The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and The 5 Best ACV Gummies
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar has been rediscovered in the 21st Century as an effective, natural health supplement with an impressive list of fitness benefits. As today's informed health consumers continue to move away from harsh synthetic pharmaceuticals and turn to healthier natural alternatives for personal fitness management, apple cider vinegar gummies offer a palatable, tasty alternative for making vinegar an essential part of personal daily health regimens.
ACV gummies are fairly new to the health and fitness market so the organic nutraceutical experts at Modern Nature will take this opportunity to get you up to speed on the top ACV gummies currently available as we happily add our first non-CBD apple cider vinegar gummie product to our roster of natural health essentials.
A Brief History of Vinegar
Vinegar, in all of its various forms, has been revered for its practical medicinal value since the dawn of civilization. It can be made from any fermentable carbohydrate found in apples, pears, honey, potatoes, rice, wine, distilled alcohol, and many other sources. Natural food sugars are fermented into alcohol which is then converted to vinegar by adding acetic acid bacteria.
The word "vinegar" derives from the French phrase "vin aigre" which translates literally to "sour wine". The term "acetic" derives from the ancient Latin "acetum", which unsurprisingly, is the Latin word for "vinegar".
According to this informative research article at the National Institute of Health, vinegar has played a prominent role in medicinal folklore since the discovery of wine fermented naturally from unattended grape juice as far back as 5000 BC in ancient Babylonia. The bacteria required for turning wine into vinegar is acetobacter and it is everywhere, found in the air and on fruit. Of course, when some carelessly corked wine eventually went sour the serendipitous discovery of vinegar was inevitable.
Hippocrates, who wrote the venerated Hippocratic Oath which modern physicians still revere today, first recognized vinegar's potent disinfectant properties for treating wounds in 420 BC. By the 18th Century, US doctors were documenting vinegar's effectiveness for everything from topical treatments of poison ivy, internal dosing for "dropsy" (known as edema today denoting fluid retention and swelling), croup, and stomach aches.
Vinegar teas helped diabetics manage chronic symptoms long before the days of hypoglycemic medications. The positive effects of vinegar were so beneficial that those who were ailing chose to overlook the harrowing experience of oral dosing with the rather gross tasting liquid shots in order to reap the benefits which vinegar has to offer. We often hear the wise old adage, "What goes around comes around", and it certainly applies to the numerous health benefits of vinegar in general and apple cider vinegar in particular.
So why did Modern Nature choose apple cider vinegar as the essential active ingredient in our ACV gummies?
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) vs White Vinegar
Colorful, natural, apple cider vinegar (ACV) and clear, sterile, white vinegar are the two most widely known varieties in the US. Filtered white vinegar is more frequently used as a cleaning or sterilizing agent and is extremely sour. ACV has a milder sour apple flavor and retains a natural yellow-brown color since it is unfiltered throughout the natural fermenting process. Apple cider vinegar is the most organic source available for beneficial acetic acid, the active ingredient known in health circles as "the mother of all vinegar". ACV also retains the multiple vitamins, minerals, and important antioxidants (polyphenols) of the apple cider it's made from. White vinegar, on the other hand, is a heavily filtered product derived from distilled alcohol. ACV may be thought of as "the full spectrum vinegar" whereas white vinegar is closer to a synthesized "isolate" product.
The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
So what exactly are the health benefits that make it worthwhile to tolerate the very poignant pucker effect while getting your daily dose of apple cider vinegar? While ACV is much less unpleasant than white vinegar it can still be hard to swallow for anyone with healthy taste buds. Modern Nature's tasty ACV gummies have taken the pucker factor out of the equation for today's lucky 21st Century health consumers, but before we talk about the best ACV gummies on the market it's important to discuss the numerous benefits behind the surging renaissance of apple cider vinegar in the health and wellness community.
As satisfied ACV consumers spread the word about the numerous salutary effects of ACV as part of their daily fitness regimens, life science researchers are scrambling to catch up on the science behind the surge of overwhelming anecdotal evidence. An informative article at Healthline, 6 Proven Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, Backed by Science, sums up why informed health consumers are adding ACV to their organic menus.
Fighting Heart Disease and Diabetes With ACV
Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of early death globally. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease accounted for a combined 15.2 million deaths in 2016. An observational Harvard study revealed that women who used vinegar for salad dressings had a reduced risk of heart disease. ACV can maintain robust cardiac health in a variety of ways by reducing the risk factors leading to cardiovascular problems.
Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans, with nearly 95% of those suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. ACV has proven to be most successful in applications for treating Type 2 Diabetes. Some of the known pharmacological actions of vinegar include:
- Lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Reducing blood pressure
- Reducing weight and body fat
- Reducing appetite
- Lowering blood sugar
- Improving insulin function
ACV For Weight Control
ACV is known to increase "satiety" or the sense of fullness of the stomach. Scientists know that ACV in preclinical trials with animals slows down the movement of food through the stomach during the digestion process. One study showed that those who took a tablespoon of vinegar as part of a high carbohydrate meal reduced their calorie intake by as much as 275 calories for the remainder of the day. In a study of 175 people suffering from obesity, consuming ACV daily resulted in reduced belly fat and significant weight loss.
