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Does anyone take organic apple cider vinegar for their health?

AjidahkAjidahk Posts: 1,212Registered Users
I became interested in ACV because I heard that it's so beneficial for your health. It's a home remedy and cures many ailments. I've been taking apple cider vinegar as a supplement 3X and day for about 3 weeks now and I've been noticing improvement in my skin. My face has been getting fewer pimples. I've read that organic ACV helps with high blood pressure, heavy menstrual flow, heart burn, flu, weight loss, allergies, burns and a lot of other things. Does anyone use this for their health?
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  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I use it as an ingredient when I mix my own toners.
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  • curlykeycurlykey Posts: 1,540Registered Users
    Do you drink the ACV straight or mix it with something else? I can hardly get past the smell. My gag reflexes are really good...lol.
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  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    There are pill versions available too, I think.

    I have a friend that was looking into doing this, as a way to offset her PCOS symptoms. Supposedly it works a lot like metformin in the way it handles your body's resistence to insulin.

    How true that is, I don't have the foggiest, but it's what I heard :P
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  • AjidahkAjidahk Posts: 1,212Registered Users
    curlykey wrote: »
    Do you drink the ACV straight or mix it with something else? I can hardly get past the smell. My gag reflexes are really good...lol.


    As a daily tonic, I put 2 tsp of ACV in water and drink. I do this 3X a day. For more severe issues, you can use 1 to 2 tbs of ACV in water. You can read more about organic ACV at earthclinic.com
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    To me it tastes like weak italian dressing. I would like to try it but I do it for about 2 days and then forget - I have never been able to get into a routine with it.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    What xcptnl said. I knew a woman who also applied it directly to her face with a cotton ball and she said it kept her face clear.

    Supposedly, Fergie also takes it to keep her stomach flat ???
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I'm eating Salt & Vinegar chips right now...does that count as healthy?
  • Brooke789Brooke789 Posts: 415Registered Users
    I've been drinking aloe vera juice twice a day (2oz/time) since the beginning of January b/c I read about all of the health benefits. During that research I also read a lot about ACV. Remember that Jogging In A Jug stuff from the 90's? It was pretty much ACV with some fruit juices (to make it's taste more appealing) and they claimed so many benefits that the product had to be taken off the market and destroyed b/c the FDA said the claims weren't true. (They even claimed it cured cancer). I wonder if I could do ACV & aloe vera? I don't really like the way the aloe vera juice tastes so I use a chaser (last couple week's I've had a bottle of G2)...so I'm sure I could do ACV and just use a chaser with it too!
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Jogging in a Jog?

    ...or a bottle?
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  • Brooke789Brooke789 Posts: 415Registered Users
    lol...yeah in a jug. fixed :lol:
  • AjidahkAjidahk Posts: 1,212Registered Users
    Brooke789 wrote: »
    I've been drinking aloe vera juice twice a day (2oz/time) since the beginning of January b/c I read about all of the health benefits. During that research I also read a lot about ACV. Remember that Jogging In A Jug stuff from the 90's? It was pretty much ACV with some fruit juices (to make it's taste more appealing) and they claimed so many benefits that the product had to be taken off the market and destroyed b/c the FDA said the claims weren't true. (They even claimed it cured cancer). I wonder if I could do ACV & aloe vera? I don't really like the way the aloe vera juice tastes so I use a chaser (last couple week's I've had a bottle of G2)...so I'm sure I could do ACV and just use a chaser with it too!


    What does Aloe Vera juice do for you? I've had some before but I don't think it was the real deal. It was green and sweet-- way too good to be healthy. Lol
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users
    I add it to Flaxseed Oil, cayenne pepper & Stevia for a dressing on my salads & coleslaw. Yum! I've tried drinking it with water & I just can't stomach it.
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    I keep buying it and starting to take it for all manner of ailments (sore throats, skin blemishes) but I always stop after a day or two. This thread is reminding me to pick some up and start over, though. I heard it's best to drink it through a straw and then rinse out your mouth with water as it's acidic enough to really do a number on your teeth.
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users
    I'm eating Salt & Vinegar chips right now...does that count as healthy?

    No, but I want some.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Lotsawaves wrote: »
    I'm eating Salt & Vinegar chips right now...does that count as healthy?

    No, but I want some.


