More than a million people have read my articles about cider vinegar, and many of them have shared their positive experiences with me.
I have personally been drinking apple cider vinegar (ACV) for a while now and feel more energetic and healthy. For me, one of the major benefits is that I feel better able to digest my food, and as a result, my stomach feels better. I have also made conscious choices to eat healthy food and exercise regularly.
For centuries now, apple cider vinegar has been used as a miracle tonic. Proponents say it can cure many health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, skin ailments, heart ailments, and high cholesterol, as well as problems with the digestive and immune systems. It may also be effective for weight loss, hair loss, and for getting youthful and glowing skin. Research suggests that drinking it every day may help lower blood sugar levels in those with Type 2 Diabetes.
Best Apple Cider Vinegar Brands With the Mother
Myself and a group of six friends tried each of these. Each one had a distinctive taste and aroma. So, while they're all the same thing, they definitely don't all taste the same. You'll likely need to try a range and decide which one tastes the best to you. We're going to cover:
- Dynamic Health
As one of the oldest brands of apple cider vinegar in the market, Bragg is also one of the most trusted brands to buy. Based on my survey (see the survey at the end of this article), most of my readers have voted for Bragg.
The California-based company says that 100% of its apples are sourced from within the United States. Because of this, they have better control of their quality. They use organic apples only, and claim that they're free from arsenic and pesticides. They also claim to use wooden barrels, which "boosts its natural fermentation qualities."
Founded by Paul C. Bragg, who was an advisor to many Olympians, the brand is now supported by Paul's daughter and nutritionist Dr. Patricia Bragg.
How Does It Taste?
While this one smells sour, the taste is quite mild and goes down quite well. This would be my second favorite choice.
While Bragg is specifically known for its apple cider vinegar range, Vitacost is a widely known company for health products in general. Apple cider vinegar is just one of the products they sell.
In fact, Vitacost is also a retailer of other brands of vinegar that include Bragg and Dynamic Health.
Vitacost claims that their apple cider vinegar is the fermented juice of fresh-pressed 100% organic apples. It is unpasteurized, and contains the "mother," the "nutrient-rich sediment responsible for the amber/brown color and cloudy, string-like appearance of natural apple cider vinegar." There's no added sugar, artificial flavors and colors. Also, it is kosher and suitable for vegetarians.
If you are looking for cheaper but quality brand, then Vitacost is an option to consider.
How Does It Taste?
This one was almost wholesale voted the worst tasting. For most of the group, this one was too acidic.
You can also consider buying Fleischmann's apple cider vinegar. California-based Fleischmann began making vinegar in the 1920s when they decided to use the alcohol produced by the bakers' yeast growth. With advances in technology, the production of bakers' yeast reduced the production of alcohol. They then entered the specialty vinegar business. Fleischmann's seems especially hard to find. I couldn't find it in any retail stores when I looked for it. Any retailers that seem to claim that they sell it online are out of stock. I reached out to the company directly about acquiring a sample and never heard back from them.
Founded in 1994, Dynamic Health provides a range of health supplements and products which are kosher, halal-certified, organic, and are available in liquid as well as capsule form.
Dynamic Health's apple cider vinegar is price competitive, but they give you a great value for the money.
How Does It Taste?
This one had the best flavor, smelled the least potently, and was quite smooth going down. If you're going to drink it straight, this is the one I'd prefer. In my tasting group, several people said this one had the faint aftertaste of citrus.
Eden started in the 1960s as a group of people coming together to get what they couldn't find elsewhere: organic health food. What started as a small group of like-minded people quickly blossomed into much more. Eden's products are now sold in many co-ops and health-food stores in the U.S. Eden is committed to sustainable practices, organic macrobiotics, and locally sourced food. The company's commitment to their values is quite impressive.
How Does It Taste?
This brand was pepper and stung going down. The smell was also very pungent—even for ACV. The flavor is very harsh and tangy. This version appeared to be pretty divisive: either people loved it or hated it. For me, it was too tangy and foul smelling. For others, it tasted citrusy and was fairly smooth.
What Makes Good ACV?
So what should you look for when searching for the perfect ACV? You want to find a brand that is all three of the following criteria.
- Unpasteurized: Your apple cider vinegar should be unpasteurized. Pasteurization is a heating process that's used to kill harmful bacteria. Unfortunately, the heating process will kill good bacteria as well. That's why we need unpasteurized. We want the good bacteria.
