Frequently asked questions
Apple Cider Vinegar gummies work for a variety of things, likely even better than the liquid variety. Just as with any health supplements you take, it’s all about consistency. If you take something more regularly over a longer period of time, it’s more likely you’ll see the positive effects.
There haven’t been any studies done on gummies specifically, since they are so new. However, given that the gummies are produced naturally and without any chemicals, the same active ingredients are in the candies as in regular liquid Apple Cider Vinegar. The same great health benefits are in both!
Just a quick look at the reviews for the different brands of Apple Cider Vinegar gummies available online shows that people are really happy with these products!
As we explored above in the section detailing all the great benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar gummies, there are many ways that ACV has been shown to promote health. The gummies themselves contain all the great probiotics and acetic acid from the Apple Cider Vinegar, with some varieties adding just a little bit of additives for color, flavor, or additional vitamins.
These flavorings, like beet juice or pomegranates, are enough to make the candies yummy, but not enough to add any significant calories from the juice. They’re still a low calorie and low carb supplement.
Apple Cider Vinegar has been shown through studies and years of use to have, among its many benefits, the properties of lowering blood sugar spikes, curbing appetites, and balancing your gut bacteria.
Simply put, yes, Apple Cider Vinegar gummies are good for you. They’re just like liquid ACV, but without the icky tasty and acidity in your stomach.
Fortunately for everyone doing the Ketogenic diet, yes! Apple Cider Vinegar gummies only have about 3.5 grams of carbs each, which falls below the maximum allowance for the Keto diet. This is great news, as ACV has properties that could help kick start your weight loss and fitness goals!
Although there is no specific dose of Apple Cider Vinegar prescribed by healthcare professionals, most nutritionists and dieticians recommend 1-2 tablespoons per day, which is the equivalent of two gummies. The dosages do vary depending on the specific reason you’re using ACV.
Here is a quick guide to dosage and timing for the most common uses:
• Controlling blood sugar spikes: 2 gummies right before your meal
• Weight loss: 2-4 gummies each day, split between the morning and afternoon
• Aiding digestion: 2 gummies before your meal
• General health: 2 gummies each morning
There really isn’t a specific set time to take Apple Cider Vinegar gummies. Usually people take them in the morning, along with other vitamins. About 30 minutes before breakfast is generally recommended by nutritionists.
Other people like to take them after lunchtime. Since the gummies are sweet and a bit like candy, they can satisfy the afternoon cravings for dessert. Since they also have energy boosting effects, this timing might lift you out of your post-lunchtime slump and energize you for the rest of your workday.
If you’re not taking Apple Cider Vinegar gummies on a daily basis, then a different schedule would be more optimal. Since ACV can help with blood sugar spikes and indigestion, if you know you’re in for a particularly heavy meal, think lasagna or friend chicken, you might want to take a couple gummies before you sit down to eat.
In the recipes section above, we detailed how to make your own Apple Cider Vinegar and gummies from scratch. Those who are skilled in the kitchen and like having control over all their own ingredients will certainly be interested in giving this recipe a go.
From a food safety point of view it is imperative to make sure everything is kept clean throughout the process: from the jar to the start of the process to the spoons you use to stir the mixture. Even a small amount of mold that gathers can be dangerous, depending on the sort. If at any point during the fermentation process a bit of the apples is exposed to air, it can lead to mold and harmful bacteria growth. Make sure to check up on it every day and remove any mold that should start growing immediately.
If this worries you or you don’t have as much experience with fermentation as you’d like, it’s probably safer to start out with the store bought, pre-made gummies.
Apple Cider Vinegar is really tart and a lot of people just can’t get used to that flavor. If for no other reason, this is why gummies are not only as effective as liquid, but have even more potential. Simply since they are tastier, people are more likely to keep taking them and benefiting from the healthful properties of ACV.
For those who don’t want to take ACV regularly as part of their routine, the gummies would also be a good alternative to the liquid for three reasons:
1. They stay the same over time. They’re no longer fermenting, but still contain “the Mother.” They’ll last longer without getting sourer, if you don’t take them as frequently, whereas liquid Apple Cider Vinegar keeps fermenting if it’s unpasteurized and unfiltered.
2. They are portable. If you are using them to calm upset stomach or for periodic indigestion, gummies are much easier to take with you to a restaurant than a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar.
3. They won’t damage you teeth. Regular liquid Apple Cider Vinegar can take its toll on you dental enamel over time. By consuming the gummy form, you’ll avoid the harsh, undiluted acidity you get when just taking a couple spoonfuls of ACV.
The only drawback of the gummy form of ACV is that it cannot be used topically. A lot of people swear by using Apple Cider Vinegar as a skin cleansing toner or on the hair to fight dandruff. In these scenarios, liquid ACV has the upper hand when you need to use it externally.