Nutrition Tips : How Long Before the Effects of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Are Shown?

Nutrition Tips : How Long Before the Effects of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Are Shown?

November 2, 2019 51 By William Morgan


My name is Christine Marquette and I’m a registered
dietitian with the Austin Regional Clinic
and I’m going to talk to you about how long
before the effects of apple cider vinegar
are shown. This is kind of a broad question
and it really depends on what type of effect
you are talking about. For example apple cider
vinegar does tend to be very tart so that
effect of feeling that tartness that sourness
you might get that little look on your face
that’s going to be immediate as soon as you
taste it. Somebody who is trying to use apple
cider vinegar for weight loss, they are going
to be waiting a long time because it doesn’t
necessarily help with weight loss. One of
the studies that showed a modest effect took
four weeks and there was only a two pound
weight loss at the end of those four weeks.
So again that’s one study, it’s about the
only study that’s shown very, very much effect
for weight loss in particular and again it
was a very modest effect. As far as diabetes
goes, there’s actually more research being
done in that area and that’s something that
did show more of an immediate effect in some
people. And some of the studies typically
the dose that was used was two tablespoons
immediately before a meal. And in these people
they did see a reduction in their blood glucose
values after their meal as compared to the
days that they ate similar meal without the
vinegar. So that was a fairly immediate reaction
just how ever long it took them to actually
eat their particular meal. They waited two
hours after and then they tested their blood
glucose and it was a few points lower. I believe
the drop was between four and six percent
in the groups that had been studied. So for
diabetes glucose in some of the preliminary
research it had shown an effect within a couple
of hours. So again it kind of depends on what
effect you are looking at and the other thing
to keep in mind for somebody if you do have
diabetes you don’t want to go out and try
to treat yourself just using apple cider vinegar.
Remember these are very preliminary studies,
there’s only been a few done. There isn’t
enough actual hard evidence to go out and
recommend using two tablespoons of apple cider
vinegar to actually treat your diabetes.