Let’s face it. Not everyone enjoys sipping on a warm or chilled vinegar drink. Or even dousing it on their salads.
I savor apple cider vinegar because of its many potential benefits, especially those connected with mitochondrial health. I know every time I have it, I’m helping to increase the number of energy-producing mitochondria in my cells.*
And that’s just its mitochondrial health benefits...
A 2,000-year-old superfood, apple cider vinegar has accrued a long list of devotees who fancy it for an endless number of uses.
Prominently among them is Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician who’s still, to this day, regarded as the founder of medicine as a rational science.
Thousands of years after apple cider vinegar was first discovered, researchers continue to learn more and more about this fascinating food and its potential for health and well-being.
But what if you just don’t like the taste of apple cider vinegar or don’t want to take the time to fix it into a beverage? Is there still a way you can enjoy its many potential benefits?
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 take a look at the benefits apple cider vinegar may hold for you, especially for your metabolic and mitochondrial health...
Acetic Acid – A Must-Have for Your Ketogenic Diet and Mitochondrial Health
I consider apple cider vinegar an important supplement for your cells’ mitochondria and a valuable tool for ketogenic diets.
As you may know, apples, and especially apple juice, are high in sugar and not foods I recommend eating a lot of, as they will typically shift you out of fat burning if frequently consumed.
However, when you ferment apple juice or cider, the fermentation process digests the sugars, radically reducing the amounts of sugar and carbohydrates.
The fermentation process also creates vinegar’s primary and most valuable constituent: acetic acid.
Acetic acid typically makes up about 5 percent 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. It contains more acetic acid and other valuable components than some other types of vinegar.
Your mitochondria can use the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar as an “on” switch to help boost energy, especially if they may be underperforming.*
I also recently learned about exciting new research that suggests healthy vinegar with acetic acid may support nutritional ketosis, and in turn, mitochondrial health.*
When you reach nutritional ketosis, or burn fat for fuel instead of carbs by following a ketogenic diet, 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.
How Apple Cider Vinegar May Potentially Give Your Body a Much-Welcomed Boost*
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 apple cider vinegar’s other constituents may help with a variety of healthy body functions:
- Healthy oxidation and cholesterol support*
- Normal cardiovascular support*
- Healthy cognitive function*
- Normal lymphatic drainage and normal detoxification processes*
- Athletic recovery*
- Healthy digestion and gut health support*
- Normal, healthy cells*
- Healthy, normal metabolism*
By helping to detox your lymphatic system, 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.*
Last on the list, but certainly not least, is a healthy, normal metabolism. One of the most common questions I get is whether apple cider vinegar can support a healthy metabolism...
Could Apple Cider Vinegar Be a Helpful Tool for Managing 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 percent. 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:
- 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...
5 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar May Help Support Your 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 help 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 they 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.*
Researchers have found that consuming apple cider vinegar may lead to certain metabolic changes, not only to help explain these study results, but also support healthy fat burning*:
- Prevents 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.*
- Turns on genes to signal your body to accumulate and store less fat*
Rats fed with apple cider vinegar showed an increase in the expression of genes linked to reduced belly fat and liver fat storage. Extending this to humans (our bodies work like rats’ bodies in many ways!), apple cider vinegar may help reduce your risk of developing the signs of metabolic syndrome.*
- May help encourage the burning of fat*
When mice were fed a high-fat diet, researchers found a significant increase in the genes responsible for fat burning. Apple cider vinegar helps support healthy insulin levels, encouraging the breakdown of fat for fuel.*
- Improve metabolic function*
A rat study showed a boost in the enzyme AMPK, your metabolic master switch that regulates your metabolism and increases fat burning and reduces the production of fat and sugar in the liver.*
- Maintain healthy blood sugar levels in the normal range*
In animal and human studies, apple cider vinegar helped maintain healthy normal blood glucose levels already in the normal range by supporting the process by which the liver and muscles absorb sugar from the blood.* This may also help your body burn more stored fat.*
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, signs of metabolic syndrome and measures of body weight, BMI, visceral fat, waist circumference, serum lipid levels were lower in the groups who consumed either 15 ml and 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 gut connects to your brain via your vagus nerve, your brain may also potentially benefit from apple cider vinegar!*
The enzymes and probiotics created during the fermentation process are important for the health of your entire gastrointestinal tract.
And it appears that acetic acid may promote gut health as well...*
When acetic acid was added to the drinking water of mice in a study, they had higher levels of good healthy bacteria in their gut. They also showed signs of improved gastrointestinal health.*
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*
Many people have too much acidity in their bodies, largely due to stressful lifestyles, unhealthy foods, and eating too much acidic animal protein.
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.
Even though apple cider vinegar has a low pH and tastes acidic, it turns alkaline when you consume it. If you are overly acidic, it 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 an apple cider vinegar devotee, I’m guessing by now you’re wishing there was a way to take advantage of its many potential benefits... without actually having to drink it!
Or maybe you’d like a more convenient way to benefit from apple cider vinegar without having to take the time to prepare it in a beverage or on a salad.
Like when you’re traveling or dashing out the door, late for work...
My team and I found a way to take organic apple cider vinegar, fermented in the traditional way, and spray dry it into a powder, and then pack into vegetarian capsules.
This dried apple cider vinegar would of course be expected to retain all of the valuable components and offer similar health benefits as the apple cider vinegar in my liquid Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
The only difference is you don’t have to drink it. And you can easily take it with you!
Very 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. By taking the dried vinegar in capsule form, you avoid direct contact with your teeth, when you take the capsules with plenty of water.
For Extra Thermogenic Power, I Added Organic Cayenne Pepper
Apple cider vinegar alone, in my opinion, is an outstanding tool for increasing thermogenesis and helping your body burn fat.*
However, I realized that if I added some heat,from organic cayenne peppers, I could increase its thermogenic properties even further!
So, I formulated my Fermented 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, among other things, 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 on 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 or heartburn like some people get with too much spicy food!
How Cayenne Works with Apple Cider Vinegar to Help You Take Control of Your Health and Your Healthy Weight*
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 all other nutrients to the cells.*
Thanks to capsaicin and cayenne’s other nutrients, researchers have found that these bodily functions may potentially benefit:
- 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.
According to one study, capsaicin works by reducing the production of ghrelin, the hormone responsible for triggering hunger.*
With the addition of cayenne to our Organic Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar tablets, you have one more way to help stimulate thermogenesis and:
- Increase your energy output and the burning of extra calories.*
- Feel satisfied after eating less food.
- Increase the metabolism or breakdown of fat for energy.*
- Help maintain a healthy normal weight.*
- Promote energy production and even improve sleep.*
Add Organic Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar With Cayenne to Your Regimen Today, and Give Your Mitochondria and Metabolism a Healthy Boost!*
Small simple steps can add up and make a significant difference in your health. And Apple cider vinegar is one of those simple yet important steps.
For those times when you want a quick and easy way to get your apple cider vinegar, or you just don’t care for the taste of vinegar, our Organic Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar with Cayenne is the one for you.
Taken regularly, you’ll be well on your way to healthier cells, greater energ, and a better functioning metabolism.*
Available in form convenient tablets, Organic Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar with Cayenne makes getting your daily dose of health-promoting vinegar a no-brainer.
One tablet 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 daily habit, and order Organic Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar with Cayenne today.