News 03 Feb 2022
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother
Many of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar can be found in the ‘mother’.* But can the mother support your health and is it safe to consume?*
Often, ACV in liquid form will contain a cloudy substance known as the ‘mother’.
To make ACV, yeast is added to apple juice, which converts the sugars into alcohol. Bacteria are then added which turns the alcohol into acetic acid and then vinegar. This bacterium is what is commonly referred to as the mother.
ACV is safe to consume, but many people may balk at the unpleasant taste.
What is the Mother Good For?*
The mother is what gives unfiltered and unrefined ACV a cloudy appearance. Manufacturers will often remove the mother to enhance the look of their ACV. Although this does not remove all the health-supporting benefits of ACV, they are somewhat diminished.*
By taking ACV made with the mother, you will be ensuring your body receives all the health-supporting benefits that ACV contains.* (1)
Risks and Side Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar
Because of the high acid levels in vinegar, consuming undiluted, large amounts of ACV can cause your tooth enamel to wear away and cause damage to your esophagus.* Some people also find that ACV can cause nausea and digestive issues.*
People that have low potassium levels (hypokalemia) or who are diabetic should be cautious about taking ACV in any form as it lowers the levels of potassium in the body.*
Is it Safe to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother?
While it is safe to drink ACV that contains the mother, care should be taken in regards to the risks and side effects as listed above.* Many people find that drinking undiluted apple cider vinegar can be unpleasant, so taking a supplement can be a real game changer when it comes to taking ACV on a regular basis.
There is no recommended daily dose of ACV, however, as stated above, taken in large doses, undiluted ACV can have harmful effects.* Many people find it easier to simply take an ACV supplement rather than forcing themselves to drink vinegar every day.
The ACV products offered by Orphic Nutrition act to support your health, but are not medical products.* For your safety, we always recommend that you get professional advice from a medical doctor before starting to drink ACV daily or beginning a course of ACV supplements.* You should make sure to purchase your apple cider vinegar supplements from a respected and reputable company and only take the daily dosage as recommended by the manufacturer.