When combined with a balanced diet, one of the most effective remedies to lose weight is a pure tonic made with two remedies likely found in your kitchen, apple cider vinegar and baking soda. You’ll learn inspiring baking soda and apple cider vinegar for weight loss reviews and tips below from readers who tried this natural remedy combo.
The baking soda and apple cider vinegar combo as a top natural remedy may surprise you. You may recall doing the science experiment in your childhood and how combining acetic acid (vinegar) and sodium bicarbonate gives off carbon dioxide and other gases. And let us not forget the combination is a fabulous green way to remove clogs from a drain!
Our famous contributor, Ted from Bangkok, told us about this alkalizing tonic over 15 years ago. Ted recommended it for many health conditions, including weight loss. Since then, thousands of people worldwide have been taking the ACV and Baking Soda remedy with astonishing results.
How to Take Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss
- To start, add 2 teaspoons of raw and organic apple cider vinegar to a large glass.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to the apple cider vinegar.
- Fill the glass the rest of the way with filtered water.
Many people consume baking soda with the apple cider vinegar, it makes a pleasant tonic, far tastier than drinking straight apple cider vinegar.
Start the ACV and baking soda remedy by taking it twice a day, five days a week.
This tonic is best taken on an empty stomach between meals or 30 minutes before meals.
Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
One of the main benefits of apple cider vinegar that has been widely researched, is its effect on blood sugar. Research published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine found that apple cider vinegar slowed the rate at which food left the stomach, making people feel more satiated and less hungry.
The study also noted improvements in blood sugar control.
In most studies, the amount of apple cider vinegar used was approximately 2 tablespoons.
Potential Side Effects
The ACV and baking soda tonic can sometimes cause side effects in people. Side effects can include heart palpitations, anxiety, and panic attacks, but there are many more. Should you experience any side effects, you should stop taking the ACV and Baking Soda tonic for a few days. Taking magnesium and vitamin B Complex is said to help decrease side effects from the elixir.
Baking soda contains quite a bit of sodium and is contraindicated for those on a sodium-restricted diet.
The apple cider vinegar and baking soda tonic is sometimes used for detoxification purposes as well as weight loss. So it is entirely possible that it can cause some sort of detox reaction.
Learn more about common side effects from Apple Cider Vinegar.
Tablespoons of Apple Cider Instead of Teaspoons OK?
Many of our readers use 1-2 tablespoons of ACV in their tonic rather than the suggested teaspoon amount. They report that weight loss is faster when they increase the amount of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Once you test the tonic at a lower dose, you may increase the amount of apple cider vinegar.
How Long Before I See Results?
As with many weight loss remedies, drinking baking soda with apple cider vinegar is not a quick fix and give instant results. When combined with a healthy diet and exercise, however, weight loss can be steady.
Health Benefits of ACV and Baking Soda
A number of digestive problems can be alleviated with the tonic, especially for those with too little low stomach acids. GERD, acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion, food poisoning can all be helped with the acv and baking soda tonic as it puts more acid into the digestive tract.
The enzymes and nutrients present in the tonic can also help your body to digest food better.
Arthritis and Pain
Arthritis, gout and other painful conditions can both be helped with this tonic. The hydration the tonic provides and the alkalizing nature of the tonic both help arthritis and pain caused by a variety of other causes as well.
Acne and rough skin can also benefit from the apple cider vinegar and baking soda tonic when the skin issue is caused by an acidic system and/or dehydration.
Allergies and Cold Symptoms
Allergies and hives symptoms respond well to this tonic. Additionally, sore throats, coughs, flu, sinus congestion and nasal polyps can be alleviated when the ACV and baking soda tonic is taken at least twice a day.
UTIs or bladder infections are often healed quickly when the tonic is consumed at early onset of symptoms.
Apple Cider Vinegar & Sodium Bicarbonate Video Tutorial
Learn how to make an apple cider vinegar and baking soda tonic with Earth Clinic’s Founder, Deirdre Layne.
Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss Reviews
Continue reading below for feedback from Earth Clinic readers who tried this remedy combo for weight loss and let us know if it worked for you!
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