The Astonishing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

In ancient Greece, around 400 BC, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, prescribed apple cider vinegar mixed with a bit of honey for coughs, colds, and a variety of other ills. But have you heard the astonishing benefits of apple cider vinegar for weight loss?

I ran across this fascinating YouTube the other day, which prompted this post.

Have you heard of mixing apple cider vinegar and water as a tonic to create a natural weight loss drink? It may be just what you need to boost your metabolism. On YouTube I heard some astonishing benefits of apple cider vinegar for weight loss.

What Benefits Does Apple Cider Vinegar Have?

When I listened to this pharmacist give his views and experience, I was intrigued. So, I linked the YouTube in this post so you can hear it for your self and leave your thoughts at the end of this post. Have you had any experience using apple cider vinegar? 

Some debate whether apple cider vinegar can melt away fat by drinking as little as 1 to 2 Tbsp diluted in a glass of water, but it may have other benefits to your health as well.

The Astonishing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss – and Your Health

Apple cider vinegar has been used to treat obesity, improve your blood cholesterol levels, reduce your blood pressure, and help with blood sugar management.


7 Science Backed Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. Surprisingly enough, studies show that vinegar can help people lose weight.
  2. It may help lower blood sugar levels and regulate insulin function.
  3. Can help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  4. Helps reduce blood pressure.
  5. Increases skin health. May re-balance the natural pH balance of the skin.
  6. Can hep kill harmful bacteria. People traditionally use it for cleaning, and disinfecting.
  7. It is a food preservative and often used in food items such as pickles.

Small Studies Impressed by Apple Cider Vinegar

There have been a variety of studies on apple cider vinegar and how it benefits your health.

The studies have been small, but they seem to point to the benefits of apple cider vinegar in treating obesity, improving blood cholesterol levels, reducing blood pressure, and helping with blood sugar management. .

What is Apple Cider Vinegar?

  • Apple cider vinegar is made from apples which have been fermented. During fermentation, the natural sugars of the apple are broken down to produce ethanol. This is then converted to acetic acid.
  • Apple cider vinegar has no calories, since it doesn’t contain carbohydrates, fat, or protein.
  • Organic unfiltered ACV contains the “mother” which is the acetic acid bacteria and enzymes.
  • There is a small amount of potassium in ACV.
  • ACV has a pH of about 2 to 3.

Unfiltered Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

What is the difference between apple cider vinegar that has been pasteurized and filtered, compared with that which is cloudy with the “mother” in the bottom of the bottle?

The “mother” in the bottom of the unpasteurized apple cider vinegar has some probiotic bacteria and yeast.

Nourish by WebMD wrote a post on the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. They noted that there were three areas where ACV had some scientific evidence of its benefits were in blood sugar control, weight loss, and lowered cholesterol.

Check out these 9 Steps to use Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss.

Other Surprising Home Remedies Using Apple Cider Vinegar


The term eczema covers a variety of inflamed, red, or itchy skin conditions. There is no cure for eczema, but there are many treatments to manage the condition. One alternative therapy is apple cider vinegar.

It is inconclusive. Some reported ACV was soothing to the skin and boost moisture levels in the skin, while others found it did not help with eczema, but rather caused further irritation.


GERD or chronic acid reflux.

Some claim that raw apple cider vinegar offers probiotic benefits that can help with digestion. Dilute a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water. Drink before or after each meal. As a word of caution: don’t lie down right away after taking ACV. Give yourself about 30 minutes in an upright position.

Oral Thrush

Oral Thrush is a fungal infection the affects the mouth. Apple cider vinegar is one at home remedy that some people try. Take 1 teaspoon raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, diluted in 1 cup of water. Rinse your mouth with the solution daily.

Not to be used with babies or children.

Inflammation and Chronic Pain

A study conducted in mice showed that ACV helped control inflammation and chronic pain. While these findings are hopeful, they are not proven in humans.

Ways to Take Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV is available in capsules, gummies, and tablets! If you find the taste of ACV unpleasant, you could use Natural Apple Cider Vinegar Powder in your food preparation.

Risks and Side Effects

ACV is an acid. You should not drink straight apple cider vinegar or drink it in large quantities. It can erode the enamel of your teeth and damage your tissues if not used properly.

Dilute 1 to 2 Tbsp of vinegar in a large glass of water. You should take a glassful of water afterwards and rinse your mouth out. The acid may erode the enamel on your teeth. So, rinse your mouth out well.

In Conclusion

People have opinions both for and against the use of apple cider vinegar for weight loss. However, a number of small studies do suggest that apple cider vinegar is a useful home remedy for treating obesity, improving blood cholesterol levels, reducing blood pressure, and helping with blood sugar management.

