Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has been used in cuisine and medicine since people started farming apples. Hippocrates, referred to as 'the Father of Modern Medicine', is known to have prescribed vinegar during the 4th century BC. It is still one of Natural Health's "All Time Greats".
Apple Cider Vinegar is referred to in many religious and historical texts as a remedy for many ailments, it is Ancient Purity embodied in liquid. The expression "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" has a lot of well-known facts to back it up, as apples are well known to be extremely good for us, containing all manner of beneficial nutrients, including pectin, vitamins, fibre and minerals, many people consider Apple Cider Vinegar to be the ultimate form of the apple, with many more of its wondrous benefits unlocked during the fermentation process.
Natural (un-distilled) organic, raw Apple Cider Vinegar can really be called one of Mother Nature's most perfect foods. It is made from fresh, crushed apples which are then allowed to mature naturally in wooden barrels, as wood seems to "boost" the natural fermentation. Natural Apple Cider Vinegar should be rich, brownish colour and if held to the light you might see a tiny formation of "cobweb-like" substances that we call the "Mother." Usually, some "Mother" will show at the bottom of the Apple Cider Vinegar bottle the more it ages. Every household should have a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar, its huge range of health benefits, its ability to manage weight and its short term use for sore throats, cold & flu or to support digestion.
Apple Cider Vinegar - With the Mother
- Clean, Trusted Source single origin.
- Balances the body's pH.
- Anti - Inflammatory.
- Rich in Minerals.
- Assists the lymphatic system.
- Helps with toning the skin.
- Digestive Aid.
- Antifungal Properties.
Natural Health Powerhouse
Apple Cider Vinegar is good in helping balance blood sugar levels, Apple Cider Vinegar also assists in weight loss, since insulin will not direct sugar to be stored as fat. Apple Cider Vinegar is also wonderful for pets, including dogs, cats, and horses. It helps them to fight arthritic conditions, controls fleas & barn flies, and gives a beautiful shine to their coats! If you can get over the taste of Apple Cider Vinegar, you will find it one of the most important natural remedies in healing the body. As a wonderful side effect of drinking Apple Cider Vinegar every day, we've discovered that it brings a healthy glow to one's complexion! This is great news if you suffer from a pale countenance.
ACV contains a number of potent components, such as organic acids: acetic, citric, formic, lactic, malic, and succinic acids. Also it contains acid, catechins, epicatechin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and p-coumaric acid. Plus, it’s a source of manganese and potassium. Research suggests acetic acid may be the most significant of these components for health, and is found in high levels in apple cider vinegar. In various studies, researchers have found that acetic acid and the other constituents may help with a variety of healthy body functions... Healthy oxidation and cholesterol support. Normal cardiovascular support and healthy cognitive function. Normal lymphatic drainage and normal detoxification processes. It also helps in athletic recovery, where some advanced treatments have failed Apple Cider Vinegar has saved the day.
Happy, Healthy, Apples
Highest Quality - Highest Purity
Many of the Apple Cider Vinegars that are found in health food shops and supermarkets have been pasteurised and filtered. This destroys and removes the "Mother" a term for the ball of living enzymes that floats around in the Apple Cider Vinegar as well as other nutrients, making it pretty much useless for anything other than a table condiment, also a lot of these vinegars are made from apples grown using harmful chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Ancient Purity's Apple Cider Vinegar ticks all the boxes for super quality ACV, it is high in acetic acid and certain other valuable components. The natural make up of all these elements is the reason why researchers believe Apple Cider Vinegar may be so potentially useful for us as a natural health solution and it's only ever getting more research and more incredible results.
Also it is worth mentioning that it never needs refrigeration. You can also save some "Mother" and transfer it to work in other natural vinegars. When you smell natural Apple Cider Vinegar, there's a pungent odour and sometimes it's so ripened it puckers your mouth and smarts your eyes. These are natural, good signs. Single source origin, which means the apples came from one specific farm instead of apples from all over the place. As with all things Ancient Purity, it's clean, safe, effective and traceable, so give this simple classic a try and order today.
The Best Apples
Our Apple Cider Vinegar is made from organically grown apples containing absolutely no additives. The Apple Cider Vinegar remains in its natural state, meaning that the "Mother" is intact. The Mother in Apple Cider Vinegar is quite simply a ball of beneficial living enzymes which is with its goodness largely responsible for the many beneficial properties of the vinegar. The whole magic Apple Cider Vinegar is aged for the perfect finish, deeply effective. Of course there is also a classic rich fruity, tangy taste, if you enjoy the taste of Apple Cider Vinegar you'll love this.
Raw and unfiltered Ancient Purity ACV is not heat-treated or pasteurised, this is what keeps the enzymes mentioned living and potent. So it's pure and unfiltered, and it is the fact it is unfiltered that creates the cloudiness or sediments. You can get the "Mother" in your bottle to grow by leaving it in the sunlight.