Other preclinical evidence shows that ACV increases levels of AMPK, an important enzyme known for boosting metabolism by increasing the rate of fat burning and decreasing fat and sugar production in the liver. These characteristics combined with ACV's delayed stomach emptying action make it a very effective solution for natural weight management.
Anti-Microbial Action of ACV
Life scientists are excited about ACV's antimicrobial action to alleviate the increasingly severe global problem of antibiotic resistance. A study published at the US National Library of Medicine showed ACV to be an active growth inhibitor against a variety of toxic microbes including the notorious E. Coli. virus.
According to an article by Dr. Jill Carnahan, 10 Science-Backed Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, ACV excels at eradicating the biofilms which help infectious organisms develop the shields against antibiotics which permit them to reinfect a patient repeatedly.
Different Ways to Take Apple Cider Vinegar
How Much is Too Much ACV?
Too much dosing with undiluted vinegar can damage tooth enamel, and a liquid shot of ACV is anything but a good nightcap due to its potent acidity. After liquid dosing, it's important to remain upright for at least 30 minutes to prevent harm to the esophagus from acid reflux, according to naturopathic specialist Laura Stix ND in the Reader's Digest article "8 Things You Should Never Do While Taking Apple Cider Vinegar".
It's recommended that liquid ACV is best taken before a meal to optimize its health benefits. ACV taken 20 minutes before eating gives the vinegar some time to digest and boosts the ability for the body to digest efficiently. Matt Weik, BS, CSCS, and owner of Weik Fitness advises that ACV shots should always be diluted at a ratio of just 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water to protect the stomach and throat from acid damage.
ACV Gummies: A Tasty Carefree Way to Enjoy the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Most of the health consumers who want to make the benefits of ACV an essential element of their personal fitness regimens lead active lifestyles. For them, ACV gummies provide a quick convenient way to take the precise amount (1 to 2 tablespoons) of vinegar they need daily. ACV gummies eliminate the hassles of mixing ratios, or worrisome concerns about damage to teeth, stomach or throat which can occur when acetic acid in vinegar is ingested improperly. We've already discussed the highest priority health benefits of ACV above, but the power of acetic acid contributes much more to overall health and wellbeing which keeps informed health consumers coming back for more.
Today, ACV gummie lovers can actually enjoy the flavor of their daily doses while enhancing fitness with the powerful actions of acetic acid to:
- Improve digestion and regularity
- Enhance complexion- The astringent action improves circulation to skin cells and minimizes pores to improve oily skin. Natural acidity helps balance PH levels to maintain a healthy complexion.
- Detoxify your system- Along with apple cider vinegar's known anti-microbial action against invading viruses and bacteria, ACV can also increase the levels of beneficial "good" bacteria in the gut to counteract toxins and cleanse the system. For those who don't always have the time to prepare and consume fresh fruit, whole grains, and the lean proteins which keep toxins in check, ACV gummies are the most convenient solution.
Boost Energy- With properly regulated blood sugar and insulin levels along with the improved metabolic rate which ACV augments, energy levels increase naturally. That makes ACV gummies a much safer energy booster than harsh artificial energy drinks loaded with caffeine and other noxious stimulants. ACV also provides the essential amino acids to restore energy and counteract lactic acid build-up in muscles after a strenuous workout, making it an excellent post-workout treat.
The 5 Best Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies on the Market.
- Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies- Goli touts their ACV gummies as the original ACV gummie, a superfood combining the natural benefits of apples, beetroots, and pomegranates, blended in a potent formula including other known essentials such as B12, citric acid, and Vitamin B9
- BeLive ACV and Ginger Gummies- BeLive combines ACV with a dash of ginger to provide the flavor for 500 mg doses to detox, cleanse, relieve bloating, and suppress the appetite.
- Wellpath Pure Apple Cider Gummies- Featuring "raw, organic, unfiltered ACV gummies from the Mother" as the easy alternative to nasty tasting liquid shots.
- Mr. Gummie ACV Gummies- For gentle colon cleansing and detox in a vegan-friendly formula.
- New Nordic Apple Cider Gummies- 400 mg of dried apple cider vinegar per dose, free of sugar and artificial colors "to support general health".
About Modern Nature
At Modern Nature, we've been leading the way in the field of naturopathic health and wellness with our best-selling line of vegan-friendly, doctor-formulated CBD products for the most discerning informed health consumers. Now in 2019, we're happy to add our own beneficial ACV gummies to our high-quality line of essential plant-based, vegan-friendly, organic supplements. When you're ready to make the best of what Mother Nature has to offer as a part of your personal daily fitness regimen you're ready for Modern Nature so please don't hesitate to contact us.