Can apple cider vinegar make your acid reflux worse?

Yes, for some people, especially those with irritated GI tracks. It may also be a problem if your acid reflux is moderate or severe.

Can you take apple cider vinegar pills for heartburn?

While most people claim the pills relieve their heartburn symptoms, research about its effectiveness is not backed up yet. Therefore, you can take them, but do not be sure it will work.

Anything else to know about ACV and heartburn?

ACV may be helpful with stomach acidity, but I recommend consuming minimum amounts. It is best when dilute.

Can you substitute apple cider vinegar for white vinegar?

You definitely can because the main difference between them is the acetic acid quantities.

What are some other good substitutes for ACV, whether it’s for cooking or treating ailments? We’d like to include 5-10.

The substitutes include;

  • White wine vinegar
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Red wine vinegar, but with an additional tablespoon for better concentration
  • Lime juice
  • Malt vinegar

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