Dangers In Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar?

by Robin
(Cabot, AR)

I would like to know if their are any dangers in drinking Apple Cider Vinegar?

How much ACV is too much, and how would I be able to tell?

Does apple cider vinegar help with diets?


Hi Robin,

The dangers in drinking apple cider vinegar are basically none, if you are using the right kind and not going overboard.

By the right kind, I mean RAW, ORGANIC Apple Cider Vinegar, not the filtered kind that you usually find in the grocery store. Filtered (clear) ACV can do you more harm than good. It's actually "dead" unlike the live beneficial properties found in raw apple cider vinegar.

You can tell the difference by looking to see if there is floating debris in the bottle and sediment on the bottom. :-) That's called "the mother" of the vinegar and let's you know that it hasn't been processed and filtered to death.

I use Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar. It's one of the best quality ACV's available. You can often get it at your local health food store or in the health section of your local grocery store. You can also purchase Bragg's ACV at Puritan's Pride.

How much ACV is too much?

Most recommendations range between 1 to 4 tablespoons per day, diluted in water or juice. I wouldn't really recommend more than that myself, for internal use.

If you are trying to lose weight, try drinking 1 tablespoon in a large glass of water 3 times per day. Many people find it easier to drink if you squeeze a little lemon in the glass, too.

The way apple cider vinegar helps in dieting is to help reduce cravings, help speed up your metabolism, and help your body to process your food more efficiently.

My mother-in-law puts a little honey in her ACV and water to make a refreshing morning tea.

Try a variety of methods to find the one that suits your tastes the best.

One of the dangers in drinking apple cider vinegar that people worry about the most is damage to their tooth enamel. If that is a concern to you, drink your ACV mixture through a straw so you have less contact with your teeth and give your mouth a little rinse with plain water when you're finished.

Hope this helps!
To your good health!

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Apr 29, 2011
ACV is amazing!
by: MIke in CR

I started drinking 1tbls Braggs ACV with 1tbls of natural honey 3 times a day. I've been doing it for 3 day's and I can't believe the difference in my energy level throughout the day, general feeling of well-being, and I don't get hungry as often. WOW!

Dec 12, 2011
Too much ACV NEW
by: C.M.

I found if i drink too much my stomach hurts so I drink 1/2 teaspoon with a cup of tea, or with 2 cups of water.

Dec 12, 2011
Great Stuff!! NEW
by: Tori

I drink 2 TBSP of Bragg's ACV in a quart of distilled water with 2 TBSP of raw local honey and freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 lemon. I usually drink a quart a day, sometimes two.

The biggest benefit for me is the fact that it keeps my bronchials clear of mucous. I have asthma and react to wheat, dairy, and processed foods. While consuming my ACV juice, it helps to keep the mucous under control which definitely helps with the asthma. It also seems to boost my immune system as I have not gotten sick since I've been drinking it.

Next, it has erased the "hail damage" on my butt! lol. Hubby said my cellulite is gone! WOOOHOOO!! I also noticed that after not drinking it through the holidays, my saddle bags and butt started to expand.

Also, I didn't realize the next benefit until someone else mentioned it but my spider veins are just about gone!!

And best of all, I love the taste! Cheers!

Apr 06, 2012
ACV Benefits NEW
by: Anonymous

I put 16 oz. of ACV and 16 oz. raw honey in a gallon container. Fill the gallon container with water and keep this in the refrigerator. I drink 8-10 oz. each morning in a smoothie form mixed with half banana, half apple, small handful of almonds and assorted frozen fruit. The mixture can also be heated for a hot drink to sip. By premixing it is ready to drink when you are. I have been using about a year now. Significant improvement in joint pains, sinus related issues and overall well-being. I have had three back procedures with no success until I started using this mixture. I also sometimes drink my mixture with meals but mostly drink filtered water with my meals.

Nov 29, 2014
Just Started AVC NEW
by: Shane Lohman

I just started using ACV. I looked it up on line and I am trying to lose weight with it. I am not overly obease but I could stand to lose a few pounds. I have been taking 8oz of water, 2 tblp of ACV, and 1 tblp of raw natual honey and shake it until everything is mixed. I do this 20 min before I eat my meals and 20 min before I go to bed. I've only been on it one day and really haven't seen or felt any good or bad effects. I guess my questions are. Am I using to much ACV? Do I need to use less AVC? How long before I start seeing any changes in my body. Shane.

Nov 30, 2014
How much apple cider vinegar to use... NEW
by: Angie from allaboutparasites.com

Hi Shane,
Everyone's tolerance for ACV is different. It might be better for you to start off with only 1 tablespoon twice per day rather than 2 tablespoons twice per day.

Results vary, too, sorry to say. :) You probably won't see any huge immediate changes, but over a couple of weeks you may start to notice gradual changes.

One immediate result for some people is that if they tend to get heartburn, the apple cider vinegar puts a stop to that.

Gradual results can be things like appetite control, more energy, clearer complexion, less bloating, etc.

All the best with it!

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