Even if you’re not a gourmet chef, there’s a good chance you have a bottle of apple cider vinegar sitting on your pantry shelf right now.
While it is a delicious addition to salads and marinades, apple cider vinegar has other valuable uses as well – some you may not be aware of.
I don’t need to tell you how you can use apple cider vinegar to clean your home, make your hair shiny or your teeth look whiter. A simple online search yields a myriad of "best uses" and "proven benefits" lists where you can find that information and more.
Instead, I’d like to tell you a few things you may not know about apple cider vinegar.
The research on apple cider vinegar has been growing over the last couple of decades. For a substance that’s been valued since the early days of Hippocrates, it’s about time scientists delved deeper to understand it.
Based on this recent research, I’ll share with you some of what I believe are the most important ways you can use apple cider vinegar for your health.
And along with that, I’d like to introduce you to a true breakthrough – something that takes this marvel-in-a-bottle to the next level.
By the time we’re finished, I think you’ll agree that apple cider vinegar deserves to be used for more than just your salad…
What Makes Apple Cider Vinegar Stand Apart
One of the biggest falsehoods you may have heard is the claim that all vinegars are the same.
Vinegars can be made from any fruit or substance that contains natural sugars, including apples, grapes and grains, like rice and barley. That’s why different vinegars have different tastes. But that’s just the beginning…
First, let’s look at how vinegars are similar:
They’re all sour, acidic liquids, but their pH levels vary.
They’re made by two different biological processes: the first one is alcoholic fermentation, where yeasts convert natural sugars into alcohol.
The alcohol is then converted into acetic acid during a long fermentation period, an important acid created during the second biological process.
Microbes drive both of these processes – they transform the sugars into acetic acid, vinegar’s primary and most valuable constituent.
It’s important not to confuse vinegar with acetic acid, as they are not the same thing, Vinegar is a diluted solution of acetic acid, and acetic acid typically makes up about 5% of vinegar.
So, what makes apple cider vinegar stand apart from other vinegars?
Apple cider vinegar is especially high in acetic acid and other valuable components, making it potentially valuable for health.
It’s All About Fermentation and Acetic Acid…
I’m a strong advocate of fermented foods and beverages. And apple cider vinegar happens to be an exceptionally good one.
As you may know, apples, and especially apple juice, are high in sugar, which is why I don’t recommend eating them regularly.
Not only is the excess sugar potentially harmful to your metabolic health, but it can also shift you out of fat-burning mode if you are following a ketogenic diet and in ketosis.
However, when you ferment apple juice or cider, the sugars are digested as a result of the fermentation process. The finished product - apple cider vinegar – contains very little sugar and carbohydrate, making it a very attractive food from a dietary standpoint.
Apple cider vinegar contains a number of important components, including these organic acids: acetic, citric, formic, lactic, malic and succinic acids.
It also contains catechins, epicatechin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid and p-coumaric acid, which all offer benefits for health. Plus, it’s a source of manganese and potassium, two important minerals.
Of all these valuable components, research suggests the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar may be the most significant for promoting these aspects of health:
Healthy oxidation and cholesterol support
Metabolic health support
Normal cardiovascular support
Normal detoxification processes
Recovery from athletic performance
How Apple Cider Vinegar May Support Your Metabolic Health
The most recent data about the U.S. adult population shows a problematic truth… less than 7% (that’s 14 out of 15 American adults) are metabolically unhealthy or inflexible.
Do you fall into this 93% ‘metabolically unfit’ group?
You may if it’s challenging for you to reach or maintain your ideal body weight, or the “belly fat” around your middle just won’t go away. Or if you suffer with frequent cravings for carbs and sweets, or experience daytime energy slumps and crashes.
Even if your weight is in the normal range, you may also be considered metabolically unfit if you have rising blood sugar levels, increased blood lipid levels and/or heart concerns, GI discomfort, mood swings and cognitive issues may also be red flags that you have some metabolic challenges.
Metabolic health includes five components: blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, weight issues and cardiovascular concerns. Issues with any of these can affect your long-term health as well as harm your cells and organs if not properly addressed.
Researchers have found that apple cider vinegar – specifically, its acetic acid – can support metabolic health in a number of ways:
May prevent the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates, thereby reducing the absorption of carbs as sugars and the blood sugar spike that can occur after eating a high-carb meal
May boost your enzyme AMPK – your metabolic master switch that regulates your metabolism and increases fat burning
In one 12-week Japanese study, one group of individuals drank a beverage containing one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Another group drank a beverage with two tablespoons (or one ounce) of apple cider vinegar. And a third group had a drink with no vinegar.
