One of the foods I appreciate most for health is apple cider vinegar.
I know every time I drink it or pour it over my salad, I’m helping to increase the number of energy-producing mitochondria in my cells and providing valuable support for my metabolic health*
However, I’m not the only one who appreciates this 2,000-year-old superfood.
Even thousands of years after apple cider vinegar was first discovered, researchers continue to learn more and more about this beneficial food and its potential for health and well-being.
But there’s just one problem with apple cider vinegar. Like any vinegar, not everyone enjoys drinking it – or even adding it on their salads.
So, what do you do if you fall into this category? Is there still a way you can enjoy the many potential benefits of apple cider vinegar?
I believe there is. And because I’m such an advocate of this valuable superfood, I’ve come up with a quick and easy way to take it without having to taste it.
Before I tell you the details, let’s look at the benefits apple cider vinegar may hold for you, especially for your metabolic and mitochondrial health…
Acetic Acid – A Must-Have for Healthy Cells
Apple cider vinegar is an important supplement for your cells’ mitochondria and a valuable tool for supporting your metabolic goals.
As you may know, apples, and especially apple juice, are high in sugar and not foods I recommend eating a lot of.
However, when you ferment apple juice or cider, the fermentation process digests the sugars, radically reducing the amounts of sugar and carbohydrates.
But that’s not all the fermentation process does… It also creates the primary and most valuable constituent in vinegar: acetic acid.
Acetic acid typically makes up about 5% of vinegar. In other words, vinegar is a diluted solution of acetic acid.
While vinegar can be made from any fruit or substance that contains natural sugars, I prefer apple cider vinegar, especially for mitochondrial and metabolic health.
Apple cider vinegar contains more acetic acid and other valuable components than some other types of vinegar.
If your cells are underperforming, your mitochondria can use the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar as an “on” switch to help boost energy.*
Research suggests acetic acid supports nutritional ketosis, and in turn, mitochondrial health. When you follow a ketogenic diet and 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.*
It does this by stimulating an important metabolic pathway known as PGC1-alpha that is largely responsible for determining how rapidly your mitochondria can reproduce.*
By adding apple cider vinegar to your diet, you’re potentially doing your mitochondria – and overall health – a tremendous favor.
8 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Supports a Healthy Body and Brain*
Apple cider vinegar contains a number of important components, such as organic acids, in addition to acetic acid: citric, formic, lactic, malic, and succinic acids.
It also contains catechins, epicatechin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid and is a source of manganese and potassium.
Researchers have found that acetic acid and the other constituents in apple cider vinegar support a variety of healthy body functions, such as:
- Cholesterol and other lipids*
- Cardiovascular health*
- Cognitive function*
- Normal detoxification processes*
- Athletic recovery*
- Digestion and gut health*
- Cell health*
By supporting detoxification, apple cider vinegar aides in optimizing your body’s homeostatic function. The antioxidants in vinegar help reduce oxidative damage by free radicals, and that in turn contributes to the health of your blood and organs.*
Could Apple Cider Vinegar Help You Manage Your Weight?
Some people claim apple cider vinegar helps them manage their weight. Historically, that’s certainly one of its reported potential benefits.
While I don’t believe apple cider vinegar is a magic bullet for shedding large numbers of pounds or inches, research shows it does play a key role in supporting a healthy metabolism.*
You see, apple cider vinegar is what’s known as a “thermogenic.” Thermogenic foods increase the process of thermogenesis, or your body’s burning of stored fat to create heat or energy.*
Thermogenesis can potentially increase your energy expenditure as much as 5%. While this may not seem like much, over time it could make a significant difference.
The total amount of energy you expend, or the calories you burn each day depends on three factors, including:
- Your basal metabolic rate (BMR), or the energy cost of your body’s functions.
- The calories and nutrients of the foods you eat, including the net effects of thermogenic foods.
- Your level of physical activity.
By adding thermogenic foods to your diet, along with exercise and movement, you can increase your daily calorie expenditure, potentially benefiting your metabolism and reducing the storage of fat.*
Let’s take a closer look at what else scientists have discovered about apple cider vinegar, and how it may be a helpful tool for supporting a healthy weight…
How Apple Cider Vinegar Supports Metabolic Health*
Human studies show that apple cider vinegar can support a healthy metabolism, help maintain normal insulin sensitivity after a high-carb meal and curb hunger.*
When study subjects consumed a high-carb meal along with a dose of vinegar, the 60-minute glucose response dropped a number of percentage points. Appetite was also affected as study subjects ate significantly fewer calories for the remainder of the day.*
Another study found that when vinegar was served with a bread meal, the higher the dose of acetic acid (vinegar), the lower the metabolic response, as measured by blood glucose and insulin levels.*
To help explain these study results, researchers have found that consuming apple cider vinegar may lead to metabolic changes, including:
Preventing the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates.*
The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar helps block your gut’s absorption of carbs and starchy foods when taken before a meal. It’s thought to disrupt your enzymes that break down starch. This may help curb appetite.*
Turning on genes to signal your body to accumulate and store less fat.*
Helping encourage the burning of fat.*
Improving metabolic function.*
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels in the normal range.*
In one famous Japanese human study, subjects consumed either 15 ml (one tablespoon), 30 ml (two tablespoons), or no apple cider vinegar added to a beverage.
At the end of the 12-week study, measures of metabolic health, such as body weight, BMI, visceral fat, waist circumference and serum lipid levels, improved in the groups consuming either 15 ml or 30 ml of apple cider vinegar.
