Ever wished there was a natural concoction that could enhance your metabolism, help you lose weight, and improve your overall health? What if we told you that there is one—which happens to be a pantry staple? It’s none other than apple cider vinegar which, apart from its culinary applications, has been used in traditional medicine for its medicinal properties.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a form of vinegar made out of fermented apple juice and it’s a common ingredient in salad dressings, sauces, and marinades. It mainly contains acetic acid as its active substance along with polyphenols. In addition to being used as a food ingredient, research has found that it can be used as a natural remedy for various conditions. In today’s post, we will be exploring the therapeutic usages of apple cider vinegar and the science behind it.
ACV can help you lose weight.
Apple cider vinegar has been used as a natural weight-loss remedy for a long time. In addition to the centuries' worth of anecdotal evidence, this benefit is backed up by science. Studies have reported that ACV reduces body weight, BMI, belly fat, and waist measurements in people who are obese and overweight.
The mechanism behind this weight loss effect of apple cider vinegar seems to be its appetite-reducing effect of acetic acid, which is also proven by research.
It can control your blood sugar levels.
According to research, you can also lower your fasting blood sugar levels and other blood glucose-related parameters such as HbA1C if you take apple cider vinegar daily. In these studies, drinking 20 ml of apple cider vinegar per day for 8 weeks showed promising results even in people with type 2 diabetes.
Apple cider vinegar can support your gut microbiota.
Apple cider vinegar is a source of plant polyphenols which can improve the composition of your gut microbiom. Your gut microbiota can affect your metabolism, thus having a healthy gut flora is important to maintain your metabolism in a healthy state.
Apple cider vinegar also brings probiotic benefits if it contains the cloudy substance popularly known as the “mother”, augmenting the positive effect on gut health.
ACV can improve your blood lipid profile.
High blood cholesterol levels are the main culprit of heart disease. Today’s fast-paced lifestyle burdened with not-so-healthy diets and lack of movement puts you at more risk of developing unhealthy blood lipid levels that could compromise your heart health. While you will need medication to regulate your blood lipid levels if they get too high, there are certain natural remedies such as apple cider vinegar that could prevent this from happening.
Several research studies confirm that apple cider vinegar can reduce total blood cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of heart disease. One study also found that ACV can modulate high serum triglyceride levels, which is another root cause of cardiovascular diseases.
Take a look at our guide if you want to explore apple cider vinegar benefits in greater detail.
Now that you know all the benefits, you might be tempted to reach for the apple cider vinegar bottle in your pantry. While you can certainly do that, the acidic taste and the harsh smell can be a bit (or too) off-putting. Plus, ACV's high acidity can damage the enamel of your teeth and your gut lining, but worry not, we are going to give you a better option.
Novomins Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Just two of these gummies equals one shot of ACV and you can enjoy all goodness of this traditional remedy without the unpleasant smell, the sour taste, or other side effects.
What’s more, our ACV gummies include vitamins B6, B12, and D2. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), vitamins B6 and B12 are important to maintaining immune function, physiological activities, and metabolism. These vitamins also reduce fatigue and tiredness, thus improving your energy levels. Vitamin D2 in our gummies is important for maintaining healthy bones, teeth, and muscles . Vitamin D2 is also responsible for the functioning of the immune system. You might like to know that vitamin D2 is the form of vitamin D that’s sourced from plants, making this product certified by The Vegan Society.
Another beneficial compound added to these gummies is pectin, which is a known prebiotic, that promotes healthy bacteria in your gut. This adds to the prebiotic and probiotic nourishment apple cider vinegar brings, thus enhancing gut health.
Novomins Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies are a deliciously apple-flavoured alternative that delivers all the health benefits of ACV combined with the advantages of additional nutrients.