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Old 10-06-2008, 10:36 AM   #451
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Hi Newbie (again after 2005) here. I read through these posts and decided to give it a try. For any of you New England residents out there, I found Braggs at Shaws supermarket in the "Wild Harvest" section for organic foods.

It was $3.49 for the smaller bottle. Not too bad. I regularly shop at Market Basket but was unable to find it there .

I drank it straight the first time and the taste didn't bother me but I felt a little nauseous afterward but then again, I tried it on an empty stomach. But I either drink it in my water and the taste doesn't bother me at all, or I mix it into my bottled water and sugar free raspberry lemonade packet and cannot detect a taste at all.

Oh and I poured some into a portable bottle and took it to work with me. I use one of those baby medicine dispensers that looks like an eye dropper. It measures out 2 tsp. perfectly.

So far, I'm not experiencing any of the diuretic affects - so that's good. I'll see how it goes from here.

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Old 10-06-2008, 10:41 AM   #452
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So far, I'm not experiencing any of the diuretic affects - so that's good. I'll see how it goes from here.
I hold a lot of water so I was hoping for this but none for me either.
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Please do not make me read this entire thread, I just want to know what you do after drinking this to keep the acid from ruining teeth. Is a rinse with water sufficient enough? thanks I have been doing the directions on the Braggs bottle 1 tbs morning, mid morning and mid afternoon.
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Caty - I ask myself that same question everyday "what's wrong with me"? I am trying like heck to figure it out....reading and educating myself. Yesterday I weighed my self for the first time in weeks, journaled and actually had a good day.

Melissa - welcome - I usually rinse my mouth, but I put all 3T or 6 t in my large 32 oz water bottle first thing in the morning and sip on that until about 3 pm or so. So, it is diluted down quite a bit and I am hoping to avoid any problems. I put crystal light lemonade and stevia with it, sometimes a squeeze of some fresh lemon...pretty tasty! I am one of the people that can't drink it too late in the day as it keeps me awake at night...found that out the hard way, and there are several others I talked to that the acv had the same effect on them. Some people drink it before bed and don't have any problems. I think if I had to remember to make this drink 3 times throughout the day, I would usually get too busy or just forget, so this works for me. I do believe the acid with the teeth could be a problem for some...just swish or brush your teeth more..
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ladies you should always use a straw when drinking ACV to save your pearlies
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:16 AM   #456
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Hi Newbie (again after 2005) here. I read through these posts and decided to give it a try. For any of you New England residents out there, I found Braggs at Shaws supermarket in the "Wild Harvest" section for organic foods.

It was $3.49 for the smaller bottle. Not too bad. I regularly shop at Market Basket but was unable to find it there .

I drank it straight the first time and the taste didn't bother me but I felt a little nauseous afterward but then again, I tried it on an empty stomach. But I either drink it in my water and the taste doesn't bother me at all, or I mix it into my bottled water and sugar free raspberry lemonade packet and cannot detect a taste at all.

Oh and I poured some into a portable bottle and took it to work with me. I use one of those baby medicine dispensers that looks like an eye dropper. It measures out 2 tsp. perfectly.

So far, I'm not experiencing any of the diuretic affects - so that's good. I'll see how it goes from here.
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I haven't checked my local Shaw's in Medford, MA for the Bragg's. Thanks! I know Stop n'Shop doesn't carry it, yet. I work in Boston and Whole Foods is down the street. They have Eden's and Bragg's brands. About the same cost $3.49 for the small bottle and $4.39 for the 32oz.
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I have a question about ACV. Are the effects the same as probiotics? I have started using probiotics to help restore my immune system after cancer treatments.
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ladies you should always use a straw when drinking ACV to save your pearlies
That will definitely prevent any negative effects on the teeth?
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That will definitely prevent any negative effects on the teeth?
if it goes straight down it should help..

but to say DEFINITELY is not in my vocabulary... everyone has different thicknesses of enamel etc.

I would never drink it straight out of a bottle or glass.
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I always use a straw with my 32 oz water bottle and the acv....it seems like when I use a straw, I drink more for some reason...want to make sure I get all the liquids in!
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Does it contain carbs? How does it taste without a sweetner?