At the end of the study, the people who drank either of the beverages with vinegar showed fewer adverse signs of metabolic health, compared to the no-vinegar group.
Could Apple Cider Vinegar Help You Slim Down, Too?
While I believe one of apple cider vinegar’s most important attributes is supporting a healthy metabolism – and not a magic bullet for dramatic weight loss – it does have a reported history of helping people manage their body composition.
This may be because apple cider vinegar acts as a “thermogenic” – and thermogenesis is the process of helping to burn body fat to generate body heat.
Thermogenic foods, like apple cider vinegar, increase thermogenesis, which can increase your energy expenditure, or the calories you burn, by as much as 5%. Over time, this could make a substantial difference in your overall body composition.
So, by adding thermogenic foods to your diet, along with movement and exercise, you can increase your daily calorie expenditure, potentially benefiting your metabolism and reducing the amount of fat your body stores.
In fact, researchers believe apple cider vinegar may turn on genes to signal your body to accumulate and store less fat.
A study with rats (our bodies work a lot like rats’ bodies) showed that ingesting apple cider vinegar led to an increase in the expression of genes linked to reduced belly fat and storage of fat in the liver.
When taken before meals, apple cider vinegar may also make you feel fuller and less likely to eat large amounts of food, a real bonus if you’re trying to limit the amount you eat.
In one study, subjects consumed a serving of vinegar along with a high-carb meal. Not only were the subjects’ glucose response lower, they ate significantly fewer calories for the remainder of the day, simply because they didn’t feel hungry.
A Must-Have for Your Mitochondrial Health
While metabolic health support may be one of apple cider vinegar’s greatest contributions to health, it’s not the only one.
According to recent research, healthy vinegar with acetic acid may support nutritional ketosis, and in turn, your mitochondrial health.
When you reach nutritional ketosis, or burn fat for fuel instead of carbs, apple cider vinegar may increase the number of energy-producing mitochondria in your cells by stimulating an important metabolic pathway known as PGC-1 alpha.
This pathway largely controls mitochondrial function within your cells. PGC-1 alpha increases your mitochondrial functional capacity when energy needs are high and reduces it when they are low.
So, by adding apple cider vinegar to your regimen once you’ve reached ketosis and are burning fat for fuel, you may actually be able to improve your mitochondrial efficiency and produce more cellular energy.
Your mitochondria can use the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar as an “on” switch to help boost energy, especially if they are not working up to par.
I add apple cider vinegar to my salad each day. I know it is helping to support my mitochondrial health when I’m in nutritional ketosis and likewise, supports my metabolic health when I periodically cycle back into eating carbs.
Avoid Apple Cider Vinegar That Doesn’t Have This
When buying apple cider vinegar, an important rule applies: the cloudier the vinegar, the better. If you can see through it, avoid it.
Instead, you want to see a cobweb-like substance floating through the vinegar or settled on the bottom of the bottle.
This is what’s known as the “mother.” Created by beneficial bacteria in the vinegar during the long fermentation period, these protein strands contain healthy enzymes and probiotics.
In fact, the mother is your assurance of a good quality raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
Manufacturers typically pasteurize and filter the vinegar because that’s what many people want: sparkling clear apple cider vinegar.
But what these consumers don’t realize is, when you process the vinegar and remove the building blocks for the mother to develop, you radically reduce your potential health benefits.
You want organic, raw, unfiltered and unprocessed apple cider vinegar, which is murky and brown.
A mother cannot exist in vinegar that is pasteurized or filtered.
Bottom line… An apple cider vinegar without the mother and its beneficial enzymes and probiotics isn’t worth buying.
How Apple Cider Vinegar Supports Gut Health
We already know about the enzymes and probiotics that the mother in apple cider vinegar provides. They’re both important for the health of your entire gastrointestinal tract.
It appears that the acetic acid and other potent antioxidant constituents may promote gut health.
So, how does apple cider vinegar help maintain gut health?
In one study with mice, when acetic acid was added to their drinking water, the mice were found to have higher levels of good bacteria in their guts, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria, and showed signs of improved digestive health.
Apple cider vinegar especially helps you digest fat, a key benefit if you’re consuming a high-fat or ketogenic diet.
Increasing numbers of beneficial bacteria in your gut isn’t the only way apple cider vinegar supports gut health and digestion. It may also…
Boost your body’s absorption of important minerals from the food you eat.
