What Apple Cider Vinegar Really Does To Your Body


Benji Jones: Wait, how zoomed-in are you? The internet is good for many things, but providing trusted
advice on natural remedies is definitely not one of them, especially when it comes
to apple cider vinegar. A quick Google search will show you that people use it for everything
from cleaning their teeth to curing yeast infections. So if people on the internet are doing it, it’s worth trying, right? Definitely wrong. Because not only is there little evidence to support most of the uses
for apple cider vinegar, but some of them are
straight-up bad for you. Apple cider vinegar is
basically just fermented juice. Yeast turns the sugars in
apple juice into alcohol, and bacteria then turns that alcohol into acetic acid, the chemical linked to most of cider vinegar’s alleged benefits. But here’s the thing: This process isn’t unique
to apple cider vinegar. In fact, acetic acid is
in all types of vinegar, from white wine to balsamic. The main thing that makes
cider vinegar different is that it might be easier to swallow than a straight-up swig of balsamic. And if you are so
inclined to gulp it down, there’s at least one benefit
you can look forward to. Research shows that drinking
cider vinegar after a meal may help lower your blood-sugar levels. Edwin McDonald: So studies
have demonstrated that when people eat a high-starch
meal and follow it with a little bit of apple cider vinegar, the blood sugars after eating those meals may not go up as much compared
to when you eat placebo. Jones: That’s doctor and
trained chef Edwin McDonald. He says that ingesting as little as 20 grams of apple cider vinegar has been shown to slow the release of food from your stomach into your intestines. That’s where your body breaks down starches like pasta into sugars, and as a result… McDonald: You’re not gonna
absorb those sugars as quickly. So when you don’t absorb
sugars as quickly, your insulin levels
really don’t rise as much, and your blood sugar doesn’t rise as much. Jones: And that’s great news for anyone who’s diabetic or pre-diabetic. Now, despite what you read online, it probably won’t help you lose weight. McDonald: I also run a
weight-management clinic, and this question comes up all the time. Jones: But lowering your blood
sugar after a meal is just about the only benefit of
drinking apple cider vinegar. Research does suggest that acetic acid can slow down the accumulation of body fat and prevent metabolic
disorders in mice and rats. But there’s little evidence that it has the same effect on humans. In one weight-loss
experiment, 30 volunteers drank two tablespoons of
either apple cider vinegar, malt vinegar, or a placebo drink, twice a day, for two months straight, and none of them lost weight. In an older study with a similar design, participants did lose weight, but only about a third
of a pound each week, which McDonald says isn’t much. But if not for weight loss, what about using cider
vinegar to whiten your teeth? McDonald: I caution people against that. Jones: That’s because
cider vinegar is an acid. In fact, most brands have a pH between 2 and 3, which is similar to stomach acid, so swishing it around in your mouth can over time wear down the
enamel around your teeth, leaving them feeling rough to the touch and more susceptible
to cavities and decay. Yikes. Then there are the people who use apple cider vinegar as
a shampoo replacement. And as it turns out, there’s actually a pretty good reason for that. Because cider vinegar is so
acidic, Dr. McDonald says it can kill some of the microbes
that make your hair stink, and it can also limit the population of a type of fungus that
can lead to dandruff. But there’s a flip side. Because cider vinegar is so acidic, it can also burn or irritate your scalp. So you should always dilute it with water. Oh, and despite what you read online, cider vinegar is not
effective against head lice. In fact, one study found
that among six home remedies that people use to eliminate lice, like olive oil and mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar is
the least effective. None of them worked though. The claims of what apple
cider vinegar can do don’t stop there. Just keep in mind that at
least for now, none of them is supported by a large
body of scientific research. Now, of course, we’re
not talking about taste. When it comes to cooking,
there’s no uncertainty: Apple cider vinegar is delicious. I use it all the time when making dressing, pickles, and sauces. Yes, I cook. I just don’t walk away from meals thinking I’ve just swallowed
some ultimate cure-all.

