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Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an ingredient you’ve undoubtedly heard of. Whether your mom used it for cleaning or your grandma swore on a glass of it per day, this fermented apple juice has myriad purposes today. As a natural substance that provides so much support for the body, apple cider vinegar (ACV) has always been popular for its health benefits and potential supportive attributes. That’s exactly why Rena’s Organic chooses to have our own line of apple cider vinegar products.
Down below, we’ll explain the potential benefits you can get from ACV, how to enjoy it, and the types of products we have. So, let’s get started talking about the benefits of this fermented apple juice vinegar drink.
The History of Apple Cider Vinegar
As a completely natural product, vinegar has been cherished for thousands of years for its uses and benefits. So, it’s no surprise to learn that apple cider vinegar, too, has a rich history of use, as well. Vinegar itself dates back to around 5,000 BCE, where there is a record of Babylonians using dates to ferment and create vinegar. Then, in ancient Greece, it appears as though Hippocrates himself prescribed Apple Cider Vinegar to his patients to help with certain ailments.
You will also find evidence of this vinegar in ancient Chinese civilizations and throughout Africa. These communities understood the immune-boost properties of a liquid like this and used it frequently for remedies of all sorts.
Ever since, people have turned to apple cider vinegar for myriad at-home treatments, whether it be weight-related, immunity defense, or something else. This fermented drink has a long history that shows no plan of slowing down anytime soon.
How It’s Made
It may be interesting to understand how organic apple cider vinegar is crafted — and it’s quite easy, too! Usually, you’ll start with regular ol’ apple peelings or cores, depending on what you have. Then, you’ll take a glass jar and fill it with the apple pieces until it’s about ¾ full. From there, you can add one tablespoon of sugar to a cup of water and mix until dissolved. Once it’s fully mixed, pour this sugar water over your apples in their jar. Make sure they are completely covered, but that there are still a few inches of space left on top.
Take a coffee filter, cheesecloth, or loose fabric and cover your jar. Place it in a warm, dark place and store it there for about two weeks. You can stir it every once in a while if you’d like. After the weeks have passed, you will drain your liquid and discard the scraps. Then, you’ll set the strained liquid aside in its container for another 2-4 weeks, covered and secure. (We know, it’s a lot of waiting.)
After your weeks have finally passed, give your vinegar a whiff. Once it has that unmistakable scent, it’s ready for consumption and use. But, if it doesn’t quite have that taste or smell yet, just leave it a while longer. It will develop those characteristics over time! This is a natural result of the fermentation process.
And, that’s it! Though it takes several weeks to finish, making ACV on its own isn’t a difficult process. However, if you want to make apple cider vinegar drinks with other nutritious ingredients, we’d suggest leaving that up to the professionals — like us here at Rena’s Organic!
Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
We’ve known about the benefits of apple cider vinegar for decades now. For years, people have turned to this vinegar as an at-home remedy because of its accessibility and organic properties. While the specific benefits of apple cider vinegar have been debated, there are some clear advantages of this fluid on your everyday health. It’s these health benefits and more that are the reasons why Rena’s Organic uses apple cider vinegar, too.
Surprisingly, apple cider vinegar may aid in helping people lose weight when they add a bit to their daily routines. While ACV itself isn’t a weight loss supplement, the properties of the vinegar itself may help you feel fuller quicker. This can help if you’re trying to cut back on calories or prevent overeating. The actual calorie amount in apple cider vinegar is incredibly low, so you don’t have to worry about it adding too much to your diet.
Along with helping to feel full, apple cider vinegar may aid with weight loss because of its influence on blood sugar and insulin levels. We’ll talk more about that in a moment, but those with lower blood sugar and glucose levels tend to have lower fat levels and a better chance of losing weight. Thus, adding a spoonful of ACV to your diet may be a great way to regulate your body internally, helping you lose weight if you need to.
However, do be aware of “apple cider vinegar diets.” Some of these diets require you to consume large amounts of vinegar in place of meals, and this isn’t healthy — nor is it effective. Instead, you want to be slow and mindful of your apple cider consumption, just enjoying a few tablespoons each day.
