My Blog & Instagram account are all about “Creating your cozy in home business & being” The being side of it as it relates to the items that have helped me in the journey healing my gut issues and converting to clean living. So, Let’s talk………APPLE CIDER VINEGAR GUMMIES and keeping it real on if they helped me at all. I will always spend money on things that help but knowing what I know on how much it costs to treat yourself holistically, I am also about making sure people don’t waste money on products just because 1000 influencers says, “It’s great.” (Whispering: truth is they have a really great influencer program, just saying).
I started taking these apple cider vinegar gummies because of my dyer need to relieve my daily acid reflux pain. When you have acid reflux, it means you lack stomach acid in your belly. You need stomach acid to break down your food. When you don’t have enough, and then you eat, your food causes the acid that is present to bubble over like a beaker and cause the acid to push up into your esophagus causing the pain you feel.
For 3 years, I was suffering from acid reflux every single day. No matter what I would eat or drink, the pain was so intolerable, sometimes I would have to lay down after eating.
What you are told to do is pop a few tums or Prilosec. This usually alleviates the pain immediately, but what it is really doing is taking away more stomach acid, causing your food to sit in your gut and rot. Hence the gas, bloat and more pain. Sound familiar?
In my desperate need to find something to help this, I turned to Goli gummies. They got great reviews. Some influencers said they had been on them for 3 years and the key was to stay on them for 3 months. Well I did that. I still have a cabinet full of them.
Once I really started diving into educating myself holistically, I learned a lot about acid reflux and getting to the root of the problem. I researched why medical professionals are now saying that tums etc are causing cancer. The truth is when food sits in your stomach, with little or no acid to break it down, it starts rotting, which causes inflammation, which then leads to cancer.
Since August of 2020 I have been on a clean keto eating plan and fact is Goli apple cider vinegar gummies contain added sugar. Although they only contain one gram of added sugar per gummy, Goli recommends consuming up to six gummies per day. As mentioned previously, this could potentially negate much of the blood sugar benefit of apple cider vinegar (which is it’s most promising health benefit). But for me, sugar is sugar which I had been trying to cut out. And to be honest, after 6 months of using these gummies, I saw zero help in my acid reflux or health benefits. There have been studies that have shown that certain apple cider vinegar supplements do not contain what the label says; some are way above and some are far below the listed levels of acetic acid.
BOTTOM LINE: Is it worth taking apple cider vinegar gummies? Short answer for me: No.
As far as apple cider vinegar is concerned, it’s no magic bullet but it’s not necessarily snake oil, either. Its most promising health benefit is that it could potentially help with blood sugar control. However, it definitely won’t “detox” you and it’s highly unlikely that apple cider vinegar alone will rid you of bloat or help you lose weight. Could it enhance your other weight loss efforts? Maybe but no one knows for sure.
I’m not against adding apple cider vinegar to your diet because there seems to be very little risk in doing so, but do yourself a favor and skip the gummies. They have added sugar (which could negate much of the blood sugar benefit). Now I’m not saying they don’t work for everyone but I would really recommend……..
Sticking with good ol’ apple cider vinegar in its original form original (it’s much cheaper, too). Up to one to two tablespoons per day seems to be well tolerated and falls in line with the amounts most studies have used. I recommend incorporating it into meals by making a marinade or an apple cider vinaigrette dressing. If you do choose to take apple cider vinegar on its own, please be sure to dilute it to minimize risk to your teeth and throat as it is very acidic.
Now what helped me with my acid reflux? Here is exactly what I did:
- Stopped drinking coffee and all energy drinks. (I know, I’m sorry.)
- I changed my diet and educated myself on what contributes to acid reflux.
- I stopped drinking wine and alcohol for a couple months.
- I still don’t drink much wine and stick to vodka, soda with lime
- I take digestive enzymes (THESE ARE GOLD) 3 times a day and the minute I feel any sign of reflux coming on.
- I take bitters before I eat. Yeah they don’t taste good but they do help break down foods to help digestion.
I hope this helps. I love these gummies. Truth is I could eat the entire jar. They taste fantastic and if you just can’t get down apple cider vinegar, these are a great option or starting point but if you are looking for them to be a magic gummy……I don’t think these are going to be the winning solution.
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