Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Tonic Health Benefits - Ted's Q&A

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Too Much Energy From Remedy?

Posted by Keith (New York, NY) on 08/24/2007

Hi Ted: I'm writing because I tried your ACV and baking soda remedy for reflux. I've only just started the regimen, so I can't tell how well it is working, but I have noticed one side effect that concerns me. The ACV has given me more energy, but I';m wondering if it ever causes insomnia? I fell asleep last night at 10:30 and woke up at 3:30 and couldn't go back to sleep. I've never really had any problems with insomnia, in fact, I'm usually quite sleepy all the time. As I said, the ACV seems to be resolving that issue, but I'm worried that it might be giving me too much energy. I know a good night's sleep is important for your health, so I don't want to suffer from losing hours. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks so much, Keith New York, NY

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Keith: If insomnia is a problem from using ACV and baking soda, which doesn't happen often, might be helped with vitamin B complex and magnesium citrate (or gluconate) supplements. If it doesn't get any better, I might take a very low dose lithium citrate of 5 mg before bedtime, the dose is quite low, but it is also a necessary nutrients at least for the brain to rest. Other remedies that I have tried that works well is 3-6 drops of 10% sodium thiosulfate solution in 1/2 glass or 1 glass of water. Usually taking first time of these may have laxative effect, but it does a good job in detoxification and helps with rest and sleep as well. Sometimes sleeplessness can be initiated by the amino acid imbalance (where some amino acids also controls sleep) and taking supplements with some tryptophan or general amino acid supplements may also help too.


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