Apple Cider Vinegar is Earth Clinic’s most popular natural remedy for high blood pressure. Well over one hundred readers have reported that they were able to lower their blood pressure with apple cider vinegar!
How Much Apple Cider Vinegar Should I take for High Blood Pressure?
As with most remedies, there is no “one size fits all” dose. The amount of apple cider vinegar needed to reduce blood pressure varies among our readers greatly. Some report success with just a couple of teaspoons a day. Others have taken up to 3 Tablespoons twice a day to reduce blood pressure.
The key is to start with a lower dose and increase it slowly. This way you can monitor your own body’s reaction to apple cider vinegar and make sure you are not experiencing side effects.
You might try to start out with 1 teaspoon in a glass of water 1-3 times a day. If this helps, great. Continue with this dose. If you are not seeing results, increase to two teaspoons in a glass of water a couple of times a day. If apple cider vinegar agrees with you but your blood pressure is not decreasing, try a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water twice a day.
What if I Don’t Like the Taste of Apple Cider Vinegar?
Many of our readers add some raw honey to their vinegar tonic. This improves the taste a lot and honey has nutritional benefit as well.
Apple cider vinegar can be added to juice. It is barely noticeable in apple juice, cranberry juice or grape juice.
Apple cider vinegar is available in capsules. These have been helpful to many consumers and would be worth a try if regular vinegar does not suit you. They do smell very strongly of vinegar though and ought to be taken with water.
What Kind of Vinegar Should I Use for High Blood Pressure?
For medicinal use it is generally best to use raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar. This has the “mother” in it. This has more nutrients in it than regular grocery store vinegar. However, some of our readers have had success with regular grocery store vinegar. And some even find that grocery store vinegar has worked better for them than raw apple cider vinegar.
Side Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar for High Blood Pressure
While apple cider vinegar is a very popular remedy, it does not work for everyone and causes side effects for some. Because apple cider vinegar lowers blood sugar, some experience symptoms of low blood sugar, including dizziness. Others find that apple cider vinegar causes heartburn. To reduce the risk of heartburn, do take vinegar in water. Avoid taking it in acidic juice like orange or tomato juice. Apple cider vinegar can also cause your body to detox. You may experience detox symptoms like digestive distress, headache, and lethargy. Starting with a lower dose and increasing slowly will help to reduce your risk of side effects.
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