- Unfiltered: Unfiltered ensures that it contains the "mother" of vinegar. The mother is the grainy, muddy, strain-like substance you will see settled at the bottom of the bottle. If you shake the bottle, it will float. The mother contains the enzymes that you want to reap the health benefits of.
- Organic: While this is not a must, it is good to know that we are buying vinegar made from certified organic apples. An "organic" label means that they are pesticide-free. At least one study has shown that "the bacterial microbiota for the industrial production of organic apple cider vinegar is clearly more heterogeneous than the bacterial microbiota for the industrial production of conventional apple cider vinegar." In plain English: organic acv features a more diverse cast of microbes than nonorganic, suggesting that the organic has more health benefits to offer than the conventional.
Now that we know that we want to look for organic, unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, let's review the most common brands and see which one's the best. When picking a brand, remember that more expensive brands are not necessarily the best brands. In fact, cheaper brands offer value for money.
Let's look at the top brands and see which are both reliable and easy on your wallet.
Purported Health Benefits
Many people claim that drinking ACV has the following benefits; however, it's worth noting that many of these studies were either done with small sample sizes or on nonhuman subjects. Most of the results of these studies are more implication rather than scientific fact. I've provided links to studies so that you can draw your own conclusions. As ever, please consult your doctor if you have any questions.
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces cholesterol and helps weight loss
- Improves digestion
- May help prevent osteoporosis
- May reduce the itchiness of psoriasis
- Soothes tired muscles, removes stiffness of muscles
- Strengthens bones and teeth
- Builds strong immune system
- Gives shine to hair, removes dandruff and promotes hair growth
- Provides nourishment to plants
Should I Take Apple Cider Vinegar as a Liquid or Pill?
This is a common question. I have been using ACV in liquid form, and I wouldn't want to switch over to pills. Some brands like Vitacost, Aztec, and NOW Foods offer ACV pills. There are benefits to both forms. Let's explore the pros and cons, and then you can decide what's best for you.
- Enzymes: When you drink ACV, you benefit from the raw, unfiltered enzymes present in the liquid. However, it is difficult to know whether ACV pills contain the enzymes needed to give us those health benefits.
- Evidence: There's not much evidence to support the benefits of pills. Melissa Wdowik (PhD, RDN, FAND, assistant professor at Colorado State University in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and director of the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center) claims that "[as for] apple cider vinegar pills, there is no research to support their value. These supplements are not regulated, so you cannot know what or how much you are getting, and there is evidence that some do not even contain vinegar. In short, save your money." When looking for research about the efficacy of pills, I wasn't able to find any research that was from a reputable medical establishment.
- Taste: ACV can be hard to swallow—literally. ACV has an incredibly pungent taste. If you take the pill, you don't have to taste the strong flavor; however, you could be exchanging that for all of the benefits it offers. So you might not be doing yourself any favors by trying to skirt the flavor by using pills.
- Potency: Most ACV pills are between 400-500mg per pill. Most recommendations, including those from WebMD, seem to be for about two tablespoons of ACV per day. The concentration of these doesn't seem comparable to me. But, to be fair, I couldn't find research about how many mgs are in a teaspoon of ACV.
- Risks: Consuming large amounts of ACV, which is presumably easier to do if you take the pill, can be harmful. Reported complaints include reduced bone density and skin burns. It also may contribute to tooth erosion, throat irritation, and ulcers.
While I have my preference, hopefully this information helps you make your own informed decision about what's best for you.
The Pros and Cons of ACV Liquid vs. Pills
Full enzyme benefits; Research supporting benefits; Can dilute potency
Some find the taste unpalatable;
Possibly fewer enzymes than liquid form; Less research about efficacy; Might be too potent
Is There a Difference Between ACV and White Vinegar?
Yes, apple cider vinegar is not to be confused with the regular white vinegar found in most kitchens. White vinegar is used in cooking. It's also an effective kitchen and bathroom cleaner and is good for washing. White vinegar, however, is refined and does not have the health benefits of apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from apple must. You get apple must when you crush whole apples, including the skin, stem, and seeds. This apple must is then taken through the process of fermentation and oxygenation. This process converts the sugar in apples to alcohol. With oxygenation, this alcohol gets converted to acetic acid. Studies suggest that this acid has anti-infective properties, has positive cardiovascular effects, can help with blood-glucose control, and can hamper tumor growth.