Regulate Blood Sugar Levels
As we mentioned briefly, it appears as though apple cider vinegar has significant impacts on blood sugar. Multiple studies show that ACV may help improve insulin production and insulin sensitivity. During a meal with a high carb count, vinegar may be able to help reduce your blood sugar production, keeping your levels at healthy, normal levels.
When closely examined, it appears there’s potential for apple cider vinegar to help improve the way the body absorbs blood sugar through its connection to the skeletal system. However, it’s important to note that studies here are still inconclusive, and others argue the validity of using vinegar for those with diabetes.
It’s still worth it to consider apple cider vinegar’s effect on weight when thinking about its impact on blood sugar levels and diabetes. If the fluid can help us reduce body mass, this can be highly beneficial for those with Type 2 diabetes. Typically, those with lower body weights will have lower blood sugar levels. Thus, ACV and its impact on blood sugar regulation and calorie control may be wonderful for those struggling to manage their Type 2 diabetes.
Immune System Support
If you talk to your parents, grandparents, or even great-grandparents, chances are, they’ve heard of using apple cider vinegar to help boost the immune system. Vinegar for immune support is incredibly popular across the globe and has been for centuries. In fact, some sources consider the fermented apple juice to be an “ancient folk elixir” because of its many benefits and supportive characteristics.
When fermented, apple cider vinegar gains something called acetic acid, which is the ingredient that gives your apple cider vinegar the smell and taste you know (and maybe love). Scientists believe that this acetic acid demonstrates strong antimicrobial properties that can help protect the immune system in appropriate doses.
Along with acetic acid, ACV contains various other acids that help reduce free radicals and lower oxidative stress. The bacteria and probiotics in this fermented drink work wonderfully for helping to provide your body the nutrients it needs and prevent the things it doesn’t. Of course, apple cider vinegar isn’t going to cure you of your sickness once you have it. Instead, people consume small amounts of it as a preventative, helping to build up immune support and fight off potential viruses.
There are so many more health benefits of apple cider vinegar that researchers are still looking into today. However, those were just some of the most prevalent. It’s important to keep in mind that not everybody’s experience will be the same, so you may not find the same benefits as others after consumption.
How to Consume It
Now that we know all about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, let’s talk about the best ways to consume it.
In general, it is best to consume ACV in moderation. So, while it may sound appealing to consume it often for its health benefits, this simply isn’t good for you. Instead, you only want to digest a few tablespoons a week if you want to get the most of our vinegar liquid. It’s important to note that while consuming ACV appears to be safe, you shouldn’t apply it to your skin. This can cause uncomfortable side effects.
When it comes to digestion, you probably don’t want to take a gulp of pure apple cider vinegar. Instead, you can find it within health and wellness drinks or other food options like salad dressing and marinades. Consuming it like this is a great way to get your daily dose of Apple Cider Vinegar as well as a nice snack. You are less likely to upset your stomach eating it this way, too, which is best for those with digestive complications.
The amount of Apple Cider Vinegar you consume will depend on why you’re turning to it in the first place. We will talk more about dosing and consumption recommendations later, but specific conditions do require different amounts of vinegar to be most effective. As we mentioned, people use Apple Cider Vinegar for things like diabetes, immune support, weight loss, and more. Each one of these purposes will have a unique dosage that’s best — though it may vary a tad based on your body chemistry. Typically, the larger you are, the bigger the dose you’ll have to take to get the effects you desire. So, while your Apple Cider Vinegar consumption might take a bit of trial and error, you’ll find the perfect amount to get you feeling like yourself again.
A good tip to keeping yourself in tip-top shape is to rinse your mouth with water after taking your vinegar. This will help rinse out any of the acids, preventing it from working at your enamel.
What to Avoid
When consuming apple cider vinegar, it’s best not to consume it straight. Not only does vinegar taste quite awful, but taking a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar and then chasing it down with another substance can be harmful to the body. This has the potential of damaging your throat, esophagus, and even stomach because of the harsh properties of the liquid. Instead, you want to try diluting your apple cider either in water or juice to help protect your body and have a more pleasant experience. A good general rule of thumb is to dilute one part vinegar with ten parts water.
