Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Learn all about the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) including clear skin, weight loss, balancing pH levels, detoxing and more. You’ve heard Dr. Oz talk about it, now learn more! 

I first learned about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar through Tosca Reno and the Tone It Up nutrition plan. Both plans recommend adding apple cider vinegar into your daily diet. Tosca recommends mixing 2 Tablespoons of raw, unfiltered ACV into a glass of water and the Tone It Up gals recommend a drink recipe called the Meta-D which has apple cider vinegar, water and a few other ingredients.

I started drinking it daily based on their recommendations and soon fell in love with it! It’s such an easy thing to add your routine and the health benefits are amazing!

Bottle of apple cider vinegar with the title 'Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits' and the subtitle 'Clear Skin, Weight Loss, Detox & More'


Here are a few common questions around ACV…

What type of Apple Cider Vinegar should I use?

Only use raw organic apple cider vinegar that has the ‘mother’ of the vinegar still intact. The ‘mother’ is made up of strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules with living nutrients and bacteria, similar to the ‘mother’ that’s in Kombucha. Clear vinegar is processed and doesn’t have any of the benefits that raw apple cider vinegar has. There are different brands out there but I use Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar which I find at my local organic market, Whole Foods or on amazon (affiliate link).

Be sure to dilute ACV before applying it to your skin or drinking. Without being diluted, it can damage the tooth enamel and the tissues of your throat, mouth or skin. Many people also like adding a splash of fruit juice, honey or stevia to the ACV + water mixture to help make it more palatable.

What are the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?

  • Rich in potassium, a mineral that is often times lacking in adult diets. This mineral is key for growth, building muscles, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity etc. It also helps to prevent brittle teeth, hair loss and runny noses.
  • Rich in acetic acid. This acid is said to slow the digestion of starch which can help to lower the rise in glucose that commonly occurs after meals.
  • Rich in ash which gives apple cider vinegar its alkaline property. This aids your body in maintaining proper pH levels for a healthy alkaline state. (It is particularly important if you drink a lot of coffee or wine.)
  • It can help regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.
  • Rich in malic acid which gives ACV its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
  • May help improve bowel irregularity and helps to remove toxins from the body at a faster rate.
  • It can help clear up skin conditions and blemishes.
  • ACV helps with weight loss by breaking down fats so that your body can use them rather than store them.
  • A few lab studies have found that ACV may be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth.

Have you noticed any changes in your body since drinking Apple Cider Vinegar daily?

It’s hard for me to tell if the ACV drink is working wonders on my body and helping in ALL the ways I mentioned above, however I do know that my complexion has been really clear since I’ve started taking it and I crave the ACV drink every day now. In the morning I make my drink in a blender/shaker bottle and take it to work with me. I’ll have it in mid-morning or after lunch with my afternoon snack. It definitely helps to keep me feeling full and less hungry.

How much do you drink and how do you prepare it?

I drink 2 Tablespoons a day, in the morning, and I usually make a drink like this apple pie apple cider vinegar drink or this apple cider vinegar and grape antioxidant drink.

In need of recipes to incorporate apple cider vinegar in your diet? Check out these:

Glass of apple cider vinegar drink with a spoon and bottle of apple cider vinegar in the background.

Apple Pie Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

Green bowl of apple cider vinegar coleslaw

Apple Cider Vinegar Coleslaw

Mason jar with grape and apple cider vinegar drink with apple cider vinegar bottle in the background.

Apple Cider Vinegar & Grape Antioxidant Drink

Disclaimer – Due to the lack of supporting research, apple cider vinegar cannot be recommended for treatment or prevention of any health problems. Also, please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements. I’m just sharing my experience and what works for one person doesn’t always work for another. 🙂

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  6. Can anyone tell me if you can put the ACV in about 16oz of Gatorade and if so how much should you put (1tsp,2tsp,1tbsp,2tbsp)?… I’ve only found a really old past post on this site where someone did use Gatorade but didn’t say how much… Any help, thoughts, or suggestions? Thanks…

    • Hi there! I don’t think there’s any issue with putting apple cider vinegar in Gatorade. If you’re doing 16oz and drinking it throughout the day I’d do 1-2 Tablespoons of ACV. I don’t know what Gatorade your drinking, but most tend to have a lot of added sugar. I have a bunch of different detox apple cider vinegar drink recipes that are sweetened with stevia and really tasty. You might want to try those.

  7. I was recommending ACV to someone & found this article to share. I’ve been drinking diluted ACV before bed for years now — clear skin, weight loss, fewer trips to the Dr…actually no Dr visit or prescriptions anymore. Why isn’t “supporting research” being done? And how can we contribute &/or make that happen? Turmeric is great, too!

  8. Apple cider vinegar is very beneficial for health and skin care. The apple cider vinegar diet is a probiotic, and has many additional health benefits, and can assist in weight loss and well-being. It is great for many skin problems and infections because many active ingredients present in it.

  9. I take ACV every day, sometimes 2x a day, but I’m concerned about what that daily use might have on my teeth. So I take about a shot glass of the stuff mixed with spring water, and drink it quickly through a STRAW, the end of which is held as far back in my mouth as possible. Then I rinse first with plain water (which is swallowed), and finally with salt water which is expectorated. I admit, I also add a little to turkey chili and to refried (w/olive oil) pinto beans for flavor. But that’s done much more rarely than the daily shot(s)

  10. Another suggestion for apple cider vinegar:  My Chihuahua gets frequent fungus ear issues, I mix ACV with warm water and using the knuckle of middle finger I rub some in his ear for 2 or 3 evenings and fungus goes away.

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  12. Hei, I am 35 years old from India. I always use Apple Cider Vinegar to control my high blood pressure. It’s really effective for me. While reading your article I noticed that you have pointed ACV as a blood pressure remedy. Thanks for your great post. Really enjoy it. 🙂

  13. I wanted to share with you my ACV experience, I have just recently had my spleen removed witch effects your immune system shortly after that I had my first outbreak of Dyshidrotic eczema, which is the top fife of most horrible things I have ever been through, blistering on your hands and feet that last 3 weeks and result in all your skin cracking off, the itching the mystery…and if all the products I tried the only thing that soothed the itching burn was diluted ACV, I made some up in a spray bottle and use it as needed, it’s awesome, since this discovery I also read up on this stuff and it is a miracle, so I started putting it on my face as a toner putting it in my hair as a conditioner drinking it before every meal I put it on my feet as well use it as deodorant and since my complexion has never been more beautiful I feel energetic and revived I have lost 15 lbs and I think this is something everyone should try , it does take some getting use to, but the outcome is well worth it, the taste and smell are a little overwhelming at first but stick with it and you will see a change in yourself

  14. I am going to buy the mother acv and see if it work better then the store brand,acv any kind should work just as good my grandma use to buy the store brand to take, so I will see, I have a lot of back pain and infarmmation and something got to help, don’t like pain pills I also have a friend that has back promble due to her bones and I really get tried of hear her crying all the time, yes she has been to the dr but with out helth cover they are giving her the run around, so I want to see if I can get her to start trying this acv do you think it would help.

  15. Just getting started with the daily apple cider vinegar. Should it be drunk once a day or three as the bottle suggests? Found it pretty hard to drink the first time, but since I have started putting a small drizzle of natural honey in and have found it easier to drink! I have a lot of arthritis issues and am on blood pressure medicine, so I am really hoping to see improvement in these areas. In addition, I am working out daily and have recently lost 66 pounds and I am hoping this helps to shed a few more pounds. Thanks for any/all encouragement!

  16. I had no idea that the apple cider vinegar is so healthy product! I will definitely buy one bottle for home! Thanks a lot for sharing this helpful article! East Ham Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

  17. I drink 1 tbsp. of ACV , 2 tbsps. of organic coconut oil mixed with water every morning.Now, that being said I was on so much arthritis medicine,anti-depressants. You know all those wonderful ailments that come with middle age.Oh,and psoriasis. I noticed after about a month my psoriasis was clearing up,and my skin looked wonderful and my arthritis wasn’t hurting. So, i decided to see if it was my morning cocktail of coconut oil & ACV.or just all in my head.I stopped taking all my meds and was just drinking my morning cocktail.WOW, my skin was glowing,my arthritis wasn’t hurting.I had so much energy I was hard to contain.Then,I stopped and went back on my meds .Well…… I was back to feeling awful!! So,now every morning without fail I drink ACV & coconut oil and I look and feel better now than I did in my 20’s. Give it a try you have nothing to lose. 🙂

    • I drink ACV all day long. A tablespoon with every glass of water. Can this cause any problems? I’ve been doing it for almost a year.

  18. Marie, sorry for the let reply. I do not apply it externally. Stirctly by ingestion. The fungus is almost cleaned up at this point. I had the problem for years. Treated it with tea tree oil for months without any real improvement. The ACV started showing improvement almost immediately. Now it’s virtually gone. I will continue with the ACV. Even getting used to the taste. ☺

  19. Ive been taking Braggs ACV for about six months. I’ve actually grown used to the taste. Of all the benefits attributed to ACV, I have only seen one happen to me. It is clearing up toenail fungus I have on one toenail. I have type 2 diabetes and it has done nothing for that. I have neuropathy on both feet and my left hand and it has done nothing to help that issue. My cholesterol and blood sugar levels have seen no improvement over my meds. I have a bad shoulder and two bad elbows from weight lifting and the ACV has done nothing to relieve the pain. I have always had good skin so can’t comment on that. I feel no energy boost to speak of. I take a couple of tablespoons once a day in eight ounces of water with a packet of emergen-C. Just being real here. Having said that, I will continue to take it, if for nothing else, to completely clear up my toenail fungus.

    • Hi Mark I’m curious about your results on the toenail fungus. Did you apply ACV directly on your toenail and how often did you apply it? Or did your see the results simply by digestion? I urge you to stick to drinking the three cocktail’s daily (1-2 tbsp.) and I’m sure you will see some changes over a period of time. It’s not a miracle worker but can help with the issues your facing.

  20. I have been drinking 2 tablespoons of Bragg’s ACV per day for most of this last year. In that year I have improved my diet and exercise practices but this delicious drink has been a very refreshing and satisfying part of my plan I did not make it up but it is called Good Girl Moonshine and this is the recipe that I like most!

    1 quart of water
    2 tablespoons ACV
    1/2 teaspoons powdered organic ginger
    1/8 teaspoon KAL stevia (so 4 of the little spoons that come in the container)
    2 frozen strawberries
    6 or 8 frozen blueberries (optional but good if you have them)

    It is a little vinegary at first but once the berry flavors have a chance to blend I really like this drink as well as I used to like softdrinks. Try it, there are other versions if you don’t like this one–YOU DON”T HAVE TO PUT WITH THE TASTE YOU CAN ENJOY IT! DRINK IT ICY COLD.

  21. Using a vinegar drink was first used by Jockeys…thought to keep the riders weight down [fluid reduction only]; since the early years.

  22. Here is a Recipe I use that may be helpful to some.
    2 Cups Water
    2 Tablespoon ACV
    1 Tablespoon Metamucil
    1 Tablespoon MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
    2 Tablespoon Raw Local Honey
    I mix in a drinking glass and take every morning. Works great for me. cheers

  23. Could someone please tell me if ACV can go “off”. I have returned a bottle to the place of purchase and have been accused of adding something to it to make it go dark with sediment floating on the top. The store would not replace it. The use by date is 2018 and was purchased a month ago. NOTHING was added to the bottle.

  24. I don’t think that’s a safe thing to do. You can drink it with juice, water, tea or coffee. I drink it with hot tea and organic honey the taste is tolerable.

  25. Hi Karen
    You said it, just let it take it’s course but I suggest you try it topically dilute it of course, drinking it alone will eventually help your skin but applying it daily works faster. You might see a difference in less than 2wks. Everyone’s result will differ it could take less than two weeks or longer than two wks. I hope it works for you stick with it, please keep us posted on your results. Hope I helped.

