ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) is an ingredient that has been very popular in wellness and weight loss. This ingredient can be taken as a supplement, as a food or it may even be taken topically for certain purposes such as skin care. That said, when used for weight loss, it must be taken internally according to those who believe in its benefits.
The primary concept behind the use of ACV for weight loss is that it can be used to cleanse the digestive system in order to make digestion more efficient. This, in theory, would reduce bloating and constipation and make sure that a dieter’s metabolism is running at its best. That said, it’s important to note that cleansing is typically not a practice that most doctors will recommend and there doesn’t appear to be much evidence to suggest that this practice has a direct impact on losing weight.
This ingredient does seem to be a healthy one and it won’t cause any harm to the vast majority of people who want to use it as a part of their regular diet. However, it is far from a silver bullet for weight loss. The studies that have been conducted on this natural substance have been small and many of them have been called into question in terms of the quality of their methods.
The studies mainly examined a concept called “delayed gastric emptying” which is often touted to be among the main benefits of ACV for weight loss. That said, even in that specific case, there has yet to be adequate research to indicate that the ingredient is effective in the doses recommended or in supplement form.
There are, however, some benefits of ACV that are believed to be true by researchers and that continue to be examined in medical studies. In this case, it isn’t that the ACV will help with losing weight. That said, it may be helpful in reducing the impact of weight gain and obesity on the body. Therefore, throughout the time that a dieter is still overweight, including ACV in his or her regular diet may help to make sure that the excess weight that remains present won’t have as large of an impact as it otherwise would.
For instance, ACV may play a role in improving the body’s insulin response. While this isn’t necessarily a factor that leads to measurable weight loss, insulin issues are among the risks associated with carrying too much body fat. Therefore, the ingredient may help to improve a dieter’s healthy until the goal weight is actually achieved.