Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

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Posted by Susan (Citrus Heights, Ca) on 04/26/2017
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I tried Apple Cider Vinegar for the fungus in under my thumb nail and I started having cramps, stinky gas, and intolerance to ice cream and chocolate. Never had these problems before. Stopped drinking it and I'm back to my self again.

Replied by Yarn Lover

It sounds your body was going through a detox period. It gets bad before the healing comes. You should start it again and push through it.

Posted by Nycdeanna (New York City) on 02/01/2017
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I would love to know, when taking Apple Cider Vinegar shots straight, could it cause a rash, of the toxins coming out of my body?

Posted by Leanne (Brisbane, Qld) on 11/16/2016
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Has anyone experienced prickling? For 6 weeks I took 1 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water in the morning to cure my acid reflux...which it did 100% and no reactions. Then suddenly after the 6 weeks I started getting itchy on my chest and a rash up my neck (like I do sometimes with certain wines) and now have pricking all over. I was feeling fabulous taking the ACV and so I tried only taking it every second day but with the same symptoms to then just a tsp in a glass of water but still no difference. I have stopped taking the ACV for the past 3 days and the prickling is almost gone....I really want to continue taking it but not sure if it's a good idea if it turns out I'm allergic to it?

Posted by Roxy (Castroville, Tx) on 11/04/2016
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I love how taking ACV makes me feel but ACV really makes my teeth sensitive. I tried 1 tsp a day through a straw and couldn't bare the sensitivity. How can I get it down without touching teeth?

Replied by May

Do you dilute the vinegar before drinking it through a straw? You could try apple cider vinegar capsules available online or in the healthfood store.

Replied by Timh
2115 posts

Take the "tablet" form of ACV; is my preferred method.

Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 06/26/2016
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To Dear E.C.

I am feeling a little nauseous after upping my dosages of BSM, ACC, Bicarbonate of Soda and Coconut Oil (separately) for arthritis. I feel as if my kidneys are under pressure, though I have no history of kidney problems and my recent blood tests were fine. It could be an arthritis flare up or a "Healing Crisis" (I forget the term R_____(?)) I suppose but how would I tell the difference?

Not sure whether to back track or persevere! Thanks.

EC: We think you mean Herxheimer Die-Off Reaction

Replied by Michael, New Zealand
New Zealand

Yes, that's it-Herxheimer Die-Off Reaction. or possibly "Healing Crisis".

Does that fit my situation and could you describe it for me please. Is there anything on your site that describes it?

I meant ACVinegar (not ACC) sorry about that typing slippage. Thanks

Posted by Bb (California) on 12/17/2015
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I read some information about ACV and it's positive effect on candida growth so I thought I would give it a try. After trying it twice a day (one tablespoon to 8 oz of water) for four days, I gave up. It was making me sick. I was having heartburn and feeling generally unwell and tired. I usually wake up in the morning with energy but instead I am dragging myself out of bed and struggling through the day. I just don't understand why it affects me this way but I am done!

Posted by Sky (Stone Mountain) on 11/04/2015
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I have been taking ACV and have been getting headaches. Is this normal or should I stop taking the ACV?

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Sky, if you see it's helping you in other areas, why don't you reduce your dosage until you find a no-headache dose.

Posted by Chris (Santa Clara ) on 09/15/2015
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I am getting a headache taking acv. I hear so many good benefits. Does this happen to some people?

Posted by Leeanna (Florida) on 06/09/2015
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I started taking the ACV a few weeks now and I haven't seen my periods as yet for the month and the date is passed by 5 days now.

Posted by Squaregum (Geneva, Switzerland) on 03/24/2015
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I don't know if I am posting this in the correct forum.

After reading thouroughly about the benefits of drinking ACV I decided to try it. I went to my health store and purchase a bottle 5% acidic, unpasteurised, etc... Could not get my hands on Br...., cause I live in France, but let's say is 100% organic and the lot.

I had 2 tbs with water in the morning, ( I take usually lots of water during the day), and 15 minutes later I develop this headache... I came back here to read that my body is detoxifing itself so I think ok, I will keep going. Everyday a headache, depleated energy (and I am usually ready for the gym in the morning), for the 5 days I drank this I could not find the energy to do anything on top of the slight headache my body was depleated ans screaming for cookies (which I never eat, sugar cravings).

My last intake of ACV was yesterday before lunch. I had a major final exam today and I just couldn't study due to the lack of energy and the headache. During the night I thought no more, tomorrow is a big day and I cannot afford to feel like this anymore, lack of energy, not wanting to exercise (which I usually do very pleased).... No more ACV.

