Apple Cider Vinegar (“ACV”) contains a natural pectin from fruit sources, a soluble fibre that acts as a prebiotic in the gut to help support the growth of beneficial bacteria, important for digestion. Recent studies are demonstrating the potential of pectin to support healthy digestion.
A healthy digestive system- including healthy gut microbial flora - allows us to indirectly support and maintain immune system health. Pectin natural compounds, because of their efficient prebiotic role, increase healthy gut microbial flora which in turn has been shown to support healthy functioning of the immune system.
Scientific studies have shown that those who consumed ACV experienced better weight management compared to those who did not consume ACV. All participants (ACV/no-ACV) followed a reduced calorie diet along with exercise.
ACV contains natural acids and enzymes that help to reduce appetite and increase the feeling of fullness, potentially controlling hunger to support healthy weight management.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid have been shown to support healthy cardiovascular function. Apple Cider Vinegar has been shown to naturally reduce LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) to support optimal cardiovascular health.
Vitamin B12 is essential for proper energy production. Amongst the US population Vitamin B12 deficiency is prevalent and often manifests as a variety of symptoms including a feeling of tiredness/fatigue.
Even though we all try to get the most out of our daily diet, Vitamin B12 deficiency is still prevalent amongst the US population. This deficiency has been shown to lead to changes in skin appearance over the long term. Vitamin B12 may help support skin health for those that are Vitamin B12 deficient.
Want to read more about studies that have evaluated vinegar or learn more about vinegar in general...
To review the evidence up to the year 2014 on the use of vinegar please see Petsiou et al (2014) where 24 studies in humans and 21 in animals and were reviewed as to the effect of vinegar on glucose, lipid, metabolism or body weight. This review also identified gaps in the research some of which have since been answered. (Petsiou et al, 2014) https://academic.oup.com/nutritionreviews/article-abstract/72/10/651/1935511
(Petsiou, Panayota I Mitrou, Sotirios A Raptis, George D Dimitriadis, Effect and mechanisms of action of vinegar on glucose metabolism, lipid profile, and body weight, Nutrition Reviews, Volume 72, Issue 10, 1 October 2014, Pages 651–661)