I have been sent a bottle of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar from www.omnivita.co.uk who are the sole UK and European distributor.
I expect many of us have heard of Apple Cider Vinegar and the many virtues that it can bring. Over the years I have tried different brands. I have to be honest, I cannot recall any significant benefits from taking it.
BUT....after taking this product, I can report that I have noticed a significant reduction in inflamation and pain that I have been having with suspected gout in my foot!
Could it be that my gout was getting better anyway? I wanted to do some research and find out if anyone else had noticed relief. I came across this website. Let me share a quote with you. 'The remarkable characteristic of acetic acid is that while it maintains all the characteristics of a typical acid outside the body, once it enters the body, it transforms into an alkaline agent that disrupts the favourable environment required for gout.'The brand quoted is Bragg.
The bottle states 'With The Mother' on the label. What is 'The Mother?' Let me quote from the Omnivita website. 'This raw, unpasteurized and unfiltered cider vinegar is made from organic apples and contains the Mother. The latter is a blend of friendly bacteria and strand-like enzymes used in the fermentation of the apples and impart amazing health benefits. Fermentation also produces acetic acid wich is also responsible for the health giving properties of Bragg Apple cider vinegar.'
There are so many articles advocating the amazing health benefits of this product. Celebrities such as Victoria Beckham swear by it as do Katy Perry, Miranda Kerr, Scarlet Johansson, Megan Fox and Fergie. Read their quotes here.
How much should you take daily?
This is a bit of a tricky one. The bottle suggests two TEASPOONS in water up to three times a day. Different websites say different dosages. Victoria Beckham takes 2 TABLESPOONS first thing on an empty tummy. This is too much in my opinion. Another website suggests two TEASPOONS in a large glass of water before bedtime. Is this sufficient over 24 hours? What is important is that it must be diluted and not taken neatly or it can cause throat irritation and burning.
I have purchased another bottle and shall continue to take it. I have used it as a salad dressing too and you can also use it as a face cleanser and toner! There are claims that it helps with weight loss, but this hasn't happened in my case.
Omnivita have very kindly given me a code OMN20 which can be used at the checkout to obtain 20% off all selected products. Please go to this page.
If you try the Apple Cider Vinegar, let me know how you get on?
I shall be announcing a competition in the next couple of weeks in which one lucky winner will win a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar and a bottle of Liquid Aminos! See my review of Aminos here.