Dangerous side effects of using too much apple cider vinegar

I guess it’s no wonder how apple cider vinegar or ACV has gotten a lot of people curious lately especially due to its healing and medicinal abilities. There’s no question that tons of articles have mentioned and recommended it when it comes to alleviating hosts of health issues including common cold, nail fungus, sunburn warts, ear infections and even head lice. There’s almost countless reasons on why you should really be stocking up on this holy grail, however, an important question to be raised here is “does it have a critical damage?”

You Can Overdose On ACV

Surprising as it is, yes you can definitely overdose on ACV. No matter how good it is, remember that too much of anything could be bad for you.Although ACV has long been a go-to remedy for numerous health issues, excessive consumption of it could possibly cause tooth erosion,low potassium level (hypokalaemia) or cases of skin erosion. Another complication of ACV is that it has a capability to interact with diuretics or drugs known to increase the production of urine, laxatives or even heart disease medicines. Therefore, it is really important to know how much apple cider vinegar is the right amount for a person to consume? Technically, it all boils down on the type of condition you are trying to treat with the use of ACV.

Proper Dosage of Apple Cider Vinegar Based on the Condition Being Treated


The ACV’s  healing effects on arthritis have been backed up by anecdotal evidences. However there are still a few points you need to keep in mind before plunging in the ACV hype. Just like most studies,  the one conducted on rats executed that ACV seems to have poor to virtually no effect as an anti-inflammatory or anti-arthritic agent in rats with artificially induced arthritis. Yet, in some particular cases in humans ACV had the ability to slow down the progression of arthritis. Meaning there is no harmful threat found if you try using ACV as a treatment for arthritis , but on the other hand there is no solid assurance on how effective it could be on your case. Also, we must think honestly, that it is important to realize that it’s too much to expect permanent cure from ACV.

  • Drink 2 teaspoons of ACV in a glass of water upon waking up.
  • Drink 2 teaspoons each of ACV mixed with  molasses with 1 teaspoon of honey in a glass of water during each meal.


There’s just so much benefits to reap from ACV especially when yu have the right amount of fiber, vitamins, proteins and carbs in your diet. But we have to keep an honest perspective here, know that excess fat in the body won’t just disappear in  a day. For this remedy to work, you need patience and we’re talking about A LOT of patience for this remedy to work. If you are an early quitter, you might as well forget about it because it will not work instantly.

  • First thing in the morning, consume 2 teaspoons of ACV in a tumbler of cold or lukewarm water.
  • Drink a glass of water with 2 tablespoons of ACV during the three major meals of the day. Make sure that you will consume the mixture your entire meal.

Digestive Disorders

Food intolerance and altered pH level of the stomach are the most common causes for digestive disorders. Taking a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before meals (more specifically food being served in restaurants or parties or picnics where the food may be prepared in less hygienic manner because they might be handled less carefully) will more likely prevent a diarrhea or upset digestions to occur.

  • Indigestion, Heartburn, And Constipation
  • Drink a glassful of water with 2 teaspoons of ACV with the major meals of the day or use the same amount of ACV as a salad dressing.

Nose And Throat Disorders

Common Cold

It’s too much to expect that ACV will kill the common cold virus, but it can cross out the secondary bacterial infections that prolong the cold symptoms through getting into the cell membranes of the microbes and causing the cell to die.

Normally, it is sufficient to take 1 g vitamin C per day, however, during or at the onset of cold you need to increase the dosage to 1 g every three hours. Then, you can also choose to sprinkle ACV  powder on your food and drinks.

Drink a teaspoon of  ACV mixed with a glass of water tea several times a day.


This is recommended for mild cough, drink 2 tablespoons of ACV with a glass of water, make sure to sip it gradually even when the cough aggravates.


If you are still not feeling comfortable with the possible side effects of sleeping pills but still looks for ways to cure sleeplessness you might want to check out ACV. Aside from the long-term side effects of those pills they can just leave you feeling like you had a hangover in the morning, so what was the point of even sleeping when you don’t even feel well in the morning. Most people who tried ACV claimed that a warm cup of ACV drink half an hour before before sleep seems to give an easier time dozing off.

The key is to mix 2 teaspoons each of ACV and honey in half a tumbler filled with warm water. Consume it and relax on the bed, taking deep breaths. Slowly drift off to sleep.


If you are familiar with asthma attacks, you know the feeling of getting extreme tiredness as a result of difficulty in breathing since you just experience a tightening in the throat which almost lead to suffocation. Good news is that ACV has been a traditional remedy with astounding results. However, there has not been any proper clinical trials as of this time that shows proof of vinegar  treating asthma. So you have to rely on your judgement if you want to use this.

A tablespoon of ACV mixed with honey and in  a glass of water three times a day.


Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to 275 ml of water and drink it through out the day depending on how much water loss your body experienced through the duration of diarrhea.

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