Apple Cider Vinegar For Fertility
I've recently read a lot of health benefits to taking apple cider vinegar daily. Is there any benefit to fertility?
It is true that apple cider vinegar has many benefits for many conditions, but it is not for everybody. It depends on your pH levels and constitution. Most people do respond well to apple sider vinegar in small amounts to help with pH balance.
Apple cider vinegar is made through the fermentation of fresh apple cider and it helps enhance health because it is a rich source of minerals, particularly potassium. It also contains vitamins, enzymes and amino acids. When taken internally diluted in water it has been used in holistic medicine to treat many conditions like gall stones, headaches, high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, infections, high blood sugar, vaginal yeast, UTI, prostate problems, digestive problems, weight gain, asthma, just to name a few.
In fertility is can be employed to treat candidadis that causes hostile cervical mucus. Candida is a systemic condition that affects the entire body and may cause infertility, blocked fallopian tubes, and worsens endometriosis, fibroids, polyps, and PMS symptoms because it changes the pH of the body.
Some practitioners recommend apple sider vinegar for infertility by taking 2 teaspoons of apple Sider Vinegar with water twice a day for a few months. You should be checking your saliva pH and also your vaginal pH to make sure it stays alkaline. Even if vinegar is acidic it has an alkalinizing effect on the body.
If your saliva pH is acidic you are at risk of degenerative diseases. You want to maintain an alkaline pH in both your saliva and you vaginal environment to facilitate conception. Acidic cervical mucus is hostile to sperm.
Apple sider vinegar has to be raw, unfiltered and organic in order to be effective, do not take pasturized apple sider vinegar as it will have the opposite effect on your body. I am sure you can find the unpasturized kind at you local health food store. The key is dilute it and drink it with a straw to prevent affecting tooth enamel. Also, it should be taken on an empty stomach. Too much apple sider vinegar can cause upset stomach. In this case the dosage should be lowered or diluted in more water.
I would not recommend apple sider vinegar for long term use. It is best to take breaks in between cycles of a few months. In my personal opinion the dose should be adjust to each person’s need. The key is to use it just enough to maintain balance within the body’s pH.
Do not take apple sider vinegar if you are on prescription medication without talking to your doctor first.