The Right Way to Drink It
All four brands mentioned here are good. They reportedly use freshly-pressed organic apples and sell raw, unfiltered, and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. They all contain "mother," the live culture that transforms apple cider into vinegar.
None of these brands need to be stored in a refrigerator. Avoid direct sunlight, though. Also, you should preferably buy in glass bottles instead of plastic bottles.
How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Are you all excited about using apple cider vinegar for weight loss, silky hair and smooth skin? You are not alone. Millions around the world are doing the same to improve their overall health.
If you are unsure about how to use apple cider vinegar, just drop in a comment below and I will be happy to answer your questions. Also, if you have used any of these brands and have any feedback (good or bad), leave a comment for the benefit of all readers. Would you like to recommend any brand that I haven't mentioned here? Let me know as well.
P.S. Did you know that when mixed with water and applied to hair as a conditioner, apple cider vinegar helps in stopping hair loss, removing harmful chemicals and dandruff from the scalp and giving us shiny hair? Try it out!
Your Favorite Brand?
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Pierre-Yves Guerin CECIL VINEGAR /Apple cider vinegar producers South Africa on March 03, 2020:
There are far better apple cider vinegars out there, Braggs without its name is nothing there is no secret in Braggs whatsoever and furthermore no miracle....
Any further information speak to me
Debbie Rose on November 13, 2019:
I never knew how to drink it. It was so bad by itself. But I will try the water and honey. Its got to be better tasting. Thank You
Princy on September 24, 2019:
Is the Abbie's apple cider good to buy?
Secolari on June 09, 2019:
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ILNAZ on May 25, 2019:
I produce vinegar, but I do not know how to sell it. Give it a drink. Help me.
Peter on May 11, 2019:
Is American garden acv organic????
Iaathrea11 on May 09, 2019:
Thank you for this informative blog.. I was enlightened... I will use this seriously from now on. Maybe most of the illness discussed was on me... Thank you mam I was encouraged to push through this inspite of how it taste...
RaaZ on January 18, 2019:
Can u tell me which brand is good for reducing lipoma
austine bright on October 30, 2018:
can i mix two types of ACV for better result and when do i start seeming result
Nicole on September 29, 2018:
Is it safe for a 14 years old to drink ACV?
Darrell on September 13, 2018:
Started taking a table spoon full twice a day and almost immediately felt more relaxed and craved less snacks between meals. Don't know if that is good or bad.
Sandhya on September 08, 2018:
Which brand should i buy for drinking as i m trying it for the first time
Cathy on August 10, 2018:
The last bottle of acv i bought had no mother after l time shaken. How come
Carroll Perrin, I do not know anything about Hupages Network account on August 02, 2018:
My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. My question is ? Is taking 4 tablespoons the best? Thank you. By the way my husband mixed it with OliveOil & used it on our salad.
Jonnye on July 14, 2018:
Thank you. My husband has an enlarged prostate gland, and I was searching online for natural help. ACV was mentioned, mixed with honey in warm water 2x daily. I just had no idea what to look for in ACV.
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on May 30, 2018:
Hi Lori, yes, it can be used in salad dressings. For taking it orally for health, you may want to dilute it in water, and add honey for taste. Some people also add cinnamon powder or orange juice.
Lori Colbo from United States on May 10, 2018:
Is this good in salad dressings? Do you have any recommendations in what to mix it in so the last isn't so bad? I'm talking about just taking some orally for health.
e on May 09, 2018:
how about HEINZ ACV, was it good as well?
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on March 29, 2018:
Thank you Jim for sharing your experience.
Jim West on March 29, 2018:
I've been using Bragg's apple cider vinegar for years. I drink it and I soak a folded paper towel in it and put it on my shoulder for a while for my bursitis. It goes away completely in a few days or less. I've used it on my thumbs and toes for gout the same way and it works for that too.
Amie on March 20, 2018:
Is it beneficial using any brand of ACV such as (aksuvital) ?
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on March 05, 2018:
HI Kevin, to protect the enamel on your teeth, you should dilute 2-3 teaspoon of ACV in a cup of water.
