What is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Apple Cider Vinegar is a type of vinegar derived from apple cider. It is often applied to the skin to counteract inflammatory skin disorders.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 16 4
Acid reflux 11 5
Stiffness/Spasticity 7 2
Fatigue 3 2
Kidney stone 2 3
Seborrheic Dermatitis 2 1

Show all 29 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Side effect Patients
None 1
Smells bad 1
Soft bowel movements 1
Stinging sensation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 2
2 tablet(s) daily 2
2 tbs. daily 2
1other as needed 2
1 capsule(s) daily 1
2 tsp. daily 1
30 mL daily 1
500 mg twice daily 1
1tbs. as needed 1
2tbs. as needed 1

See all 11 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Other 6
Course of treatment ended 2
Personal research 1
See all 16 patients who’ve stopped using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Duration

Currently using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 8
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 8
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2 patient evaluations for Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

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ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: None
25 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

See ITalkToTheWind's full Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) history

Mar 25, 2015 (Started Mar 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Loss of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 tbs. Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
rif
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rif
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : mild
297
VL 26k
I am: g
I have:
HIV

See rif's full Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) history

Jan 1, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: Fight fire with fire.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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