    • Thanks so much for your response! Appreciate your advice and encouragement to keep using ACV and have some patience to make it work. Will try to use it topically on a less conspicuous area to test it out. Thanks again for your input…will keep you posted after a couple of weeks to let you know my progress! 🙂

  26. Hello! Love reading all these posts however, curious if anyone has experienced any improvements after using ACV for eczema. Unfortunately I’ve had eczema on my face/neck/arms on and off for the past few years. I started using ACV (with the recommended 2 tsp in 8 oz water 3 x/day) and though I’m only on day four, not seeing my skin getting any clearer? Actually got more flushing and redness so wondering if this is the natural course as ACV is working through my system. Look forward to others who have eczema and their experience and length of time using ACV until they saw their skin improving. I have not tried using it topically since my skin is already sensitive and want to avoid any further reaction. Would like to continue using ACV since I have great energy and my appetite is controlled. Appreciate your feedback and hope ACV will work for me eventually!

  27. I drink ACV for a while like 2 months. I started slowly with 1 teaspoon as the taste is horrible to me. I used to drink 1-2 teaspoons, now I increase it to 4-5 teaspoons and regulated to 1-2 teaspoons depending on my diet. I notice my stomach no longer bloat up. I feel more energized. My nose mucus no longer developed due to cold or sinus. My skin is clear of blemish and spots. I notice my bowel is much more clear now. I feel lighter around my waist now. I recommended to my mum who got asthma to drink it, she felt refreshed and energized as the mucus didn’t get into her way when she sleeps. She sleeps better at night now. It is certainly a good way to alkaline and detox the body.

  28. I have been taking my ACV for awhile and it has done wonders. I do a very simple one a spoonful of raw organic honey with ACV it tastes like an apple water to me it is all I drink. I am a bit concerned about all the posts I have read that use a splenda or whatever artificial sugars most of those are GMO and very very bad for your body . Do your bodies a favor and leave the faux sugars alone because you are cancelling out the good health by adding that poison to your drink .

  29. I find it easier to just knock back 2 tablespoons of acv and then drink a glass of water …. Is this dangerous? Do I have to mix with water/ juice ?

    • Hi Kath. I hope you’re doing great. It’s good that you’re taking the time to maintain your health using ACV. I’m going to give you my opinion about your question. The acidity of ACV will have an immediate effect on the soft tissue of your throat–as soon as it touches your soft tissue when you swallow. The seconds that it takes you to wash it down are seconds that allow the fully concentrated acidity to effect your soft tissue. The drink of water will stop its immediate reaction, but only after the concentrated acidity has affected your throat. Over time, this can cause harm to your throat. Diluting the ACV before swallowing it, reduces the acidic concentration so there is little to no affect on your throat or soft tissue. All the best to you. D

  30. I have had a cough that sounds like a smoker’s cough for close to ten years, though I am not a smoker, it’s sinus related. I get post nasal drip a lot and when I would take a deep breath in, it would trigger me to cough. I took a Benadryl every night, sprayed Nasonex and took Claritin every day and STILL had all these symptoms. In the beginning of April, I started mixing one tsp of ACV in 4 oz of water and drank it every night before bedtime. WITHIN ONE WEEK, ALL SYMPTOMS WERE GONE!! I don’t take any more meds, just the ACV. I have been using Heinz brand with the mother, but just tried the Braggs brand and find it much more palatable. I am going to up my intake as I really want to lose weight and get rid of some belly fat. It’s wonderful that something so natural can be so healing, cheaper and so much better for you than meds, especially since they didn’t work!

  31. I am now going to try ACV for the first, i hope that it works, i have many different ailments too many to mention.

  32. One thing Ive noticed since using the ACV in water (sometimes…..very rare though…I will put a dribble of honey in it…..) is that it doesn’t taste nearly as bad as it did the FIRST time I tried it……apparently it’s not just me….I did some reading and yes, the body will “get used to” the concoction and you won’t “cringe” as much…..once your body’s alkalinity adjusts…..or something like that lol. sounded odd….but makes sense I guess 😛

  33. I like to make a Sour Mango Green Smoothie. 1 T flax and 1 T chia put in blender and grind to powder. Add banana, 3 cups greens (usually 2 cups spinach and 2 cup kale) and 1 cup frozen mango chunks. Sometimes the fruit and juice of one grapefruit and/or orange if I have it. Then add in the liquid: 1 cup coconut milk, 1 cup water, 2 T ACV. Really Tasty! Start off with 1 T if you don’t like a super sour taste.

  34. Most of my family raves about ACV for a multitude of ailments, I recently posted apple cider vinegar detox recipes on my blog as well as meal recipes that subdue the ‘tang’ of ACV. Making an ACV detox daily is as easy as brewing a cup of coffee or tea and gives you an amazing energy boost!

  35. i started having digestive problems and even ended up with an infection. i could have went to the doctor again and again but they would have told me i have IBS and sent me out the door $$$$$ later and prilosec. Instead I started drinking Apple cider vinegar and taking probiotics and am stating to detox and i am feeling much much better. and saved a bunch of money. i think i actually had SIBO due to eating to much processed food for too long.

  36. A different perspective. In chinese medicine,cider vinegar is considered a
    medicine that ‘unsticks’things (I’m sure they say this with characteristic poetic
    imagry..but I’m scots-irish and that’s what it does.)For instance….a longterm
    healing of some sorts will often..’stick’..just ‘hit a plateau’,energy flow will sometimes just ‘stagnate’..for any number of reasons..ACV.Thoughts or emotions
    can get ‘stuck’….ACV.Perhaps it’ll even unstick stuck lifecycles (‘Oh god,my life’s just in a rut’)Don’t know if it’s THAT strong,but,hell,what’ve you got to lose?Might
    help along WITH other stuff.

  37. Hi I have a history of developing kidney stones,would like to know if
    Bragg cider vinegar could help to reduce or eliminate kidney stones?
    I’m eating approx. 50% raw veggie diet,take apple cider vinegar 2 day past 2mo.
    any help much appreciated. Thanks, Chris

  38. Apple cider vinegar can be a cure for hundreds of health and skin issues. I personally got a great result for my heartburn and thick hair. ACV has low to no side effects. So keep calm and use ACV!

  39. Contrary to current popular belief adding acid to your diet, no matter what ph it has, will not make your body more acidic. Basic chemistry tells you that adding any two acids together will create a stronger acid no matter what strength the acids are.

  40. Hi. Just wanted to comment about the ACV. I’ve lost weight with it and my skin feels and looks great! I use Aloe juice, ACV, Cinnamin and honey. One bottle a day. Mmmm! It scared me when I looked in the mirror!

    • One bottle per day? Of ACV? Not sure your post is correct- sorry but you’d get sick I’m sure if you drank that much.

  41. My mom introduced me to this drink..i despise the taste but with a sprinkle of estuvia made it taste a little better…its only been a few days but ill try anything to lose i do trust my mothers judge ment shes been drinking this for some time and lost weight and eats better and now she no longer is isilin dependent..not a diabetic now..which is awesome..i will continue to give this a try and will coment back at a later time..thx so much.:-):-)

    • Hi Koreenalee,
      I was just wondering how much u use and at what time of day i have been taking ACV at night before i go to bed i mix 2 cap fulls with a half teaspoon of honey and maybe 2 tablespoons of boiled water not liking the taste much lol but just wondered what ur mum did .
      Cheers 🙂
      Im in Australia so I’m hoping I’m using the right one it is organic and has the mother in it.

  42. I’ve been drinking ACV for about 8 weeks now, and I’m hooked. I first started using it on my face after I read that it could clear a spot up that the dermotologist called “prec cancerous”. He used a freezing method which didn’t take care of it, but the acv did….its completely gone. I drink it in the am and pm, and can tell a difference in how i feel. I’m a life timer for the acv. I also use it as a toner in the am before i put my moisturizer on, and once a week on my hair….

  43. Hi! I have been taking ACV for two days now…I have been having slight headaches. Supposedly it can be common for you to get headaches the first week of taking ACV since its your body reacting to the “detox.” Did you have this problem? Or anyone? I am really in it to clear up/stop the cystic pimples I sometimes get from time to time, was anyone successful in that aspect?

    • I also just started using ACV to help with stomach unsettledness. I have also been keeping a headache for the last few days. Has your headaches subsided yet?

  44. I WAS WONDERING HOW MUCH CAN YOU TAKE & IS IT BEFORE THE MEALS & WHERE CAN I BUY THIS AM IN SPRINGFIELD Mass I never seen it in any store even thou stop & shop has an organic section please help & thanks a bunch

    • very good for blood and vessels. i use it to cleanse kidneys of uric acid production which causes my gout problems.

  45. I drink Braggs ACV and Raw honey every day but it tastes awful at first but you get use to it and it will never taste good to me. lol I mix it with a bottle of water. I do it for the Ph factor, it will keep it balanced.

  46. i actually bought this acv for my bulldog.. i have heard that it is good for their skin and digestive system but then i read all the other benefits of using this so it looks like me and my bulldogs will be using it.. thanks for the post.. i will definitely give this a try and post my results;..

  47. Hi, I came across your website! I have been doing a lot of searching as I heard that ACV is good to reduce the buldging blue veins on your legs they call varicose/spider veins. I am 22 years old and I am in desperate need of help I want to so something to prevent them from getting bad. I am an active girl run,jog ride bikes and everything. I was wondering if anyone or if you have known of someone who has tired ACV for varicose veins or spiders veins and noticed a difference? I will appreciate the info thanks!

    • Hello, I started taking the ACV drink approximately 2 months ago. I wanted to lowered my blood pressure, lose weight and lower my cholestorol. My doc check up is due in April. However, shortly after I started taking the ACV, one night , not even expecting any thing of the sort, I noticed my spider veins were so light looking. I had no idea as to what had happened. Seriously at this point they are almost totally invisible!!! I kid you not!!!!! Mine were many & very dark. I also am being asked by people of different ages, genders and races, what are you using on your skin? It is so beautiful. I also lost about 4 lbs thus far. I use 2 Tbs of Braggs Organic Vinegar (with the Mother), ACV and 2 Tbs of Braggs Black Strapp Organic Molasses in 8 ounces of warm water, first thing in the morning. I drink it with a straw. My body, now graves it and it gives me a feeling of fullness that does last all day! Try it! Those veins will disappear. Let me know!

  48. I have been taking Bragg’s ACV off and on for almost a year now. I have a sensitive digestive system and after drinking this after a meal, I feel as if my stomach has been cleaned out. No heaviness or bloating, which are common occurrences after a day’s worth of eating. I’m going to keep on drinking this. It makes me feel so much lighter.

  49. Are there any drawbacks to taking ACV while also taking the blood pressure medication Lisinopril?

    I was told by my doctor to stop taking Potassium tablets when beginning the Lisinopril. The two don’t mix well. Some potassium is OK, however, as, for example, there’s no prohibition on bananas.

    So it’s a question of how much potassium is in one half teaspoon of ACV once a day – which is what I’m taking now.

    And suggestions?

  50. Has anyone had any experience using ACV for diabetic/blood sugar issues? Looking for natural remedies for my mother in law who suffers form type 2 diabetes.

  51. I learned to mix 1 cup of ACV, 2 cups of 100% apple juice and 3 cups of 100% grape juice. Drink 1/2 cup in the morning before breakfast. Haven’t had blood work yet, but have lost 5 “bag guys” off my stomach. Will let you know how my numbers are after blood work.

  52. Wonderful post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more.

  53. I just started Braggs Brand today. Turning over to a healthier life style and only have 10 lbs to loose before the Spring so I am super excited to hear all the comments about weight loss. Has anyone tried using the vinegar for a small amount of weight lose and what were your results….. Please respond…. I’m trying two teaspoons three times a day.

    • Hello Joanne,

      Well done for switching to a healthier life style, 10lbs is definitely achievable if you stick at it.

      The main weight loss benefit that comes with ACV, is that it suppresses your appetite. I have a sweet tooth and it’s brilliant at getting rid of sugary cravings, works every time for me.

      The best way to lose weight is to focus on your diet and implement some cardio into your routine. If you’re not sure what plan to follow, I highly recommend you check out: – It’s a fantastic program for women. (I hope it’s ok to post links, please remove if not!)

      Good luck with your weight loss goal!

  54. I drink a shot glass every day of the ACV and it works great for many issues one of them was to clear a smell of urine I had that not any doctor could cure. So with drinking this the smell is all gone. Love it!!!

  55. Grew up on Braggs as a kid. Old Country remedy. Now as an Adult I’ve returned. I take this elixir twice a day. Once in the am first thing upon waking it and a couple hours before bed.
    2oz ( 4TBSP) ACV
    1 Table Spoon Raw Honey
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp smoked red pepper
    1 oz Limon Juice

    Mix the honey and spices first or you’ll be stirring for days. Cinnamon just doesn’t mix well. The honey grabs and holds it allowing it to disolve in the ACV.