100 Replies to “What Apple Cider Vinegar Really Does To Your Body”

  1. I've been struggling with really bad heartburn over months of being stressed out last year and I have to say that vinegar did help a lot. I've been drinking 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 500 ml of water every morning for a year and I now only rarely suffer from heartburn. I guess which vinegar you use is up to personal taste, but if anyone's suffering from heartburn, I do recommend you try drinking vinegar water! It helped me A LOT!!

  2. I was interested in this until he said that mayo doesn’t help with lice but that was the only thing that helped rid the lice on my nieces head hmmm

  3. Umm, maybe you haven't noticed, but YOU are on the internet. I will not be listening to your ignorant negativity…
    btw: 95% of "balsamic" vinegar is not authentic.
    How many different ways have YOU personally tried using cider vinegar in medicinal ways and for how long?
    Damage to the tooth enamel is definitely true.
    And what does your personal knowledge contain about alkalinity in the body?
    Tony Robbins has a great video explaining that one.

  4. lol it will help u lose weight, you have to drink a glass full mixed with half ACV/half water/crushed ice, the weight will fall off

  5. My gaydar just went off! I guess if this little c******* said it must be true huh!? You can also use it to clean off your Lover's penis before you blow him!

  6. Why should anyone trust what you say when you make a statement your self "Not to trust the Internet" , it's like looking upwards and spitting , expecting the spit to fall elsewhere other that your face!! For the record, I have been using Apple cider and not only lost weight but gotten rid of my pressure and cholesterol meds for good!! And who is that joker (Doctor) your referring to ?? I am pretty sure he is not heard of!! Looking at this video surely is suspicious and seems to be funded by the FDA as they are losing business due to the public movement away from meds. Wrong choice of review .. !!

  7. Okay. I wont watch the whole vid. Hold it right there boy. But i i lost weight and fats by drinking it. LOL without exercise btw. In 1 month. 98 to 72. And for everyone who wants to try. use a straw. Drinking from the glass is quite dangerous. ACV can destroy your teeth.

  8. No, we are talking about unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with the protein strands and enzymes.
    So yeah, going by how you are presenting your information, it's arguably be true, but you're not even touching on it's main benefit to the gut.
    This is controlled opposition at it's worst.

  9. Lol ok well I will keep using it because it DOES work. The fact you brought up teeth cleaning of all things is just stupid that should be common sense.

    Next up: water consumption can be dangerous.

  10. Can you take a bath in it? I’ve read that it’s good to add 2 cups to your bath to help remove dead skin and stuff. But I honestly don’t know

  11. Thank you! I have often wondered about all the apple cider vinegar remedies I've seen advertisements for and have been very skeptical about them. Apparently, my skepticism was right on target. Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

  12. Mentioning only yeast infection and teeth whitening were meant to ridicule apple cider vinegar.You could have mentioned more bile production,acidify the stomach or cleanse the liver..but you didn't because whitening teeth and treating yeast infection sounded more funny.

  13. As vinegar to the teeth & smoke to the eyes…….
    Everybody knows vinegar will erode your tooth enamel. It gave me acid reflux that burned my throat even when heavily diluted in water.

  14. I have metabolic syndrome and I get headaches as a result of higher carbs. Drinking Apple cider vinegar has helped me with those headaches.

  15. Keeping your insulin levels from going high is what helps you lose weight, if you were constantly in a hi levels of insulin you will gain weight insulin is a hormone that creates fat cells

  16. I had a fatty liver. I started drinking ACV twice a day and within months I lost 2 inches off my waist and my blood triglyceride levels were back within healthy range.
    Next: What being a smug douche with a pseudo-education does to your body!

  17. Olive oil and mayonnaise doesn't work to literally suffocate lice from breathing and therefore dying? When applied nightly for the amount of days it would take a newly laid egg to hatch (6-9 days according to the CDC) and some days to suffocate newly born nymphs? Ok random, young, white dude from a random youtube channel on the internet. I'll disregard science and common sense because you cleverly said "none of them work though". lol

  18. I lost over 20lbs in 8 weeks drinking 3 capsful of ACV with grapefruit before every meal. It worked for me. AVC reduces inflammation

  19. I'll make a video and reference CNN and the BBC at the end, the fact they are even on that list takes all credibility from this video. CNN and the BBC have no credibility in reporting anything anymore.

