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Paducah, KY
A 23-year-old male asked:

Is consuming apple cider vinegar dangerous in any way?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No, but: Why would you drink it unless you just like the taste, it's of no clinical benefit for any known medical problem. In excess, it could also cause you some discomfort. Why would you want to drink it? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
In food ok: Drinking a little wont hurt, but a large amount as in a guart or so could cause serious ph changes in ur body and can have bad consequences.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What amount of apple cider vinegar is safe to consume daily?

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Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
Vinegar to consume?: Why would anyone want to consume vinegar? Vinegar from any source is acetic acid; it can possibly digest your stomach and cause heart-burn. Use it to flavor or cook food!
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A 20-year-old female asked:

Is it healthy to consume apple cider vinegar?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Yes, in moderation: Vinegar, including apple cider vinegar, lowers post-prandial glycemia by 20%. This appears to be due to vinegars effect of slowing gastric emptying. Just 2 teaspoons before meals is the effective dose. **Avoid vinegar pills as they have been associated with esophageal injury....their pH and contents are not standardized. Avoid large dose of apple cider vinegar as it can cause hypokalemia.
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
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Vinegar also promotes weight loss by slowing gastric emptying which helps you to feel full. Also, obese individuals seem to have more Firmicutes than Bacteriodetes bacteria in their gut. Apple and wine vinegar contain polyphenols which foster the growth of Bacteriodetes over Firmicutes bacteria and promotes weight loss. grapes and apples packed with polyphenols(as is Green Tea > promotes wt loss)
Dec 2, 2015
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can gout can be relief by consuming apple cider vinegar?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not alone: It's a safe supplement, but gout is a serious disease with possible systemic problems, and it needs to be managed by a mix of lifestyle changes (as applicable) and modern medicines.
A 64-year-old male asked:

Can consuming raw apple cider vinegar cause constipation?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Not known to but...: Apple cider vinegar is a widely used folk remedy, but like most folk remedies research on it is limited. As best as i can tell, it is not known to cause constipation (see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/applecidervinegardiet/a/applecidervineg.Htm ) and on this website 17 of 21 people reported it was a useful home remedy to treat constipation: http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/constipation.Html#acv.
Houma, LA
A 22-year-old male asked:

Is it safe for me to consume apple cider vinegar? Does it interact with medications?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on...: Without knowing one's individual details, a doctor would not be able to tell if any particular vinegar would be good, bad, or have no effect on a that person. But, for what health benefit would somebody want to drink any type of vinegar? Vinegar is good for pickling foods, and making foods taste more special, but vinegar is not necessary for normal health.

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