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August 06, 2019
By The Ora Crew
What's the catch to this magical liquid?
Apple cider vinegar pills vs. the liquid form is a hot debate.
Maybe you’ve passed it in the supermarket health foods section a million times or the bottle's been gathering dust in the back of your pantry.
OR, maybe, you’re already a huge fan of the stuff and are tossing back a shot as part of your morning routine.
But now you’re curious about the pill form you keep hearing about.
While we often keep the benefits of natural health products top of mind, sometimes it can be easy to overlook how we get them.
Is the way we're taking them truly maximizing efficacy?
Whether you’re new to the ACV game or just want to try something different, we’ve got the facts on whether apple cider vinegar pills work the same as the liquid.
The short answer is: Both have the same benefits (and there are plenty), but pills have the upper hand for a few key reasons that we’ll get into below.
But first, let’s dig into what makes ACV so great.
It’s important to remember that, despite what you might hear or read, ACV isn’t a miracle diet food.
Sorry to break it to you - there is no one food that holds the secret to weight loss.
The only way to achieve and sustain weight loss is the same method you've likely heard before: fuel yourself with the right nutrition and move your body.
However, amongst a never-ending list of uses, there are three primary benefits to taking it on a daily basis, alongside a meal, to aid in maintaining healthy weight levels.
ACV slows gastric emptying, meaning your digestion slows and you feel fuller for longer, which can lead to reduced calorie intake and, ultimately, weight loss (AKA you won’t be reaching for that chocolate bar when the 3 pm stomach growl hits).
Several studies showed the daily intake of vinegar led to significantly lowered overall body weight, BMI, visceral fat area, waist circumference, and serum triglyceride levels.
The consumption of vinegar, alongside a meal, has been shown to reduce the overall glycemic index of the food and by managing blood glucose levels, you reduce insulin spikes that can lead to an array of other health issues.
In the great apple cider vinegar pills vs. liquid apple cider vinegar debate, it all comes down to your teeth.
Yep. The harsh side effect of drinking apple cider vinegar is that, over time, the acetic acid found in the vinegar can erode your tooth enamel and burn the mucous membranes in your mouth, throat, and esophagus especially if you’re not diluting it enough with water.
Eroded enamel can make your teeth more susceptible to decay, cavities, and sensitivity. Burning inside your mouth and throat? Ouch. Nobody wants that.
Taking your ACV in pill form can help mitigate the risk of enamel erosion and burning (but you should still drink plenty of water).
Safer method. Same awesome benefits.
Plus, taking pills means you get to avoid ACV’s less-than-amazing taste. Because let’s be real: Anyone who says they don’t mind the flavor is lying.
If pills aren’t convenient (or you aren’t able to swallow them), you can easily dissolve them into a cup of tea or blend them into smoothies.
Ora's Appley Ever After organic apple cider vinegar supplement has a fresh organic apple aroma, so you can forget about vinegar breath and cringe-worthy taste once and for all.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
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By Stevie Wilson
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