Metabolism

Does apple cider vinegar impact metabolic health?

Dr Frank Lipman
Dec 20, 2022

Did you know that the consumption of apple cider vinegar may improve blood sugar parameters, especially for those with metabolic conditions?

Study Summary

A randomized clinical trial found that for those with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia, 20 ml apple cider vinegar per day for 8 weeks improved fasting blood sugar (blood sugar after fasting overnight). Fasting blood sugar shows how effectively the body manages blood sugar when food is absent.

A systematic review concluded that for adults, daily consumption of apple cider vinegar for 2+ weeks, decreased fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C (the average blood sugar level over the previous 2-3 months), indicating that apple cider vinegar may improve glycemic parameters.

The Hearty Take

At Hearty we believe that apple cider vinegar may improve the body’s absorption of blood sugar and enhance skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity leading to metabolic improvements. We recommend consuming 4 tsp to 2 tbsps of apple cider vinegar (diluted in water) daily for benefits. Use a continuous glucose monitor to see how apple cider vinegar impacts your health data!

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