  56. I have been using an organic unfiltered ACV from Trader Joe’s for about a year now and it doesn’t seem that strong. No wonder, I need to jump on this Braggs bandwagon bc it seems to be the best brand! I enjoyed your post and stumbling on your cute blog

  57. I have been taking 2-4 tblspoons of ACV almost everyday since my acid reflux and heartburn started up, it definitely contains it and has cured me from the horrific daily occurrences of reflux. I tried everything to over the counter and natural and nothing really helped except for the Braggs ACV…it is a taste to get use to, but it’s worth it.

      • My acid reflux seemed to get better immediately. I take a little both in the morning and in the evening before going to bed. Mixing it with juice works best for me. I also found that my allergies seemed to improve. If I feel that my acid reflux is acting up sometimes I will take more or take some when I notice it.

        • my reflux is cured and i have noticed my energy level is up 10 fold…my allergies as well calmed down…i have been juicing for 20 days and i have lost 15 pounds and i have never felt better…look into juicing to completely clean out your intestines and help your other organs as well…

  58. Have been trying the Vinegar Detox drink…. but could still taste the vinegar with all the recipes I found online…. NO MORE TASTE… just mixed 1TBLS with Lipton Diet Green Tea with citrus 16.9 oz… shake and drink… amazing no more taste of vinegar… I will try with 2 TBLS tomorrow… or just drink two bottles in the morning

  59. I enjoy reading the comments about acv. (came across ur website accidently).
    I have been a user of acv for over (5) yrs. & have found it to be an excellent health booster. I have lost over 50 lbs. I appreciate all the info, as I am also open to new ideas. Everyone, please keep it up. Natural HEALTH ALL THE WAY !!!!!!!!!

  60. I as a vinegar drinker since very young, even raw cane vinegar back in the Philippines. Until today 6-7 tsp.every night and a sauce for my salted fish, etc. My metabolism is sky rocketed. i can never past 160 lbs. which i desperately want b/c im a bodybuilder, although my strength and stamina is awesome. Vinegar plays a big role in my performance and in my health. Vinegar + exercise = powerful! 😉

  61. The best way to drink ACV is 2 Tsp in a half glass of apple juice or 2 Table spoons in a almost full glass of apple juice and mix well it tastes delicous and u don’t have to worry about going through all the trouble with the rest of the crazy ingredients they put on here!!

  62. I have started having a daily dose of ACV and I absolutely notice the difference in my energy levels, weight, skin and hair. My husband just said “you look younger.” It is working for me!

  63. Need to add 2 tablespoons of ACV to a glass of water. I am grateful & happy I started taking apple cider as I noticed many benefits & noticed improved health.

  64. hi guys i am john and live in greece.i heard about acv for the first time from paul bragg and his amazing books(i have to say i admire his work and lifestyle).is it true that soo many benefits are coming from this drink?i mean really?hippocrates?i read 10 years ago some books of hippocrates where he mentioned to treat illness with wine(?)and acv but i never thought it could be so effective.i myself drink often acv with 1 tsp organic honey everytime i have gastric problems or micro-infections and in just 1-2 days any symptoms disappear.hippocates also wrote about the balance of the 4 main juices inside our bodies(αιμα,φλεγμα,κιτρινη και κοκκινη χολη)and the different tastes of the foods that we are supposed to consume(γλυκο,πικρο,αλμυρο,ξινο).

    • I live in a small village of Somerville, Ohio, USA. I recently started taking ACV, to see if I could cure (or at least help) my aching joints. This is not the reason I’m commenting here, however.
      My husband has very small ear canals, and is always getting ear infections, and constantly calling the doctor for a script. One afternoon, he was cleaning out his ears with a Qtip, and showed me a black residue of infection which came out of his ear. I mentioned to him, maybe he should clean his ear out with ACV? He did, along with peroxide, and in 2 days the Qtip came out clear. I’m sure there has to be something, some kind of properties in ACV, that even an ear doctor doesn’t know about. Or, maybe they know, but won’t tell their patiences about, for fear they’ll lose their patience!

      • That’s interesting but I am not surprised. I have known about ACV for a couple of years but never really experienced its benefits myself until I drank it once a day and it totally improved my acne! Not only that, but I also found that it can cure other things if applied topically, so lo and behold, it came into handy use when my niece got a baby rash: I told my sis in law to dilute ACV with some water and apply it to her rash throughout the day and the next day it was completely healed! I am a firm believer in using alternative/natural things to heal yourself (which is why I want to be a Naturopathic Doctor);l but to answer your question, I am sure that these Docs know the power of this stuff but just want to keep us trapped in this mindset of “medication cures all). Instead of always relying on a Doctor that never really helps you (while spending your hard earned money) just treat yourself!

        • If you talk to your doctor about ACV and he or she seems surprised remind them that this is a remedy that was used by Hippocrates who is known as the father of modern medicine.

  65. I have high cholesterol, skin issues, allergies, inflammation and 85 lbs over weight. I am glad, some people are going back to the more natural way for healthy living. I used to take ACV on a daily basis but it would “burn my throat” which of course discouragedown me. To make a long story short, I have a new bottle of ACV and have started today with 2T (on a daily basis) with the suggested ways to take the ACV. I’ll check back in a week or two…. Thanks.

  66. Hi I recently had an experence with this acv I, had a bad rash on my back that wouldnt go away I started drinking and put acv on my rash it help me a lot , but it almost clear , does anyone know if after the rash is gone , maybe cone back , I would appreciate anyone thats has experence something like what I’ve been through any comments , is much appreciated thank you .

  67. Wow- so many good hints and positive reinforcement for taking the natural, organic vinegar! I take Braggs brand, and even as a kid- my brothers and I would fight to drink the vinegar salad dressing left over at the bottom of the bowl. I have no trouble mixing it with about 4 oz of water- but I like the idea if taking it like a shot that tastes like a ginger snap! I’ll have to try that recipe.
    Please,anyone- give this a try. It is worth the small investment of only a couple dollars to see your health improve. My digestion is awesome- no heartburn ever anymore and I have great loads of energy.

  68. after I started adding apple cider vinegar to my salads I have noticed that my gums stopped bleeding. They were especially bleeding during flossing. Well, not anymore. I had to eat such a salad maybe 3-4 times to have this stunning effect. Quite quick as you see.

  69. For better taste, try drinking acv with vegetable or tomatoe juice. Remember to use apple cider vinegar and not apple cider flavored vinegar which is not the same thing. Also remember to drink plenty of water.

  70. I’ve been using this since I was a kid! I’m glad others are into it before traditional medicine. I’m using it for Candida. I’m going off sugar.

  71. I agree this is great for gall stones. I was advised to remove my gallbladder by a surgeon. I could’nt eat greasy food, like just french fries. Not only do I no longer have gallbladder pain, but I can eat even fried chicken if I want. In the beginning I took it to soften them to allow the stones to be expelled, taking 1 tbsp in water daily and when I’d have something greasy, would follow it up with the same. Maybe did this like for a few months. Now I can eat what I want, even skipping taking it -no pain! I think that it rid them or maybe just made my gallbladder work optimally again.

  72. I have had recurring bouts of mucus build up for few years which was annoying, frustrating & stressful, however since I started taking ACV it has cleared up and I feel so much better & feel a lot healthier.

  73. hi guys……i heard so many side effects by use organic acv…..and it wil give severe acne after stop organic acv… it correct?is it helpful for get rid of sun burned hands…..plz any one can tell ..

  74. Been following this forum for about a month now…..I used to take a shotglassfull straight and wash it down with a beer…..well beer certainly isn’t helping me lose weight….so I now pour 1 oz into a 12 ounce cup….fill it with water and drink it down….followed by another 6 – 8 ounces of water…..then swish my teeth and mouth with an ounce of tequila to rinse my mouth out to hopefully protect my tooth enamel……Ive decided after reading thru today that Im going to start doing this twice a day 8 AM and 4 PM and have set my phones alarm to remind me…..feeling great and losing weight….but the beer had to go…

  75. hi any idea where in kuwait city can i find braggs ACV?.. im using a local brand of ACV now, but i want to have that mother thing.. thanks

  76. I take a shotglass full straight once a day and chug a beer to mask the taste and give my throat lubrication and my stomach some liquid to mix with it….havent had a problem and have lost 30 pounds….with very moderate walking and no diet restrictions….in 3 months

  77. I have been taking a teaspoonful mixed with water morning, noon and night. I was diagonoised with acute colitis in 2005 (after returning from a two week trip in Ireland where I picked up a bad bacteria) and have been taking meds daily for that. I still had diareahea daily. Started taking Apple Cider Vinegar with the “Mother” ( Bragg Organic) three weeks ago and results have been very much positive. I am a happy person. I forgot what normality was. I was becoming a home-bound person for fear of having accidents out in public. My gastric system has improved 100%. I am hopeful, too, that my arthuritis symptoms improve also. Can’t say enough good about ACVWM!!!!!!

  78. Um, so I just drank a tablespoon of ACV and , I thought It almost killed me, lol. But, as soon as I swallowed it, my throat had a crazy reaction and I couldn’t breath and I couldn’t stop swallowing. But, finally , I burped and could breath again. It just really scared me. Any one has any idea why? Maybe I didn’t dilute it enough?

    • Exactly! you didn’t dilute it enough. IMO I wouldn’t use it in less than 10 oz of water/liquid. I drink mine in a water/apple cider mix to taste. love it.

  79. A couple of months ago I bought ACV to remove a wart on my finger and went to my Dollar General local store to buy it and got the stores brand since that was the only brand available, so now I was searching to find out how to use it since I have a full bottle (only used it a little) well I came across this so I was wondering if I can use it for the weight loss, hair treatments etc. Or do I have to buy the organic raw unfiltered that has been mentioned alot? The one I have says its 100% pure Apple Cider Vinegar and Reduced with water to 5% Acidity. Really hope somebody can answer my question.

  80. Can you take ACV capsules and get the same results overall? I have a terrible time taking liquid or drinking anything like this but have found ACV capsules 650mg at the local health food store.

  81. Many people are wondering where can they buy apple cider vinegar? Beware of buying it in the Supermarkets. They are not organic and not the best thing. Ugliest is the best. Make sure there is mother in it and is organic. Here is the page where you can buy organic ACV if you live US, Canada or Europe

    Buy Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Online

    • Go to ozone in yaba, there is a phamarcy store down stairs that sells Braggs Apple cider vinegar, soon as u walk in turn left just after couple of shops, they always have it stocked..

  82. Question: Knowin that ACV has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, if digest would it be help in ridding the skin of sun spots or what is also known as shifting clouds?

  83. Hi I was wondering if you would know if I added some Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother to processed Apple Cider Vinegar, would it change the processed to become unprocessed?

  84. Just an FYI … you can make your ACV very, very easily instead of buying the expensive Braggs all the time. I have 3 batches going right now. One that’s almost ready, one that just started the mother, and another I just started. There’s plenty of web sites on the internet that tells you how to get started. Check them out by searching for homemade ACV. Lots of directions.

  85. Recently I had a very bad sunburn on my face. I usually never burn but before in the sun I gave myself a facial along with steaming my pores which made my skin sensitive to the sun that day. I purchased Briggs acv to mix with water and applied to my burned face and had relief immediately! Usually I would use an aloe plant but only had the bottled aloe which actually burned my face more. Apple cider vinegar not only relived my face from the tightness and stinging sensation but I woke up the next morning with my skin healing/peeling into the tan I wanted 🙂

  86. i want to Lose the weight really bad and my friend told me about the Apple CIder Vinegar and she lose alots off weight and now Im take it I start this MONDAY and you got to watch what you eat AND YOU DRINK in the Moring and in the after noon 15 mins before you eat diet food is the best thing that what my friend told me you losses the fat and IM WATCH WHAT I EAT ; MY DIET FOOD GOOD LUCK TO THE PEOPLE WANNT TO LOSS THE WEIGHT;

  87. I have had gall stones and kidney stones which have bothered me over the years. My cousin had very painful ones and needed surgery his doctor said. He started drinking 3 tbsp. Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar twice a day in a glass of water, and within a few weeks he passed a huge kidney stone. His doctor could not believe it. I have been drinking the same thing now for the past couple of weeks, have passed a small kidney stone and have had no gall bladder problems. It takes awhile to get used to it, but it’s not bad. I mix the vinegar with apple juice, tastes fine. If drinking this can help anyone avoid surgery then why not?