  20. If you gonna chug balsamic vinegar it should be the real deal.
    https://www.amazon.com/Acetum-Traditional-Balsamic-Vinegar-Reggio/dp/B0049J0Q9I/ref=asc_df_B0049J0Q9I/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=343974552222&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11048398495099215589&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9013165&hvtargid=pla-756894982489&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=66686194462&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=343974552222&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11048398495099215589&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9013165&hvtargid=pla-756894982489

  21. You are talking absolute rubbish. Apples produce mallic acid and it does wonders for my joints. I wouldn’t be without it. You are trying to drink far too much of it! I use it to keep my joints flexible and it works! Nothing to do with weight loss – that doesn’t work!

  22. Your missing the most beneficial aspect of raw unfiltered ACV….the probiotics. Probiotics help improve your health in SOOOOOOO many ways it's unbelievable

  23. The lowering of blood sugar is it's core benefit you moron.

    Metabolic syndrome issues cause people to gain weight or make it difficult for you to lose it.

    You misunderstood the research data. 😶

  24. I am not going to give credence to anything sourced from CNN and the BBC. The two biggest lie machines in the world.

  25. It stops sugar cravings if 2 tbsps are drank in lukewarm water on empty stomach. That's how it stops you eating unnecessary calories. Hence the weight loss.

  26. Drinking apple cider vinegar or cooking with it hasn't helped alleviate gayness unless this narrator was flaming before.

  27. Before you come against our claim, have you experiment yourself with it? Otherwise you are worst than us! What makes you so claim is right?

  28. So apple cider vinegar is something a diabetic might want to try so would people with head fungal infections. Everything else isn't backed up by science.

  29. Most people are stupid enough to drink it straight and don't bother to buy vinegar products. Too they drink and eat sugar for the rest of the day. You must be a floral douche…kills warts and fungus too!

  30. Okay but I get terrible indigestion and when I burp it taste like puke and no medicine works as good as apple cider vinegar

  31. Just because it's not proven by science doesn't mean it's wrong. PEOPLE THINK Scientist KNOW EVERYTHING BUT THEY DON'T .

  32. It stops me from getting heartburn and nothing else does aside from HCL pills or enzyme pills so…beg to differ!

  33. Apple cider vinegar is good for keeping to stomach acid level good, balancing insulin levels, Good for gut bacteria , bloating, gas, helps with the absorption of nutrients ,closes the stomach opening to avoid acid reflux going up your throat.

  34. For me…apple cider vinegar helps me lose inches. It may be superficially help my clothes fit better while I consistently drink it….but it helps manage my curves 😇

  35. What about it’s antifungal properties? I have used it as an additional treatment for ringworm and athlete’s foot with great effect!

  36. @ Science Insider. You are so wrong with Your Information.
    Apple Cider Vinegar Has been used for over 800 years. In fact maybe even longer, Even Columbus Had Barrels of it when He Discovered America. It's even in Many Medical Books Dating way back to 1500's. Do some Real Research and Don't be Idiot's. Spreading False and Bad Information.

  37. Try it if it works for you then good. Research on alternative remedies are suppressed by big pharma. Which is why they are contended with saying that there is not enough research on it.

  38. I always think twice about taking health advice from someone that appears to use a wireless laptop ON their lap, a device that continuously emits pulsed modulated microwave RF radiation that is linked to cancer, DNA-damage, and infertility.

  39. ACV cured my dermatitis. My sons g.f. told me it was the only thing that cured her acid reflux. It helps your digestion. Also, i recently had severe tooth ache and swishing with 50/50 ACV and water relieved the ache immediately… and with half water, i dont think it hurt enamel on my teeth.

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