It’s believed that the Greek physician Hippocrates was among the first—or at least, the first reported—medical practitioners to use apple cider vinegar (ACV). Yes, way back in 400 B.C., he apparently used ACV mixed with honey as a treatment for various illnesses. Since then, fans of ACV have of course branched out to other parts of the world, and it’s become one of the most beloved natural products available today.
Perhaps due to its growing popularity, people have found new and, yes, better ways to enjoy its benefits. But before we talk about how you can enjoy the perks of ACV without that lip-curling flavor, let’s take a look at all of those actual benefits.
ACV includes numerous nutrients, including plant-based antioxidants, vitamin B, and vitamin C among them. Plus, it helps increase the body’s ability to absorb minerals.
Apple cider and other vinegars also contain a host of polyphenols, micronutrients, and other bioactive compounds. Researchers believe that combination may provide a host of benefits including antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antioxidative, antiobesity, and antihypertensive effects.
If you want to see these benefits for yourself, it’s important to ensure that any ACV supplement you choose is made from organic, unfiltered ingredients. In doing so, you’re making sure the product includes an abundance of natural bacteria and yeasts—and not any fillers or stuff you definitely don’t want to put in your body.
ACV is created from doubly fermented apple juice. ACV producers start with crushed apples and then typically combine them with yeast and sugar. During that first fermentation process, natural bacteria and yeasts change the carbohydrates into alcohol. Producers then put that combination through a second fermentation that turns the alcohol into acetic acid, which plays a key role in the health benefits of ACV.
Now that you’re more familiar with ACV and how it’s made, let’s consider one of the alternative ways to consume the product—the ACV gummy.
Although all forms of high-quality ACV supplements offer a host of health benefits, many people choose gummies for a number of reasons. As we’ve noted, ACV has a very sour taste, but in gummy form, it’s much more palatable.
Even when supplements and vitamins don’t have an unpleasant taste, health professionals find that dietary supplement users often prefer gummies. Gummies actually accounted for 12% of all dietary supplements sold in 2018; up 16% from the previous year.
Analysts said those who take gummies do so for many reasons. For one, gummies don’t resemble medicine, and they don’t taste like it either, so they don’t carry any sort of associated stigma for the user. Plus, they’re easy to ingest and portable.
It’s worth noting that liquid apple cider vinegar has been found to cause major damage to the enamel on your teeth. It has also been found to cause burns to the throat and other areas (if impacted by the liquid). You can avoid these potential woes by simply getting your ACV in gummy form!
The form of the supplement you take is not as important as the quality of the supplement. It’s important to remember that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates dietary supplements differently than it does for “conventional” food and drugs. You should carefully read all labels of dietary supplements. It’s also a good idea to check the company website so you understand how the supplements are produced.
You should always check with your doctor or other health care provider before you use ACV or any dietary supplements. Although ACV is generally safe it can lower potassium levels, poorly interact with other medications, and cause sickness and vomiting.
Research about ACV and its benefits is preliminary, so keep in mind that there are not definitive findings of its benefits. However, early research is promising for weight loss and related health benefits. Here are some of the top perks to consider.
Anecdotal evidence of weight loss for those who take ACV abound, but there are not definitive findings. Still, there is one small study that showed those who consumed ACV with meals felt fuller, which can play a role in weight loss.
High-quality apple cider vinegar may lead to lowered blood glucose levels, according to researchers. Note: this is not evidence that says ACV cures diabetes, but those who take ACV may experience a moderate decrease in blood glucose levels
Researchers found some evidence that ACV may help improve heart health. It may also soothe indigestion ailments including bloating, acid redux, and leaky gut.
One of the first ways to determine how often you should take ACV gummies is to talk to your doctor about the product. And if it’s a high-quality supplement, you’ll have the added benefit of seeing the proper recommended dosage on the item itself. However, your individual health profile determines if you should follow those recommendations or take a different dosage for best results.
Although dietary supplements are a boon to many, keep in mind that they are never meant to take the place of food. The best way to ensure your body has the right amount of vitamins and minerals is to eat a healthy diet.
You should also remember that it’s important not to take too many supplements. There are an array of side effects that can occur when you take too many vitamins and minerals, or too high a dosage. It’s easy to overdo it, especially given that supplements have high concentrations of nutrients, but be careful to avoid doing so.
Just like with any supplement, food, or anything else you consume, the best apple cider vinegar gummies are those made by the finest ingredients. And at Brightcore Nutrition, we make sure that our Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies are high quality and bursting with the good stuff.
We make our gummies from organic apples grown right here in the USA, and they contain the "mother" of vinegar, which includes all the enzymes and friendly bacteria. As for what they don’t have, you’ll never find artificial binders, fillers, flavors, and colors in our products. Plus, they're vegan, non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free.
We take pride in our Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies, which help to support your health by lowering blood sugar, alkalizing your body, and promoting healthy digestion. Just two of our tasty, easy to take gummies equate to a single apple cider vinegar shot. Speaking of, when you choose gummies, you never have to worry about acting like you enjoy the taste of ACV ever again.