Increase stomach acidity to support digestion and movement of your meal through your gastrointestinal tract.
Help maintain a healthy alkaline pH throughout your body.
The pH of most individuals who eat a standard processed American diet is very acidic. And because too much acidity can be problematic for your health, maintaining a proper pH balance is key.
A proper pH balance is important for the optimal functioning of all your body’s systems: digestive, immune, circulatory, muscular, respiratory, nervous and reproductive system.
Even though apple cider vinegar may have a low pH and taste acidic, it turns alkaline in your body when consumed. Especially if you are overly acidic, apple cider vinegar may be useful in helping to balance your body’s pH.
Introducing Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar with Two Special Fat-Burning Botanicals for Metabolic Health
Two of the most important attributes of apple cider vinegar are its ability to generate body heat to burn fat and to boost mitochondrial health.
So, we decided to embark on the challenge to take these two valuable properties to the next level…
We started with the finest organic apple cider vinegar diluted with water to the ideal 5% acetic acid strength.
Then, we added organic honey to create the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
Not only does honey enhance the flavor of apple cider vinegar, it too has an alkalizing effect and may help support health.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used apple cider vinegar with his patients and would always mix it with honey.
Next, for our Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar with Ginger & Turmeric, we added two of the most outstanding thermogenic, or fat-burning, herbs.
Knowing how Ginger and Turmeric Roots offer not just value for supporting your metabolism but other potential benefits as well, it only made sense to add both to our Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar.
This unique addition makes our formula the first organic apple cider vinegar on the market to have a 6% blend of ginger and turmeric for extraordinary thermogenic power.
How Ginger Supports Your Metabolism, Digestion and More
Ginger has played an important role in health for over 5,000 years in Chinese, Ayurvedic and other herbal practices worldwide.
We added Organic Ginger Root Puree to Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar for its digestive support and thermogenic properties.
Studies show ginger helps…
Protect gastric mucosa from irritants.
Stimulate the movement of food and the emptying of your stomach.
Reduce gas and bloating.
Prevent spasms by soothing your intestinal tract.
Support normal fat digestion and absorption, important for a high-fat and ketogenic diet.
Support normal healthy carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
Reduce feelings of hunger and food cravings, making it useful for managing your weight.
And that’s just your gastrointestinal tract. Ginger has also been shown to help support cognitive function and brain health.
Ginger root also supports other components of health, including cardiovascular, muscle and respiratory health, as well as offering support for a normal inflammatory response.
Plus, We Added Ginger’s First Cousin Turmeric…
As evidenced by its appearance, turmeric is a close relative of ginger. And it, too, has been used in India and the Middle East for thousands of years. Like ginger, turmeric is a thermogenic herb and supports your healthy metabolism.
Research shows turmeric helps…
Now that you know exactly what is in Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar, let’s talk about how you can use it…
How to Get the Greatest Benefits from Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar with Ginger & Turmeric
First off, you need to know that Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar with Ginger & Turmeric is not a beverage – rather, it is a concentrate. Each bottle contains 31 servings.
For general health support, I recommend taking one tablespoon per day, mixed with water or added to foods or smoothies.
You can use Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar in food in many different ways. Try using it as a…
Dressing for salads or coleslaw for a tangy boost.
Marinade for fish, poultry or meat to add an exotic twist of flavor.
Condiment for fish and side dishes.
Flavor enhancer for lightly steamed greens or raw vegetables.
There’s no limit to how you can use it. Anywhere you enjoy the flavors of ginger and turmeric, our Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar works perfectly, without adding significant calories or sugars.
Because Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar contains only 2 grams of added sugar and a total of 10 calories per 1 Tbsp. serving, it’s the perfect accompaniment to all types of salads, entrees and sides.
Experience Vitality and Optimal Wellness with Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar
Small, simple steps can add up and make a significant difference in your health. I believe that apple cider vinegar is one of those simple yet important steps.
With Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar, it’s easy to add apple cider vinegar to your routine for your vitality and optimal wellness.
Already blended with organic honey and its extra thermogenic ingredients, ginger and turmeric, you have everything you need for exceptional support for your metabolism, digestion, mitochondrial health and more.
It’s just one more way for you to Take Control of Your Health™.
Don’t delay. Get started with the daily habit that could make a real difference in your health and well-being, and order Biothin™ Apple Cider Vinegar with Ginger & Turmeric today.