As we mentioned above, you also want to avoid applying any apple cider vinegar to the face. While the liquid does have good anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce skin irritation and redness, putting it directly on the skin can cause serious damage like chemical burn spots. So, if you want to use Apple Cider Vinegar as toner, make sure you don’t do it frequently and that you dilute it with water, first.
Another thing you want to avoid when consuming apple cider vinegar is taking it directly after meals. Studies show that ACV’s effects work best on an empty stomach, so you may not get the full results if you have some after eating. In fact, this can actually delay your body’s digestion process. The acid in the vinegar makes your stomach acidic, so you’ll have to be more patient. Instead, either wait about 20-30 minutes after eating or consume your Apple Cider Vinegar long before a meal.
Along with right after a meal, you also don’t want to have your dose of apple cider vinegar right before bed. When you lay down, there’s a chance that the vinegar’s acidic properties can travel back up to your esophagus, causing damage. When you consume it in the middle of the day, you’ll likely be standing as the vinegar digests in your body. So, if you’re planning on going to bed or taking a nap, don’t have your Apple Cider Vinegar just yet. It’s much better — and safer — to enjoy sitting upright or standing.
If you’re someone with gastrointestinal issues in the first place, it may be best to avoid Apple Cider Vinegar as a whole. Because of the acidic properties, this can cause more discomfort in your digestive system than support. Your reaction may not be the same as someone else’s, but a lot of consumers with gastro complications can only consume very small amounts of apple cider vinegar without causing further stomach upset. If you do have these issues and want to consume ACV, make sure you do so with caution and an understanding of the risks involved.
Finally, the last thing you want to avoid doing when enjoying your apple cider vinegar is to breathe it in. Again, you know how harsh and unpleasant the smell of vinegar can be. When you inhale it into your lungs, you may experience a burning sensation that can be harmful.
In general, as a natural product, Apple Cider Vinegar doesn’t pose many risks as long as you consume it correctly and with caution. Like most things, apple cider vinegar isn’t great in excess. But, when you know what to avoid and how to consume it, enjoying this type of vinegar safely is easy as can be.
What is an Apple Cider Vinegar Drink?
Now that we’ve discussed the proper ways of consuming apple cider vinegar, let’s talk about something extra special: apple cider vinegar drinks. But, what is an apple cider vinegar drink and how does it work? More importantly, where can you find them?
As you can probably guess, an apple cider vinegar drink is a beverage crafted using Apple Cider Vinegar and other beneficial ingredients. You’re meant to consume these and there are no safety factors in drinking it straight. Instead, that’s exactly how these products are intended for you!
Brands make apple cider vinegar drinks for you to enjoy in your daily routines. They are packed full of helpful, healthy ingredients that your body can benefit from. Companies like ours here at Rena’s Organic go through rigorous processes to find the perfect blend for our ACV drinks, ensuring that they not only taste good but that they provide you with the benefits you’re searching for. Some drinks will taste different than others simply because a brand will choose unique ingredients alongside their ACV. You can either make these beverages at home or purchase some reputable companies like Rena’s.
Speaking of Rena’s Organic, we offer an impressive selection of apple cider vinegar products, some you drink and some you spray. If you’re interested in learning more about the ACV products we have to offer, keep on reading.
Rena’s Organic CBD Super Cider
It’s easy to see that Rena’s Organic embraces all things natural. That’s exactly why we chose to combine two of our favorite organic ingredients: CBD and apple cider vinegar. In our CBD Super Cider herbal remedy concentrate, you get a hefty dose of cannabidiol and ACV to help give your body the ultimate support.
Inside the CBD Super Cider is 400 mg. Of either full or broad-spectrum CBD depending on your needs. Plus 7 powerful cannabinol herbs, like turmeric, cacao and helicrysum. The CBD formula works hard to help rebalance your body internally and provide the helping hand it needs to get back on track. Then, the apple cider vinegar comes in as an extra boost, protecting the body, enhancing your mood, and helping you feel like a better version of yourself. This cider drink is made to help curb your cravings, so if you’re hoping to lose a bit of weight by cutting back on overeating, the CBD Super Cider formula is the right one for you.
