How does apple vinegar work?
The ingredients of apple vinegar have an effect on the skin, the gastrointestinal tract or the hair, for example. It sometimes achieves the best results in natural medicine and is therefore very popular. However, when buying it, care must be taken to ensure that the ingredients have not been damaged during processing.
For this reason, the apple vinegar must not have been heated, it should be naturally cloudy and, if possible, of organic quality. Especially when used on injuries or for the hair, the nutrients such as vitamins or minerals are an important factor. If these are given enough time to take effect, they can be used by the cells and contribute to their health.
The anti-inflammatory, antibacterial as well as antimycotic effect is due to the relatively high proportion of acids, which hinder the respective harmful organisms in their reproduction. For this reason, vinegar is also suitable as a household remedy for gargling with colds. Other effects that sometimes occur when using apple vinegar, such as the positive influence on the reduction of blood sugar or cholesterol and the lowering of blood pressure, have not been conclusively clarified or are still partly unclear.
Possible side effects
If apple vinegar is used correctly, there are usually hardly any side effects to be expected. However, if it is taken in excess, for example when used to treat digestive problems, it can cause irritation of the mucous membranes and the gastrointestinal tract. The slightly acidic properties can also lead to a disturbed barrier function of the skin, resulting in open, painful spots.
Another possible side effect is toothache. However, these side effects occur only very rarely. In the field of wound treatment, however, it should be noted that after the end of the therapy a new colonization with harmful bacteria or fungi may occur.
When should apple vinegar not be used?
When used correctly, apple vinegar is generally not harmful. However, you should avoid taking it especially if you suffer from stomach pain or diseases such as a stomach ulcer, as the vinegar can have a negative effect here. During pregnancy, toothache or previous illnesses such as diabetes mellitus, the doctor treating the patient must always be consulted before using apple vinegar.
How often may one use apple vinegar?
In principle, there is no limit to the frequency of use of apple vinegar. However, to ensure that no side effects occur, the amount of apple vinegar should be limited to 50 ml per day. However, these 50 ml should not be taken all at once, but diluted with water and drunk either during the course of the day or at least for a few minutes. When using apple vinegar on the skin, care should be taken to ensure that the dosage is adequate so that the skin is not excessively irritated.