I had been reading also about coconut oil, so this morning I decided to have a tablespoon of it, and although my headache didn't go away immediately, it faded away gradually. By the time my exam started I was feeling more energised than the previous 5 days while drinking ACV. I am still using it topically on my face.

I want to say that the first time I opened the bottle of ACV I gagged, now I am kind of used to it and doesn't disgust me that bad. I would want to continue with it, but I need some input as to why I feel so bad while drinking it.

Any input/help, very much appreciated.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Squaregum, you obviously started out with too much.

Replied by Squaregum
Geneva, Switzerland

Thank you for your suggestion. Any specific dosage? Should I do half of it or even more?

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

No, Squaregum, start with less than half. You can always add later. And start with only once a day.

Replied by Squaregum
Geneva, Switzerland

Thank you. I had one teaspoon this morning and so far so good.

Posted by Wodell333 (Lil Ole, Vermont) on 01/20/2015
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Just a question and not sure if anyone has had it happen or if it is even related. Three days ago I started taking Braggs ACV 2 tablespoons 3 times a day in a huge glass of water. On the second day on wakining I was very stiff and my joints ached And even now I feel the same way. I did not work out, I am not sick. Is this just me or has anyone else encountered this odd symptom? I had tried ACV for GERD and some energy as I heard it could help both. I also heard it helps arthritis, but it seems like I'm having the opposite effect. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Replied by Brad
Rhode Island

My guess is you get worse before you get better. Why? Because it is pulling away the bad stuff from the joints and bringing into the bloodstream which then gets excreted. Just a guess but I think I'm right. Don't stop, keep doing it.

Replied by Bee
New York

You might be having that die off effect or your body is detoxing .. I know when I oil pull I feel like I get some sort of flu.... I never had that with ACV but I do eat a lot of organic and drink alkaline water and use lemons so maybe I am not that toxic.. Have you tried the PH strips to check your urine and to check how alkaline or acidic you are?

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Wodell333, my guess is that you are taking too much.

Replied by Phyllis
Tuscumbia, Alabama

Hello Wodel333,

I agree with both suggestions given so far. You may be having these symptoms from detoxing effects, on the other hand you may be taking too much. The only time I've ever taken six tablespoons in a day was to get rid of gall stones.

Replied by Lonna
Alma, Mi

I fight candida and actually have lyme manifested as Rheumatoid Arthiritis. It seems like ACV is a remedy that covers so much. I am right now using it get my Fall allergies under control, which are causing a lot of mucus and coughing and lack of oxygen. The dose I was given to take each time is 1 TBS 4 times daily. Your dose seems very high. You have to dilute even 1 TBS because it is do acidic. I also just read that it can take magnesium and potassium from your body. That could cause problems with arthritis if you don't boost your magnesium. Magnesium is necessary to make calcium balance and absorb.

Posted by Erin (Minneapolis, Mn) on 07/07/2014
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Hi, I just started drinking ACV with some lemon juice and dried ginger (day 2). I have been feeling bloated and was wondering if that will go away with time? Is there any other things that might happen to a new user that would be helpful to know?

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Erin, try reducing the amount of ACV and mixing in some baking soda. It'll fizz.

Posted by Mily75 (Ontario, Canada) on 01/14/2014
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HI, I have been dealing with constipation & hemorrorids all my life, I'm 38 years old. Recently had a colonoscopy and all was clear with no issues.

Doctor said add water & more natural fibers and 1 teaspoon of metamucil to your diet which I did. It helped my constipation but the side effects were brutal extremely gassy and sensation to go all the time but nothing would come out just the sensation was there. it was horrible

So I stopped taking natural fiber & metamucil. I heard apple cider vinegar was a natural remedy for this so I started having it for 8 days. The first 2 days I had 1 or tablespoons raw and straight not diluted in anything. After that I had 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 tablespoon of honey in 1 glass of room temperature water first think in the morning. It def helped my constipation making me go daily, but on the 7 day of drinking this I woke up nauseous and stayed like that the whole morning. Then afternoon developed a bitter saliva taste in my mouth. I stopped the APC and the next day I was fine. Decided to take it every other day. So waited 1 day and took it the day after, and the next day I had nausesous and bitter saliva which has lasted for 3 days now.

My questions are as follow:

- Is the nauseousness and bitter saliva a side effect of the ACV?

- If so, is this permanent side effect or will it go away? The reason I'm asking I had the ACV on Saturday and today is Tuesday and still dealing with the bitterness saliva

Please advise. Thanks in advance.

