ACV Caused Bleeding Cyctitis

Posted by Melly Banagale (Austin,, Texas, USA) on 11/02/2007

I am acidic. I took 2 TBSPS organic apple cider vinegar with the mother in it in a gallon of water. I did this for several days. I caused me to have a bleeding cystitis and had to take antibiotics. I did this to alkalize my body. Now i will try the baking and water only. Will let you know if i still develop bleeding cystitis. Melly

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Melly:

Taking pure apple cider vinegar would usually cause the urinary pH to be more acid, and this is hardly conducive to a cystitis. Even if I were to take apple cider vinegar, I would much prefer the 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda as being a more neutral solution. Still this is hardly a remedy for cystitis.

Obviously taking only ACV makes it acid still and most bacteria tend to reside whenever the body is acid. The best way to deal with cystitis in my opinion is a cranberry and sea salt remedy. This means taking some cranberry with only one single dose a week, of about 1-3 teaspoon of sea salt in one glass of water. A

sea salt is both alkalizing and yet the salt also kills it. Baking soda might help, although my experience has always been the sea salt, baking soda generally don't work, nor does the apple cider vinegar. If anything further can kill the bacteria, is to take some zinc acetate and magnesium citrate supplments, where zinc acetate might be 50 mg every two days and magnesium citrate 250 mg every day. Xylitol may sometimes help, but those are more confined in killing some harmful intestinal bacteria reducing some bacteria load so that the body can heal itself in other areas, such as the bladder.

In case you are wondering why the sea salt, zinc and magnesium. These are natural antibiotics using essential minerals as a way of killing the bacteria that causes cystitis. A baking soda is only supportive or synergistic if only the sea salt, zinc and magnesium were taken FIRST.