Kevin Toor on February 28, 2018:
im just taking straight shot in the morning ,idk if its heathy or not
Sandra Diana on February 27, 2018:
how do you use apple cider vinegar for your hair? will it help my hair grow. Also for diet how many times a day should you drink it with water?? one more thing do you have to add anything to the acv like lemon or honey???
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on February 20, 2018:
Hi Sione, please consult your doctor.
Sione on February 19, 2018:
I'm currently taking Metaformin for Type 2 Diabetes, Do I still continue taking ACV???plesae, advice...
Rondia on February 09, 2018:
Whitehouse organic unpasteurized apple cider vinegar wih mother is good
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on February 09, 2018:
Hi Kail, if it is an unfiltered, unpasteurized kind, then it should be useful.
Kail on February 01, 2018:
I only get Wellington AVC at my supermarket but not sure if it's the right AVC to use, thx.
Suresh Bhatti (india) Gujarat on January 30, 2018:
Today I purchase American garden ACV.
In one glass warm water adding 20ml ACV & one tea spoon honey mixing & drinks warm
Rabiyajabbar on January 28, 2018:
Clover valley?? For acne is it good??
Loretta blackwell on January 22, 2018:
I got some clover valleys 100% pure apple cider vinegar but it doesn't say organic so i was wondering if it ok to drink or will I work the same ? Or should I go buy some organic apple cider vinegar? I just heard about this so i gave no idea what to drink of how to drink . Could someone help me out here?
JOHN on December 16, 2017:
I've been using ACV for dry, itchy, flaking, scalp/dandruff (I know, gross, right?) for 2 months now. I use Braggs organic ACV. I suffered the last coulple years, especially bad during winter months, with severe symptoms as mentioned above. There is nothing more embarrassing than a well meaning co-worker "dusting" your shoulders off. I tried head and shoulders 1st, which did nothing. Then read about ACV being a cure. The recipe is a mixture of 1 tablespoon to 2 cups warm water. I filter the water, as the water in my area is extreemly hard, which i think started my condition. I pour it over my scalp, over the sink, then wrap a towel around my head for 5 min. or so, letting it soak in. I AM SHOCKED WITH THE RESULTS! It worked! I do this every moning, skipping a day now and then. My condition is 95% better!
I also drink, and have been for a couple yrs, a mixture of: ACV, organic lemon juice, raw local honey, cyan pepper, organic ground ginger, organic cylon cinnamon with filtered water. I am a diabetic and this helps keep my sugar down. It's helped me in so many other ways as well. I'm not sure why drinking it didn't help the scalp issue, but i guess topically applied is obviously better for that. I'd like to mention one more issue specifically, as I've not seen it mentioned: Skin Tags... I know, another gross issue... any way, I've sufferd with them in the arm pits for years. They become painful and get infarcted (says the Doc.), from the movement of the arms against the armpits. I had the Doc cut them off over the yrs, until he told me i could just lasso thread around them "choking" off the blood supply and they die and fall off. This works, and very well. But, as you can imagine, its very hard to do this under the armpit but i did get good at it. Well, i noticed after drinking my ACV mixture for a year or so, i wasn't having any skin tags anymore! This may be due to a more alkaline body, though not sure... I've been wanting to share this information with everyone so i am happy to find this site and pist it! Hope someone benifits from it.
John on December 16, 2017:
ACV is amazing....
Chandrashekhar on November 30, 2017:
What about Heinz make ?
Riddhi on October 29, 2017:
Can i use it for freckles on my skin and weight reduction ?if yes how to take it.plz suggest
Lois on October 25, 2017:
Clover vally ?
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on October 21, 2017:
HI Kayla, as mentioned in the article, drink it 3 times a day, ideally.
Kayla on October 12, 2017:
I recently bought the Vermont Village ACV turmeric and honey with the mother. How often should I drink it?
Crestlyn Unsay on August 30, 2017:
Can we buy that here in cagayan de oro city ?
Brittany on July 31, 2017:
Is using regular acv okay? Like without the mother? My mom got regular acv and I drank some this morning but I'm hoping to still see benefits even if it's not from the mother!
Huda Anum on July 27, 2017:
American garden is the only ACV available in my area. I have purchased it too. I want to know whether it is safe to use it for hair? If yes,then how??
Ishu on July 19, 2017:
Hi I have bought the Americans Garden ACV, which doesn't have unpasteurized and unfiltered print on it, is it okra to have it for constipation, and how to take it?