    • Dave,
      Does it really Bragg ‘s Apple Cider Vinegar clear up your gallbladder and kidney stone? Please help me how to prepare and drink it? How long does it help to clean it? I have sludge in my gallbladder. It bothers me and the doctor wants to remove my gallbladder but I do not want it. Thanks…and please send the reply email to me.

  88. What a surprise—3 tsp in a small glass of oj twice a day —-I have bad fall allergies–at lest I did—since I have started taking the Apple Cider Vinegar I have had no allergies this fall. I starting taking it for my not working so well system—does a pretty good job of keeping this normal. I also have found my face redness and brown spots have almost disappeard after 3 weeks. Saved myself a trip to the medical doctor and a dermitologist!

  89. I have used ACV in the past and experienced weight loss. I stopped drinking it just because, I didn’t believe it was really that effective. Well, two weeks ago I decided to start drinking the ACV again just to get rid of the bottle. Well, I have lost five pounds!!! I had already began my weight loss journey, so the five pounds was even more noticeable. This is with no exercise!! Everyone has noticed the weight loss. And I told them you’re not gonna believe this but I have been drinking 1 tablespoon of ACV in 8 ozs of water EVERY morning. I’m so glad that this product is working for my body!!!

    • Thank you for sharing! The closer I get to 50…the more weight I gain every single year! I exercise and and watch what I’s so discouraging! I will try ACV this week.

  90. Just ran to store for apple cider vinegar because I suspect that I have a mild , but painful case is shingles. Had the shingles vaccine 3 yrs. ago, which does not guarantee that you will not get shingles …but promises to help you avoid getting a serious case! Made a drink using organic cranberry/apple juice and 1 tblsp of organic apple cider vinegar, no sweeteners necessary . It tastes like wine! I was pleasantly surprised. Will keep you posted regarding my success or failure to relieve my pain.

    • Judy or anyone suffering from shingles, try a high dose of Vit C &/or B-12. This is what worked for me & it amazed my dr that he could believe I even had shingles. I started the Vit C/B-12 right after the sharp pain moved into an uncontrollable itch. Luckily, I never developed the lesions & the pain/itch was all gone in less than a week! Whew! I hope this information can help someone out there bc shingles is a horrible experience w/lingering affects!

      • Oops that shouldve said my dr couldnt believe it was shingles. Also dont wait if you think you might have shingles try this approach & get into your dr right away!

  91. I just started using ACV (about 2 weeks ago) and I am hooked! I take mine a little differently though. I found the recipe in a women’s health magazine. It’s a little spicy but I do it twice a day (morning and afternoon) and it’s better than coffee! 2 TBS organic OJ, 1 TBS ACV (Braggs), 1/8 tsp ginger powder, pinch of turmeric, pinch of cayenne. Drink it like a shot. It tastes like a spicy ginger snap! I have noticed I have better digestion, more energy and clearer skin already. Not quite time for cold and flu season but my usual fall allergies (which kick in around this time of year) have yet to come calling!

    • I’ve just found the Bragg brand of ACV at Wellness Warehouse, but it’s R85.00. Health connection brand found at most health shops and even some pharmacies (Dischem) have an organic ACV as well. It’s the unfiltered, organic that is important, not the brand. Good luck!

  92. Nobody likes obesity…

    When You raise your metabolism you lose weight…

    A good tip is to watch what you eat…

    Having less fat on your body will allow your organs and bodily functions to perform better…

  93. Hi … I just learned thay we shoild take only brag beand of acv but here In india in pune I tried checking all big food mall buy they dont keep braggs brand what we get here is Heinz brand so will that b ok to take…. thank s

      • If you cannot find the organic mother or Bragg kind, use the Heinz. For some time now I have been using Bragg; my husband just started 3 days ago with the plain, old, cheapest vinegar he could buy by the gallon. It works fantastic for him! After 2 days, he lost 3 pounds to my .25. I must say though, men do lose faster than women anyway, but, also with this cheap brand of vinegar, his morning blood sugar reading is lower after he takes a tablespoon in 4oz of water before bed. His fasting blood sugar readers were always high in the mornings. His blue eyes are clearer and his skin looks great; PLUS his big-fat-belly has gone down by half. He downs 1 diluted tablespoon before he eats and 1 before bed. He’s also not eating snacks in-between his meals which is a first! Though it has only been 2 days now, he is wondering if wine will have the same effect as he does not like the taste of vinegar — gotta luv him!

  94. some additional benefits of Apple cider vinegar are also found refer : Best part now available in INDIA

  95. I do 2 Tbls to warm like hot tea with 1spoon of honey sip slowly enjoy great for weight ccronic joint pain and many other uses <3

  96. I want to try ACV for weight loss, but I am concern with the fact that it can soften the tooth enamel. What is enough ACV intake daily and what is too much?

    • You can find ACV in the form of a pill that you can take to avoid damage to your tooth enamel. I have found it to be just as effective in the form of a supplement. Swanson Vitamins brand is great quality and cheap.

    • For the tooth enamel problem, use straw instead of drinking direct from the glass. This will minimize contact with teeth. Also, do not brush your teeth immediately after your drink acv. hope this hleps.

  97. I have PCOS and ACV helps me in my weight loss. I take 2 tbls with 8oz of water every morning. I also use it as a hair rinse. I use 1tsp with 32oz of water before I actually shampoo my hair. It helps remove conditioner and other hair product residue. I also use it as a face toner, 1tbls ACV, 1tsp honey, 8oz water.

      • Hi Maria. PCOS is short for polycystic ovarian syndrome and is suffered by many women. It causes several symptoms such as obesity, hair growth on chest, chin etc, hair loss on head, infertility, imbalanced hormones, heavy menses or no menses for a long period of time, diabetes and a few other negative effects. You can do research on it since it is a lot to explain. But pray that you will always be free from it especially if you would love to have kids.

    • Thanks Kaka! That is such a wonderful article. I have noted most of the benefits. I never knew ACV is such a wonderful thing. It is cheap, readily available and wonderfully healthy.

  98. My mother tried this on a wart on her thumb. she just applied it with a cotton ball a couple times a day, and when she came to visit me, literally the wart fell off!!! I know its a little horrid to picture this, however, it really did work. It happened right in front of my very own eyes. This stuff from what I here, is like magic. Im starting to use it as a detoxifier, so we will see what happens. Wishing luck to myself and everyone who tries it. Feeling anxcious but excited.

    • I just gott Braggs Organic ACV at Mediplus pharmacy inside MM2 airport in Lagos. I was so excited. It’s the big bottle for 3300. Pricey but so worth it.

      • You Can also buy at health plus pharmacy at the palms in Lekki or at their other branch at 11 commercial ave., sabo in yaba Lagos. I bought mine two days ago from Lekki the palms – not cheap N2250 per bottle of 473ml

  99. hi ! jst wanted to know how to take apple cider for weigh loss ie hw many times in a day do I take it ie the proportion with water , for how long do I take it for, r there any side effects if I take it for a long perod of time? need to know hoe to apply it for the skin also.thankyou so much and awaiting ur reply.lastly need to tell you that we get the Heinz Apple cider .Thanks

    • 1) Mix one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass a water or herbal tea. If desired add raw honey for taste. You can also add cinnamon, which also helps you to lose weight, reduce cholesterol, and improve your health.

      2) Drink twice (or three times) a day about a half an hour before each meal.

      I started doing it after reading how to make Bone Broth for soup. If you simmer the bones with some apple cider vinegar in the water it helps pull calcium out of the bones for an even healthier soup. Bone broth soup is HIGH in minerals and very healthy. I had made it a few times without the apple cider vinegar … after the first time using apple cider vinegar I felt more energetic the next day (have been very zapped of energy in recent years due to mega stress right now).

      I have continued with apple cider vinegar every day and it has helped with weight and stomach measurements. And when I do not have time to make soup sometimes I just make bone broth with the ACV and drink it throughout the day instead of ‘tea’.

      When I do not have time for either soup or bone broth I just have apple cider vinegar in plain hot water with a little apple juice added to flavor it and cinnamon…
      and a bit of grated cheese added when I am getting bored of the taste.

      If you have been trying to loose weight with no or little success try adding apple cider vinegar to whatever other healthy modification you have been making and see if the weight doesn’t start coming off.

      • Hi Joanne,
        I was wondering what kind of bones do you use to make your bone broth?
        I’ve never heard of this before, can you give me the directions to making the broth please I’d like to try it.

        Thank you

        • Hi M & M …

          I have been staying with my mom over the past few weeks and taking care of her as she is in her mid 80s and came close to dieing a few weeks ago. Her blood pressure had been over 200 and medicine wasn’t helping get it down to safe numbers and then a couple of weeks ago she fell and hit her head. I used homeopathy for her head and she is recovered well with that but she spends most of her day in bed and was very week and depressed.

          So I started looking into what to do to rebuild her strength and help with her mental attitude.

          The stress on myself was taking a toll as I found myself having gained wait (I was already heavier then I should be before this happened. I have a bone in my rib cage missing from birth … not a problem when I am slim but if I gain TOO much weight it causes pressure on my heart because my rib cage is concave due to the missing bone.

          So I had to find a healthy way to loose some inches fast … I decided after doing some research on the web that PARSLEY ROOT would be a good diuretic to try.

          Most of us know of parsley as that cute little green ‘decoration’ on our plate when we eat at a fancy restaurant (that we usually end up leaving on the plate). Too bad as it may be the healthiest part of the whole dinner!

          My soup making all started …
          While looking for Parsley root at my local supermarket I came across a package of “soup veggies” … celery root, celery. parsley, radishes, green onions, carrots etc … but no parsley ROOT … eventually I found the parsley root …and… having found the soup veggies during my search decided to try making soup from scratch. I had remembered seeing BEEF SOUP BONES in the meat section in the past and thought I’d buy some and try making soup.

          I live in Long Island … part of New York State. Not all supermarkets have it here but Fairway Market carries in their BEEF section …
          up until now I have used the BEEF SOUP BONES but I bought some of each this last trip to the market and will try BEEF MARROW BONES this time also.

          There is little to no meat on them … so if you want little bits of beef in your soup then buy a cut of beef that has a LOT of BIG bones in it. You are cooking the meat bones for long enough that any meat attached will be tender so you can use CHEAP cuts. The meat will taste like BEEF STEW meat when it is finished no matter how tough it was going in. When you strain out the bones just separate the meat and
          cut smaller if needed and throw back into the broth you are using to make soup.

          I do not own any special pots so I am just using a 3 quart pot with a cover and putting it on a low flame after it starts to boil. Then letting it simmer for a minimum of 3 hours. (I usually ladle out a mug full of broth before the 3 hours are up while it is cooking because i am too impatient to wait till it is finished before I start).

          If I am just making enough for one day I start with 1 1/2 FIJI bottles of water (1.5 liter bottle size) and I put 3 or more tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in it. That’s how I make broth for myself. If I want to make soup I start with 2 full bottles of FIJI water. After cooking the broth and straining out the bones I can add veggies and turn it into a soup for that night or put it in a glass container and refrigerate it for another day.

          Eventually I may buy a special pot for making the soup broth … but for now I am using what I have and experimenting. Imay not be getting the full benefit of cooking the bones for 8 or more hours as most recipes suggest … but I still feel I am getting health benefits from my shorter 3-4 hour version.

          Oh and after I make broth i put the bones in a glass jar and use them again 2 or 3 more times and make broth every day. If you want you could make more at one time and store more for future use. I’m home taking care of mom now so it’s just as easy to make it fresh each day.

          Here are some links about making BONE BROTH …

          Ultimately I think we have to listen to our body and see how we feel when trying things that have been benefitial to others. There may come a time when I do not feel the need to drink bone broth every day but for now my body seems to crave it. i must be deficient in something it is supplying me with.

          Take a look at the nutrients in bones …

          I have heard that most calcium supplements are not from a source that is easy for our bodies to utilize … which means that taking them is not solving deficiencies but also that we are storing the supplemental calcium in areas that are possibly harmful… as calcium deposits/calcification. That is just a theory and not agreed upon … but I thought I’d try getting more calcium from things other than supplements and see if anything improved for myself and my mom after trying it for awhile.

