What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is the result of crushing apples and adding yeast and bacteria. The sugar within the apples ferment and form an alcohol, which is then converted by the bacteria into what we know as ACV.
The process of making apple cider vinegar dates back to 2500 BC when the Aryans first developed a sour apple wine. Centuries later, the Greeks and Romans took that ancient apple wine recipe and turned it into what we have today.
Apple cider vinegar became popular as alternative drink to water during times when dysentery, typhoid, parasites and other diseases had contaminated the water.
During those times, sour apple wine turned vinegar was considered safe and pleasant to drink, and everyone enjoyed it – even children!
If you’re like many people, you associate apple cider vinegar with things like salad dressings, marinades and vinaigrettes.
But if you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you’ve likely seen all the DIY recipes for apple cider vinegar tonics, drinks, toners and more. People claim to use it for weight loss and detox, but is there any truth in that?
What are the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Pills?
We know it adds a savory tang to our salads, but what can it do for our health? Let’s take a look.
Apple Cider Vinegar Boosts your metabolism
To determine if apple cider vinegar did in fact boost metabolism, researchers conducted a study in 2006 on a group of diabetic mice. The results indicated that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar increases the production of an enzyme known as AMPK. An increase in the production of this enzyme results in the decrease of sugar and fat production as well as an increase in fat burning. Since ACV is a rich source of acetic acid, it has been proven to help boost metabolism and weight loss.
Apple Cider Vinegar Improves Digestion
By now, it’s almost common knowledge that at least 75% of your immune system lives in your gut. So when problems arise in your GI tract, your whole body suffers the consequences. That’s why there is such an emphasis today on gut health and a growing popularity of natural ways to support the digestive system.
The breakdown of essential nutrients takes place in every part of your digestive system from the mouth to the large intestine. If there’s a problem at any stage of digestion, you’ll likely experience some sort of digestive disorder.
Apple cider vinegar can help by improving digestion. It does so by delaying gastric emptying, effectively preventing and/or treating diarrhea. This delay is made possible by its acetic acid content, which gives your stomach extra time to break down and absorb the nutrients from your food.
Apple Cider Vinegar Pills for Weight Loss
Exercising and working out certainly plays a role in losing weight, but it’s the food you eat that has the greatest effect, accounting for up to 80% of either weight loss or weight gain.
That’s where apple cider vinegar comes in. Studies indicate that consuming apple cider vinegar before meals results in lower blood glucose levels post-meal. Researchers believe it is able to do so in several ways:
- It helps control appetite by helping you feel full
- It positively affects the regulation of insulin
- It helps reduce your carb intake
Looking at the research, it appears that the acetic acid present in apple cider vinegar paired with a healthy diet can help you achieve your weight loss goals safely and effectively.
Apple Cider Vinegar Supplement Detoxification
Studies have shown that the acidic nature of apple cider vinegar makes it an excellent natural detoxifier.
First, ACV is known as a potent antimicrobialable to eliminate pathogens in the gut such as E. coli and candida albicans. It also contains enzymes that encourage the production of healthy bacteria. Second, apple cider vinegar contains unique acids (like acetic acid mentioned earlier) that helps your body eliminate toxins more effectively.
Last but not least, apple cider vinegar is rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals that support your detoxification systems, keeping your vital detox pathways open and flowing as they should.
How to Supplement with Apple Cider Vinegar
Due to the hot nature of black pepper and cayenne, it’s hard to just down some along with apple cider vinegar in a spoon. One convenient option is to supplement with ACV in capsule form.
It’s important, however, to find one that pairs it with synergistic ingredients to boost your absorption rates. That’s why we created Native Nutrition’s Apple Cider Vinegar supplement with a high-potency dose of 500mg organic ACV along with both 5mg black pepper extract and 10mg of organic cayenne pepper.
- Contains no fillers, additives or chemicals unlike most other supplements
- Apples are organically grown
- Allergy friendly – no gluten, soy, dairy, nuts or shellfish
- Third-party tested for impurities and toxins and to ensure highest quality and potency
It combines the power of apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper, paired with the patented version of black pepper extract to deliver an effective, convenient way to boost your health and reap the benefits above.
If you haven’t already jumped on the apple cider vinegar train, now is the time!