Simi Dey on July 15, 2017:
I m having multiple warts on my leg on the knee area..so i wanted to know will American Garden brand help in getting rid of those warts???Please suggest asap coz i m going to get married very soon and i want to get rid of those warts before my wedding....
Kathy on June 11, 2017:
Is abound Organic apple cider vinegar a good choice?
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on May 31, 2017:
Hi Tee, yes, any unfiltered, unpasteurized ACV will do.
Clantha on May 26, 2017:
Can i drink the best choice applecider all purpse vinegar?is it gonna work ?
Tee on May 23, 2017:
Would Brad's Organic, Raw, Unfiltered & Unpasteried Apple Cider Vinegar ok as well?
Joan Patterson on April 20, 2017:
Why does my White House vinegar get a slimy film in the bottle and in a cruet. Second bottle of vinegar that has done this. Never had this problem before. Opened new bottle 2weeks ago and same thing has happened.
Steve on April 07, 2017:
Can i buy organic apple cider vinegar in store anywhere i live in Australia if so which store is best to buy from
Desiree Orona on March 23, 2017:
Hello I've heard soaking your feet in ACV and drinking it will help get rid of nail fungus naturally is this true? If it is how long do I need to do this before I start seeing results?
Julie on March 20, 2017:
I have Brand name is BestYet . Does it work for stomach problem.
Saveena on March 13, 2017:
My dad is taking medications and insulin for diabetes control. I want to know if ACV will work for him and is it ok to take it with the medications.
Bonnie Bassett on March 08, 2017:
I just bought a new bottle of Vinegar with the "mother" It is a different brand because it was made in Vermont (Local to my area and organic ) I wanted to try it it seems to have a much stronger odor then the last bottle I had it was not Braggs but i don't remember the brand name but it was organic also and had no GMO's . Is it normal for the different brands to smell differently ? Can Vinegar go "bad " ?
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on January 18, 2017:
No it doesn't have to be organic, but it should be unfiltered, unpasteurized, so that it contains the "mother" of vinegar.
sunil kumar on January 13, 2017:
plz tell me how to use apple cider vinegar for wieght loss.
Jennifer on January 08, 2017:
I bought apple cider vinegar but I didn't buy the organic does it still work the same or does it have to be Braggs?
Samantha on November 30, 2016:
i have got Cherry Angioma in my thigh and stomach parts, how does ACV cure in it, and too i do have kidney stones, will ACV cure.Thanks
ldd on November 12, 2016:
o one site says good for osteoperosis and arthritis...another says dont take if you hhave those conditions....whats up?
Noreen on November 05, 2016:
Hi in our area no other brand of ACV is available other than American gardens .is it ok?
Kaycee on October 29, 2016:
Hi! I have two questions. :)
First, is it okay if I drink it without taking my dinner meal?
Second, I'm 65kg in weight. For you how long it takes to see the result?
Sila sapkota on October 25, 2016:
I want to use ACV for deep pigmentation on my face , plz tell me the correct method and I also want to know that is any adverse effect of ACV ?????
Hong on October 18, 2016:
Good morning, can I add apple cider vinegar with lemon and water to drink?
Tim Kinnon on September 30, 2016:
Do you know of any adverse reactions of ACV to Diabetes medication?
I am currently taking, Levimer, Victosa and Metformin.
Lyn on September 27, 2016:
Hi, im from aklan, where can i get apple cider vinegar?
Janie on September 21, 2016:
Not Sure How to Use It?
How much do I use the apple cider vinegar each day?
kel on September 12, 2016:
Am using American kitchen acv but mu question is I have alopecia hairloss bald patches en thin hair at the front,any advice.thnx
olinda on September 08, 2016:
I have sandhivat also known as arthiritis so can I take ACV with honey and warm water on empty stomach.
Nan Ramdutt on August 17, 2016:
Hi, I suffer from Arthritis. Is it okay for me to take Apple Cidar Vinegar
as I was told that it is acidic.
sri94 on August 06, 2016:
which apple cider vinegar to choose for hair - with mother or refined one.
sri on August 06, 2016:
which apple cider vinegar to choose for hair with mother or refined one.
