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Benefits for Apple Cider Vinegar

If there’s one healthy tonic that’s stood the test of time it’s got to be Apple Cider Vinegar. People have been brewing it for centuries. In fact, records show that Hippocrates was using it in Ancient Greece as far back as 400BC. Nowadays it’s available as a supplement - making it super easy to use as a health tonic. Apple Cider Vinegar is handy in the kitchen – it makes a fab salad dressing and can be used in marinades and for pickling. But more than that, the health support that Apple Cider Vinegar supplements offer is near-legendary, with nearly as many uses as there are varieties of apple. We did some investigating to find out the best uses for this world-famous vinegar supplement.

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What is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple Cider Vinegar or AVC for short, is made from apples that have been chopped, covered with water, and left at room temperature until the natural sugars ferment and form ethanol. Bacteria then convert this alcohol into acetic acid, which is rich in antioxidants, enzymes, and acids. Strands of a “mother” form in the cider and may be strained from some cider vinegars and left in others. This “mother” can even be used as a starter for the next batch of cider.

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Popular uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a great multi-tasker. It’s used in cooking and even as a natural cleaning product, but many people also use it as a supplement and for beauty rituals Here are a few of the most popular uses for this wonder product.

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1. A general wellbeing supplement

Historically Apple Cider Vinegar was a folk remedy tonic that people swore by. Boasting numerous enzymes, acetic acid, antioxidants and more, it’s a favourite for health buffs as a daily cover-all and supports healthy energy levels and overall wellbeing. It’s available in capsule form, as gummies, soft chews, and of course as classic culinary Apple Cider Vinegar. Check out our Apple Cider Vinegar range here.

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2. Support for digestive health

One of the best-known uses for Apple Cider Vinegar supplements is taking it before a meal to support healthy digestive secretions for healthy and efficient food digestion. Being a strong acid and containing a number of enzymes that support normal digestion of fats and proteins, it’s useful for digestive discomfort, bloating, or simply after eating a particularly ‘heavy’ or large meal.

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3. Alkalising support

If you follow the acid/alkaline diet, Apple Cider Vinegar can play an excellent role to support healthy alkalinity, and appropriate alkaline balance of the body, despite its acidity. Like lemon juice, another acidic food that is popular for this reason, Apple Cider Vinegar forms an ‘alkaline ash’ after digestion, which makes it suitable for those following the diet and supporting healthy pH balance.

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4. Probiotic support

Being fermented, raw  Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in probiotics and packed with beneficial bacteria that support the health of many systems of the body, particularly the digestive and immune systems. Apple Cider Vinegar supports immune and digestive function by providing beneficial bacteria and their metabolites. This can be particularly useful after antibiotic use. Keep in mind that some commercial Apple Cider Vinegar products have been pasteurised, a process designed to kill off any bacteria in the product. Unfortunately, this applies to the good stuff (probiotics) as well as any pathogens. Make sure you buy raw Apple Cider Vinegar products and that contain ‘the mother’ – the wispy brown strings of yeast and bacteria (you can see these floating in raw vinegar) that indicate it’s a live product, rich in probiotic goodness.

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5. Support for healthy blood sugar

Apple Cider Vinegar is used to support healthy blood sugar and is a valuable addition for those wanting to support their body’s ability to process sugar in a healthy way. If you’ve been known to crave ALL the sugary treats at 3pm each day, consider taking apple cider vinegar daily.

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6. Support for healthy hair

Apple Cider Vinegar has long been used as a hair-care wonder product, probably due to its acidity acting as a conditioning agent. Rinsing Apple Cider Vinegar through the hair can add gloss and help condition- it's a crucial ingredient to many no shampoo haircare routines.

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7. Naturally Fermented Drink

For people who like to take it the old-fashioned way, just a tablespoon diluted in a large glass of water is generally considered to be a good daily amount. Make it more palatable with a drizzle of runny honey. You’ll be pleased to know that you do get accustomed to the taste and might even find yourself craving your daily Apple Cider Vinegar. Keep in mind that it’s best diluted, as repeated exposure to acids can potentially weaken our tooth enamel, it’s also recommended to rise with fresh water afterwards.

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Interested in making your own Apple Cider Vinegar gummies? You’ll find a delicious and easy recipe right here:    Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies

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