    You can have the rest of the bag. My mouth is all torn up now. That stuff is ROUGH on mucus membranes.
  • NotinabottleNotinabottle Posts: 303Registered Users
    Oh apple cider vinegar. I collect home remedies, try them out on myself and attempt to get my friends to try them when they get sick. They are sick of me telling them to try apple cider vinegar for various ailments and most think its gross, but I don't even take asprin these days so home remedies is the way to go.

    The only actual apple cider vinegar remedy I'll back at this point is to help with an upset stomach. A friend of mine came down with sever food poisoning the night before we were going camping. I convinced him to take some apple cider vinegar. He stopped puking for a good 24 hours and felt better for it but he unfortunately didn't take anymore or bring it with him. So he ended up puking his guts out in the campfire the next night...

    There is some concern over drinking ACV, even diluted, because its pretty harsh on the enamel and insides, so if you plan on taking it everyday I'd go with the capsules. I'm interested to know how it works out for you!
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    Remember that Jogging In A Jug stuff from the 90's?

    YES! Finally someone else remembers! I still hum the commercial sometimes.
  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    We had a big ACV thread a year or so ago. I guess it got deleted when NC revamped its look.

    I've already purchased bacon (which I don't like) and organic European style butter thanks to recent threads, so you know I tried the ACV.

    It didn't do anything for me at all (I think I stuck it out for a full bottle, or maybe a month or so), but some posters said that it cleared up dark circles under their eyes.

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  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Lotsawaves wrote: »
    I add it to Flaxseed Oil, cayenne pepper & Stevia for a dressing on my salads & coleslaw. Yum! I've tried drinking it with water & I just can't stomach it.

    I don't eat Stevia but would otherwise try it as a dressing. I've got a big bottle of Braggs ACV that is unopened and I think still fresh. Might have to start using it with this thread reminder...
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  • SongSong Posts: 40Registered Users
    I've taken it pretty consistently for the past six or eight months, but recently I took a break from it.

    It seems like at first it did seem to keep my stomach feeling nice and flat. It was almost like it kept it balanced where I would hardly ever feel bloated. But then that kind of stopped working.

    Also, I noticed that some melasma blotches that I have above my eyebrows got about 25% lighter while drinking it, but then the lightening kind of stalled.

    I don't mind the taste of it, and I probably could drink it everyday, but I wanted to take a break from it just because -- well, just because. Maybe I'll start up again one of these days in the future.
  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I do sometimes. If I get a headache I pour a little into cold water. My mother has hbp and the acv is good for keeping it down.
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  • jmwjmw Posts: 130Registered Users
    I tried acv for a month, once or twice a day. I stopped because I couldn't come up with a reason to continue torturing myself with the taste of it. I have used it on my face as a toner with good results. I just didn't see any of the effects that others said they were seeing. ? I might try it again someday.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I picked up some capsules today. Will see if they do anything amazing.
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  • AjidahkAjidahk Posts: 1,212Registered Users
    I know this may sound gross, but I've been using ACV instead of deodorant this weekend and it totally worked. What I did was apply some ACV on a cotton ball on my clean armpit, leave it on for like 3 mins until it dries, then jump in the shower and only rinse my armpit with water (soap will negate the purpose of using ACV). Then after showering, put more on my armpit and let it dry.

    I'm telling you, I was odor free for over 24 hours. It really works! I'm sold! Using ACV is also safe and doesn't pose a threat like to your health like deodorant does. I may never wear deodorant again! The real test though will be seeing if this method works in the summer.

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  • CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Posts: 6,343Registered Users
    I'll go through periods a couple of times a year when I drink ACV (straight from a shotglass!) and swear by it, and then forget about it and then start up again. Now that you've made this post, I'm sure I'll be picking some up tomorrow :lol:

    Definitely noticed a difference in my stomach, all-around weight, and complexion when I drank it frequently.

    The taste never bothered me much...just chug it down then brush my teeth right after.


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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    so timely!! i'm on it (day 2) for acne. i've been drinking it and using a slightly diluted version for my skin. there's a bunch of folks at acne.org that swear by it (topical and drinking). i know it's strong but i don't really thing it would mess up your body to drink it daily. i have had 2-3 tbsp in a little shot glass. it doesn't bother me.
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