Apple cider vinegar is the top home remedy for hot flashes, according to hundreds of testimonials we have received since 1999 on Earth Clinic. Dozens of women have shared their success stories of using apple cider vinegar to greatly reduce or completely eliminate their hot flashes.
Dosage of Apple Cider Vinegar for Hot Flashes
Because everyone is different, the amount of apple cider vinegar needed to relieve hot flashes varies greatly among women. Some find that 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar each day solves the problem. Others take much more – even up to 4 Tablespoons each day. The best solution is to take a smaller dose and slowly work up to more if needed. Start with 1 teaspoon in a glass of water twice a day. If this does not do the trick, increase the amount a teaspoon at a time. You may also want to increase the amount of water to dilute the vinegar taste. Some women add honey to their vinegar water to improve the flavor. Some women find this tonic works best used before bed, when hot flashes tend to be the most disruptive.
Organic apple cider vinegar is best if you can find it in your country. Women in the USA easily find Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar at their local grocery stores. However, we have heard reports that it is difficult finding apple cider vinegar outside of London in health food stores, so you might check Amazon for sources and have it shipped.
Dosage of Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules for Hot Flashes
Some women dislike the taste of apple cider vinegar and have found that apple cider vinegar pills work just as well. Again, because everyone is different, the effective dose is quite individual. Some women find they only need 1 apple cider vinegar capsule each day. Others take as many as 4 capsules twice a day to cure their hot flashes. It is best to start with less and increase the amount if you need to. An advantage to the apple cider vinegar pills is the portability, especially when traveling!
Over time your body may need more of less apple cider vinegar to keep hot flashes at bay. If need be, increase or decrease your dose. Always watch for side effects when taking a new natural supplement.
Side Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar for Hot Flashes
At least one Earth Clinic reader reported itchy skin as a side effect when she took apple cider vinegar for her hot flashes. Apple cider vinegar can also cause side effects like blood pressure changes, diarrhea, digestive upset, and headaches. To avoid side effects, start with a smaller dose and increase slowly.
Additional Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has many reported health benefits. You may find that your acne clears up. You may lose some weight. You may have an improvement in your blood glucose level or blood pressure. Aches and pains may disappear.
Have you tried apple cider vinegar for hot flashes? Did it work for you? Did you see any additional benefits? Please let us know! Read on to see how other women are using apple cider vinegar to get rid of hot flashes and get a good night of sleep!