          Her blood pressure is back down in the 140s something that has not been that low in YEARS. Is the bone broth the reason or part of the reason??? Calcium is important to heart and blood vessels so maybe so. She is gaining a little strength with the passing days as well.

          All i know is I feel much better taking the bone broth daily.

          Stress leeches calcium from our bodies … both calcium and magnesium are important for so many things – healthwise. As far as magnesium goes … since I am under stress these days I’ve started taking it by opening up NOW brand Magnesium Citrate softgels and squeezing out the contents and spreading some on my face and the soles of my feet and I absorb it through my skin …great right before bed to help relax and sleep (and my face’s skin looks so young). Plus you do not get diarrhea from this way of taking it. You can also put it on areas where you have muscle or joint pain. And it makes a good toothpaste too! I use it a couple of times a week.

          And on the subject of weight loss

          My brand of Magnesium …

          … perfect for spreading on skin and for toothpaste consistency.

          Oh and back to the subject of calcium …
          And another way of getting calcium in your diet from a healthy source that I think I may try soon …

          Oh one last link …


    • Oh!! It definitely works wonders as a cleansing aid for all hair types. I love using ACV in my hair as a cleanser…much better than shampoo. ACV leaves my hair so soft and shiney! It’s not the best smelling product, but the results sure are worth it. I also follow up with essential oils to kill the the ACV odor 🙂

      • How do you follow up with essential oils regarding the odor? Do you mix it in with the ACV or apply after? Do you rinse them out? Thanks!

      • Bragg’s website recommends diluting 1/3 cup vinegar in one quart of water. I use more vinegar to water and store in a squeeze bottle in the shower. I also infuse herbs in the vinegar before diluting with water and add essential oils to improve the smell. This has been my shampoo since March. My hair has never been healthier. I rinse the vinegar out and then apply leave-in conditioner.

  100. I just heard about ACV reducing belly fat this past weekend and am very anxious to try it. This article and all of your comments are great, I am finding them very useful. I do have some questions – can anyone recommend how I should start? How many times a day, how much, and when? Is it better to not dilute it? And does it have to be that brand that you all were talking about it or can I just get some at the grocery store? Thanks in advance!

    • You definitely must dilute it!!! It’s acidic and can damage your tooth enamal, esophagus, skin, etc. Never drink it straight!

    • I would dilute it because it helps create a a larger area in your stomach to burn off the extra fats from the food you eat plus its rough to take it straight like shots.Use the Bragg brand it really works the best make sure you take it 2 tablespoons 15 mins before every meal.Mix the apple cider in 8 oz of water you can also add honey to it if you like .Good luck!

  101. I think apple cider vinegar works wonders. I was developing a bad case of facial folliculitus and painful acne. I used this on my face as an astringent with a cotton ball. It burn like crazy, and was extremely painful, so I’d lather up in aloe vera afterwards to help soothe the skin. The next morning, the pain decreased dramatically. I’ve also been mixing 2 tablespoons of it with water to drink twice a day. I’ve been using this for a few days, and have very impressive improvements in my skin. It was definitely a huge relief in my daily activities. Now when I apply it to my face, there is no bacteria or not much, so the burn is no longer there. Definitely recommend trying this! *I also was taking vitamins which helped too

  102. I wanted to let everyone know that Bragg makes an Apple Cider Vinegar drink with organic cinnamon, has 13% organic apple juice too. It’s very tasty and gives you all the benefits of ACV.

  103. I use ACV along with black coffee, Bitter Melon Tabs, Cinnamon and a few other supps to manage my type2 diabetes. The ACV seems to get me off to a strong start every day and prevents nightly indigestion. The most obvious effect is the lack of an after meal “sleepy time” brought on by the aftermeal spike in blood sugar. I’ve been on this regimen which was set up for me by an 80 year old pharmacist 4 years ago.

  104. I love ACV!!! As soon as I bought the bottle I was feeling better, more energized, and it was loads of fun. I was getting painful erections. I lost 20 pounds in like 2 days or so. I like ACV!!! My hair loss will be no problem. ACV helped me get a life. Thanks, ACV.

  105. ive started from last friday,feeling great already,dnt eat so much anymore and my stomach is smaller.hooray!

  106. I just started the AVC and was able to find it easily at Kroger’s in the organic section that they all have under condiments. It’s was $6.59 a bottle for the Braggs raw AVC. If you want to pay more at the wholefoods stores or GNC that’s up to you. But Many main grocery stores have it as it is becoming increasingly in demand for all it’s wonderful benefits. As much as I will be using this GVC, it pays to find it for cheaper.

  107. Hi

    Thanks for the explanation of what the ACV is for and i appreciate the way you took time to expalin, ‘The Mother’ because i just started usnig that brand ‘Braggs Organic’ ACV with water about two days ago, so i’m looking forward to experience the result that is to gain from using this product.

  108. I have been using ACV for two months 2 tbs morning and night. I heat up water in the microwave and pour ACV in it with a teaspoon of raw organic honey. Let me tell you, my cellulite is GONE. The fat under the skin on my legs and arms is gone as well. I really have to squeeze my legs hard to see and cellulite. I poured too much one day and forced myself to drink it and now when I think about drinking it I kind of get sick feeling kind of like if you get a hang over off of a certain type of alcohol. I am going to start drinking it again because I know how much it changed my body and helped me lose my baby weight. 20 lbs in three months! Working out and ACV is the answer.

  109. I turned to ACV this past week out of total desperation. I was given a tetanus shot on June 14th and had what can only be described as bad allergic reaction. I developed huge red itchy welts all over my torso, legs and backside. No antihistamine came close to stopping the spread or the horrendous itch. I then started to develop blisters on the palms of my hands, in between my fingers and on the underside of my fingers. They were quite painful. I decided to try applying ACV to the welts and to my hands in hopes of getting some relief.I have to say that the welts and blisters are shrinking and have stopped spreading. The itch had almost gone away as well. I am also using ACV in the bath to soak in for my skin before going to bed at night. I just started taking it orally today too. I mix two teaspoons in some flavored water. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to taste. I do recommend not chugging the drink but sipping it slowly and follow it up with extra water to make sure you’ve washed it down. I am also in the process of losing weight. I have lost 31 pounds with about 25 more to go. I have been in a plateau for the past two months so we will see if the ACV helps me break through that too.

  110. Thanks M&M I will have to buy the book.

    One more question. I am guessing that since it takes weeks and months to gain weight and get all this junk in your body, we should be patient drinking apple cider vinegar for the effects to fully work right? Like I notice my blood pressure right away feels better and I am starting to have less an appetite, but I am guessing I should give it a month or so to see more standard results right? Because wouldn’t it make sense that since this is not a “lose fat quick scheme”, it takes time right? Please let me know if you all agree.

    • I noticed a difference in two months my clothes were fitting a little looser because I was walking 4 times a week. The book suggests to fast 2 times a week, you can drink juice and water but no food and have your daily cocktail of acv 3 times a day 1 to 2 tablespoons and you need to have an exercise routine, your work out doesn’t have to be a vigorous work out, brisk walking, jogging, light weight lifting 40 to 60 minuets, 3 to 4 times a week you will see faster results. If you just take acv alone for weight loss results it will take longer. Results vary per individual but for most people yes your right, it takes time usually after 12 wks you can start seeing results.

  111. If I were to apply apple cider vinegar to my skin, how long or how many minutes do you leave it on your skin? And afterwards, do you just rinse it off with soap and water?

    And how long should you do this for, every night until results are seen? Or should you continue even after results are seen? Thanks

    • Hi Richard,

      Just curious did you buy the Braggs ACV Brand? If you did on the bottle there is a couple of books advertised that you can order and in the ACV miracle health system book which is the one I have, has 3 different ways you can use it for your skin. I will tell you how I use it from the book. Mix 1 cup of ACV and warm water in a spray bottle and spray yourself after a shower and rub and massage until the skin is dry do not wash off do this twice a week. I use a 20oz bottle 1 cup acv 1 cup warm water. I spray my entire body twice rub & massage let dry and repeat. Keep water bottle in shower. You can try to find the book at a health food store or call the number on the bottle if you’d rather order it. I also use a Herbal soap from a health food store or I order it online. The book recommends do not use soap at all just the acv but I like soap I use the good stuff not from department stores.

  112. Hi Deanna,
    I only dilute it to make my bottle last longer because I use it for so many other things and I drink it 3 to4 times a day. I don’t think it can hurt you except I wouldn’t drink it straight that could be bad for you. By the way what cleanser do you use if any? Or are you just using acv by it self on your face? Just curious.

    • That is a great idea to add water to make it last longer. I sometimes use only ACV for my face, but when I wear makeup or feel like I really need to cleanse my face I use grape seed oil. I really like it because it doesn’t clog your pores and it is cleansing and moisturizing all in one. Sometimes I am just feeling lazy and only use ACV lol.

        • You’re welcome, glad I could help. I like to put the grape seed oil on my face with my fingers and wet a wash cloth with hot/warm water to take it off. It feels great. Then I follow up with the ACV…

  113. Hi Richard,
    Yes just drinking it you can see a difference in your skin after 2 months but results may vary per individual. I have been taking acv for 5 months my skin is softer and I find I don’t use as much lotion as before but it also helps to apply it directly on your skin diluted of course not straight from the bottle. If your trying to clear up your face because of break outs apply it every day twice a day from here on out to keep your acne under control, make sure you dilute it, you will notice it clearing up faster than just drinking it daily. It will take you longer if you stick to just drinking it.

    • Hi M&M,

      I have been using it straight on my face twice a day for a few weeks. Is that bad? Does it need to be diluted? My skin has been awesome. I used to only drink it, but I still had a few blemishes and now I have none.


  114. Can just drinking apple cider vinegar itself help improve your skin or do you have to actually apply it to your skin manually? I was wondering if anyone had noticed improved skin and less acne from just the drinking part of it itself?

    • I haven’t tried drinking apple cider vinegar, but I’ve used it 3 times now for treating my face with clay mask. I mix one parts each of Bragg’s ACV and Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay and my acne were murdered by this lethal combination. Only used it 3 times and my pimples are GONE. I started the mask when the pimples were at their peak, red and swollen,and the next morning they all flattened out and my skin was glowing! I stopped for a day, then did the mask again, and same results, instead of my pimples taking more than a week to heal, it takes 2-3 days, and the scars are minimal. Smaller pores, glowing skin, no more blackheads, and the blemishes are lightening. It works topically, for one thing. I’m going to try ingesting ACV and see if that would speed things up even more. I need to lose some weight too anyway.

    • Hi Jeanette,

      Is it braggs brand?? I love braggs but I did find Heinz less expensive and when I run out of my braggs I will try the Heinz brand its not with the mother but I wanna try and see if I can feel the difference if there is any. If you found one that’s organic try if finish the bottle and then try the braggs with the mother and yes its organic.

      • I found Heinz brand with the mother but it does not say organic. From everything I have read you definitely need it with the mother.

  115. i am using simple apple cider vinegar of american garden is that ok for weight loss because i have’t find brags apple cider vinegar with mother kindly help me

    • If it’s clear or in anyway filtered and it’s not organic, it is not OK. You can get Braggs over the Internet.

  116. i was just told to look up dis product and wat i really want to know is if it really works for skin disorders mainly acne…………i’m sufferin from face,chest and back acne really badly for about 3 years….. could someone assist me?

  117. Hi, I used acv before, and I lost 10 lbs two weeks. This is great. So, I and my sister will buy again acv. I used every time…. I put four teaspoon in one glass. I think I used 5 times a day or more than,,,,,

  118. Will the ACV not affect my kidney for a long period of time using it? Is ACV not acidic? Is it good for diabetic people?

  119. I have been using ACV for almost a year now mixed half and half with distilled water for a toner after using a mild cleanser on my face 2 times a day. This product has changed everything about my skin. My pores are smaller, the dark spots have faded, I rarely get any acne anymore, and when I do, it goes away within days.

    If you need help finding ACV check out and read the article titled “where can I find apple cider vinegar?”

    You will also learn more about how to use it to help get clear skin.

    Enjoy 🙂

  120. well i jist started taking braggs acv on friday and i do notice my stomach lowering down i dont feel bloated at all i will keep informed of results!!!

  121. Bragg vinegar is really very good, in the sense that it keeps me feeling balanced.I consume this thrice per day,in the morning. in the mid morning, and in the afternoon, with a cup of hot or warm water.I have become so addicted to it that i can only think of drinking it, and just barely eat,therefore i am slim and trim.

