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Apple Cider Vinegar Purchase & Information

Alternative Names

Cider Vinegar, Vinagre de Manzana, Vinagre de Sidra de Manzana, Vinaigre de Cidre CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Applw and Apple Pectin

Scientific Name

Malus Domestica

Why Do People Use Apple Cider Vinegar?

Oral preparations of Malus domestica (Apple cider vinegar), like apple cider vinegar powder, is used for weight loss, diabetes, dyspepsia, leg cramps and pain, sore throat, gastroparesis, hypertension, sinusitis problems, detoxification, osteoarthritis, hyperlipidemia, cognitive function, osteoporosis, infectious diseases and to slow the aging process. Topically - Apple cider vinegar is topically used for the treatment of acne, as an ingredient in hair rinse, as a skin toner, for insect bites and shingles, to soothe sunburn and to protect from dandruff. It is also utilized in the bath for vaginitis. In Foods Items - Apple cider vinegar is used as a flavoring agent in a number of food items.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - It is safe when used orally and for appropriate time period in food amounts. There are no side effects reported when taken orally, appropriately and short-term for medicinal purposes. Evade in Pregnancy and Lactation - Pregnant and breastfeeding females should avoid using apple cider vinegar because there is limited and unreliable information available.

How Effective Is Apple Cider Vinegar?

There is limited information available to rate the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar powder for: • Diabetes • Gastroparesis

How Apple Cider Vinegar Works?

Malus domestica is obtained by the fermentation of squashed fruits. Like apple juice, it likely contains vitamins B1, B2, and B6, pectin, biotin, niacin, folic acid, vitamin C and pantothenic acid. It also contains small quantity of phosphorous, sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron. Apple cider vinegar can also consist of citrus acid and cidic acid, but the quantity of each of these acids differs significantly between samples of monetarily available apple cider vinegar tablets. Different studies have also resulted lactic and malic acid in apple fruit extract vinegar products. Initial studies recommend that vinegar can reduce the postprandial glucose levels in volunteers. Vinegar is thought to interact with the glucose levels by prolonging the gastric emptying rating. In this way, it is suspected that vinegar may also work by protecting the breakdown of carbohydrate, like the prescribed medication acarbose (Precose).

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Apple Cider Vinegar?

There has been one report about an individual who established hypokalemia, osteoporosis and high renin levels after using 250 mL apple cider vinegar every day for six years. There is another case reported about a female patient who used apple cider vinegar tablet stuck in her throat for half hour. Then she developed pain and tenderness in her larynx and difficulty in swallowing for six months after the incident. This was because of the acid content of the tablet.

How Apple Cider Vinegar Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Apple cider vinegar powder may interact with following herbs and supplements: • Herbs Containing Cardiac Glycoside • Hypoglycemic causing Herbs And Supplements • Horsetail • Licorice • Stimulant Laxative Herbs

How Apple Cider Vinegar Interacts With Drugs?

Antidiabetes Drugs - Interaction rating between Malus domestica and anti-diabetes drugs is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. There are reports which suggest that apple cider vinegar may decrease gastric emptying and decrease the postprandial blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. It may result in additive effects on glucose levels when utilized with anti-diabetes drugs. Therefore, blood glucose levels of such patients should be monitored closely. Some anti-diabetes drugs include glyburide (Glynase PresTab, Diabeta, Micronase), glimepiride (Amaryl), metformin, insulin, rosiglitazone (Avandia), pioglitazone (Actos) and others. Digoxin (Lanoxin) - Interaction rating between apple cider vinegar powder and digoxin is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. Excess of apple cider vinegar may result in decrease of potassium levels and increase in the risk of toxicity for cardiovascular drugs such as digoxin (Lanoxin). Diuretic Drugs - Interaction rating between apple cider vinegar powder and diuretic drugs is moderate, so be careful about taking this mixture. Over-dosage of apple cider vinegar may increase diuretic-induced potassium loss. There are some issues that individual taking apple cider vinegar along with potassium depleting diuretics may have an enhanced risk for hypokalemia. Beginning of potassium supplementation or potassium supplement dosage enhancement may be important for some patients. Some diuretics that can deplete potassium include chlorthalidone (Thalitone), chlorothiazide (Diuril), hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril, HCTZ, Microzide), furosemide (Lasix) and others. Insulin - Interaction rating between apple cider vinegar powder and insulin is moderate, so be cautious while taking this combination. Excessive dosage of apple cider vinegar concomitantly with insulin may result in hypokalemia.

How Apple Cider Vinegar Interacts With Foods?

There is no known interaction between Malus domestica and various food items.

How Apple Cider Vinegar Interacts With Lab Tests?

Potassium Level - Excessive dosage or long-term consumption may increase urine potassium level and lessen the serum potassium level. Urinary Anion Gap - According to a reliable report, daily intake of 250 mL apple cider vinegar maybe associated with high positive urinary anion gap.

How Apple Cider Vinegar Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Diabetes - Oral consumption of apple cider vinegar may decrease gastric emptying and lessen the postprandial blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. Therefore, blood glucose levels of such patients should be monitored closely. Patient should adjust the medications of conventional anti-diabetes accordingly. Hypokalemia - Excessive dosage of apple cider vinegar may worsen hypokalemia and decrease the potassium loss.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Apple Cider Vinegar?

ORAL In order to treat diabetes, patient should take 30 grams of apple cider vinegar on daily basis. TOPICAL In order to treat vaginitis, mix three cups of apple cider vinegar in hot water. Now spread legs into this water bath to allow the water to enter into the vagina.


Clinical experiments about commercially available apple cider vinegar tablets suggest extensive variation in acidity and contents. Content of acetic acid is about 1%-10.57%. However, the quantity of citric acid ranges from 0% to 18.5%. In the United States, there is no formal standard for recognizing the products formed by vinegar.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Apple Cider Vinegar Powder 35%


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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