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Good or Garbage: Apple Cider Vinegar

Yes my people we are going to discuss if apple cider vinegar (ACV) is good or garbage when it comes to helping people lose weight.

I’m not going to hold your time long here so let’s get started.


What is apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is made by taking a lot of apples and squeezing all of the juice out of them. The liquid is then fermented with bacteria and yeast. This creates an alcohol that undergoes a second fermentation which creates a vinegar bacteria. This vinegar bacteria is what you usually consume when you consume ACV. 


What does the science say about apple cider vinegar?

There are only a few studies that test the effectiveness of ACV on weight loss. One study found that participants who took one tablespoon of ACV while cutting 250 calories lost 8.8 lbs. in 12 weeks, compared to the group who only cut 250 calories and took no ACV they lost 5 lbs. 

Another study took 144 obese adults and gave one group 2 tablespoons and another group 1 tablespoon of ACV. The last group was given a placebo. The 2 tablespoons group lost 4 lbs. The 1 tablespoon group lost 2.5 lbs and the placebo group actually gained weight.


What are the benefits of ACV?

  • Lowering blood sugar spikes after eating.
  • Helps stabilize blood sugar.
  • May prevent cardiovascular disease.
  • One study showed ACV may make you eat less.

What are the downfalls of ACV?

  • Studies are limited on ACV, meaning efficacy of all claims don’t have significant enough evidence.
  • ACV is an acid meaning it can damage your throat and tooth enamel.
  • ACV may interact with other supplements and medications.

Good or Garbage Decision 

So what is our Good or Garbage rating. We give ACV a Good rating for those who can stomach it and to those whose medical provider okays them to try.


Man of Health Recommendation:

We recommend trying gummies if you are going to use ACV. 

Are recommendations are Goli’s Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies. These gummies are great tasting, vegan, non-gmo, and gluten free.

If you want a lower cost Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy we recommend ACV by Essential Elements 

Remember to always talk you your medical provider before consuming any supplement or medication.