  122. I began acv two weeks ago and my hotflashes are gone! No more bloating and gas and my belly seems to have gone down. I try to drink ir twice a day but just one time a day shows improvement. I will continue to use acv in my diet and step it up!

    • Hi Joyce I’ve been suffering with the same thing constanley bloated I look pregnant does this really work I’ve been looking into this for awhile now :@)

      • Hi Amy,
        I had bloating issues for decades. Once I started taking one tablespoon of ACV 15 minutes prior to eating it changed my life! I no longer looked pregnant!!
        I also made some other changes….drinking Kefir…anywhere from one tablespoon a day to a cup as well as trying to eliminate refined sugars. For sweeteners I try to use pure maple syrup, raw agave nectar or stevia. These three changes made a big difference in how well I felt with the added bonus of slimming me down!

  123. Thank you !
    It is wonderful! We make our own kambucha, and this is a nice add to the choices of drinks.
    I just shared some with a friend of mine at the office.!

  124. I have been drinking ACV mixed with water as the first thing in the morning after oil pulling and my sense of smell has become really strong. Maybe it’s the ACV’s effect on my nose?


  126. I have left two previous comments & was waiting to leave this one until today. I started taking ACV, twice a day, in November. I have lost 7 lbs, my skin looks fantastic, I am completely off of Priolsec & my GERD is completely under control. The GERD is the reason I started taking it. I just had my labs drawn last week, & my cholesterol is the lowest it has been in years!! It went from the 227-240 range, 6 months ago to 195 last week!! My triglycerides have always been low, but dropped to 69. The overall ratio is GREAT!! The proof is in the pudding…..ACV works wonders!!!

    • How did you use the acv for your acid reflux? I too have been using it as I found out I have silent reflux and not wanting to stay on drugs kicked my doctor to the curb.I’ve been taking two table spoons after each meal with water to follow it .Is this what you do to control your acid reflux? Please reply thank you

      • Nick, you need to take it about 15 minutes BEFORE you have a meal, not after. It gets the digestive juices activated to start doing a better job. There is a lot of science behind it.

        • Thanks for the reply ,your right it works much better that qway than the way I was taking it .I also noticed I had to cut back to Two table spoons for my biggest meal as taking it every time I ate was actually to much and causing issues now it’s perfect and I’ve been losing weight in the past two months of taking this stuff from my tummy with no exercise I am becoming more and more of a believer .

  127. Hello there everyone…I want to start to take ACV, but I can not find the place where to buy it, can please someone help me? Thanks very much

  128. Hi, just a little FYI for women out there. Im going thru menopause and started taking ACV for hot flashes! WOW!!! they are completely gone, It only took about 2 days for them to STOP!! I sleep so much better have a lot of energy but most of the the night sweats and hot flashes have STOPPED!!

  129. I quite smoking recently and discovered that drinking Apple Cider Vinegar when I crave a cigarette curbs the physical craving that comes along with smoking. Just mix a tablespoon in with water.

  130. I just started this today. I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago an I have gained some weight especially in my belly so I hope this works.

  131. Hi well i wud lik to ask u if. I can take acv as im still breast feeding my baby does it harm thnk u n does it really lose weight

  132. Thank you for this information. I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, went through surgery and then was advised to follow up with chemo therapy “to be on the safe side”. I have elected to alter my diet and enhance my immune system using homeopathic means. Coincidentally, I had been working on a natural safe bug repellant for my dogs. Organic ACV mixed 50/50 with the following: 4 cups dried mint, 5 large crushed cloves of garlic, 4-5 lemons that I would crush after removing zest with a scraper. Into a gallon plus a cup of water I would add the lemon zest, lemons, mint and garlic. Bring it to a boil then reduce heat to a slow simmer for about an hour. Set aside to cool then strain. Add the gallon of ACV. I had been using this to rub into my dogs fur in the mornings. No ticks, mosquitos or hitchhikers of any kind,,,,then I had the ” hey what if” moment. I mix an ounce with juice in the morning and again in the evening. After a month, my digestive system is functioning better, my skin and even hair seems healthier and overall energy is better. I hope to start a blog next month following taking a natural approach in dealing with my diagnosis. Apple cider vinegar has a long history of beneficial treatment for a number of things. I am not saying this decision of mine is not for everyone. Inform yourself before making any decisions concerning your health and well being.

  133. I was diagnosed with tempro mandibular joint disorder and I also developed tinnatus as a result of the severity of the disorder. I started taking ACV with water 3 times a day and my symptoms almost diminished. I also take magnesium suppliments as I read that TMJ (tempromandibular joint disorder) was as a result of a magnesium deficiency. My skin is clear, I sleep better, I am losing weight and overall I just feel great. I will drink ACV for the rest of my life, OH! its also a great skin cleaner, it helps to balance your tone and if you have excema it helps as well.

  134. I’m currently using ACV alongside the Diet Solution Program – (www.DSPmethod) and I’m seeing great weight loss results.

    I didn’t realize how many benefits AVC has! My skin feels amazing. Definitely would recommend.

  135. Hi,

    I was having issues with bumps and boils on the back of my head in the lower hairline. I used ACV and wow, what a difference. 10 parts water, 1 part ACV and leave on for an hour or so. I then rinsed with water and the next day I am much better. I then searched for other benefits of ACV and found your site! I will try this tomorrow and see what happens. Thanks again.

  136. Hi Brittany, I was looking for more info on the ACV diet and I found your site. You provided me with more than I expected so thank you. I have been drinking ACV for only two weeks and the benefits I see already are awesome! I have always had flat abs with little effort. Then I turned forty and my body started to change (yes it happens,it’s true smh). I had a muffin top and that lower ab gut that ladies get. I workout moderately but I know I need to step it up now, but even without a change in my exercise routine, I am almost back to my flat abs! Even my cellulite looks better! I will drink ACV for the rest of my life! Thanks again, Brittany!

  137. Outstanding article! This is the first one I’ve found that actually delves deeper into what the ‘Mother’ is and actual explanations of what causes the benefits. Bookmarked and saved to Evernote!

  138. A long time ago, I remember reading an article in Cosmopolitan magazine, about a actress who took a tsp of vinegar in warm water every night before bed. I think it was Joan Rivers. I suppose like everything else it depends on the individual’s own biology. Dr. Oz says vinegar is rough on teeth enamel and his guest recommended drinking with a straw. I found your site while searching for Bragg vinegar. I’d like to know how it compares to other brands. I’ve seen it on the shelves at our local grocery store, and comparatively it is a lot more expensive. Looking for the best value, I was wondering if there has been any official independent study done.
    Here’s a link to ACV at webmd:

  139. I heard through the grapevine that ACV can cure Polio and Fight Communism. Why doesn’t the miitary use this against North Korea?

      • Whoooaaaa!!!! Eeeeeeasy Tomcat. I’m here to learn all about the mystical powers of ACV. I’ll admit, I’m not nearly as entertaining as say, The A-Team or Magnum P.I., but it sounds like the real problem here is that you may have come down with a case of The Mondays!. But have no fear Tomboy, there is a cure for that! Thats right, its a little miracle drug called APPLE CIDER VINEGAR!

  140. Hi my name is Dawn. ACV has helped me with it’s anti-bacterial properties. i have an absess under my arm that the doctors are stalling to remove. I have been prescribed every kind of antibiotic (none have gotten rid of the boil) there is in the last four years and the absess still bothered me. I have not had anymore pain since using ACV on a daily basis. It has shrunk in size also.
    I put a few drops of ACV in my pets water and they do not have fles, ticks, worms or any other ailments that affect canines. Their coats are shiny and soft. It helps my family. I am also shedding inches of fat without trying.

  141. I’ve been taking ACV for a week now. I tried with water (gross) and tried making a hot tea with honey out of it (still kind of gross).
    Read somewhere online that mixing it with apple juice masks the taste. I tried it and sure enough it does. I use pure apple juice, not the from concentrate kind. I put 2 table spoons of ACV with about 8 ounces of apple juice, I use a straw so as not to have the liquid on my teeth as I’ve read it’s bad for teeth. I do this in the morning. Before dinner I half the recipe.
    I am taking it primarily for weight loss, but any other benefit is welcome :). Over the week I have found that my appetite has decreased and I don’t crave sweets or even snack like I used to. I’m finding that it’s a lot easier to stick to a low calorie diet and not feel hungry. I’m excited about it as I’ve been overweight all my life (I’m 36).

    I’ll report back my progress to let you all know how it’s going and if I’m actually losing weight.

    • Report back as promised. At last weigh in (yesterday) I’ve lost 2 pounds. I skipped a day and the hunger pangs were unbearable. ACV isn’t a cure but it’s helping me with hunger, when I take it I don’t over eat.

      I’ll try and report back again.

  142. Hi,
    I have a lot of brown spots all over my forearms and hands. i think it is due to hormones. I have been trying acv at night on them , and hopefully they’ll disappear soon. It’s only been 3 days. I shall try it internally too. I wouldn’t mind being a little more beautiful!!!! Has anyone tried it on there brown spots? If so has it worked?

  143. I started drinking Apple Cider Vinegar recently also. To early to tell what benefits I will get but based on my research, I am very, very confident.

  144. I started to have a cup of ACV with water and honey while staying with a friend for a week… because she did and it seemed worth trying… even though I didn’t know much about it. First day it was like ‘WHAT!’ and I forgot I even had it… so half a cup of it was just forgotten about. But by the fifth day I actually found myself missing it and wondering why we hadn’t had it that morning!
    Now that I’m looking into it more I think I understand. 🙂

  145. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ME! i’M 47yrs young, have been using organic acv for 2yrs now on n off then as of 4mths ago ive become a daily faithful user 2 tablespoons in 16.9 ounces of water per day, sip it through out the day as chugging it ISN’T the way, just remember to take a sip or two of it through out the day :0)

    My skin looks sooo pretty, my energy level is raved up naturally, i feel soo much better PLUS i take omega 369 fish flax borage formula 2 to 3 times per day along with my womans daily vitamin 2wice per day… im also going to become consistent with my daily cardio&kruches workout…im moving it forward in highly positive manners….wooohoo

  146. First day trying acv after my mom recommended it. She said it would taste horrible but it’s not to bad diluted in some water. Thanks for all the post

  147. I LOVE ACV, Im obsessed! I drink Braggs faithfully, everyday with boiled Ginger and Lemon. Its so beneficial not only for weight loss but also for so much more! I tell everyone i know:) Ty for posting this!! Such a positive website i <3 it!!

  148. For years I had Rosacea so bad I did not even see my skin ( on my face ). I started taking a cotton ball and dipping it in Braggs ACV, it’s a cure all for Rosacea. After 3 uses I can see my skin and all the redness is gone. I use to spend 100.00 on a tube of cream that never worked. I have had Rosacea for at least 10 years now. It’s now gone. My daughter even said ” Mom your face ” ! She even noticed the Rosacea was gone. Thank God ! You wonder why Dr. never tell you about this. Now I drink it and put it on my face. Only good can come from it !

  149. Very important, don´t drink it on empty stomach in the morning. Make sure to drink it after you have eaten breakfast. It makes your stomach feel very weird its too acidic. I drink it during the day any time but never on empty stomach,.

  150. I have been using the clear apple cider vinegar for a long time. I used to have real bad knee pain and joint pain. I started using one 8 oz glass of water with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon honey once or twice a day and within a few weeks I notice that my morning joint pain and my knee pain disappeared. I will try the unfiltered organic but the clear vinegar has worked very well for me. It worked for my son´s acne. One part vinegar to 3 parts water mixed in a small jar, apply over clean face with a cotton ball. After spending hundreds of dollars on proactive products, apple cider vinegar and water was the answer. his face cleared up. It makes sense vinegar kills bacteria and I guess whatever sits on the skin is bacteria that causes acne problems. I just know it worked. I did not notice my youth coming back I will try the unfiltered now maybe I can look younger in no time.

  151. “Clear vinegar is processed and doesn’t have any of the benefits that raw ACV has.” Just wondering if you have any citations for this? Thanks. I’m doing research myself.

  152. I have a hard time lowering my blood pressure, and my have always told me take ACV to regulate my BP. So now I have decided to take the challenge. Just finished taking my first dose. Will keep you updated on results. Hope it works!!!!

