Apple cider vinegar has been promoted as a weight loss enhancer for years. “Take a swig in the morning and watch the pounds melt away”. The marketing is great but the weight loss benefits of apple cider vinegar have not been proven in scientific research. Taking apple cider vinegar may give a placebo effect for those who believe in its benefits. The research just isn’t there. If you decide to take apple cider vinegar or have been taking apple cider vinegar be aware of these facts.
- Apple cider vinegar is highly acidic and harsh—do not drink it without diluting it first
- Drinking undiluted apple cider vinegar on a long-term basis can erode dental enamel, damaging the teeth and the tissues in your throat and mouth
- One study found a woman who got an apple cider vinegar supplement stuck in her throat, which resulted in permanent damage to her esophagus
- Vinegar has caused contact burns to the skin
Long term use of apple cider vinegar is not recommended since there are negative side effects.