My Balance Apple Cider Vinegar
Is there anyone out there that hasn’t heard about the imperious benefits that could be derived from apple cider vinegar? Well, I doubt if there is. Over the years, this wonderful, fermented apple juice has become an important part of many households. It has been used in food preservatives, salad dressings, sauces, drinks, marinades, and numerous other stuffs. Industrially, it is used by many sectors including the food, cosmetic, and nutraceutical industries.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is made by crushing apples, and squeezing out their juice, which is then subjected to fermentation processes to covert the sugars into alcohol, and subsequently, into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria. The contents of a finished apple cider vinegar is 94% water, 5% acetic acid, and 1% carbohydrate. There’s no fat or protein. Nutritively, a 100 ml of apple cider vinegar should only provide 22 calories.1
What are the health benefits of Apple cider vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar has a wide range of potential health benefits, most of which are as a result of its potential antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. There is evidence that suggest that it could aid weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, boost skin health, kill harmful microorganisms, and lower cholesterol levels, among others.
- Weight loss
Apple cider vinegar supports weight loss by increasing the feeling of satiety. This makes you eat less, and; thus, your calorie intake reduces. To check the effects of this vinegar intake on weight loss, a study conducted a double-blinded trial research and assigned obese Japanese subjects randomly into groups that were given either apple cider vinegar or a placebo. At the end of a 12-week treatment period, obese subjects that were given ACV showed a significant reduction in body weight, body mass index, visceral fat area, waist circumference, and serum triglyceride levels than the other group that were given only a placebo. The study concluded that “the daily intake of ACV may be useful in the prevention of metabolic syndrome by reducing obesity”.2
- Blood sugar
There is evidence that suggests consumption of ACV might help in fighting type-2 diabetes, which is characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood caused as a result of insulin resistance or inability to produce sufficient amounts of insulin.
Research, although with a small number of subjects, showed that consumption of apple cider vinegar may be able to improve insulin sensitivity by up to 19–34% after consumption of a high carb meal, while also significantly lowering blood sugar level.3 Another study suggested that consumption of ACV at bedtime may be able to positively impact waking glucose concentrations in type 2 diabetes.4
- Skin health
Apple cider vinegar has been used to fight many skin problems. Evidence on its potential activity against skin disorders such as atopic dermatitis, which is believed to be as a result of its high acidity.5 Also, the antimicrobial properties of ACV, which has been shown to be due to its acetic acid content, may be able to protect the skin against bacterial and fungal infections.6
As mentioned earlier, ACV is a great antimicrobial that can easily kill off disease causing microorganisms like the bacteria. Its use in this regard dates back thousands of years. It is said that even Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used vinegar to clean and disinfect wounds.
- High cholesterol
There is evidence that suggests that apple cider vinegar may be able to improve cardiovascular health by reducing blood cholesterol level. This effect was noticed in research performed in type-2 diabetic patients who took 15 ml of ACV daily, for a period of eight weeks.7
Well, we have just seen some of the great benefits of apple cider vinegar. If you are looking to find the best and pure forms of this amazing compound, then My Balance’s “Apple cider vinegar capsules” has you covered. With these capsules, you stand the chance of gaining every benefit of consuming a liquid form of ACV, with the plus side of not having to endure the unpleasant aftertaste that comes with it.
Warmly remind: All above products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.