ACV Side Effects?

Posted by Bekey (Swieqi, Malta) on 10/11/2006

I took ACV for high blood pressure. After taking ACV regularly for 2months, 3 tumblers with 3 tablsp. acv and water, I had to stop because I was getting palpitations and could hear my heart beat pounding in my head. I also became very short fused and irritable. I stopped it for 2 days and the palpitations and pounding heartbeat has lessened. Could there be a problem with ACV in that it raises blood pressure in some instances?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Dear Bekey:

I had to stop because I was getting palpitations and could hear my heart beat pounding in my head.

Some people have other deficiencies, and long-term taking of ACV is not recommended, since it can create the problems of buffer deficiencies, which is bicarbonates. In fact taking anything in too long is not wise either! Your body does need a rest, such as fasting once a week. When you work, you do need a vacation. When you stay awake long enough, you need to sleep.

So if you take the acid ACV, it will react with the body's bicarbonate to get you acetates. The body needs a certain amount of bicarbonates and plays a prominent role in maintaining your body's pH. And acetates is helpful to your body too, but bicarbonates plays more prominent role then acetates.

If you want to take something that is safer, you need to add baking soda to the ACV. Basically, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1-2 tablespoons of ACV, taken twice a day. You can add sodium ascorbate or ascorbic acid powder (Vitamin C) of 1/8 teaspoon. Should you add vitamin C, add a little more baking soda to neutralize the pH of the solution.

The other problem might be that your body does not agree to certain brands of ACV. Some people are allergic to organic vinegar, and yet some are allergic to the non-organic ones. There is no absolute. Just switch brands, but also add baking soda to prevent bicarbonate deficiency.

Could there be a problem with ACV in that it raises blood pressure in some instances?

Yes, when your body is allergic to a specific brand of ACV. You might have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, lacking bicarbonates in the system.

So to stop such problems, switching brands of ACV, taking vitamin and minerals now and then and adding baking soda should resolve most of the problems you have.

In some instances, I have seen people do not like ACV, but the body prefer just distilled vinegar. The one specific vitamin that I have seen to help is an alkaline form of vitamin C, sodium ascorbate since it balances out the acid of the apple cider vinegar. Also it seems vitamin B complex is a much unappreciated vitamins, but have an enormous effect on the body's energy level also.


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