Rena’s Organic doesn’t utilize any sugars, flavors or unnatural additives in our CBD Super Cider. Instead, it’s 100% natural with only organic health-promoting ingredients. If you’re curious about our extraction processes or even the test results of these products, we have it all available to you. This way, you know exactly what you’re getting out of your CBD Super Cider and where it came from. Having this information is the best way to consume your Apple Cider Vinegar drink with total confidence and reassurance.
If you don’t want to consume CBD but still want to try the benefits of apple cider vinegar, Rena’s Organic hasn’t forgotten about you. We also offer our popular Super Cider blend with absolutely no CBD. That’s right: our non-CBD Super Cider shot is the best way to get a healthy dose of Apple Cider Vinegar with therapeutic balancing herbs, without consuming any cannabinoids.
We use the same formula in this beverage as our others, minus the CBD extract. So, you’re still getting the full benefits of the apple cider vinegar and herbal formula in the same, easy-to-consume package. Rena’s uses seven therapeutic herbs to give your body the ultimate support. People enjoy these Apple Cider Vinegar shots for their assistance with digestion, energy, and immune support. Many consumers report feeling more uplifted and motivated after consuming the Non-CBD Super Cider shot, though every person’s experience may vary slightly. And, if you don’t want to drink the shot, you can opt for the spray instead. You’ll simply spray your dose on top of your tongue and let the effects do the rest. Or you can spray it on your salad, for a healthy treat. But, don’t worry: the formula tastes amazing.
Rena’s Organic also offers another non-CBD Apple Cider Vinegar drink called Slender Cider. We’ve designed this formula specifically to help lose weight in a healthy, productive way. This slimming beverage has all-natural ingredients that we’ve carefully curated to create the best weight loss blend possible. There’s no sugar, no caffeine, and no alcohol, so you’ll feel great drinking Apple Cider Vinegar. With added ingredients like ginger, turmeric, and lemon peel, this drink is much more powerful than just straight apple cider vinegar.
Dosing & Consumption Recommendations
As we mentioned, dosing apple cider vinegar properly is really important. If you consume too much, your body will not be happy with the effects it’s caused. But, if you don’t consume enough, you may not get to experience the full benefits of the beverage. That’s why we’re here to break down the different dosing and consumption recommendations for you.
Please remember that with Rena’s Organic cider products, you can always check out our specific dosing recommendations.
Dosing for Diabetes
If you’re someone who is in need of blood sugar regulation support, you have to be careful when dosing ACV for things like diabetes. Again, this will in no way cure you or treat you of your condition; however, studies show that daily consumption may lead to better insulin production.
Not surprisingly, you won’t need much apple cider vinegar to help with your blood sugar levels. Most experts recommend consuming about four teaspoons of apple cider vinegar before a high-carb meal. Doing this should help to reduce blood sugar levels after your meal, leaving you feeling balanced and healthy. However, this likely wouldn’t do much for your levels if you’re having a low-carb meal, so keep this in mind.
Dosing for Immune Support
As we mentioned, it’s quite common for people to enjoy vinegar to help boost the immune system. But, just how much ACV is good for immune system support? Unfortunately, there is no standard dosing!
For immune support, this is going to depend on you. You likely don’t want to consume more than two tablespoons of diluted vinegar a day, but some people find that one is perfect for helping them feel more regulated. For digestive help, consumers have reported that about two tablespoons before eating can help level out the stomach, leaving you feeling comfortable after eating. Of course, always make sure your apple cider is diluted with water or juice before consuming.
Dosing for Weight Loss
Dosing your apple cider vinegar to lose weight is easier than ever with Rena’s Organic Slender Cider. These bottles come pre-dosed and ready for you to enjoy when the time comes. We add a carefully selected amount of ACV into these drinks to ensure you’re getting everything you need — and nothing you don’t. You simply pour about one or two tablespoons out of your bottle and add it into a glass of water. Then, you can sip on your beverage all day long as you provide your body with the nutrients it deserves.