Before starting any new health routine, please consult with your healthcare provider.

Please Leave a Comment

I would love to hear from you. What experience do you have with apple cider vinegar?

Disclaimer: If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. No content on this site
should be substituted for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare practitioners. The information contained here is for informational purposes only. It is from my research and personal experience.

12 thoughts on “The Astonishing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss”

  1. I am so glad I came across this post because I’m not only learning about the usability of apple vinegar for weight loss, but now I’m also learning that this also has some great benefits for blood sugar management. As a diabetic I always love to learn new strategies to keep both my body and blood sugar levels in a good place. Will definitely have to try apple vinegar.

    • Hi Stephanie, and thanks for stopping by with a comment! I found it interesting that the European journal of clinical nutrition and the pharmacist in the YouTube both gave a medical opinion about it. It was not a non-medical opinion that someone had.

      If you have a medical condition, it is always safest to work with your healthcare provider, and keep track of your own blood sugar levels also.

  2. Hi, I’m pleased to read about the advantages of apple cider vinegar. I had no idea it could aid with blood sugar management, enhance blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and treat obesity. This is truly fantastic news to hear. I’m also glad to learn how apple cider vinegar is produced. Knowing that it can help with eczema, GERD, and oral thrush makes it even more desirable. Thank you for informing us that ACV should not be consumed straight or in big quantities.

    Excellent article.

    • Hi Lionel, thanks for stopping by with a comment! I found it interesting that there are scientific studies to show the efficacy of those claims. Some things like eczema, GERD, and oral thrush, may be home remedies, but when science stands behind lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and obesity, that makes a stronger argument for the case.

      I found it particularly interesting in the YouTube of the pharmacist, that after using apple cider vinegar it lowered his cholesterol levels that were previously always high.

  3.  Great article, and I have seen a lot lately on how good apple cider vinegar is for weight loss. I tried it for a few days in a glass of water but the taste was awful.

    Do you know of a better way of drinking this so that it is more palatable? 

    As I was reading all the other benefits in your article that I wasn’t even aware of, I was glad to see that Apple Cider Vinegar comes in capsule form, so I think I will definitely try this method and hopefully it will be easier to take and just as beneficial.

    • Hi Michel, thanks for stopping by with a comment. I do agree that the taste leaves something to be desired. When I was first introduced to drinking apple cider vinegar in water, it was used as a tonic. It was not the best tasting either. I was told to put 1 to 2 Tablespoons full of Apple Cider Vinegar in a quart jar, add 1 tsp ginger, with some stevia, and fill the jar with water. This was to be sipped throughout the day. If you sip it through a straw it should do less damage to the enamel on your teeth.

      I do know some who want the benefit of Apple Cider Vinegar and use capsule or pill form as an alternative way of taking it. 

  4. Apple cider vinegar has so many health benefits indeed! I myself take some everyday! I drink some every morning in a big glass of water. It does help with weight management. I buy organic so that there is this precious « mother » at the bottom. Thank you for this article that reminds me how good it is to keep fit. 

    • Hi, thanks for stopping by with a comment. I was introduced to Apple Cider Vinegar a number of years back. In researching this article, what impressed me was the scientific studies that have been done, and the pharmacist saying how he was helped by using apple cider vinegar. I too try to purchase it with the mother. I like to dilute it in my 3 cup water bottle and sip it throughout the day. I am careful to dilute is so it is not too strong.

  5. Hi there, thank you so much for this post because I was searching for a home remedy to obesity and when I came across your post, I was more than fascinated. I have heard about Apple Cider Vinegar benefit in assisting weight loss before, but not to this detail. It seems fabulous and I am planning to give it a shot seriously. Thank you so much for this valuable post.

    • Hi Augustine, thanks for stopping by with a comment. I have lost quite a bit of weight and then reached a plateau. I was thinking of using the 9 Steps to use Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss to see it it will help me continue on my weight loss journey. What impressed me in researching this post was there was scientific studies done and not just hear say. 

  6. I didn’t know that Apple Cider Vinegar had so many benefits. I am excited about this because we always have Apple Cider Vinegar at home. Concerning re-balancing the natural pH balance of the skin, I will definetlly give this a try. It could even save me from buying a cream or two. Thank you very much for this post.

    • Hi Ann, thanks for stopping by with a comment! I have used apple cider vinegar for a hair conditioner. It takes the tangles out. Just don’t get it in your eyes!! Ouch!! Some use ACV for acne, and household cleaning. But the main part of the article dealt with weight loss. I believe I will try the 9 Steps to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss. I need to continue my weight loss journey. That is one reason I found the research for this post so fascinating. 


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