Apple cider vinegar is a simple, inexpensive and popular natural remedy for joint pain. Our readers have been reporting this cure to us for over ten years! Oftentimes, our readers started taking apple cider vinegar for another reason (to assist weight loss, for example) and suddenly find that their chronic joint pain has disappeared! Knee joints, hip joints, ankles and shoulders have all been helped by this easy-to-take remedy.
How Do I Take Apple Cider Vinegar for Joint Pain?
Some readers just add a splash of apple cider vinegar to each glass of water they drink during the day. (Plenty of water itself can help with joint pain; dehydration makes pain worse.) Others take between 2 teaspoons and 2 tablespoons in a glass of water each day. Some add honey or blackstrap molasses. Adding 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, per tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, will greatly reduce the acid taste of the apple cider vinegar tonic and assist in balancing your pH to a more alkaline level. Apple cider vinegar can be added to apple juice or apple cider if you do not care for the taste. These juices really mask the taste of apple cider vinegar.
Since each person is different, you will have to figure out how much apple cider vinegar your body needs to keep you pain free. It is best to start with a small amount (1 teaspoon) and increase the amount slowly over many days or even weeks to make sure that apple cider vinegar agrees with you.
Apple cider vinegar capsules are another option if you do not care for the taste of apple cider vinegar. You will need to experiment with dosages to find the amount your body needs. Start with the minimum recommended dosage according to the manufacturer and go from there depending upon your symptoms.
Side Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar
Some consumers find that apple cider vinegar can cause side effects including headache, stomach upset, diarrhea, and dizziness. It is possible that side effects are caused by a detox reaction in your body (one reason you should start slowly!) Poor quality apple cider vinegar could also cause a reaction. Look for a brand that is raw and organic.
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