Apple Cider Vinegar interactions

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kmn118
kmn118 Posts: 313 Member
I have just started the apple cider vinegar today and it occurred to me that I don't know when to take it or if it interacts with the supplements I take.

I take D3, K2, B3 (nicotinamide ribolose), magnesium and sometimes, potassium. These are in addition to metformin 1000mg 2x a day.

Does anyone have any info or insights?

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  • ladipoet
    ladipoet Posts: 4,180 Member
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    calling @KnitOrMiss ... :)
  • KnitOrMiss
    KnitOrMiss Posts: 10,104 Member
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    I don't know of any interactions, (LOLing at @ladipoet). In fact, because it is acidic, it helps break down anything that might not be easily broken down otherwise. I take my ACV at the beginning of a meal or during a meal (I could not take it 30 minutes before a meal as sometimes suggested, as it created stomach pain - and I'm considering dropping it from my evening meal, as I've been getting a mild discomfort reaction if my dosing is delayed until slightly after me meal...going to play with that).

    The only thing I would avoid taking it with would be probiotics, because those are usually coated to survive the stomach - and maybe the Metformin (30 - 60 minutes apart, I'd think), if it is the extended release version, since the extra acid my trigger a quicker release.

    Specifically, additional acid can help break down the mag and pot easier... And I don't think it will do anything negative to the others, particularly since it is really a food thing and not a supplement per se...

    Please, someone, anyone else, correct me if I'm wrong, there.
  • kennygang
    kennygang Posts: 93 Member
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    very interesting, do you take it in caps form or drink it straight????
  • cstehansen
    cstehansen Posts: 1,984 Member
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    If you have issues with FBG, taking before bed helps some with the "dawn phenomenon."
  • KnitOrMiss
    KnitOrMiss Posts: 10,104 Member
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    it is not recommended to take it straight, ever, as the acidic nature will burn your throat and can damage your teeth. It is referred to be diluted at least 1 TBSP to 8 oz water/other drink... I can't sip it, so I would do it 1 TBSP to 2 oz water and chug it like a shot. It worked for me, mostly. Since I was taking it 3 times a day, my PCP recommended I switch to the pills, and I've been doing that for several months now.
  • missippibelle
    missippibelle Posts: 153 Member
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    from the Pharmacist in the family.. :wink:
    ACV can interfere with digoxin (heart med) and diuretics. In larger doses it can cause potassium loss, and so can diuretics. Just something to be aware of and keep an eye on. LCHF people have to be careful with potassium anyway, so I am sure most of us keep and eye out for those symptoms anyway. I have also seen warnings to diabetics on insulin to be careful because with ACV because it actually increases insulin sensitivity. That isn't a bad thing, again, something to be aware of when tracking BS.
  • kmn118
    kmn118 Posts: 313 Member
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    Thank you all for your information. I am diabetic, hence the metformin and take Plavix for heart issues... my googling didn't show up as interactions for either of those.
    I will take your recommendations and take 1 TBSP with water in morning and bedtime. :smile:
  • KnitOrMiss
    KnitOrMiss Posts: 10,104 Member
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    Just watch for stomach discomfort, @kmn118, and pair with food if necessary.
  • cstehansen
    cstehansen Posts: 1,984 Member
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    I generally do a TBSP with 8 oz of water and then put a splash of pure lemon juice in it. The lemon juice is strong enough to somewhat overpower the ACV nastiness - not completely, but it is helpful. And like @KnitOrMiss, I chug it.
  • RAC56
    RAC56 Posts: 433 Member
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    Has anyone here had their heart rate skyrocket while taking ACV?
  • KnitOrMiss
    KnitOrMiss Posts: 10,104 Member
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    @RAC56 - I have not, but I take beta blockers as a result of another medication's side effects, so mine is already lowered...