  153. I am so glad i found your website! I have always been told that it does help with weight loss, so I am going to try to use it and see the kind of results that I get. Thanks so much for sharing!

  154. Helped my dandruff.. After a week I no longer have dandruff and it was getting pretty bad. I didn’t wanna use shampoo with some weird chemicals so I gave it a try and it worked fast!

  155. I will start today, using morning and night .I have Braggs on hand in the cuboard. I will read and follow directions and report back weekly on results. I currently need to loose about 20 lbs, plan to eat healthy and have recently made some changes in my diet. Switching to organic milk and eggs to start. Going organic will be a gradual process for me. Portion control and controlling bad habits such as eating junk or comfort foods at night are other issues I have to conquer. I also have miscelanous aches and pains, knees and other joints ( probably from increase in weight). Look forward to incorporating this into my overall plan for improved health and well being. Thank you all for your information. Sweetpea

  156. I LOVE Acv I had fibrods went to the doc for they did a ultrasound and the doc told me you don’t have fibrods any more so what ever you been taking keep on taking it. I started drinking it cause i heard it shrinks them and stops the bleeding well sure enough after bleeding for over a yr ACV final did it the doc even took the info do she said she never heard of it and was amaze…. I told her to google it a read the reviews that’s what made me start to drink it. so if you know any one with them pass the word I A LIVING TESTIMONY THAT IT WORKS!

    • How much were you taking? This is very impressive…I used to work in a medical practice that treated fibroids. How extensive were your fibroids? It’s really hard to believe…

  157. ACV helps to alkalinize (de-acidify) your body. Too much wine, coffee, or in my case…add in a daily diet coke (I know…but I love it) and your body becomes too acidic. Also with the American diet, too much meat does that too. This alkalinization is why it helps GERD and can help with joint pain due to arthritis. I hadn’t thought about the teeth thing, but that is of concern. It’s probably no worse than diet coke for your teeth though. I will try the diluted approach. It is helpful with cardiovascular disease because it can help your body self-regulate which means lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure if it helps reverse part of the cause. It can not help hemorrhoids or varicose veins because those are the end result of poor cardiovascular health but as part of a long term plan could help reduce your risk, just like a good diet. It also helps with infection because the acidic environment (of your body) makes proper function of your immune system more difficult and applying diluted ACV to treat skin ailments can kill the fungus or bacteria because it is alkalinizing.
    It is difficult to explain why ingesting it alkalinizes your body (lemon juice is acidic but benefits you for different reasons) without a biochemistry lesion, but it is true, and a scientific fact. It’s the opposite of acid…but just as powerful. It is antimicrobial and probably has a much of micronutrients that a modern diet might lack. Explained by a scientist.

  158. Ive used for approx four months and recently ran out. After a week or soof forgetting to pick up at store, I began to notice: break outs, allergys, sneezing, yeast accumulating in mouth(ewww that thick spit) joint pains, and digestive issues. I immediately felt a difference. Thats the kicker. If you ever do start taking, you deff see a difference when you dont. Your body gets uae to having it just like anything else you put in on a regular basis. ACV is deff my “cure all”

    • I purchased mine in New Hampshire at my local supermarket next to regular vinegar in the same isle. I started yesterday. We will see. I put 2 teaspoons in a shot glass and chased with water. Had my second dose this morning. Didn’t wake up 20 years younger 🙁

      • Pam. You should not be putting straight vinegar in your mouth. You’ll ruin your teeth. Please do what the instructions say and put the vinegar in at least 12oz of water.

        • The vinegar in its natural state is no worse for you than having juice or pop in your mouth….just ask a dentist. The benefits are increased for me when I take it undiluted. Just don’t swish it around in your mouth. People don’t do that with juice or pop so…I would continue the shot glass approach personally.

  159. I definitely believe in ACV. It has been a tremendous help with my body. It is good for killing bad bacteria, improving blemishes on my skin and weight loss. I use to only drink ACV during the day, but then I read about drinking it at night for insomnia and burning fat while you sleep. So, I tried this and it did help with both. I have lost ten pounds in the last four weeks. I do believe though that it is important to maintain an organic diet to maximize the full benefits of ACV.

  160. Greetings all. In 1998 I moved to Sydney to work and a women who worked with me was 65 yrs old and had the body of a 25 year old, I who have never had problems with my body asked her what was her secret and she mentioned apple cider vinger and I started drinking it in the mornings, afternoon and evenings. Within a month I had beautiful skin, a body of a 20 year old and mind you at that stage I was 38. My doctor told me to stop due to the fact that I had lost too much weight and I did, years later at 51 I have started the apple cider again at yhis point of my life I look 35 but I started again and I know that within afew months I will look like a 21 year old. Trustme it works!

    • I’ve been taking ACV for two months now and I didn’t get the same results as you did. Do you maintain an organic diet? Is there something else your doing along with taking ACV, that is helping you with your results? I too find it a bit hard to believe that in a month you looked younger and have a body of a 20 year old. I will keep you posted if I start to look younger, that would be great! I can not lie I am hopeful but still in disbelief.

  161. I use ACV regularly to control heartburn and acid reflux. I’ll take about 2 tbls right before a meal. I’ll never take an over the counter pill to treat heartburn again. I swear by ACV for preventing digestive/heartburn issues.

    • Try Googling using the squatting position to defecate. This is how our ancestors did (and much of the world today still do) their business. It lines up your colon in a straight line, and reduces pressure so things just flow out.

      Sitting on a Western seat with a bent up colon and pushing causes higher pressure on the veins. If you are overweight, unsteady or have bad knees it may take a bit of getting used to. You can try building up little platform on the sides of the bowl to stand on. They sell commercial adapters too. I just stand on the seat, haven’t had any since. Helps too when you’re constipated to prevent tearing. I know, poo talk is gross but it seriously helps a lot.

    • For Hemorhoids, you’ll have to find what works best for your body (everyone’s body reacts differently to different methods – I have a roommate that uses Hazelnut dry coffee creamer in her daily coffee and that regulates her bowel movements. Weird, I know, and not very natural, either). For me and establishing my own regularity, I go with apples. I usually can correct things in 24 hours with eating 2 apples (not necessarily one after another), and then follow-up with an apple a day or every other day, whatever fits your tastes/appetite. You simply have to try different things.

      Drinking water is critical to keeping things flowing, so to speak, in your digestive system. I am not a health professional, and I love my coffee, but if you have, say, 3-4 cups of coffee a day, I think at the minimum you should try to match that in water, just as well, for daily consumption. Daily water intake seems to be related to a decent functioning of the upper and lower GI tract, or lack thereof.

      I would also recommend you consider (if you can afford them – i think they are expensive) using a daily Probiotic pill (in addition to a yogurt/kefir/sauerkraut/ element in your diet). I agree with one of the other commenters on this thread that is a good place to use as a reference. There you will find Probiotics for sale/purchase. I have purchased Probiotics from Amazon, and I noticed their impact for the positive. They aren’t miracles, but I did notice a change in regularity.

      I have begun to learn that in my later 30’s certain beans (legumes) don’t affect my regularity as they used to, so I am having to be more attentive to what works now and calibrate as needed.

      Also, for anyone looking for Apple Cider Vinegar, I would recommend

  162. Do you have a link for the Meta-D recipe you refer to? I am interested in trying different ACV combinations to mix it up a little during the week. Thank You!

  163. Since I started drinking Braggs apple cider vinegar — 2 tablespoons in a 12 oz room temperature glass of water, once a day, my knees and back have stopped aching. I also drink 3 fresh lemons squeezed into a glass of 12 oz water at least once a day. My complexsion is very clear and bright.

  164. You should not be taking ACV straight off a teaspoon. It will destroy the enamel on your teeth among other things. I use 1Tbsp in 16 oz of water. Fraser, if you’re going to make an assertion like this (dangerous), could you please provide some documentation? Thanks.

    • Ok, I’ll add my two cents’ worth. I’ve taken it straight-up and undiluted for years and never had a problem. The bottom line is- your system needs to adjust to it. It’s never a bad thing at all. Take it a bit at a time (undiluted) with some food or water until you can handle it. Straight up is the best way.
      In fact I’ll very happily pop the cap off a bottle of ACV and sip on it occasionally all through the day like a glass of fine wine. Even better in summer- it cures the thirst and hunger pangs and replaces them with healthy vitamins and minerals.
      Tooth enamel has never been a problem- but the same goes with lemon juice and soft-drinks. And this is FROM a dentist-
      “DO NOT keep the liquid in your mouth and swish it around- lemon juice, ACV or soft drinks- one’s just as bad as the other. It is fine for your tooth enamel- but always make sure you drink it instantly and do not keep it in your mouth.”
      I used to take lemon juice three times a day as well. I’d go to the dentist and there was NEVER a tooth enamel problem.
      Regards, Nigel

      • Nigel,
        I agree with you. I have been taking ACV for about three years straight off a tablespoon and sometimes just right from the bottle and it did wonders for my acid reflux issues. BUT… Then I started reading this thread and thought I should be diluting it as some posters were suggesting it was “dangerous” or unwise. Thus I started diluting it. About a month later I left the country and forgot to pack the bottle. Unfortunately, I was unable to find a store that carried it where I was vacationing. By the time I returned home, my Acid Reflux was back with a vengeance. I started my regime again but in its diluted formula and after several weeks there had been no improvement. So quite recently I decided to go back to the undiluted state and I can see a difference already. I will be listening to my body from now on.
        Also, I tried Bragg’s ACV but I do not find it as good as my regular brand Omega Nutrition Organic Apple Cider with “mother” Unfiltered and Unpasteurized. The Bragg product has water addes to it whereas the Omega Nutrition product is just the vinegar.

    • Actually, you just did Tom. Damage to teeth and throat and stomach if the acidity (ie., acid) isn’t brought under control. Brittany states 2 tablespoons into a glass of water, no mention how much water. A small amount of water may not be enough to counter the acid. I take ACV, and feel better, although I can’t provide testimony that it is the cure all to end all cure alls, it isn’t. And most of the aforementioned health claims are not substantiated…

      Anyway, for documentation, all one has to do is a Google search for recommended safe dose, and you will have hundreds of hits…

      Please no drinking straight, yikes!!!

      • Thanks. It’s true that most of the claims are unsubstantiated. I like Dr. Joe Mercola’s position on it, a man I trust implicitly. You can see it at

  165. I think the most recommended drinking dosage is 2 teaspoons mixed in minimum of 16 ounces of water. You list 2 tablespoons without indicating how much water. That is very risky on your part. That much acv taken with a small amount of water can be dangerous!

    • @ Fraser,
      Why would this be dangerous? I think I would rather do that to my body than drink a can of cola.

    • I’ve been taking mine straight off a teaspoon… Is that not recommended?? I’m used to the taste but if it’s not safe then I will mix it with my acai or orange juice.

  166. You say that ACV has alkaline properties….It’s incredibly acidic. This would definitely not be good to drink if you ingest a lot of coffee or wine. The reason the serving size is such a small amount is because excessive quantities are bad for the lining in your stomach. Unless I am mistaken this is a big issue because you’re informing people with already acidic intakes that by drinking ACV they can regulate this acidity, when in actuality it would severely increase the acidity levels of their body.

  167. Thank you for the information Brittany. I used it for acid reflux that I used to suffer at night and found immediate help with this. I also noticed that it helped my allergies greatly and it allows me to breath through my nose which I was often unable to do before trying it. I usually drink a couple of tablespoons in a half glass of water two or three times a day and I use it with an olive oil and vinegar in salads. Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar has a long history of use and was one of Hippocrates remedies. Hippocrates is a Greek physician from before the time of Christ and is considered the father of modern medicine. Bragg’s is the brand that I have tried.