If you don’t want to sip on a few tablespoons, you don’t have to. You can also take our Slender Cider as a shot! This is just as effective for losing weight as sipping; it just depends on your personal preference. However, always dilute it properly to protect your health and wellness.
Dosing for PCOS
We haven’t talked about this yet, but apple cider vinegar can actually work wonderfully for those with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Those who consume Apple Cider Vinegar drinks regularly were found to have more regular, manageable periods and lessened hormone complications. Most women find that just one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar a day is ideal for helping to manage these symptoms.
With one tablespoon, you’ll want to consume at least seven ounces of water. Experts suggest doing this routine well after dinner for the most efficacious results.
Can I Have Apple Cider Vinegar With My Medications?
The last thing we will discuss is apple cider vinegar and medications. If you’re taking any sort of medication, you always want to be aware of any potential side effects that may occur if you combine it with another substance. So, can you have apple cider vinegar with your medications? It really depends.
While not all medications appear to have adverse reactions to Apple Cider Vinegar, some of them do. If you’re on the following medications, you’ll want to find an alternative to this fermented apple juice:
- Digoxin (Lanoxin): This medication works to lower your blood potassium levels. If you consume this with apple cider vinegar, your levels may lower to a dangerous amount. Avoid combining the two.
- Diabetes medications: These medicines work to lower your blood sugar. Again, having it in combination with Apple Cider Vinegar may create dangerously low levels.
- Diuretic medications: Some diuretic drugs help the body create potassium. However, apple cider vinegar can lower these levels. This type of interaction could result in a serious drop in potassium levels and must be avoided.
If you’re on any medication, make sure you run it by your doctor before consuming ACV. Most medications will be fine alongside your vinegar, but it’s much better to be safe than sorry.
To keep yourself from causing any harm when consuming apple cider vinegar, make sure you keep your intake low, as we discussed. Along with this, it’s important to keep the vinegar away from your teeth as much as possible. You don’t want to be swishing around the liquid, as it can erode your tooth enamel and cause decay. After you dilute your drink, sip it through a straw, instead.
Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar With Rena’s Organic
You’ve done it! You’ve learned just about all there is to know about apple cider vinegar, its benefits, and what it can do for your health and wellness. Now, the only thing left to do is to purchase some for yourself! Thankfully, you can do so effortlessly through Rena’s Organic.
Rena’s Organic is all about healthy living through organic, natural ingredients. So, while we specialize in producing CBD products, we also have a line of incredible apple cider vinegar drinks for you to try (and sprays, too if you’d prefer). We ship our ACV products nationwide, so you don’t have to struggle to find the right products for you in your area. Instead, you can just fill your cart, place an order, and Rena’s Organic will take care of the rest.
We sell all of our apple cider vinegar products at an extremely affordable price. This way, all of our customers can enjoy the benefits that this all-natural drink can bring. Like we described above, you’ll find both CBD and non-CBD cider drinks depending on what most appeals to you. And, if you still have questions about apple cider vinegar — or anything CBD-related — Rena’s Organic has the resources for you.
So, what’re you waiting for? Scroll through our impressive selection of apple cider vinegar drinks and pick out whatever most appeals to you. Then, we’ll have your selection show up safe and sound at your doorstep in just a few days. Before you know it, you’ll be enhancing your daily health and wellness thanks to ACV and Rena’s Organic.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar, also commonly known as simply “apple cider”, is the most popular type of vinegar in traditional cuisines all around the world. Its primary use is for cooking, but it has numerous other uses like medicinal purposes and cleaning purposes.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar good for?
It is used as a tonic, as hair rinse or as a skin toner for those who wish to achieve a clear complexion. In the Middle East and Asia, apple vinegar has been used for centuries for many health reasons including improving digestion, regulating blood sugar levels and curing respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis.
What does Apple Cider Vinegar do?
It contains acetic acid, which is a natural disinfectant. The smell of apple cider vinegar can be described as being both sour and sweet because the vinegar has amino acids that produce this smell.
How to drink Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss?
Mix one tablespoon in a glass of water and drink before every meal. It will help you with your appetite and also support weight loss.