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Apple cider vinegar

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by zazoopits, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. zazoopits

    zazoopits Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    im wondering if anyone has tried adding Apple cider vinegar to their regime to lower blood sugar? Also wondering if the capsules work as well as the regular vinegar (with the mother). Would like to keep the enamal on my teeth if possible!! Many thanks.
     
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    zazoopits Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe should explain that "the mother" is the natural ingredient in acv that's usually processed out to make the vinegar clear. It should be cloudy. Anyone?!
     
  3. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just started on a table spoon of rice vinegar a day.
    Will report back as to whether it proves to be the fountain of youth or not.
     
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    zazoopits Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    You n me both, I've heard great things about vinegar! Thanks jackethelad, hope it works!
     
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    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've read about this natural stringy mother but I've never come across it.
     
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    tonal Type 2 · Active Member

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    I started Apple cider vinegar and honey 2 weeks ago - nothing to report yet, but sounded like a good idea.
     
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    bookitty · Newbie

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    I tried an apple cider vinegar, honey and some spices a couple of months ago - was told it would reduce my blood sugars - tried it for a few weeks. NO CHANGE. so stopped it.
     
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    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    With honey it aint going to be bringing your sugars down no?
     
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    mehhh2015 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't really know if it actually makes any difference but since it tastes good I have it with my salads and vegs almost everyday but I follow a very low carb regime so I put my success with my BG's down to that mainly.
     
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    stuffedolive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been taking ACV for years. Not to lower my BS though, but to stave off gout/arthritis. It works great for this.
    If I stop taking it then I am crippled with pain in my toe and thumb. When I get back on it I can function normally.
    Great stuff ACV - even better if its lowering my BS too
     
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    tonal Type 2 · Active Member

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    This is such good news!!!!! I have troubles with my big toe and particularly my right thumb and I have also had gout - I will double up on my ACV , do you take honey with it?
     
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    stuffedolive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't take it with honey although I used to. I just take a tablespoon full with some warm water 1x to 2x a day. And lots of water too during the day!
     
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    harrycat · Newbie

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    I've been diagnosed prediabetic any advice 're diet ??tia
     
  14. tonal

    tonal Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks stuffed I have started upping my dose already ! You are the first I've heard from with the same probs as me - this is marvellous news. I don't fancy acv by itself but I will try. Thanks again ;
     
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    Sharonrk Type 2 · Newbie

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    I Just started taking the capsules, brought my fasting level down below 7.0 mmol the next day, this was after a week of it spiking aroung 10 mmol. So I'm encouraged by the result.


    HbA1c = 4.2 mmol
     
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    zazoopits Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Great, have sent off for the caps, am excited to try them. Thanks all.
     
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    Alisonjane10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello there
    I'm having similar problems with fasting blood sugar levels. I've just sent off for some apple cider vinegar capsules from Holland & Barrett after reading the links from here. Could you tell me when you're taking the capsules & how many. I believe the ones I've bought are 300mg caps. Also, do you take yours with food or just a drink of water. I need all the tips I can get, so your advice regarding your experience with these capsules will be so useful. Many thanks.
    Ali. X
     
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    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    This is excellent news. My fasting BG has been creeping up and up again. I used to take shots of ACV and even though I swallowed it as quickly as possible, it made my already sensitive teeth even worse, so stopped. I'll have to get some of the capsules.

    BTW, if anyone is interested in other alternative treatments for increasing insulin sensitivity, this link rates them based on studies/efficacy:
    http://examine.com/topics/Insulin+Sensitivity/
     
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    Mirza39 Type 2 · Newbie

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    bobrobert Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Use a straw? I have read that the vinegar only works in combination with a carby meal and it doesn't work with a low carb meal. Therefore a low carb diet means there isn't any benefit.
     
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