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 23 9
Acid reflux 13 6
Stiffness/spasticity 10 4
Fatigue 3 2
Kidney stone 3 3
Bowel irritability 2 0

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  • 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 1
Mild 2
None 22

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

Side effect Patients
Acid reflux 1
Frequent urination 1
Nocturia 1
None 1
Smells bad 1
Soft bowel movements 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

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

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Why patients stopped taking Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Other 6
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 18 patients who've stopped using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Duration

Currently using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 8
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 17
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 14
Not specified 11
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2 patient evaluations for Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

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

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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