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Is Apple Cider Vinegar Safe for Children?

Posted by James (New Jersey) on 09/19/2006

Is the Apple Cider Vinegar safe for children? I have a 5 year old with Acid Reflux taking Nexium and would like to try this more natural remedy to help his condiditon. Is it safe for a 5 year old - 2 teaspoons w/a bottle of water?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear James: Try a safer method, just use only baking soda and see how this works. Only 1/4 teaspoon once a day only mixed in some water. Apple cider vinegar can be problematic if the body does not have sufficient bicarbonates in the system. There are many causes of acid reflux, the other is the yet unidentified bacteria, such as helicobacter pylori that may also have caused the condition. Of course, this pathogen has weakness for fulvic acid, which can also be safely used for the child too. Of course, you need a product that is clearly labels or mentions fulvic acid.