What’s been used for thousands of years as a health tonic and home remedies, is made from all-natural ingredients, and was made famous by celebrities and Instagram influencers in recent years? It’s Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV for short! It has a long list of amazing health benefits, from radiant skin to promote a healthy immune system. Among its most notable properties are those having to do with bodyweight loss.
People are always on the lookout for supplements and ways to boost their body fat burning, especially when starting a new diet or exercise routine. Of course, the magic pill for losing weight does not exist, but there are definitely a lot of great all-natural products available that can help you along the way. Apple Cider Vinegar is definitely on this list!
You may have encountered ACV before in its raw form, likely for making a vinaigrette or marinade. As you know, it’s got a very particular aroma and taste, to put it mildly. To be honest, it’s a bit gross to just shoot it—even when it’s diluted in a glass of water.
The great new update to this ancient recipe has been to make them into gummies! We here at JUCI have perfected the recipe for gummies to make them delicious, while still retaining all the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar in the liquid form. Gummies are just as good at helping you in your weight loss journey, if not even better!
In this guide, we’ll explore how exactly ACV helps with weight loss and health on a scientific level. We’ll go into some of the Apple Cider Vinegar diets and how best to incorporate it into your new routine. Lastly, we’ll explore the benefits of ACV gummies over the liquid in terms of general health and also weight loss specifically.
So let’s dive right in!
<h3>Improved Digestion and Gut Health</h3>
In recent years, we’ve discovered a lot about how our bodies work and how our various bodily functions are all interconnected. One of the most fascinating, in our opinion, is the link between intestinal health and overall health. Having a balanced gut flora, that is the good bacteria that live in your intestinal tract and aid in breaking down food, is really important for general wellbeing. Improved digestion and a healthy gut have also been shown to directly impact weight loss.
What does all this have to do with Apple Cider Vinegar? Well, to answer that, we’ll have to go into a bit about how ACV is made. Obviously the fermentation process starts with apples. They’re squeezed and left to ferment into apple cider. While you might want to stop here in the process (we wouldn’t blame you!) to turn that alcohol into acetic acid, or vinegar, you need to ferment it a bit more. Once that’s done after a few weeks, you’re left with raw vinegar that contains the fermenting acetic bacteria, commonly called The Mother.
The Mother is packed full of probiotic properties, meaning they promote the growth of good bacteria in your intestinal tract. Foods like yogurt, kimchi, or kombucha are all fermented and they’ve gotten so popular recently exactly for their probiotic effects.
Beyond assisting with weight loss, improved digestive health has been linked to promoting heart health and reducing the symptoms of depression.
Apple Cider Vinegar gummies, specifically, have an added bonus in that they help with acute stomach problems too. The pectin used to make them is known to soothe intestinal spasms and the acetic acid in the vinegar can help in controlling harmful bacteria that may be causing stomach pain. Further, ACV aids in digestion because the acid causes your body to release more pepsin, an enzyme that helps break down proteins. If you eat an especially heavy meal, one with lots of meat, Apple Cider Vinegar might help make an easier time of digesting it or calming an upset stomach.
<h3>Consuming Fewer Calories</h3>
One of the most significant ways that taking Apple Cider Vinegar gummies can aid in weight loss is that it makes you feel fuller for longer. When you take ACV before a meal it has been shown to slow the emptying of the stomach. This means that you’re able to stretch out one meal for longer without feeling hungry.
You’re less likely to snack in between meals and over time, these missed calories add up to lost pounds. Beyond just keeping you feeling full, Apple Cider Vinegar gummies have been shown to reduce food cravings overall. If you’re a nighttime snacker—like a lot of us when we stay up binging Netflix—you might instinctively go for a few handfuls of peanuts or some cheese. Well, ACV can help curb these cravings, saving you these extra bad nighttime calories too.
Lastly, the added bonus of Apple Cider Vinegar gummies is that they basically taste like candy! A lot of people like taking JUCI gummies if they get a craving for something sweet. Rather than going for dessert, take a 20 calorie Apple Cider Vinegar gummy, satisfy that need for a bit of sweetness, and still get all the great benefits of the supplement!
<h3>Blood Sugar Levels</h3>
For the same reason Apple Cider Vinegar helps you stay feeling full for longer, it also helps regulate blood sugar levels. Over time, huge spikes in blood glucose can have a negative effect on insulin level sensitivity and lead to weight gain. For this reason and also to reduce risks of diseases like Type 2 diabetes, we should all look out for the sudden variations in our blood sugar levels and keep them to a minimum.
How do these spikes happen? When you eat something with a lot of carbs and sugar in it, think of a big bowl of Alfredo at Olive Garden, it hits your stomach and enters your bloodstream quickly because simple carbs are easy to digest. All these carbs are now glucose floating around your circulatory system waiting for your body to kick in and release the insulin needed to clear the sugar out of your bloodstream and into your cells.
The Apple Cider Vinegar helps the food stay in your stomach longer, meaning the digestion takes longer and your body has more time to react and release insulin. This will lower blood sugar at any single time.
<h3>Apple Cider Vinegar Diets</h3>
Celebrities have been talking about Apple Cider Vinegar diets and cleanses across social media. While there is no set “diet,” what most nutritionists recommend is just adding apple cider vinegar to your routine. Most people take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or 2 per day. Two gummies are equivalent to one tablespoon of liquid ACV. So depending on your daily dosage, you’ll likely be taking 2-4 of these per day.
Many people like to mix it with fruit juices as part of their cleanse, which helps mask the taste of the liquid. Others simply dilute in warm water and drink 1-3 times a day, often before meals to aid with digestion.
Do be careful and make sure you’re not drinking vinegar straight, as it is an irritant on your throat and can cause tooth enamel erosion in higher doses. Avoid taking more than 1 tablespoon at a time as it can cause nausea at higher doses.
<h3>Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies vs. Liquid ACV</h3>
As we mentioned previously, both standard liquid Apple Cider Vinegar and the gummies have basically the same properties when talking about weight loss. A lot of people like the liquid because they can use it as a salad dressing with olive oil, in place of a high-calorie option, or topically on their skin or scalp to help with acne or dandruff. Obviously gummies can’t compete here, but there are a lot of pros to taking ACV gummies for weight loss:
- They taste good! If something tastes good, the chances are much higher that you’ll stick with it as part of your routine long-term.
- You can take them on the go. Convenience is key. It’s a bit odd to imagine packing a bottle of ACV in your purse to go out on a date, but a few gummies in a baggie—no problem!
- They can serve in place of a piece of candy to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your healthy diet.
- They’re better for your teeth. Taking vinegar regularly can wear down the enamel on your teeth, even if it’s diluted in water.
- The Apple Cider Vinegar gummies are easier on your stomach. If you’re taking ACV first thing in the morning before breakfast, you might feel queasy after a shot of ACV.
- Gummies stay consistent over time. Your liquid ACV with the Mother is still fermenting. If you store it for a while, it’s going to get more acidic and change over time. Gummies also have the Mother in them, but since they’re not liquid they don’t continue to ferment after they are made.
A couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, or gummies, of Apple Cider Vinegar, can go a long way in helping you on your weight loss journey. It’s definitely not a cure-all, but ACV can help reset your digestive health and put you on the right path for a new healthy lifestyle. Just make sure you’re taking the proper dosage at a time, or avoid any potential negative side effects of the pure liquid form by taking Apple Cider Vinegar gummies for weight loss success.