Don’t EVER Use Apple Cider Vinegar if You’re on Any of the Following Medications
Apple cider vinegar is very healthy and is recommended for treating a wide variety of things, but if you’re on certain medications you need to steer clear.
Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help With:
High in acetic acid, which has potent biological effects
Vinegar is made in a two-step process, related to how alcohol is made (1).
The first step exposes crushed apples (or apple cider) to yeast, which ferment the sugars and turn them into alcohol.
In the second step, bacteria are added to the alcohol solution, which further ferment the alcohol and turn it into acetic acid… the main active compound in vinegar.
Can kill many types of bacteria
Glass Bottle With Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
Vinegar can help kill pathogens, including bacteria
It has traditionally been used for cleaning and disinfecting, treating nail fungus, lice, warts and ear infections.
However, many of these applications have currently not been confirmed by research.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used vinegar for wound cleaning over two thousand years ago.
Vinegar has been used as a food preservative, and studies show that it inhibits bacteria (like E. coli) from growing in the food and spoiling it.
The main substance in vinegar, acetic acid, can kill bacteria and/or prevent them from multiplying and reaching harmful levels.
It has a history of use as a disinfectant and natural preservative.
Lowering bad cholesterol
Prevent cardiovascular disease
Reduce risk of oesophageal cancer
Control blood pressure
Control fat accumulation
People who shouldn’t use apple cider vinegar and why:
Apple Cider Vinegar has many healing properties, but it is not meant for everyone. Consuming 8 ounces of apple cider vinegar per day, long term can lead to problems such as low potassium.
People with bladder cancer
Pregnant mother or breastfeeding mothers, there is not enough known about apple cider vinegar to say if it is safe for pregnant women or women who breastfeed. It is better to play it safe than sorry in instances such as these.
Diabetics (ACV can lower your blood sugar levels) People with potassium level issues (ACV will lower those even more)
If you take any of the following medications:
These drugs lower potassium levels and so does ACV so in order to not lower your levels too severely stay away from ACV.