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February 19, 2012 6:32 AM
Hi, just wondered if anyone has tried drinking apple cider vinegar to help with weightloss and if so did it work for you?
February 19, 2012 11:36 AM
Hey there, I just bought some Apple Cider Vinegar and am going to start taking some about 20 min before every meal starting tomorrow. I watch Dr. Oz and he advised doing this that it can help to burn fat. I have dont some research on it and have read a lot of good things about it! So I figured it wouldnt hurt to try it!
February 19, 2012 11:39 AM
I dont' drink it for weight loss, I drink it for health in general and I love it. My great great aunt who is 89 drinks it every morning and she is healthy and lively! Sometimes i'll mix it with honey and water and drink it through out the morning. Make sure you get acv with the mother. I've tried several brands my favorite is Eden Organics. Also you can read up on drinking ACV for health on great website with personal successes with ACV
February 19, 2012 8:05 PM
There appear to be a number of possible health benefits with ACV.

Diabetes. The effect of vinegar on blood sugar levels is perhaps the best-researched and the most promising of apple cider vinegar's possible health benefits. Several studies have found that vinegar may help lower glucose levels. For instance, one 2007 study of 11 people with type 2 diabetes found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed lowered glucose levels in the morning by 4%-6%.
High cholesterol . A 2006 study showed evidence that vinegar could lower cholesterol. However, the study was done in rats, so it's too early to know how it might work in people.
Blood pressureand heart health. Another study in rats found that vinegar could lower high blood pressure. A large observational study also found that people who ate oil and vinegar dressing on salads five to six times a week had lower rates of heart disease than people who didn't. However, it's far from clear that the vinegar was the reason.
Cancer . A few laboratory studies have found that vinegar may be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth. Observational studies of people have been confusing. One found that eating vinegar was associated with a decreased risk of esophageal cancer. Another associated it with an increased risk of bladder cancer.
Weight Loss . For thousands of years, vinegar has been used for weight loss. White vinegar (and perhaps other types) might help people feel full. A 2005 study of 12 people found that those who ate a piece of bread along with small amounts of white vinegar felt fuller and more satisfied than those who just ate the bread.

While the results of these studies are promising, they are all preliminary. Many were done on animals or on cells in a lab. The human studies have been small. Before we will truly know whether vinegar has any health benefits, much larger studies are needed.

For those interested, there are ACV capsules available.
February 19, 2012 8:07 PM
Does anyone know how much you should take?
February 19, 2012 8:11 PM

Does anyone know how much you should take?

According to that WebMD article I posted:

"How Should Apple Cider Vinegar Be Used?

Since apple cider vinegar is an unproven treatment, there are no official recommendations on how to use it. Some people take two teaspoons a day (mixed in a cup of water or juice.) A tablet of 285 milligrams is another common dosage."
February 19, 2012 8:16 PM
Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar has the recipe right on the label. I used it in the morning, or just lemon water as soon as I wake up. Love it. I don't use it for weight loss either. Just something that makes me feel a little better having in my day. I haven't used it in awhile, but now I'm reminded to start. I've been feeling a little icky lately. I've managed to stay well while the rest of the fam got sick.
February 19, 2012 8:16 PM
I don't believe anything except healthy, clean eating (avoiding processed foods, and sticking to the basics-- meat, veggies, fruit, and healthy fats) helps anyone lose weight
however, I do believe ACV has a beneficial effect on one's digestive system. That said, Braggs makes some flavored ACV drinks that are quite nice. I rather enjoy the ginger and honey flavors
February 19, 2012 8:18 PM
when i was taking it, i'd just fill up a normal shot glass and chug that. :) I think I'm going to start it up again.
February 19, 2012 8:20 PM
This is cool. I never heard of people drinking apple cider vinegar but I do use it in almost everything I cook & salads.

I'll have to try this
February 19, 2012 10:52 PM
i dont think it works. i've heard ACV is the magical cure all for everything from toenail fungus to raising your kids correctly.
February 19, 2012 11:27 PM
I've been doing it for 5 days now and even though I haven't particually been very diety my weight is dropping. I've just got engaged and after just 5 days I've gone from not being able to wear my nans engagement ring which she asked me to wear, now it fits! Maybe ACV helps with water retention?? Keep me posted all those who are giving it a go, I'm quite excited about it! Apparently studies have shown that 2 tsp in water before a meal helps lower the GI of food as well as regulating insulin so your body doesn't store food as fat so much.
February 21, 2012 8:36 AM
7 days on and still losing weight! Hoping to hear from anyone else who has tried it and whether it helped for you or not?
March 14, 2012 7:35 PM
How often do you drink the apple cider vinegar? Every morning and evening? Before every meal?

Thanks and I'd love to hear a follow up on whether or not you think Apple Cider Vinegar has helped with weight loss!!
March 14, 2012 7:36 PM
i tried drinking hot apple cider vinegar with a little bit of was for a skin condition that i have idk if it helps with weight loss tasted good
March 14, 2012 7:40 PM
I take Apple cider vinegar in a dehydrated pill form along with garcinia cambogia. Its been working like a charm for about a month now to assist in food cravings.... Down 35 pounds in 2 months.
March 14, 2012 7:42 PM
I'll try it )
March 14, 2012 7:45 PM
Have the Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar sitting on my cabinet waiting! Must start using it.
Something I have not heard mentioned here yet, is that you not drink it straight. Will take the enamel off your teeth and can cause throat irritation. Best to mix with water and sip through a straw.
Keep the posts coming!
Edited by dlperry65 On March 14, 2012 7:46 PM
March 14, 2012 7:45 PM

I use it to cook, but never just drank it strait up.
Edited by NeuroticVirgo On March 14, 2012 7:45 PM
March 14, 2012 7:45 PM
I dunno if it helps with the weight but it sure settles my stomach.
March 14, 2012 7:46 PM
I use it for acid reflux and it helps alot.
March 14, 2012 7:47 PM
BUMP. I heard it helps with stomach issues and I occasionally have them, so maybe I'll try it for that.
March 14, 2012 7:47 PM
I was drinking it about a month ago and actually did drop some weight rather quickly. I need to start drinking it again. Maybe I'll try it with honey. The taste is hard for me but it seems to have worked.
March 14, 2012 7:47 PM
Just the regular stuff you can buy in the grocery store?
March 14, 2012 7:48 PM
Whenever these types of things come up I have to wonder how they would possibly work?

Losing weight = reduction in net input, either by reducing said input or increasing the burn of that input or both...

Where does this fit in? Does it reduce appetite maybe?


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