  168. hi i am mary lyndel canlas OFW in kuwait,since i started to work abroad,i noticed that the skin on my face having more pimples specially acne, do you think this ACV can help to clear on my face and could possibly remove the pimple scars and dark spots?pls share what i am supposed to do and how to apply on my face…

    • YES- ABSOLUTELY- that comes from someone who’s tried it. Contrary to most of the info on here,
      Internally- it is not a bad thing if the vinegar is taken full strength (if you can handle the taste of it, go right ahead. I always had a thing for salt & vinegar (or malt-vinegar and sea-salt) chips for many years- stronger the flavor, the better.) I DO follow the vinegar with a bit of food, however. Never had burning sensation in my throat or stomach from taking it straight-up.
      Externally: YES to the varicose/spider veins- although most doctors will tell you to go get an operation to have them removed. DON’T LISTEN. Twice a day, after a shower in the morning and just before bed at night, take about 1 cup or so of the vinegar- UNDILUTED AND FULL STRENGTH- and literally MASSAGE it into the bulging veins in the inflamed leg. Don’t stop until that cup of vinegar’s used up. (Sit on the side of the bathtub while you’re doing it.) You won’t see results for about a week or so as your body needs time to adjust- but eventually you will not feel pain anymore if standing on your feet for a length of time. Yes, you may go through a few bottles of ACV quickly- but for the pain relief- it’s SO worth it.
      Regards, Nigel

    • I am 54 and never used vinegar for anything until I purchased the plain white vinegar in a huge bottle (from Costco) for cleaning some odors in an old dresser and discovered that it calmed the itch on my hands. This was remarkable to me and completely by “accident.” My hands have always been hypersensitive due to allergies (I also have asthma) and are sensitive to washing dishes and a lot of hand washing but it seems like the vinegar sooths and calms the itching and eczema. I use an over-the-counter cortisone cream and even that doesn’t feel as calming as the vinegar. This is what got me interested in the health claims of vinegar. I only recently decided to try and go gluten free since food testing done years ago showed that I have grain allergies.

    • Hi Rosemarie, I use ACV daily on my face and body after a shower. Use as directed on the bottle which is: 8oz water (I use warm water) with 1tbs of ACV some people use 2tbs. I put it in a spray bottle and use 1/2 the bottle on my hair as a pre rinse and let sit for 10 minutes, this will make your hair soft and shiny, after showering take a cotton ball and spray it then apply to your face and spray the rest it of it on your body and rub it in, air dry. After air drying I also apply baby oil on my body only not my face. You should see a difference in less than a week if done daily. I hope it helps with your skin asthma. I almost forgot I use it on my face morning and night.

  169. My name is brandon in my hair Iine is receiving I was wondering can ASV can grow my hair back….an also my skin is lookn like a dark dry loook too it can ASV doin anything too lighten my skin an also stop the dryness

    • Jesse, ACV does help with weight loss but shouldn’t rely on it solely. Your body needs vital vitamins and nutrients which also help with weight loss. If you’re unsure of what foods to eat and what foods to avoid, then I highly recommend an online presentation called “5 foods to never eat” by Isabel De Los Rios. You can watch it at:

    • hello brandon,
      my husband had a small bald patch at his crown so i said to him to start the vinegar organic with the mother unfiltered. it definitely grew back could not believe it he took it everyday over several months. they said a hair folicle can be stimulated to grow again as long as it is not dead. ibelieve the bald patch hair may have been dead but there where still small hairs that could not be seen and started to regrow. this seems to be the same for the rest of his head as although his hair has thinned he is not bald. he’s delighted. definitely gave it a try as he also had a receding hairline but has not worsened any. goodluck. you will have many benefits to your health as well as your hair.

      • Hi Majella,
        Did your husband drink the ACV or did he apply it directly on his scalp? Exactly how many months did it take to see results? Hope to hear from you soon.

        • I have not used ACV internally for hair growth, however, ACV makes a really good hair conditioner, and is really healthy for the skin. I have an unbelievably sensitive scalp and just about any shampoo/conditioner will make me itch like mad and even break out from build up. I started using baking soda as my ‘shampoo’ and ACV diluted with a little water and some of my favorite essential oils like lavender and tea tree oil in a spray bottle as my ‘conditioner.’

          My itch went away within days, I didn’t have the constant scabs and breakouts, my hair was super thick shiny and healthy within weeks. I highly recommend it to, not just people with hair and scalp problems, but to everyone. Although, I do not know how this works ultra curly or ethnic hair… I suggest reading up on it first before trying.

      • @DaveyC….pretty rude comment, even though you put a winking emoticon afterwards….sometimes we shouldn’t let out those negative things that linger around in our head-it just puts negative energy into the world and I’m sure you didn’t make Brandon feel any better about himself by saying that. Thinking before you speaking your mind is always a good thing to remember. Perhaps you should drink the AV in large doses …to help with your ignorance….

        • Way to go Julie!! Why is it that when someone is reaching out for help there is always someone out there that wants to make them feel even worse!! Why not instead try to say something nice to someone at least once a day!! It is nice to see that some people care about the way a total stranger feels. If there were more people like Julie out there this world would be a better place. And to DaveC if you give love you will receive it. You will be amazed at how your life will change. So to you DaveC I wish you a wonderful weekend!!

      • Try castor oil or coconut oil to grow hair. You can add rosemary oil to these oils to grow back your hair however rosemary oil is known to darken hair.

  170. I’ve been taking ACV for a little over a month now 1tbs 3x’s a day. I notice the my increased energy level the first week. The second week I noticed I slept better and woke up before my alarm clock wow that was a great surprise! By the end of the third week I lost a few inches around my waist line and I can fit into a size 10-12 jeans and that hasn’t happened in long time! It hasn’t helped much with my sinuses and that was one of the main reasons I started taking ACV so if anyone has any suggestions I’d appreciate it. How can it help with my sinus congestion? Should I increase the tbs? Would love some feedback, Thanks = )

  171. I started using Bragg’s ACV awhile but wasn’t using it i mix 2 tbs acv,8 oz boiled warm water.1tsp agave, use a straw to drink the concoction down. On 2/10/13 i start the 2 tbs and today i see result, i’ll keep everyone posted.

  172. I drank my first cup of Bragg’s acv & water today, as did a friend of mine. I am hoping to see increased energy, weight loss and just feel better in general. I will check back in one month. Excited!

  173. What is the best way you recommend taking AVC, I want it to help with digestion/ weight loss. Do I take it 2tbs together before breakfast or one before and one at bedtime? Or before meals?

  174. I started drinking ACV on February 3rd and in four days I’m starting to notice a difference. My doctor just recently prescribe meds for indigestion and I plan on stopping those meds. No more bloatness or gastro pains in the upper abdominal area. And he also prescribed Statin to lower my chlorestoral when I finish those pills…I will not get a refill. I am currently taking two pills (low doses) a day for blood pressure and plan to stop after I get my current readings. I don’t want my pressure to get too low. I want to be drug free because I think prescribed meds are more harmful than anything.

    Question: What is the proper amount to use on your skin as a toner..diluted or nondiluted? Thanks…

  175. I have used regular ACV on my hair for about two months now. I read it stimulates hair growth. I used regular because I had a hard time finding the organic with the Mother. It has helped my hair tremendously.

    I am 47 years old and have gone through early menapause…….and all the issues associated with it. My skin is covered in Barnacles. Because I pour the ACV over my hair in the shower, it also runs down my back. I’ve noticed the Barnacles are going away. So now I am going to do a better job at actively seeking the good stuff so I can drink it. I’ll just add to my daily cranberry juice. Hopefully I can eliminate this belly fat that ONLY started in the last 3 years due to Menapause.

    This is NOT a placebo affect as it had never occurred to me help with the barnacles.

  176. I have had a wart on my finger for over 3 years and have tried many things to get rid of it…dermatologist, salacylic acid, aloe, duck tape, etc. Nothing worked. My sister recently told my to soak a bit of cotton in ACV and put it on the wart with a bandaid…within 3 weeks the wart was gone!

  177. I had a stroke, my blood preddure went up and down within minuets as did my blood sugar. I was exhausted. I hate to lay down so was up sorting things and felt I must lay down. I came across a paper saying doctor won award for proving vinegar gets rid of fatigue. I immediately drank some Braggs in water and was energized. I felt better and took my blood pressure. It was good. I started drinking it twice a day, 2 teaspoond in a glass of water and in a couple of days had to STOP my blood pressure meds as I was going too low. My Blood sugar was great also. Now I have stopped my insulin and am off of ALL drugs. HalleluYah! I am no longer DRUGGED! I have a lot more money. I went through the cold and flu season with out a sniffle, while the rest of the family of 6 got sick. I have lost 40 pounds and feel great. I washed my hair and rinsed it in vinegar and my itching stopped and my hair looks much darker and so shiney. I am hooked on vinegar. When I get tired, I teke vinegar. I am 67 years young.

    • Yahannah, I have been following comments about ACV coz I don’t like my prediabetes condition to develop into full blown diabetes. Your comment is very interesting to me and promising as well. How long did you take ACV for you to get off insulin and blood sugar lowering drugs?
      Wow, you lost 40 pounds, that’s something! Over what period of time did you lose these pounds? Did you do anything other than taking 2 tsp of ACV a day to lose these pounds? I am currently taking 1 tbs of ACV in a cup of lukewarm water with 1 tsp honey. It tastes good and the only visible benefit I feel is the increased energy level. I haven’t checked my weight yet but I weighed my self before starting on my ACV regimen. I have been taking ACV for week now.

  178. I always suffered from constipation and water retention.
    Since I started taking the ACV 3 times a day my life has changed.
    While taking the ACV, I went 3 times a day and feel great and lighter.
    Also, I eliminate water about 6 times a day. I also noticed that the ACV
    suppress my appetite!!!! I stop for a while because I started to have
    Heart burn, so I took a break. Tomorrow, I am going to start again for two weeks
    and take a break after to prevent the heart burn.

  179. Bob, It’s not placebo because that’s not the way the placebo effect works. I’m sorry you haven’t really explored the alternatives and I live in a state that recognizes naturopaths, thank God. If you do, I would very much recommend finding one that specializes in homeopathy. I have one and I don’t know what I would do without him. I can’t explain how homeopathy works, I just know that it does. It’s not a placebo effect because it works on animals. Let me know if you want more info and I’ll send it to you.

  180. Hi
    Can you use this on children specifically aged 11 yrs and 8 yrs. My 11 year old is getting a lot of spots and her skin is very dry in places and oily in other she is to young to have any medical treatments. If anyone has any advise I would appreciate it Thank you

    • I give it to my four year old. It really helps with his hyperactivity. He is like a different kid. He used to never stop talking. He is so nice and quiet now! One teaspoon two or three times a day does the trick. I add it to a little bit of apple juice.

  181. I have sinus issues and routinely wake up with a sinus headache in the morning during the winter. Up until a month or so ago, I would control this using prescription steroid nasal spray. I am not big into alternative remedies, but decided to try ACV because I didn’t like the dependence on the steroid. The results have been excellent. Since I’ve started ACV I’ve been able to stop using the nasal spray. I drink three glasses of water a day with 2 tablespoons of ACV in each. Through experimentation I’ve found if I drink the last glass right before bedtime, I do not wake up with a headache. If I skip the last glass, I wake up with a headache. Frankly, I don’t care if its a placebo effect or actually doing anything, I just know it is working for me.

    • Hi Bob how long did you take ACV before you noticed the difference with your headaches? I have sinus issues also and I take 1tbs 3x’s a day and haven’t really noticed a difference. I did try for a couple of days taking it your way, it seems to be to much for me but I want to know how long before it helped you? Any suggestions?

      • Hello Marie,

        I noticed the difference fairly quickly, I’d say within a week. Incidentally, I ran out of ACV last week and haven’t been able to pick more up, and I’m already back to my old sinus/headache symptoms. There’s definitely a direct correlation for me. Perhaps how effective it is depends on the cause of your sinus issues. Mine (at least according to the doc) are from indoor air allergies. I’m not sure of what might work for you, I did notice though that it looks like you were talking half as much as I am. I also found that if my sinuses do start to become congested, nasal irrigation with a netti pot helps quite a bit. Between the ACV and doing the occasional nasal irrigation, it’s worked really well for me this winter.

        • Hi Bob,
          Thanks for replying. I’ll have to try it your way (doubling up on the ACV) and see if clears up my congestion. I’ve heard so much about the benefits of using a netti pot… I guess it’s time I try it too!

  182. Please help I have this feeling it flare up my knee ,feet arms apinfull and I’m worried all the time do u Ishould use AVC too but maybe I have too much acid already .

  183. I have this felling in my knees feet arms it flare up painfull all the time and I’m worried abou it Reading ur rticles make me feel like AVC could help me .PLease give advice what to do desperate need help

  184. Is their any Scientific facts to back these claims ? Because let’s be real folks, don’t forget the placebo effect. Also companies who sell supplements and natural cures , post outrageous claims to sell their products. Good luck.