Prakash on July 31, 2016:
Will ACV help regulte Diabetes..for high sugar cases
Andy on July 17, 2016:
How can we use apple cider vinegar for skin treatment
Louise on July 08, 2016:
hello, am in Uganda kampala. where can i get this Apple cider Vinegar from? and how much is it?
p. latha on July 05, 2016:
Hi, I have stones in my kidneys, will apple cider vineger help in removal of my kidney stones.
Myk on July 01, 2016:
Hi, is Freshly (brand) natural Apple Cider Vinegar good to use? I'm currently here at KSA.
which of the French brand has the mother on June 28, 2016:
l am in Cameroon which good brand is available here
Tanya martinez on June 24, 2016:
I wanna Know how to include AVC in my diet. How many glasses in a day?nis ut only AVC or i need to add something?
Pooja Gandhi on June 22, 2016:
Hi, thanks for the above article..I was thinking to iae ACV to treat my hairs. I have dry,little frizzy hairs. Also I am having hairfall problems for more than a year now. How should i use ACV to treat my problem ? Should i add some herbs also that will be beneficial ?
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on June 21, 2016:
Hi Sam, because you should rinse your mouth with fresh water aftter drinking ACV, it is not advisable to keep sipping on ACV throughout the day. It could harm your teeth.
diana on June 19, 2016:
Hi I'm Diana I may ask if the brand Dynamic Health organic raw apple cider vinegar with the mother can use for facial toner to treat pimples and darkspot ?
Sam on June 06, 2016:
HI, If you mix 1 tsp of ACV in a 20 oz. bottle of water and sip on it thru out the day will it harm your teeth.
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on May 30, 2016:
Hi Angel, I prefer BRAGGS. But any unfiltered, organic, unpasteurized brand should be good.
ciara on May 27, 2016:
Hi umm is heinz a good brand of ACV? And how do you use acv for skin care?
Angel on April 22, 2016:
Which is best brand for acv Heinz or American garden?
Richard Lindsay from California on April 07, 2016:
Great post, it gives lots of good information on vinegar types. I wasn't aware there were more brands then Bragg's. So thanks for all the info.
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on November 30, 2015:
Hi Sudha.S, please read my other article about how to use ACV for hair loss: https://bellatory.com/hair/Does-apple-cider-vinega...
Sudha.S on November 29, 2015:
please tell me ACV is heplful for remove dandruff & hair loss problem. how many times should i use in a week . how much quantity should i use to rinse my hair. it will hepl full to grow the hair please tell me answer for this
sharon on October 19, 2015:
s&w brand of apple cider vinigar is organic?
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on October 06, 2015:
Hi Lakotason, you could rinse your hair with water after leaving ACV in hair for 20 minutes. That way it would not smell of vinegar. Additionally you could apply some hair gel.
Sumit Dhiman on September 22, 2015:
I wanna know how to include AVC in my daily diet. How many time i have to
drink it in a day.
Lakotason on September 21, 2015:
Hi I know you've answered some questions already about acc and hair loss but I was wondering for the hair rinse is there anyway to do this but without your hair smelling like vinegar for a while? I've tried diluting it but family members still complain to me about it. Also how often should you do the rinse?
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on September 13, 2015:
Hi Leena, yes, ACV helps in improving kidney function too.
leena on September 07, 2015:
How to consume ACV ? Is it good for kidney problems or its purification?
Karen on August 07, 2015:
Braggs is currently not available in my area problem with apples, according to supplier? I purchased Vermont Village...are you a fan of this brand?
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on July 15, 2015:
Hi Sneha, people on thyroid medication must consult their doctor. The effectiveness of ACV in stopping hairfall depends on the person's disposition etc. Be patient.
Sneha on July 12, 2015:
Hello ma'am thankyou for this wonderful article... Can u advise in how many days does my hairfall will stop and my hair will be smooth and shiny.. I have thyroid so will it work for me? Will this help me to cure my thyroid as well?
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on May 24, 2015:
Hi Gillian, order online from Amazon.
Gillian on May 21, 2015:
I would like to know where I can buy this product in Kampala.
Alana Niall (author) from Christchurch, New Zealand on May 05, 2015:
Hi Bharat, you should always dilute ACV in water in the prescribed quantity - 2 to 3 tsp in a cup of water. Also, after drinking ACV, you should rinse your mouth and drink water. This will prevent ACV from damaging your teeth, and hopefully should not cause ulcers. However, if you have been doing all this, and yet suffer from mouth ulcers, discontinue ACV drink, and seek medical advice.