Apple Cider Vinegar really comes into it's own for it's medicinal uses. Since at least 5000BC it has been used for health complaints and general health maintenance. Some of the conditions it is purported to improve and in some cases remedy are wide ranging. Just some of it's uses are:

Alleviates Arthritic Pain
Alkalize's The Body
Re-Mineralizes The Body
Tops Up Important Vitamins And Trace Elements
Increases The Metabolism
Helps Constipation
Eases Joint And General Body Stiffness
Helps Regulate Blood Pressure
Helps To Fight Infection
Help Digestion
Eases Osteoporosis
Treats Sore Throats
Resolves Indigestion
Alleviates Gout
Reduces Prostate Problems
Improves Cell Function
Relieves Insect Bites And Stings
Aids Reduction Of Muscle Cramps
Cleans Bladder, Kidneys, Blood, Liver, Gall etc
Alleviates Headaches
Acts As A Balm For Sunburn
Helps With Shingles
Reduces Cholesterol
Often Cures Allergies
Helps Clear Acne
Relieves Chronic Fatigue
Clears Candida
Remedies Dandruff

What's So Special About Our Apple Cider Vinegar?

Our Natural Apple Cider Vinegar has the 'mother' left in, which means all the naturally occurring enzymes. It contains 19 of 22 essential minerals used in growth, repair and maintenance of the body. In fact it contains 93 different components.

Vitamins C, E, A, B1, B2, B6, beta-carotene, bioflavanoids, malic acid, acetic acid, pectin and vital minerals such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, boron, phosphorous, sulphur, iron, and fluorine.

Tannins also found in apple skins are present in apple cider vinegar and these are powerful antioxidants. Pectin in the Apple Cider Vinegar is a fiber which may help reduce bad cholesterol and helps to regulate blood pressure.

A 2006 study found that rats fed acetic acid (the main ingredient in vinegar) had significantly lower total cholesterol and triglyceride levels (Source: Dietry ascetic acid reduces serum cholesterol and triacylglycerols in rats fed a cholesterol- rich diet - British Journal of Nutrition (2006) 95.5:916-924 - Fushimi, Suruga et al). Large, human trials are needed to see if the same results occur in humans.

How Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help You And You Family?

The need for calcium supplements once you start growing older is very well known. Apple Cider Vinegar helps extract calcium from fruits, vegetables and meat it is mixed with, helping in the process of maintaining strong bones.

Potassium is essential for the replacement of worn-out tissues within the body. This mineral is also important to soft tissue repair, as calcium is to the bones and teeth. Chronic Potassium deficiency causes a variety of ailments including hair loss, weak finger nails, brittle teeth, sinusitis and a permanently running nose. Apple cider vinegar is loaded with potassium. Studies have shown that potassium deficiency results in stunted growth. All these ailments can be avoided with the intake of our natural unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. The potassium in this vinegar also helps to eliminate toxic waste from the body.

The beta-carotene helps to counter damage caused by free radicals, helping one maintain firmer skin and a youthful appearance. It does so by destroying free radicals in the body which are involved in the ageing and mutation of tissues and in destroying the immune system. This beta-carotene within apple cider vinegar is a natural and easy to digest form.

Apple cider vinegar is good for those wanting to lose weight. It helps to break down fat which helps in natural weight reduction. The earliest proponent of apple cider vinegar for weight loss was Dr Jarvis, who wrote that people who consumed apple cider vinegar regularly would burn fat instead of store it.

What's All This About Apple Cider Vinegar & Enzymes?

On top of all the above, raw Apple Cider Vinegar is brimming with enzymes. Our bodies can only produce a finite amount of these enzymes, the rest must be obtained through our diet, cooked foods contain no enzyme activity whereas raw foods contain some enzyme activity. Fermented products however are the best source of enzymes and natural unpasteurised Apple Cider Vinegar is a plentiful source of enzymes required by the body for daily functions.

Apple Cider Vinegar also contains malic acid which is very helpful in fighting fungal and bacterial infections. This acid dissolves uric acid deposits that form around joints, and so Apple Cider Vinegar is used as a remedy for arthritis amongst many helping to relieve joint pains. This dissolved uric acid can then gradually be eliminated from the body in solution.

Apple Cider Vinegar is very effective in detoxifying various organs in the body together with the blood stream. Hence it is a purifier, as it has a means of breaking down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. It therefore, promotes the health of the vital organs of the body e.g. kidneys, bladder, liver etc., by preventing an excessively alkaline urine.

Apple Cider Vinegar may also help to control blood sugar levels, which helps to ward off diabetes and its complications, such as nerve damage and blindness. It also might help prevent other serious health problems, such as heart disease, that often go hand-in-hand with diabetes.

"A study by researchers at Arizona State University, published in the journal Diabetes Care, examined people with type 2 diabetes. Study participants took either two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar or water with one ounce of cheese at bedtime for two days. The researchers found taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar at bedtime had a favourable impact on blood glucose levels the next morning”.

Prior to the study, the average fasting blood glucose level was 137 mg/dL. It decreased by 2% with the cheese and by 4% with the vinegar, a statistically significant difference. In people with a fasting glucose level above 130 mg/dL prior to the study, the vinegar reduced glucose levels by as much as 6%. The study was very small and the duration was short, so more research is needed (Source: Vinegar ingestion at bedtime moderates waking glucose concentrations in adults with well-controlled type 2 diabetes - Diabetes Care (2007)30.11:2814-2815 - White & Johnston).

Apple Cider Vinegar also helps oxygenate the blood which consequently prevents the blood from becoming too thick and gluey, which gives rise to a strained heart and blood vessels resulting in high blood pressure. There has been some suggestion that Apple Cider Vinegar may help to reverse atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Cider vinegar also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination and it neutralizes any toxic substance taken into the body. There have been a number of instances where people who had taken a mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and water before a meal were unaffected by diarrhoea, or digestive upsets, whilst their companions who ate the same meal were. Hence the Apple Cider Vinegar seemed to neutralize the harmful substances in the food eaten.

We have many, many testimonials from arthritis sufferers who use Apple Cider Vinegar and honey and have achieved total relief from their symptoms.

A few teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar taken with water each day has been known to produce amazing results. Cider vinegar can be taken alone or used in cooking. It can be used as a salad dressing, for pickling, in making mayonnaise or sprinkled on potato chips or French fries. It can be used as a hot or cold beverage sweetened with honey.