Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good for Acid Reflux?

The Short Answer from a gastroenterologist

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good for Acid Reflux?

People wonder if apple cider vinegar could help with many ailments. Could it help you lose weight? Could help clear up your acne? Is it good for your hair? Can it ease your acid reflux?

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Many people worldwide swear by apple cider vinegar, saying the acid can help digestion and the yeast (or “the mother” can act as a natural probiotic. However, researchers haven’t done enough scientific study around these claims.

That said, if you are curious and want to try it, you can.

Use a small amount, such as a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and dilute it into a warm mug of water before or after a meal. While there’s very little research to support health claims tied to apple cider vinegar, the risk of trying it is generally low.

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— Gastroenterologist Maged Rizk, MD

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