Oh, I love a cup of hot apple cider with a small amount of whiskey in it in the fall to take the chill out of the air. Recently my doctor has told me that I may be developing diabetes, and I am afraid of needles. A friend of mine told me she heard that apple cider vinegar could help my blood sugar. So, can apple cider vinegar lower blood sugar immediately? I know that keeping my blood sugar at a normal level is very important but what about immediately? Is that possible?
What does science say about using apple cider vinegar to reduce blood sugar?
When it comes to science, the more people that are tested, the better. As of yet, no large population of people has been tested using apple cider vinegar to reduce blood sugar. While there are no large numbers of participants, those small groups that have utilized apple cider vinegar have shown positive results. This has been for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Now onto something that has not been discussed and that is what does it mean immediately? In the simplest form, immediately means instantly. Once again, the question remains what does instantly mean? Without going down the rabbit hole of questions, let’s just say that the lowering of your blood sugar does not happen as soon as you drink it. Apple cider vinegar is not what I would call a “rescue” treatment that will address the issue. What was shown in the small studies was that over time drinking apple cider vinegar can reduce blood sugar.
Is apple cider vinegar right for me?
Ok, please put those car keys down and take a seat before you go out and buy that apple cider vinegar. There are a few things you need to do first. The very first thing you need to do is to order your DNA test kit. Yes, I know you are wondering “why would I do that” but let me explain.
Letting your DNA be part of your health care is like having your own personalized health care plan. The test itself is simple and only requires a swab of the inside of your cheek. From this information, a DNA profile is created, and information about your body is presented. All of this information is really about you and only you.
But what DNA test do you need? When it comes to answering the question about apple cider vinegar and blood sugar, you have two choices. This includes GxSlim and GxNutrient. Both of these will work, but the difference between the two is the information you will receive.
GxSlim DNA test takes a look at several factors that can be important to control your blood sugar. This includes what your DNA shows as far as your ability to lose weight, metabolism, and how easy it is for you to gain weight. Another factor that is covered is food utilization and food sensitivity.
Both of these results can show where your DNA says you have a problem. This information is very important when it comes to improving your diet. While there are other areas covered in this test, the last one I will discuss is exercise. What this section evaluates, in a nutshell, is how your DNA responds to cardio and strength training. All of these factors are important to blood sugar control.
On the other hand, the GxNutrient DNA test looks at other factors that can affect your blood sugar. As the test’s name implies, the information harvested from your DNA centers around vitamins and minerals. In the simplest terms, this information measures how well your body processes these ingredients according to your DNA.
All this information is very important when it comes to blood sugar control, and the one you select is up to you. Keep in mind, though, that the more information you can gather about your DNA, the better decisions you can make on your health.
Who should not use apple cider vinegar?
First off, apple cider vinegar should never be used to replace your medication. Second, if you suffer from ulcers or kidney issues it is not wise to use apple cider vinegar.
If you decide to give this a try, do not consume large amounts of apple cider vinegar. Why, you may ask? Well, it does tend to reduce levels of potassium, which is required for certain bodily functions.
Due to the acidic nature of apple cider vinegar, it can erode your tooth enamel. In doing so, it is very important to dilute it down and to rinse your mouth out after drinking it.
Recipe For Your Drink
If you are ready to give this a try you will need a few things. The first thing you will need is apple cider vinegar and not just any apple cider vinegar. It is recommended that you use organic apple cider vinegar that is both unfiltered and raw. You can find this type of apple cider vinegar in the health food section of your local grocery store or health food store.
Next, you will need plain old water and that is it, that is all you need. Ok, I have heard of people using filtered or bottled water in this drink but I have found that the water type does not change the taste of the drink.
After you have your simple ingredients, take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and mix it with at least eight ounces of water. Stir and drink down all at one time. Following this process will reduce the amount of time that the vinegar sits on your teeth. Once your drink is finished, do not forget to rinse your mouth with plain water.
One hint I would like to add to this recipe is to make sure to shake up your apple cider vinegar. You may notice that the vinegar appears to have some settlement in the bottom of the container. Shaking it up mixes the sediment and distributes it throughout the liquid. Utilizing this approach allows you to mix up all the goodies in the bottom of the bottle and distribute them with every dose you take. That is as long as you shake the bottle every time before you mix your drink.
Now, to be completely honest with you there are a few things to consider when drinking apple cider vinegar. First, you must drink this beverage every day. There is no set rule as to when you should drink it.
Some people use this drink as an after-dinner drink. Others take it at bedtime but do not expect an instant cure regardless of when you take it. This takes time, so do not be disappointed if your blood sugar does not reach the level you desire after the first sip.
So to answer our original question, “Can apple cider vinegar lower blood sugar immediately?” It pretty much looks like apple cider vinegar may help your blood sugar in the long run but not immediately. That would be more like a miracle.
So what are you waiting for? Order your DNA kit of choice today to learn more about factors that can affect your blood sugar levels. While you’re waiting for your results, take a walk in the bright sunshine, drink more water, enjoy a salad for lunch, and take pleasure in your day.