Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

Apple cider vinegar side effects may include stomach problems due to the high acid content. However, because apple cider vinegar has never been studied, it is not known what other side effects are possible. If you experience serious side effects of apple cider vinegar (such as severe throat pain, difficulty swallowing, or signs of an allergic reaction), you should notify your healthcare provider right away.

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Cause Side Effects?

As with any medication or supplement, side effects are possible with apple cider vinegar. In fact, there have been a few reports of serious side effects of apple cider vinegar.
 

Possible Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

Apple cider vinegar (as well as any other vinegar) may cause a few stomach problems, due to its high acid content. Consuming a large amount of apple cider vinegar may cause nausea or can make heartburn or indigestion worse. Because apple cider vinegar has never been studied, it is not known what other side effects are possible. There are a few side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Severe throat pain or difficulty swallowing (there have been reports of throat burns due to apple cider vinegar tablets)
  • Low potassium in the blood (which has been reported as a possible side effect)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as a rash, hives, itching, swelling of the mouth or throat, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.
     

Final Thoughts on Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

You may experience some or none of the apple cider vinegar side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine or supplement that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking apple cider vinegar. You should also let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of apple cider vinegar, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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