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There are claims that apple cider vinegar is effective for a variety of medical conditions. Some of these apple cider vinegar uses include treating acne, obesity, and high blood pressure. However, none of these claims have ever been proven. The supplement does contain small amounts of common vitamins and nutrients, but it is unlikely that these small amounts could be effective for so many apple cider vinegar uses.

Apple Cider Vinegar Uses: An Overview

Apple cider vinegar is purported to help with a variety of health problems. Some of the health problems that apple cider vinegar will supposedly improve include:
Apple cider vinegar is also used in cooking. The apple cider vinegar diet, which involves taking several teaspoons of apple cider vinegar each day, has been around for quite some time (perhaps even since the early 1800s). However, because it is difficult for most people to drink vinegar, even when diluted, apple cider vinegar tablets and capsules are now available, although there is evidence that some of these products do not contain any apple cider vinegar.

How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Work?

The claims that apple cider vinegar works for a variety of conditions have been around for a long time. However, none of these claims have ever been shown to be true. Apple cider vinegar usually contains a few vitamins and nutrients (like apple juice), but it is unlikely that these small amounts of common vitamins and nutrients could be effective for such a wide variety of health benefits.

Apple Cider Vinegar Uses in Children

Because children may be more susceptible to toxicities of supplements, do not give your child any supplements (including apple cider vinegar tablets or capsules) without first discussing it with your child's healthcare provider.
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