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kevin mckay
06-16-2007, 01:30 PM
I just read that even though apple cider vinegar is acidic the net effect one the body is alkaline does anybody know if this is true and how it actually works?

Elliot Royce
06-16-2007, 03:08 PM
I did a search and found this. However, I confess that I find the explanation a bit confusing.

Ted, from Bangkok, Thailand tells us, "Apple Cider Vinegar in itself is alkaline because of its "ash" content, which means if the apple cider vinegar was burned, what is left over becomes ash. When you check for the pH of that ash and dissolve it with water, the content is alkaline. Whenever our body digests anything it undergoes oxidation, which is similar to burning and the end result is that you can determine whether the end product was alkaline or acid. Apple Cider Vinegar has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties, primarily coming from the malic acid and acetic acid portion of the vinegar. Apple cider vinegar acts as a buffer in the body because the acetic acid reacts with base or acid compounds to form an acetate, therefore rendering them chemically bioavailable for the body's utilization. Additionally Apple Cider Vinegar can reduce the toxicity of certain compounds by converting the toxin into an acetate compound which is less toxic. This is why they are ideal for insect bites and certain skin allergies. While Apple Cider vinegar in itself is considered alkaline, a chemically pure vinegar (acetic acid) is neither acid nor basic forming as it leaves no ash as the entire portion, when burned evaporates complete

kevin mckay
06-16-2007, 08:03 PM
Cool, sound like good insurance to keep alkaline. Anybody else have experience with this?

Garrett Smith
06-17-2007, 06:19 AM
Raw ACV is a source of some good bacteria, it is alkalizing, can stimulate HCl production if taken pre-meal, and one patient of mine has told me it really helps reduce her appetite.

Good stuff. It's in all my salad dressings. Only the raw stuff.

Mike ODonnell
06-17-2007, 07:58 AM
Make sure it has the "mother" too.....Raw Unfiltered usually does....

ACV is the magic 1001 uses since Hippocrates....love the stuff
http://www.anyvitamins.com/apple-cider-vinegar-info.htm

kevin mckay
06-17-2007, 09:10 AM
I got a bottle of the raw organic bragg, will give it a shot

thx

Mike ODonnell
06-17-2007, 03:30 PM
don't shoot it straight...unless you like burning your insides....mix 1-3 teaspoons with 8-16oz water....or add it lightly to salads.....

kevin mckay
06-17-2007, 05:08 PM
Thanks Mike,

yeah it is a little harsh :eek: but mixed with water it is actually refreshing.