Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects  

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Posted by Uzanne (Fort Wayne, Indiana) on 11/08/2012
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

When I take apple cider vinegar daily I break out with painful herpes. I finally figured the ACV was the only thing I was doing different. I wondered if anyone else has had this experience? At first I thought it was the effect brought on by cleansing my body but the pain was too much so I stopped the ACV. If this is the virus being attacked I want to continue but I need to know if anyone else has had this experience. I do want to take ACV for all the good things it has done for me. But I was miserable. Thanks and I hope to gt some feedback.


Posted by Cat (Bop, New Zealand) on 05/24/2012
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

YEA BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS: Thinking I was doing everything right for the last few years, switching to non-fluoride toothpaste and consuming ACV (sometimes 3x day but last few months 1x week), never drank sodas, even as a child, healthy diet with little processed food - I've been suffering toothache and went to the dentist a couple of days ago where he announced I had a LOT of work needing doing in my mouth. I was horrified but have been thinking perhaps I shouldn't have switched from fluoride to non-fluoride, did the ACV strip my teeth and cause cavities??? Well I think yes to both of these but it's done now so I'm trying black walnut although can only get them in gel capsules (not as good perhaps?), liquid silica, cod liver oil, fish oil etc - he's also put me on anti-biotics for the first time in I don't know how many years but will take to kill off any pain and give me respite till next appt.

Anyway, if I'd known to drink water and not brush my teeth straight after drinking ACV (or have it through a straw), I would have possibly avoided all this drama. I'm feeling really down about it as I don't want to lose any more teeth. I'm 47 and in otherwise good health. So just a warning to those consuming the good old apple cider vinegar - drink through a straw, have a glass of water straight after and DON'T brush your teeth straight away as this brushes the enamel off as the ACV has already attacked it!!


Posted by Amy (Tucson, Arizona) on 12/22/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Dear Ted,

Been over a month since I found this website and loving it so much (I'm on it everyday :) ). Started taking ACV with BS 5 days on 2 days off every week cured my fever, cough and cold, no back pain, no migraine and feel lots of energy. I'm very, very happy with the results and very thankful for you and everyone for having such good hearts. Unfortunately I've also lost 4 lbs in a month which isn't neccessary :(. My question for you is : " Since taking ACV and BS my health have been improved so much. Is there a way for me to take ACV without losing weight (keeping my weight the same)? How to gain weight while taking ACV?

I'm waiting for your answer. Thank you!


Posted by Tammi (Sutherland, Ne) on 11/17/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I been taking Apple Cider Vinegar (2ts to 12ozs of water) and drinking slowly thoughout the day but my huband complains of it causing really, really bad breath on me. I like the way my body feels but I don't want to cause other people discomfort around me. He claims it's coming from my stomach. I become so aware of the problem and when I stop taking it my breath is fine. Any suggestions? Please offer.


Posted by Ahmed (Sialkot, Pakistan) on 10/16/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I am 29 year old and married. Suffering from sinusites since last one year and have use all sort of antibiotics but still victim of sinusitis. I have found on this site apple cider vinegar for treatment of sinus infection. I have use it and after taking two dose as prescribed on this site, my sinus problem is a little bit controlled.

But I have severe side effects of this remedy I.E. Low libido and erectile dysfunction. Before using it I was totally fit and I was no issue of ed but after taking two dose of apple cider vinegar I face this ed problem. Any help, suggestion or advice please to overcome this issue. Is using apple cider vinegar the reason of low libido and ed? I have purchase american garden apple cider vinegar because other brands are not available in my area.


Posted by Berenice (Durban, South Africa) on 09/16/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have just started using this ACV, but I am not sure if I have been using it incorrectly, I was taking it 1teaspoon to a tablespoon in a glass of cold water WITHOUT honey, four times, and I tend to get these dizzy spells and feeling light headed and yawning all the time, even though my sinuses are better but I sometimes feel horrible and even feel I need to eat all the time, am I using it incorrectly and is the absence of honey to my dosage causing some imbalance somewhere, somehow, or does the feeling go away in time? Please help!


Posted by Judy (Saint Francis, Mn/usa) on 08/29/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

When I take ACV it gives me acid reflux. I've only tried it a couple times & used to drink it all the time, years ago & it definitely is good for weight loss. Why would that be? Has anyone else had this problem & if so does anyone have any other suggestions for acid reflux? It's really making me miserable. I'm losing sleep because of it. I've been taking Baking Soda with pure water but that doesn't even help much anymore.


Posted by Deb (Mildura, Victoria Australia) on 08/01/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I know this is probably contradictory to all who have found ACV an excellent treatment for boils but for me it was the opposite. I had never suffered from boils previously but within a few days of taking ACV, a large boil would appear. Initially, I thought it was possibly eliminating toxins in my body through these boils but the only way to stop outbreaks was to cease the ACV. Free from boils for a few months and then retrialling ACV again would cause yet another outbreak. I tried this four times, all with the same effect. I changed nothing in my diet or environment such as detergents etc.

