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From healthy digestion and detox support, to helping maintain immune system function, to supporting your healthy weight management goals, apple cider vinegar may be one of the most versatile and useful home remedies in your kitchen cabinet.
While there is no way to document the true origin of vinegar, it likely came about as one of ancient history’s happy accidents, possibly from a batch of wine or other fermented drink gone bad. One clue is that the word vinegar is derived from the French for sour wine: vin aigre
The history of apple cider vinegar is a bit more recent. A cider-like drink is mentioned in the texts of the Greek geographer Strabo in 100 B.C. Basque farmers along the French and Spanish border have been making apple cider – and later, apple cider vinegar – for the better part of 1,000 years.
Let’s take a quick look at how ACV is made: Fresh apples are crushed, then treated with yeast to begin a fermentation process that turns the natural sugars into alcohol. At this point, healthful bacteria are introduced into the mixture to create a second fermentation that causes the alcohol to turn into acetic acid, one of the main components of ACV. A good quality ACV is made up of 5 to 6 percent acetic acid, responsible for the vinegar’s pungent smell and distinctive flavor.
Acetic acid may also be the reason for apple cider vinegar’s many reputed health benefits, including:
When shopping for apple cider vinegar, look for a liquid with an opaque, cloudy, brownish appearance. The best ACVs contain a thick substance floating in the liquid or settled at the bottom of the bottle. This cobweb-like material is made up of protein strands, enzymes and probiotic bacteria, and is known as “the mother.” You will not want an apple cider vinegar without it.
Apple cider vinegars that are pasteurized, filtered and processed into a clear, golden liquid have been all but stripped of vital components. Avoid them. You’ll want an ACV that’s raw, minimally processed, and whenever possible, certified organic.
Like the great majority of supplements, apple cider vinegar is most effective when taken consistently on a daily basis. These days ACV is available in a variety of forms, including capsules, tablets, chewables and gummies, which makes getting your daily serving easy and convenient. But if you’re a purist or simply enjoy the strong, tangy flavor, you may want your ACV in its pure, liquid form – raw, unfiltered and with “the mother.”
Because straight apple cider vinegar can be harsh on tooth enamel or could irritate a sensitive throat, we recommend you blend it with water or other liquids, or use it in food or drink recipes for best results. For some ways to make this healthful superfood a part of your regular supplementation, see our short blog post Six Great Ways to ACV!
Dynamic Health Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this USDA certified organic ACV with the mother is the real thing, diluted to 5% acidity. Try it in recipes or on salads for its rich, tangy flavor, or drink it straight or blended into warm or cold water to enjoy the many benefits of one of nature’s healthies tonics. Non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, lab verified. 16oz, Aprox. 32 Servings.
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For a sweeter taste, plus the soothing benefits of raw honey, also try Dynamic Health Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Honey.
Zhou Nutrition Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies. All the health benefits of ACV without the strong vinegar flavor! Zhou’s tasty, tangy gummies provide 500 mg of organic apple cider vinegar with naturally occurring probiotics from “the mother” for healthy digestion, pH levels, detox and weight management support. Vegan, gluten free, 60-day money back guarantee. 60 Gummies, 30 Servings.
Zhou Nutrition Cider Detox. Powerful ACV thermogenic complex may help support a healthy metabolism, normal, balanced pH levels and your body’s own detoxifying process. Formulated with turmeric, ginger and cayenne, these maximum strength capsules may help support proper digestion, gut comfort and heart health. Non-GMO, lab verified, 60-day money back guarantee. 60 Veggie Capsules, 60 servings.
Dynamic Health Apple Cider Vinegar Complete with Apple Pectin. Made with apple cider vinegar powder, each easy-to-swallow capsule is equivalent to 1 Tbsp of the raw vinegar for powerful digestion support and more. Complete formula also contains apple pectin, plus digestive enzymes papain and bromelain, as well as ginger, turmeric and more. Vegetarian, gluten free, no preservatives. 90 Capsules, 90 Servings.
Dynamic Health Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Tonic. Special blend of organic ACV with the mother, plus honey, lemon, ginger and turmeric may make this liquid supplement a powerful detoxifier. Containing gingerols, shogaols and zingerones, as well as curcumin (the key constituent in turmeric) its antioxidant activity may help support healthy immune function and aid the body’s natural cleansing process. Certified organic, vegetarian, gluten free. 16oz.
For more information about the many powerful benefits of ACV, we recommend the short book, Apple Cider Vinegar: Natural, Everyday Uses by C.M. Roesch, MPC, available from Woodland Publishing.
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