The name Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has often conjured up images of a chipper, joy-loving, super-efficient young woman at work in a processing plant. In other words, it’s the perfect vessel for the health benefits of ACV, right? Well no. If you take away the sugar and the vinegar, there’s actually a lot to love about ACV. Whereas regular sugar can trigger insulin resistance, which in turn can lead to type 2 diabetes, ACV is less likely to raise blood sugar levels and so can help keep blood sugar in check. So, what’s the downside? Well, for one thing, regular consumption of ACV (especially by people with diabetes) can be detrimental to your health. It can also have some side effects. Read on to know the bad side effects of ACV.
What is ACV?
ACV stands for Apple Cider Vinegar. It’s a sweetener made from apples. When people consume it, it’s called “cider.” It’s usually found in low-fat, healthy foods like cheese and cottage cheese. But you can also find it in baked goods like brownies and brown rice.
This is the one and only reason you would want to avoid ACV. People with gluten allergies or wheat allergies can experience small, usually abdominal pain and cramps. They are likely to have spasms in the intestines called spasms of element IX (gluten). It’s normal for people with gluten allergies to have this discomfort, and it’s normal for you to feel it, too. But because you’re taking in so much of it through your diet, you’re likely to experience it more often than someone without gluten allergies.
Not sure if you have bacterial constipation or not? Don’t worry! You probably do. This is actually a good thing because it probably leads to your body producing more anti-clogging natural fiber, molybdenite. We don’t typically like to be constipated, but it’s a normal process that happens when we’re not getting enough fiber. If you’re constipated, you’re likely to have some bad breath and a loose, bad-smelling breath. Bacterial constipation is perfectly normal, and it’s not something you need to worry about.
This can be a health issue, or it can be a side effect. It’s not clear why people with kidney disease (e.g., nephrolithiasis) are more likely to develop bacterial and/or myelosuppression disease. Our best guess is that it may be because the breakdown of minerals in the body is accelerated in these individuals. Most of the minerals in your body are found in your cells, and minerals that are found in your kidneys are the most important ones for the function of your body. Kidney damage is a pretty easy thing to worry about, as it’s related to a decline in blood pressure, reduced heartbeat, and a more difficult to control anemia.
The good news is that there are actually very few side effects of taking Apple Cider Vinegar. The only side effect you’re likely to see is a lowered sex drive, but this effect will likely subside over time. As with most drugs, you’re unlikely to experience side effects that aren’t easily overlooked.
Can ACV Be Treating My Health?
As with many health-related drugs, you may be able to reduce the side effects by following up on your daily routine with a medical visit. Regularly taking your medication can often lead to missed appointments and missed days off work, which can add up over time.
If you take any medication for any reason, it’s important to talk to your doctor first about how you’re taking it and if there’s anything she can do to help. Be sure to keep regular track of your medications and to report any side effects that occur. If you have any questions about how ACV is managing your health, talk to your healthcare practitioner.