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Claire - HI - on the bottle of Braggs acv it says "0" for everything...no carbs, no cal., no fat, etc.
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Cool!

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Just a big WARNING: I got notice from my dentist that my habit of sipping on diet soda all day was ruining the enamel on my teeth - appatently this is a phenomenon they see with some frequency.
And using a straw wasn't helping at all - only creating a pattern of erosion where the drink through the straw was hitting the teeth.

I can only imagine that it would be worse if you are sipping on a drink with extra acid added.
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Wow..just went to the dentist the other day...makes sense.

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I started to take the ACV this morning and again this afternoon. Both times, I got a stomach pain/burning shortly after and lasting about an hour.

I had no problem drinking about 1/2 T ACV with about 1 T water, to make a regular sized gulp. Then drank some more plain water. It was easy for me. But it hurts!

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didi,

I find if I drink it on an empty stomach than I also get the slight burning. I always take it on a full stomach now.

People in earlier replies have also mentioned adding some baking soda to the ACV/water mix. This will cut down on the acidity.
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Isn't the acid one of the main points of taking ACV? Since the acid slows gastric emptying and will therefore slow absorption of food and stabilize blood sugar.
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didi,

I find if I drink it on an empty stomach than I also get the slight burning. I always take it on a full stomach now.

People in earlier replies have also mentioned adding some baking soda to the ACV/water mix. This will cut down on the acidity.
You do not want to do this! No baking soda! No, no, no, no! I take the 2T of ACV with a bit of cold water and drink it like a shot! I immediately drink water afterward. Of course, there is a little burning sensation but it goes away. Same goes for the evening. Oh, and I add 1T to my lunch (salad) and 1T to my dinner (salad).

You will not become Lord Byron doing it this way.
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[COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Isn't baking soda and vinegar what kids use to make volcanoes in science class?[/COLOR]
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[COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Isn't baking soda and vinegar what kids use to make volcanoes in science class?[/COLOR]
LOL and I guess it will probably do the same thing for the stomach. That's good to know about the no baking soda.
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Ok I just wanted to give a quick update on my progress...

I started the ACV on Saturday, Oct. 4th.

I have been fighting an external yeast infection - actually jock itch for the past few weeks. I only put one application of lotrimin cream on Sunday. Well let me tell you, the jock itch is almost gone now. In the past I've needed to use the lotrimin cream daily and it cleared up after apx. two weeks.

But since starting the ACV, it's almost gone now.

Oh and also, not to be gross again, but I would always get a funky discharge all the time. Well I haven't noticed anything this past week.

So I guess I must have been fighting some internal yeast issues I didn't know about.

So I would have to say, so far so good!
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Just made a cocktail, water, ice acv and a bit of splenda not too bad
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OK, without having to read through the whole thread, can someone give a list of everything about ACV that is beneficial?
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Ok I just wanted to give a quick update on my progress...

I started the ACV on Saturday, Oct. 4th.

I have been fighting an external yeast infection - actually jock itch for the past few weeks. I only put one application of lotrimin cream on Sunday. Well let me tell you, the jock itch is almost gone now. In the past I've needed to use the lotrimin cream daily and it cleared up after apx. two weeks.
But since starting the ACV, it's almost gone now.
Oh and also, not to be gross again, but I would always get a funky discharge all the time. Well I haven't noticed anything this past week.
So I guess I must have been fighting some internal yeast issues I didn't know about.So I would have to say, so far so good!


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I don't know if anyone else has noticed but I much prefer the Eden brand over Braggs. Eden is in the dark bottle, has a richer color, and more robust flavor, IMHO.

What do you think?
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I like Eden over Braggs. I've been lurking here and have binge eating issues. Due to a brownie binge, I'm up 8 pounds, so I am trying the ACV to get rid of a yeast itchie on my lower stomach as well as stabilize my blood sugar. Eden has a good flavor and I mix it with my Diet Lipton Tea with Lemon. Not too bad that way, but it does make my teenagers at work look at me funny.

I have thin enamel on my teeth, so I have been using ACT with Flouride to rinse after drinking it. Hope this works.
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