Apple Cider Vinegar Feeds Your Gut… and Your Brain*
Apple cider vinegar may also be helpful for your digestion and gut health. And because your vagus nerve connects your gut with your brain, your brain may also benefit from apple cider vinegar.*
The enzymes and probiotics created during the fermentation process are important for the health of your entire gastrointestinal tract. In addition to increasing numbers of beneficial bacteria in your gut, here are three more potential benefits of apple cider vinegar:
- Aids in your body’s absorption of important minerals from the foods you eat*
- Increases the acidity in your stomach to support digestion and the movement of your meal through your GI tract*
- Helps maintain a healthy alkaline pH in your body*
Maintaining a proper pH balance is extremely important for your health. It is key for the optimal functioning of all your body’s systems: digestive, immune, circulatory, muscular, respiratory, nervous, and even your reproductive system.
Unfortunately, most people have a body pH that is too acidic, and that can lead to health issues, including digestive issues.
A stressful lifestyle, consuming alcohol, sugar and refined carbohydrates, as well as animal protein, can all contribute to an excessive acidic pH in your body.
Even though apple cider vinegar has a low pH and tastes acidic, it turns alkaline when you consume it. If you experience high acidity, apple cider vinegar can help balance your body’s pH.*
How to Benefit from Apple Cider Vinegar Without Actually Drinking It or Even Using It on a Salad
Even if you’re not a fan of apple cider vinegar, there is a simple way to take advantage of its many potential benefits… without actually having to drink it or use it on foods.
My team and I found a way to take organic apple cider vinegar, spray dry it into a powder, and then create Certified USDA Organic capsules.
Even though it’s made from dried apple cider vinegar, our Biothin® Apple Cider Vinegar and Fermented Cayenne retains all of the valuable components found in our liquid Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. And it provides all of the same health benefits.
The only difference is you don’t have to drink it. And you can easily take it with you, wherever you go.
Intensely concentrated, each one capsule dose is like drinking just over four and one-half tablespoons of liquid full-strength (5% acetic acid) apple cider vinegar.
Plus, if you’re concerned about the possibility of tooth enamel erosion with long-term use of liquid apple cider vinegar, you’ll especially appreciate this alternative.
When you take the dried vinegar in capsule form with plenty of water, you avoid direct contact with your teeth.
This Red-Hot Spice Adds Heat for Extra Thermogenic Power
Apple cider vinegar alone, in my opinion, is an outstanding tool for increasing thermogenesis and helping your body burn fat.*
However, we quickly realized that if we added some extra heat from organic cayenne peppers, we could increase its thermogenic properties even further.
So, to maximize the power of thermogenesis, we formulated Biothin® Apple Cider Vinegar to include organic fermented cayenne pepper powder.
Originating from South and Central America, the West Indies and Mexico, cayenne pepper is a red-hot spice known best for its use in adding heat to foods.
However, there’s another even more valuable use that Native Americans, Korean, Japanese and Chinese practitioners, along with those within the Ayurvedic tradition, have known about for thousands of years.
Cayenne contains an active ingredient called capsaicin that works in your body as a stimulant and thermogenic, helping to speed up metabolism.*
Chili peppers like cayenne are the best natural source of capsaicin, but the amount varies, depending on which peppers you choose. Compared to Jalapeño peppers, cayenne contains up to 25 times more heat, and that comes from its capsaicin content.
But if you’re concerned about all this heat in your stomach, here’s some good news…
We ferment the cayenne using a traditional enzyme fermentation method that makes it gentler on the stomach – which means no burning sensation or heartburn like what some people experience with too much spicy food.
How Cayenne Works with Apple Cider Vinegar to Help You Take Control of Your Health*
A source of vitamin A, C, E, K and the B vitamins, cayenne also contains carotenoids, especially lycopene and astaxanthin.
Because of its ability to stimulate your blood circulation, capsaicin helps disperse these important nutrients in cayenne to all your cells.*
Thanks to capsaicin and cayenne’s other nutrients, researchers have identified potential benefits for the following six functions:
- Cardiovascular and circulatory health*
- Blood lipids*
- Healthy normal inflammatory response*
- Respiratory health*
- Gastrointestinal health*
Several studies show that regular consumption of capsaicin may help reduce hunger, helping to prevent overeating later in the day – a real benefit for managing your weight.*
According to one study, capsaicin works by reducing the production of ghrelin, the hormone responsible for triggering hunger.*
Add Biothin® Apple Cider Vinegar and Fermented Cayenne to Your Regimen Today, and Give Your Metabolism a Healthy Boost*
Small simple steps can add up and make a significant difference in your health, and taking apple cider vinegar is one of those simple yet important steps.
For when you want a quick and easy way to get your apple cider vinegar, or don’t care for the taste of vinegar, our USDA Organic Biothin® Apple Cider Vinegar and Fermented Cayenne is the ideal option for you.
When taken regularly, this formula will help you be well on your way to healthier cells and help…
- Increase your energy output and burn extra calories.*
- Promote the feeling of satisfaction after eating less food.*
- Increase the metabolism or breakdown of fat for energy.*
- Maintain a healthy normal weight.*
- Promote energy production and even support quality sleep.*
Available in convenient capsules, Biothin® Apple Cider Vinegar and Fermented Cayenne makes getting your daily dose of health-promoting vinegar a no-brainer.
One capsule provides the equivalent of more than a quarter cup of liquid full-strength apple cider vinegar with all its benefits intact.
Why not make this your new everyday healthy habit, and order Biothin® Apple Cider Vinegar and Fermented Cayenne today?