Apple Cider Vinegar Question

Posted by Meena (Lindley) on 09/28/2006

I am taking 2TBLS of ACV three times a day with lime juice and a pinch of salt. I have been taking this for more than one week to reduce weight and for glowing complexion. But i have not noticed any change in my weight and skin. I will be grateful if you can help me and tell what i am doing wrong and should i continue with ACV?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Meena: I don't know what you are doing wrong. For one thing, you are taking lime juice with a pinch of salt. The other thing is you are taking ACV. Given that I am not really an avid ACV drinker in its pure form, your body's bicarbonates, potassium and magnesium levels may be low. Also, your level of antioxidants may be low. When taking lime juice properly, you should not use salt. You should use a large pinch or 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda.

The most cheapest locally available magnesium that you can find at your drug store magnesium is magnesium hydroxide, in the form of "milk of magnesia". Often in sold in 450 cc bottles of 8 grams of magnesium hydroxide, while this is not that bioavailable and well absorbed, just take about 1/4 teaspoon of it in 1/2 glass of water and add about 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda.

Finally add some vitamin C (in sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid to raise your level of antioxidants). You can add ACV also if you want, to the mix but only 1/2 tablespoon to the mix. Just be careful of the bubbles as ACV tends to produce a lot of bubbles. I sometimes mix this in a pitcher. You may drink electrolyte water, which contains potassium only once a day. It takes an average of about one week to get your bicarbonates level up. Your body just simply have other problems which needs consideration because ACV don't have everything.

The common consideration that you need:
1. Level of antioxidant
2. Level of bicarbonates
3. Level of intracellular elements (magnesium and potassium are major candidates) ACV won't work if your body's antioxidant, bicarbonate and intracellular is insufficient. This is as simple as I can make it. Once the body is alkaline, the capillaries dilates, and therefore flushes out whatever obstructions causing it.

If you want better results then get a towel and apply ACV on your face every night. If this is too weak for you, then use plain old vinegar. At least it will remove toxins on the face too. If this doesn't work for you, assuming of course your complexion is not that good, is to consider oxygenation therapy, such as using a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide 3% in a glass of water. This will not solve your weight problems using just ACV. It would be amazing if it does that, but if you just cover the three points, this raises your chances of reduced weight. These are just the common problems for most people.