Everybody’s writing about them and basically writing the same thing. Don’t drink the shot undiluted. Dilute in 8 oz. of water or other beverage. Take it on an empty stomach before you eat. Be sure there are carbohydrates in your stomach to interact with the ACV to create a friendly bacteria environment. I’m assuming what they mean is once you eat, after you swallow the ACV shot diluted in water, then eat some carbohydrate categorized food.
According to the multitude of writers if you take pure 100% ACV shots you’ll injure your esophagus, possibly the lining of your stomach and break down the enamel on your teeth.
Of course there’s no science cited to back any of this up, nor anything to back up the claims that people who sell and those who buy ACV make about the product. If there is science I haven’t heard anyone speak of it. And frankly I’m not going to research the research, since all studies are flawed. If a multitude of writers haven’t found it, then I’m not going to waste my time looking.
However, I will say that the number one positive claim made for ACV is that it cures arthritis. I’ve been reading this for decades. If it did indeed do that, then there would be no arthritics in the world, except those who never heard of apple cider vinegar. And every doctor on the planet would be prescribing it to their patients with arthritis. No? It’s like claims made about turmeric. Where do they get this stuff? Nobody gets cured of tissue inflammation and pain by ingesting turmeric. Yet absolute claims are made to its effectiveness.
I’ve tried it. Many people have tried it. It doesn’t work.
I’ve taken ACV with no positive effect, at least not the ones I was looking for that others made claims on. Unlike so many others I cannot take a pure shot. It stings too much my throat. But I can’t down a shot of liquor either, so maybe I have an overdeveloped nervous system whereby I have increased sensitivity to changes in caustic substances. I know that my husband can drink coffee a lot hotter than I can. He can withstand a lot colder temperatures than I can. So maybe I’m not a good judge of apple cider vinegar.
I’m also wondering how if a high acidic diet can cause inflammation thus pain, how treating that inflammation and pain with more acid is going to cure it.
All that said, here I am on 9 June 2017 pouring a shot of ACV into a 16 ounce glass of filtered water. Last night before bed I took 1 shot in 8 ounces of water and all it did was give me immediate heartburn and made me nauseated.
So why try again? I bloat a lot. It’s probably due to all the raw veggies and fruits and cooked veggies and eating no animal products. I don’t know really. Animal eaters look like they bloat a lot too. I did the probiotic routine for months and all it did was make me more symptomatic and more bloated.
I don’t have leaky gut. People need to stop diagnosing the whole world with leaky gut to sell probiotics. It’s criminal what they’re doing – terrorizing everybody with threats of impending death if they don’t follow their instructions and purchase what they don’t need. I think an overabundance of probiotics could create an uncomfortable problematic situation, especially since we really don’t know what’s in those capsules and if the exact same pill is good for everybody, then why? No other pill or food for that matter is good for every single person on the planet. Everybody writing about it swears by them – in favor of probiotics. Where are the naysayers?
Can’t we just eat? You mean there really are people who take probiotics who never bloat? Isn’t that part of the digestive process, creating air in the intestines to help propel the food out? Look, I don’t know, but I’m also not just writing what everybody else writes just to get some written material out into the public sphere.
So yeah, I’m trying again, more for appetite suppressant, since it seems that I’ve been hit with that never-ending hunger and fulfilling that need cycle, that everybody else has been bitten by. It’s not the lack of animal in my diet nor the eating of the animal that’s causing it, since animal-eaters are always hungry too – otherwise they wouldn’t be so fat.
Activist vegans like to blame everything that ails a person on the consumption of an animal. Sure, ingesting the flesh and blood of another comes with a myriad of problems, but it is not the cause of all problems.
Three times a day before meals in 16 ounces of filtered water each time. [If I can stop eating between so-called meals I might accurately achieve that]
I’m going with the water for now. I’ll experiment adding ACV to other fluids later. Then I eat. I don’t have to worry about putting carbohydrates in my stomach – I’m vegan, I eat carbos.
I do support the claim, more logically than empirically based, that when vinegar is added to complex carbohydrate foods such as beans, rice, potatoes, beets etc., the vinegar mitigates the spike in the glycemic index, that normally occurs in absence of the addition of vinegar to the recipe.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-proven-health-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar#section2