Simple, Effective Weight-loss
There is on-going research on Apple Cider Vinegar, as well as extensive testimonials online regarding its use and effectiveness on weight-loss, some studies show that Apple Cider Vinegar can increase satiety, helping you eat fewer calories leading to weight loss. It might have positive effects on lowering blood sugar and insulin levels.
For example, if people take Apple Cider Vinegar along with a high-carb meal, they get increased feelings of fullness and end up eating 200–275 fewer calories for the rest of the day. A study in 175 overweight people showed that daily Apple Cider Vinegar consumption led to reduced belly fat and weight loss.
- 15 mL (one tablespoon): Lost 2.6 pounds, or 1.2 kilograms.
- 30 mL (two tablespoons): Lost 3.7 pounds, or 1.7 kilograms.
This study went on for three months, so it's fair to say that as we already thought at Ancient Purity, Apple Cider Vinegar for weight-loss is more of a long-term solution, taking it regularly or even daily over time, should help one to lose weight, it's a simple yet effective method to keep yourself lean. For a faster result you could add in Pau D'Arco Tea, see our Tea / Herbal Drinks section.
Organic, Fresh Apples, Health Invigorating Tonic
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Apple Cider Vinegar Topical Uses
Our skin is naturally acidic and when these pH levels are out of balance, it can lead to breakouts, clogged pores, or itchy and irritated skin. Beauty blogs have been talking about how Apple Cider Vinegar can be used as a skin toner, citing that its acid pH restores the skin's acid mantle and improves the skin barrier function. Some people use Apple Cider Vinegar for acne. Although there is no substantive research on this correlation, people have reported seeing improvements in skin inflammation and breakouts. You can try it out by diluting a small amount of Apple Cider Vinegar with water and rubbing it onto your T-zone area or other dry spots with a cotton ball to help prevent breakouts and minimise blemishes.
Combats Varicose Veins... Varicose veins are large, dilated veins that are commonly seen on the legs and can be associated with pain and discomfort. A study was performed to test the effects of topical Apple Cider Vinegar application to treat varicose veins. The group of study subjects who received the Apple Cider Vinegar application had a significant reduction in symptoms, including cramps, pain, itching, pigmentation and discomfort in the legs. The Apple Cider Vinegar did not make the varicose veins disappear and only helped with symptoms.
Natural Hair Cleanser... One of the largest components of Apple Cider Vinegar is acetic acid, an acidic solution that can match the pH of hair (ranges from 4-5 pH). This allows you to cleanse the hair and scalp without upsetting its pH balance. There have also been claims stating that the application of Apple Cider Vinegar can help seal and protect hair follicles, leading to less hair loss. To date, however, there has been no direct research on Apple Cider Vinegar’s benefits for the hair. Putting Apple Cider Vinegar on your locks has the potential to smooth and strengthen them.
Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse... Combine one cup of water with two to three tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would and then slowly pour the mixture over your entire scalp, allowing it to run down the length of your hair (make sure to close your eyes!). Massage the mixture into your scalp and then rinse thoroughly.
Apple Cider Vinegar... Closing Thoughts
Apple Cider Vinegar is apple juice that has been fermented twice. First, crushed apples are mixed with yeast, sugar or another carbohydrate. After a few weeks, natural bacteria and yeasts ferment the juice, changing the carbohydrates into alcohol. Then, a second fermentation process changes the alcohol into acetic acid — and now you have Apple Cider Vinegar. Like apple juice, it probably contains some pectin; vitamins B1, B2, and B6; biotin; folic acid; niacin; pantothenic acid; and vitamin C. It also contains small amounts of the minerals sodium, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Apple Cider Vinegar can also contain significant quantities of acetic acid and citric acid. It is used to make medicine.
Apple Cider Vinegar is taken orally alone or with some honey for the relief of diabetic conditions, indigestion, delayed gastric emptying, and weak bones. It might also aid with weight loss, leg cramps, sore throats, sinus problems, high blood pressure, osteoarthritic conditions, to assist rid the body of toxins, stimulate thinking, slow the ageing process, reduce cholesterol levels, and fight infections. Some people apply Apple Cider Vinegar to the skin for acne, as a skin toner, to soothe sunburn, for shingles, bug bites, and to prevent dandruff. It is also used in the bath by women as a help against vaginal infections. In food preparation, Apple Cider Vinegar is used as a flavouring agent. There is pasteurised and raw apple cider vinegar available. People most often use raw Apple Cider Vinegar for health purposes because it may contain more natural bacteria and yeasts. These substances, known as “the mother,” are the cloudy sediment you see in the bottle. While Apple Cider Vinegar does not contain many vitamins or minerals, it offers a small amount of potassium. Good quality brands, such as the one offered by Ancient Purity, also contain some amino acids and antioxidants.
Experience the Magic of Apple Cider Vinegar - Order Today
- 100% Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Nutrition information: Typically 5% vinegar Energy 16kcal / 69kJ - Protein - Carbohydrate 0.2g of which sugars - Fat.
- Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.
