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Hello, Are there any negative effects of drinking apple cider

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Question: Hello, Are there any negative effects of drinking apple cider vinegar in hot water early morning ?? Thanks in advance
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It's generally ok if no more than 30 ml/day. Here are risks:

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

ACV is generally safe when diluted, but there are some risks to drinking it daily.

Since it's a mild acid, it can eat away at the enamel on teeth, cause irritation/burning in the throat, and stomach upset.

With long term use, decreased potassium levels and bone thinning have been reported. In one case study, a young woman (in her 20s) drank 8 oz of ACV once a day for 6 years and was found to have osteoporosis and hypokalemia (low potassium).

It can also be a problem if you are taking certain medications, or if you have a history of delayed stomach emptying (gastroparesis).

Some guidelines are to limit your intake to no more than 2 tablespoons/day and rinse your mouth and throat after drinking it.

I hope this information helps.



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Brief Answer: It's generally ok if no more than 30 ml/day. Here are risks: Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, ACV is generally safe when diluted, but there are some risks to drinking it daily. Since it's a mild acid, it can eat away at the enamel on teeth, cause irritation/burning in the throat, and stomach upset. With long term use, decreased potassium levels and bone thinning have been reported. In one case study, a young woman (in her 20s) drank 8 oz of ACV once a day for 6 years and was found to have osteoporosis and hypokalemia (low potassium). It can also be a problem if you are taking certain medications, or if you have a history of delayed stomach emptying (gastroparesis). Some guidelines are to limit your intake to no more than 2 tablespoons/day and rinse your mouth and throat after drinking it. I hope this information helps.