The truth about gout and apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has long been hailed as a wonder remedy of sorts for various ailments, and this can be no truer for gout. But, is there any scientific truth to this?

10,000 years ago, the Babylonians hailed vinegar for its remarkable healing properties. Nearly 3,000 years ago, Hippocrates used vinegar as an antibiotic.

BRAGG is a famous brand for ACVApple cider vinegar, or ACV, is simply vinegar made from apples—apple must, which is the crushed state of the apples including stems and skins before they are turned into wine—or cider, which is a fermented beverage made from apple juice.

Now, among these ailments apple cider vinegar allegedly “cures” is arthritis. Since gout is basically a form of arthritis, it is quite ironic that something acidic (vinegar) can heal something that is caused by excess acid (uric acid).

However, it does not purportedly work that way. When consumed, ACV becomes alkaline, and lowers blood pH levels. This is turn is believed to lower uric acid levels.

Taking apple cider vinegar for gout should come with its own caveat. First and foremost, there is no scientific evidence that proves apple cider vinegar has any medicinal properties. What it is is just a smorgasbord of nutrients—ACV contains calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, copper, potassium, manganese, and phosphorus.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but according to this article, even the Arthritis Foundation agrees so. To quote, “The Arthritis Foundation calls vinegar a harmless, but unproven, arthritis remedy.”

Of course, let’s not take away from the millions of people apple cider vinegar has made “well.” If it worked for them, then we don’t see any reason why it won’t work for you. And if it does, or if you think it did, don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.

In closing, the only logical thing to do really is to try ACV for gout. As stated earlier, it is really quite “harmless.” But wait, it ain’t over yet. In concentrated form, ACV is very acidic. To take ACV, it is advised to dilute it with water. 3 teaspoons per full glass should be a good starting point. Others even mix it with honey or maple syrup just to take some of the edge off. Also, when you come across some ACV, there’s this thing they call the “mother,” or mother of vinegar, which is a cobweb-like structure. Others recommend to include the mother as they claim it’s the most concentrated part of the vinegar. Finally, don’t even ask us about using ACV as a topical remedy, we won’t go that low.

One Response to “The truth about gout and apple cider vinegar”

  1. well gout is big problem…..follow diet low purine

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