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What happens if I drank 2oz of organic apple cider vinegar straight?

Asked by Ltryptophan (11628points) January 21st, 2012 from iPhone

Thought this was normal. Obviously it is not advisable. Any long term consequence from doing that once?

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rooeytoo's avatar

I don’t know about the dosage but I have heard people take it for arthritis and other ailments. I don’t think it will hurt you at all. I use it in salads all the time and other cooking as well, hasn’t hurt me yet!

filmfann's avatar

I used to mix it in tea. Probably the worst thing from drinking it straight will be your breath.

ETpro's avatar

@Ltryptophan Welcome to Fluther, and here’s hoping you remain with us for a good long time. Drinking vinegar straight might make that less likely to happen. You’d end up with such a highly acid stomach that you might famage the stomach lining and possibly start a bleeding ulcer.

Why would you want to drink vinegar?

Ltryptophan's avatar

@ETpro I thought it was good to do.

rooeytoo's avatar

If you are really worried, google drinking vinegar, many people do it regularly for their health. here is just one link from google.

ETpro's avatar

@Ltryptophan I’m certainly no doctor, but I don’t play one on television. Vinegar is dilute acetic acid. Aspirins are acetylsalicylic acid. The reason I’d be concerned is that if two asprins can lead to bleeding and increased rick of ulcers, I’m pretty sure the acid in 2 ounces of vinegar might do so as well.

Natural apple cider vinegar is good for you, but I;d use it with food, on veges, or in an oil and vinegar dressing with a healthy oil like Olive.

Rarebear's avatar

@ETpro It won’t hurt the stomach. Natural stomach acid is far more acidic than acetic acid. It’s fine. It’s just a little odd.

WestRiverrat's avatar

It probably won’t hurt you, but it will taste better if you incorporate it into your other food. If you are worried about it upsetting your stomach, take it with meals to dilute the full effect.

If you do start having bad heart burn, stop taking the vinegar and talk to your doctor.

ETpro's avatar

@Rarebear Thanks. Perhaps you can explain how something as small as two 325 mg. aspirins can damage the stomach, then. I’ve often wondered about that. Stomach acid is hydrochloric acid, right?

Lightlyseared's avatar

@ETpro aspirin (and most other NSAID’s) switch off the mechansim that protects the stomach from the acid it produces. So it’s not actually the aspirin that directly damages the stomach but the stomachs own acid.

ETpro's avatar

@Lightlyseared Thanks for explaining that. I had wondered how such a small amount of additional acid could do any harm.

Nullo's avatar

You’ll cough and grimace, and maybe have indigestion.

marinelife's avatar

You just got the dosage mixed up. The usual dosage is two tablespoons not two ounces. You should also dilute it with water. If you only did it once, nothing is likely to happen to you.

gailcalled's avatar

Another safe dose, which is what I use, is one teaspoon daily (barely palatable) in some water diluted with a little organic grape juice.

lynfromnm's avatar

Drinking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar at bedtime is recommended for sleeplessness and night sweats during menopause too.

Coloma's avatar

The vinegar is good for you, but…it strips the enamel off of your teeth. ALWAYS rinse and repeat. Seriously, a lot of people are not aware of this with the ACV craze the last handful of years.

filmfann's avatar

@Coloma I didn’t know that, and it explains a lot!

Coloma's avatar

Oh oh…funky teeth? :-(

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