is supposed to prevent Cancer
It treats Dandruff
It helps to reduce the Swelling
of the vagina (vaginitis)
It soothes the affected area in Acne
It calms Insect
bite when applied to the affected area
It relieves Sunburn
when applied to the affected area
It helps in getting a clear Skin
It helps to treat dyspepsia or inDigestion
It removes parasite Infection
It subsides leg Cramps
It diminishes the process of aging
It helps in increasing Hair
However, there has been insufficient evidence that supports all these health benefits of ACV. Besides, there have been conflicting viewpoints stated by different researches, regarding the various health benefits of ACV.
What is apple cider vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) comes from fermented juice obtained from crushed apples. The main constituents of ACV include:
, Citric Acid
ional components of ACV include:
Pectin, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Folic Acid
, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid
, Vitamin C, Potassium, Calcium, Polyphenol
, Amino Acid
ACV can also be used as a flavoring agent in foods.
What dosage of apple cider vinegar should be taken?
Dosage of apple cider vinegar depends on the following factors:
User’s age, User’s health, Other conditions
It is important to dilute ACV before consuming it. Generally, diluting 15 ml to 30 ml (1-2 tablespoons) of ACV in 240 mL of water and taking before meals is recommended. Also, ACV shouldn’t be directly applied to the Skin
as it can damage the Skin
Before using ACV for medicinal purposes, consult your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional to be sure of its risk and side effects.
Also, diligently go through the directions mentioned in the label to avoid any risks.
What is the scientific evidence for the benefits of ACV?
The five proven benefits with sufficient scientific evidence include:
Lower the blood glucose level: There is enough scientific evidence that ACV regulates the Blood Sugar
level in Diabetes
; however, it shouldn’t replace the medications. Adding ACV as a part of an anti-diabetic diet may help to control the Blood Sugar
Weight loss: Researches have stated that ACV helps in weight management, lowering lipid levels, and prevents fat
deposition around the organs.
l: ACV has multiple Antimicrobial
properties on different microbial species, affecting its growth.
health: ACV kills the Bacteria
and prevents the Infection
on the Skin
, thus helping in enhancing Skin
ACV helps in detoxification of the body.
What are the side effects of apple cider vinegar?
The side effects of apple cider vinegar include:
Apple cider vinegar erodes the tooth enamel.
ic foods may worsen Acid
In chronic Kidney
disease, the Kidney
s may not be able to process the Acid
that comes along with ACV