Top 5 Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits And Why Pill Form Is The Way To Go
Despite its usage dating back centuries, an increased fixation on health has brought apple cider vinegar (ACV) back into the spotlight of popular health food discussions in recent years.
Acetic acid, a key ingredient in ACV, is what lends it its abundant health-beneficial properties. While many people are familiar with the idea of ingesting ACV in its liquid state, just how many have opted to give its pill forms a go?
A relatively new, simpler way of consuming ACV, these pill versions allow you to reap all the benefits its liquid counterpart provides, without the added step of measuring it out and diluting it on a daily basis.
But first, what are these health benefits, you ask?
With so many unproven claims regarding ACV consumption, it can be hard to separate truths from mere suspect. No worries though, here at Maue, we’ve done our research.
Top 5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of ACV
1. Supports Weight Loss
Perhaps what it’s best known for, ACVs capacity as a weight loss aid makes it highly beneficial in the prevention of health issues related to obesity.
In a noteworthy Japanese study, daily intake of ACV was found to decrease BMI and body fat mass by a significant amount. During the study, participants of the vinegar intake groups recorded continuously lower body weights, BMIs, and body fat mass in comparison to the control group throughout a 12 week duration. The acetic acid in ACV is the active ingredient responsible for this.
Though ACV consumption shows consistently positive results in weight loss terms, it is by no means a miracle elixir. Be sure to take your daily dose in combination with a healthy diet and exercise for best results.
2. Improves metabolism
The acetic acid in ACV is found to improve metabolism by disabling the body from storing excess fat and heightening its ability of breaking down fat and producing energy.
Reduced fat storage with increased fat burning effects? Sounds like a definite win to us!
3. Lowers LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Continuous daily intake of ACV can help lower levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) and serum triglyceride in the blood, reducing the risk of liver and pancreas problems, and coronary heart disease (CHD).
This is especially beneficial for those with low levels of HDL (good cholesterol)
4. Lowers blood pressure
In several studies, the acetic acid present in ACV is shown to reduce the systolic blood pressure of both humans and animals alike.
As lower pressure values correspond with a decreased risk of serious heart health issues (e.g. heart attack and stroke), this makes consumption of ACV a healthy choice for those with high blood pressure.
5. Balances blood sugar levels
ACV shows promising health benefits for those with type 2 diabetes due to its blood sugar and insulin response lowering effects.
In various studies, it’s been shown to delay the absorption of eaten carbs, allowing more time for sugar to exit the bloodstream post-meal. This, in turn, regulates blood sugar and insulin levels, minimizing the risk of diabetes-related complications.
Also, ACV is found to lower the GI of carbohydrate foods (e.g. bread and rice), again making it particularly helpful for type 2 diabetics.
Method of Consumption - Why Choose Pill Over Liquid?
Now that you know why ACV is good for your health, what about its method of consumption? Which is better? Why choose pill over liquid? It’s a simple measure of safety in our opinion.
Over time, the consumption of ACV in its raw, liquid state has been found to erode tooth enamel, causing teeth to become more susceptible to decay, cavities and sensitivity.
In strong doses, the acidity of ACV can even lead to adverse effects on your mouth, throat and esophagus, especially if ingested with an insufficient amount of water.
The liquid form’s pungent taste and less-than-pleasant odor can also be tough to stomach. Thankfully, these unwanted side effects can be avoided through consuming ACV as a pill.
When made from high quality liquid counterparts, all of ACVs important nutrients and bioactive ingredients are preserved in its pill form. This debunks the myth that these dehydrated versions are striped of any live probiotics, beneficial bacteria and enzymes, and minerals.
ACV pills really are just that -- the dehydrated form of liquid ACV, equally capable of providing you with all the same health-beneficial effects as the liquid would, just in a smaller, safer, and more convenient way.