On the positive side, I loved the diuretic effect of the ACV and I definitely had more energy as it levelled my blood sugar level. No, I am not a diabetic. Any solutions would be appreciated.


Posted by Amber (Issaquah, Wa) on 07/29/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

A couple months ago when I had a very bad cold I found this site and tried a few different concoctions of ACV to be able to swallow. Everything I tried worked Great! However, I have a side effect that when I am sick or healthy that I do not know is normal and would like to hear if anyone else is effected the same way or a way to get around it.

My side effect when taking ACV is that I lose my ability to taste completely for the entire day. I have tried different ways of drinking ACV with warm water and honey, or 2 tsp to 18oz of water or the _____'s recipe on the bottle. Either way I lose my ability to taste and sometimes smell. Again is this normal? I sip not gulp down. I have tried a straw and still no luck. Thank you for your reply.


Posted by Els (Amsterdam, Netherlands) on 07/10/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

HI! Ted. Since january 2012 I had a stomach pain. I went to the doctor I got some antibiotic but from those antibiotic I had an allergies the allergies that almost kill me I got pain on my heart and chest! Until I got an heartburn and like a panic attack! I came across on ur site about ACV. Good for Acid reflux I tried it already for 4 days sometimes I put it on my food.. But after I use ACV my stomach pain is gone but after in a minute the pain came back and I felt bloating even to go to the toilet for pee became quite difficult and I even feel itchy down below!! Now sometimes I feel my lower stomach is pain. DO you think is ACV is not for? Does I need stop drinking on it? I afraid that I got a kidney stone. Coz I can see in 4 days sometimes my PEE is dark and with some bubbles on it? Please advice!!

Els From Netherland


Posted by Abbie (Frankfort, Kentucky) on 07/05/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have started using Apple Cider Vinegar for my blood pressure and have noticed a difference in my skin and am not as bloated. But I also take meds for hbp. I have noticed that the Apple Cider Vinegar makes me very tired and sleepy could it be reacting with meds? how can I take both without the tiredness? thanks for all info.


Posted by Kelly (Lakewood, Oh, United States) on 03/08/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Just a few days ago I started taking 2 tbsp of ACV with 8 oz of hot water and 1 tbsp of honey to clear up a sore throat. It cleared up my throat really well and I have been taking it every day since, but I find that I can't go to sleep until the hours of 3-5 am. I am not even tired, I just am wide awake, and I usually take ACV before noon. Also, it leaves me bloated and feeling like my food is not digesting... Like I have a brick in my stomach. I don't really get hungry because of it but I force myself to eat at least 3 meals a day due to past troubles with food. Is this normal?


Posted by Zarka Almas (Dubai, Uae) on 02/28/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

I USED FOR A MONTH, I FIND GOOD RESULT, 2 LOST AROUND 1 KG WEIGHT, SKIN GLOW, MENSRATION OK, THEN SUDDENLY I HAD VERY BAD STOMACH PAIN, HEADACH, THROAT PAIN, ETC.. PLS ADV.


Posted by Katherine (Kodiak, Alaska) on 05/24/2010
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I too, have experienced side effects from taking the ACV. The good side-effects were some weight loss and appetite suppression. I also overcame my sugar addiction, and nipped an oncoming UTI in the bud before it became a problem! (A couple of Tbs of Organic ACV in a pitcher of water with some raw honey, sipped several glasses of it and felt wonderful within an hour or so!) I was expecting to see the doctor in the morning, but was back up walking around before bedtime - I even proceeded to bake a loaf of bread that night!

However, the negative effects included raw looking gums that appeared to have receeded somewhat. They were already receeding somewhat to begin with, but after the first week or so I developed a very sensitive spot at the gumline. I immediately stopped my daily glass of 1 tsp-1 Tbs of organic ACV in a tall glass of water and filled my dental trays with organic virgin coconut oil and then oil pulled for the next few days which took away my sensitivity and appeared to repair my gums as well. I had also developed heartburn from the ACV which subsequently cleared up when I quit drinking the ACV tonic. It's been about a month since I quit, and my problems have disappeared, so I have begun, over the past few days reintroducing it with a pinch of baking soda to neutralize the acid, which hasn't given me any of the same problems I had previously.

My question though, is: does neutralizing the acid reduce it's effectiveness for overall health benefits? I love ACV and all that it does for us, but am afraid of ruining my teeth! Heartburn is no fun either :(


Posted by Earthgood (Austin, Tx, Usa) on 03/19/2010
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

ACV: Side effects?

After reading about ACV and its benefits, I've tried it with mixed results. Sometimes, I think my skin is looking better and I feel more energetic but at other times(for no other apparent reason), I feel my hair looks really dry and brittle, my skin looks bad. Is this something to do with dosage (I take 2tsp with 8Oz. water once a day), or is there something else I'm missing? Please help!



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