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Myth or fact: apple cider vinegar for weight loss

A new magic potion is trending right now on social media – promising all sorts of health improvements. This one is most likely sitting in a corner of your kitchen, and you probably use it to spice up your salad.

It’s apple cider vinegar! But is it really that good for you, or is it only a myth?

Often abbreviated as ACV, this type of acid is famous in the wellness world (and ACV gummies are popular among influencers ) for helping you to lose pounds, improve digestion, boost your immune system, and even benefit your skincare! 

You’ve also probably heard your grandmother talking about it as the go-to home remedy for lowering blood sugar levels, cleaning the house, losing weight, and using it as a preservative when storing home-grown fruits and veggies.

Let's see what science says about apple cider vinegar benefits.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

What is apple cider vinegar with the mother?

ACV is the result of the apple cider fermentation process. Apples are crushed, distilled, and juiced. Then, this apple juice is fermented with bacterial and yeast cultures (this is where probiotics hide for your healthy gut). Sugars from the apple juice are transformed into alcohol, and voilà, you get the vinegar.

But what is the mother in apple cider vinegar with the mother? You may have spotted this on bottle labels, and if you look at the bottom of the bottle, you can see it with your own eyes. That cloudy sediment, is a mix of yeast and good bacteria produced during fermentation.

The mother is packed with healthy bacteria and is a natural probiotic source to make your gut happy. Sadly, many vinegar producers remove the mother from this apple acidic juice – because they want the liquid to appear clear. Boy, how wrong they are for doing that!

Apple cider vinegar benefits

Now, let’s discuss the positive effects adding ACV to your diet brings. There are several studies which confirm the health benefits, and here are the conclusions:

  • Blood sugar levels – ACV may help lower the glucose in your blood (now you know why Granny has been using it).
  • Bloating – this uncomfortable balloon belly sensation is known to all women, but ACV is widely used in naturopathic treatments for gastrointestinal problems, and it may help with bloating, too!
  • Digestion Apple cider vinegar with the mother is a true gem among probiotics. It's a natural remedy for your gut because the mother is, in fact, a healthy bacteria bomb.
  • Skincare – Although weird, ACV is used for oily and acne-prone skin because it balances skin pH and can be used as a toner.
  • Weight loss – The use of this apple potion in weight loss diets is quite popular, and it actually has some scientific back up. Scroll down and see what one study has to say.

Can ACV help you with weight loss?

A study, conducted in 2018, examined the benefits of apple cider vinegar for weight loss. 39 participants in the trial were put on restricted calorie diets for over 12 weeks. One group consumed about 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily, and they lost significantly more weight and body fat compared to the group that didn’t add ACV to their diet plan.

This study proved that ACV can really help you lose weight! It can also help you lower the triglyceride levels in your blood, lose belly fat, reduce your body fat percentage, and even suppress appetite. Thank you, science (and nature)!

Wait, we know what you’re thinking. How can you possibly drink two tablespoons of ACV with its strong smell and icky taste? You can’t even imagine drinking apple cider vinegar with the mother first thing in the morning.

That's why we found the perfect solution! Keeping all the health benefits of this acidic potion, we created a much sweeter form – ACV gummies!

Hiding the taste with ACV gummies

You can stimulate thermogenesis, boost your metabolism, and tastefully add ACV to your diet with Boom Body Gummies from Tummy Tox.

These delicious, natural, red apple flavour gummies contain 100% of natural apple cider vinegar with the mother, and they have all the goodness without the acidic taste and smell. 

Can you imagine a better way of consuming apple cider vinegar with the mother than in the form of a sweet gummy? Yeah, neither can we.

We know how beneficial the ACV with the mother is, but nonetheless, we decided to add green tea extract for an additional metabolism boost and fat-burning effect.

Also, our ACV gummies keep your vitamin and mineral levels in check:

  • selenium to protect you from oxidative stress, 
  • vitamin B6 to regulate your hormones, 
  • vitamin B12 to help your body transform food into fuel, 
  • and folic acid to help you feel less tired!

And why did we go with gummy form? First, because no one wants to drink vinegar, and second, most of us just hate the smell and the taste of it.

But in the end, we decided on apple cider vinegar gummies for weight loss because they are convenient! Why mix up a smoothie or swallow a big capsule with difficulty when you can just sweeten up your morning with a gummy?

And the best part? One of the apple cider vinegar gummies benefits is the absence of acidic taste, which doesn’t upset your stomach.

Now, drink a glass of smelly, icky apple cider vinegar with the mother and feel the benefits on your body. Yuck!

Or choose a more convenient and sweet way to show your body the love it deserves – with Boom Body ACV gummies from Tummy Tox

Sources

Khezri, S. S., Saidpour, A., Hosseinzadeh, N., & Amiri, Z. (2018). Beneficial effects of Apple Cider Vinegar on weight management, Visceral Adiposity Index and lipid profile in overweight or obese subjects receiving restricted calorie diet: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Functional Foods, 43, 95–102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2018.02.003 

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