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Can I Drink ACV Straight?

Posted by Tam (India) on 03/05/2007

am asking that it is safe to drink ACV straight? I prefer to drink straight as I do not like the taste, so will like to make it quick as possible. I read on this site under many different topics that same question but am not finding the answer. It is harmful to drink straight? Regards

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Most people can drink ACV straight without problems. There are people who drink straight and have problems, But people who drink ACV with baking soda have not problems at all.

The reason is that most people generally are bicarbonate deficient so it helps to add a baking soda. If the body remains deficient for a very long period the body will experience acid tongue, burning of stomach, and kidney stones, since there is not sufficient bicarbonates to neutralize the oxalic acid in the intestines before the come into the blood stream. As a result, once you do have kidney stones it is too late. Prevention is better than surgery under those circumstances.

Replied by Neener
Victoria, Bc Canada

I really like the taste of apple cider vinegar. I started out by just pouring it into a tablespoon, and swallowing. But then after reading more, it seems that almost no one takes it straight. Will it do any harm if taken straight? I don't have any reaction to it (heartburn etc. ) But then I was always a big pickle eater :) And is a tablespoon at a time too much? I was taking one in the morning and one in the evening. My boyfreind and I both really like the taste of it. Plus we like to add it to salad. Should I lower the dose or dilute?