Side Effects From Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Pen (San Jose, Costa Rica) on 03/04/2007

I came across this site and decided to try the ACV for weight loss. It's too soon to notice weight loss effects, I think. What I would like to ask about is a certain stomach discomfort that comes and goes. I don't know if it is because I'm taking too much of the ACV. I started off with teaspoons but then I thought I would take more so I started taking 3 Tbs 1 of honey. The night I took the 3 tablespoons I didn't feel a certain discomfort... I was in pain until I drank a glass of milk. Today I feel fine, except for the occasional discomfort which I have found subsides a little when I salivate and swallow more. I'm wondering if I should go ahead and add the baking soda. I'm confident, because of what I have read in this site, that it won't alter the effects of the ACV. I would like to get some information on this. Thank you very much for all the insight I've been able to find on this site. Pen

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
385 posts

The milk tends to neutralize the acid buildup of the ACV. You would get much better results just taking 2 tablespoons of ACV plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and then add about 1/2 glass of water. Allow the fizz to settle down, and often taken on an empty stomach 3 times a day or before meals by 1 or more hours.