- Organic at source = Our supplier has certified the Apple Cider Vinegar being organic, but Ancient Purity does not register its products as organic. We add nothing and take nothing out.
- For an invigorating tonic mix 2-3 tablespoons of cider vinegar with honey and water.
- Can be used daily by simply adding to water, taken neat or as directed by your health practitioner
pH: It's suggested that Apple Cider Vinegar has such curative abilities because it causes ones pH levels to become more alkaline. If you are going to try apple cider vinegar for allergies, or even to use it as a help fighting health issues, we suggest you do an investigation of your own by buying a pH test kit. You can use a pH metre to test your urine or saliva to see if you are more alkaline or acidic during an allergy attack, virus or bacterial infection. Once you ascertain your pH levels, you can adjust your dosage of Apple Cider Vinegar accordingly. If you live in a highly polluted area where allergies and sinus infections are rampant, your system may better balance itself with a small dose of Apple Cider Vinegar each day. Ultimately we suggest you experiment with a pH meter to find the pH balance your body functions optimally at.
Tip: Leave your Apple Cider Vinegar by the window, the sun will help the "Mother" grow.
- Brand: Ancient Purity.
- Size: 500ml.
- Origin: Germany.
- Container: Glass Bottle.
- Storage: Store in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years.
Q - What is Natural Apple Cider Vinegar?
A - Different from the refined and distilled vinegars usually found in supermarkets, Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fresh, crushed, organically grown apples and allowed to mature in tanks, which boosts its natural fermentation qualities. When mature, it contains a web-like substance, called the "mother" that becomes visible when the rich brownish liquid is held to the light.
Q - What is the nature of the Mother?
A - The "Mother" is the dark, cloudy substance in the Organic Apple Cider Vinegar formed from naturally occurring pectin and apple residues - it appears as molecules of protein connected in strand-like chains. The presence of the mother shows that the best part of the apple has not been destroyed. Vinegars containing the "Mother" contain enzymes and minerals that other vinegars may not contain due to over-processing, filtration and overheating.
Q - Why is Apple Cider Vinegar not pasteurised?
A - Pasteurisation is the heating process intended to remove potential problem bacteria from consumable liquids such as milk, juices etc. However, this process will also remove delicate nutrients and enzymes that may constitute a major portion of the food value of that consumed. In the case of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, pasteurisation would eliminate the "mother", a major health giving factor of our vinegar.
Q - Is it okay to eat/drink the "Mother"?
A - The "Mother" is the most nutritious part of the Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and is very beneficial to digest. Often the "Mother" settles to the bottom of the bottle. We recommend shaking the bottle lightly to distribute the "Mother" before dispensing.
Q - Since Apple Cider Vinegar is unpasteurised, is it protected from E.Coli bacteria?
A - Organic Apple Cider Vinegar does not carry the E.Coli bacteria as the acidity in the vinegar is effective in killing the 0-157 strain of E.Coli bacteria.
Q - Does Apple Cider Vinegar need to be refrigerated?
A - Our Organic Apple Cider Vinegar does not need to be refrigerated. We only recommend that you keep the product out of direct sunlight in a relatively cool location.
Q - What is the shelf life of Apple Cider Vinegar?
A - Organic Apple Cider Vinegar has an FDA required "official" shelf life of three to five years after the bottling date (found on the bottle), however, experience has shown that the product is safe, usable and effective for an indefinite period if kept out of direct sunlight.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Scientific Articles
Beneficial effects of Apple Cider Vinegar on weight management, Visceral Adiposity Index and lipid profile in overweight or obese subjects receiving restricted calorie diet: A randomized clinical trial.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Supporting Scientific Research
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2. Zhang et al. (2020) “Nutrients and bioactive components from vinegar: A fermented and functional food”. J Func Foods.
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5. Hernández et al. (2019) “The Short-Chain Fatty Acid Acetate in Body Weight Control and Insulin Sensitivity”. Nutrients.
6. Khezri et al. (2018) “Beneficial effects of Apple Cider Vinegar on weight management, Visceral Adiposity Index and lipid profile in overweight or obese subjects receiving restricted calorie diet: A randomized clinical trial”. Func Foods.
7. Kondo et al. (2009) “Vinegar intake reduces body weight, body fat mass, and serum triglyceride levels in obese Japanese subjects”. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem.
8. Johnston & Buller (2005) “Vinegar and peanut products as complementary foods to reduce postprandial glycemia”. J Am Diet Assoc.
9. Kondo et al. (2009) “Acetic acid upregulates the expression of genes for fatty acid oxidation enzymes in liver to suppress body fat accumulation”. J Agric Food Chem
10. Kadas et al. (2014) “The Metabolic Effects of Hawthorn Vinegar in Patients with High Cardiovascular Risk Group.” Journal of Food and Nutrition Research.
11. Setorki et al. (2010) “Acute effects of vinegar intake on some biochemical risk factors of atherosclerosis in hypercholesterolemic rabbits”. Lipids Health Dis.
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