Replied by Mike62

Mily75: I make 1 gallon daily of a home brewed ferment similar to ACV and have not had any side effects. Detox reactions can occur anywhere in the body. The cells of a weakened immune system can miscommunicate causing allergic reactions. Because 70% of the immune system is the digestive system where the problems seem to be maybe strengthening this area would be a good idea. There are many favorable reviews on amazon for rutin for hemorrhoids. At the same place you can get the best remedy for improving the immune system, a 17 mushroom blend extract from Washington. For constipation take black chia seeds. These are very high in soluable fiber and have many favorable reviews for the colon. For the bitter taste in mouth google lifestyle karma bitter taste in mouth. For nutritional support watch raw food videos.

Replied by Mily75
Ontario, Canada
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Thanks for the reply. I will follow up your advise for the chia seeds and costipation. However, what i want to hear from was are there anyone else out there that experienced nausea and bitter saliva or taste in mouth after 1 week of drinking apple cider vinegar. I'm trying to validate if this is the culprit for the symptoms i'm experiencing. Thanks.

Replied by Carly

Hi Mily75, I had the bitter, metallic taste in my mouth a while back. I googled everything I had been eating and using...and came up with my toothpaste being the cause. I had been using Sensodyne Pronamel at the time, and there are many things written about it causing a metal, bitter taste on the web. I stopped using it, and the taste went away fairly fast (a day or two if I remember correctly). Anyway, you might want to google your toothpaste and mouthwash brands along with "bitter taste" or "metallic taste" and see if there is any info on the web. Even if you have been using the same product for years, it can start giving you trouble at any time....sometimes the manufacturer will change ingredients, etc also. just another thought, something else to look at. Good luck, I know how icky that taste / feeling is!

Replied by Yoyo

I know this is coming quite late, but better late than never, eh?! I tried Edgar Cayce's exercises for hemorrhoids; I did follow them to the T, and I mean three(3) times a day, one(1) hour after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I did this for about two months: That was all that was needed, and it is been already a few years since then! Hemorrhoids are now things of the past. If a bit comes out by any chance, I just push it in. I also drink tons of water, though. Good luck!

Posted by Naz (Karachi Pakistan) on 11/20/2013
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Better But With Side Effects

I've been taking Apple cider vinegar early mornings with water and once in the middle of the day and then before I sleep. My main purpose has been to detox with it. I feel it is great but today I've been feeling a lot of heart burning. Is it possible that ACV can cause stomach ulcers? Should I continue taking this on an empty stomach in the mornings or stop with that? I've changed my diet and have a lot of yogurt and fruits in my diet now. Hardly any fried foods. What can be the reason? Should I get an H pylori test done? Thanks!

Posted by Hotlava (Seattle) on 10/18/2013
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Side Effect:

I started drinking ACV in larger doses (6T/day in tons of water) after developing a nasty bladder infection.. It worked wonders on reducing the infection (I was happy I still went to the doctor to get antibiotics! ), but my joint pain/discomfort skyrocketed and would worsen the more ACV I drank. It disrupted my sleep unfortunately, which doesn't help w/ fighting infections. (I get the same kind of joint discomfort when I am sick with the flu and when I eat nightshade vegetables.)

I used to be a strict ACV follower, as it helped reduce my body fat and increased my energy (lost 20 lbs w/o trying! ), but then I noticed that it worsened a scalp condition, facial acne, and tonsil stones/halitosis. I was using an organic, unfiltered, unpasturized, popular gold labled brand of ACV.

Now that I am drinking the ACV again, while it is helping reduce the UTI/bladder infection, the joint pain increased and the scalp flared up too. I get similar effect when I drink Kombucha and unfiltered beer.. I consider the side effects to be too burdensome to bear as a "detox", and so cut out the ACV.

However, I am wondering, could the Mother and yeasts be part of why I experience side effects? Has anyone who's reacted to motherized-ACV experimented with organic, unfiltered (or not), PASTEURIZED ACV to reduce their reactions?

I am a big fan of probiotics and enzymes and such, but am not worried of loosing those health properties by using pasturized ACV as I can find those in other foods. I think that the major benefits of ACV are the acetic and malic acids, mineral content, and phytochemicals, all which are unaffected by pasteurization.

I appreciate any thoughtful responses!

Replied by Charlotte
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Your comments about adverse side effects of ACV are similar to my experiences. I started taking 1 Tsp ACV in 8 oz. Hot water daily for arthritis pains about 2 wks go. I now have acne on my chin that seems to be spreading. I've also had stomach bloating and maybe a little weight gain. God help us.