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Apple cider vinegar liquid vs gummies

What are gummies?

Gummies are a form of easily consuming your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Most appealing to children, gummies often contain sugar, folic acid, vitamin B12, water, pectin and many other ingredients depending on the brand.

Although easier to consume, apple cider vinegar gummies do in fact have a lot of cons that aren’t spoken about enough.

What are the cons of gummies?

Most gummy supplements have added sugars. These added sugars can link to obesity, heart disease and dental cavities. This is not something you’d want to be consuming in particular if you’re taking your daily dose of apple cider vinegar for weight loss.

Some gummies can have added sugar alcohols. This can be a core contribution to digestive symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and bloating. Again, these symptoms are usually what drive you to take a supplement of apple cider vinegar. One of its main benefits is the easing of symptoms that come with digestive issues.

Apple cider vinegar is safe for children to take, daily. We recommend a flavoured ready-to-drink ACV or perhaps mixing it in meals and smoothies!

Some gummies may contain artificial food colourings. There have been studies that actually link food dyes to behavioural issues in children- another reason to opt for the real stuff over pills & potions!

There have been some cases where the number of nutrients listed on the packaging hasn’t quite matched up with the actual number of nutrients that the gummies do contain, therefore misleading the consumer.

Finally, a very obvious gummy con is that due to the amount of sugar added to make it nicer to taste, this means they can be easy to overeat. Overconsumption of gummies can result in vitamin or mineral toxicity. Consuming more fat-soluble than the recommended dose, such as vitamins A, D, E & K may be dangerous to the body as they are often stored in both the body & fat tissues.

What is apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a vinegar made from fermented apple juice. Apple juice is mixed in with yeast and bacteria, starting the fermenting process. The sugars from the apples are turned into ethanol, which is then further transformed by the acetic acid bacteria.

Acetic acid is known to be the key ingredient in ACV and is what’s said to be the source of most of the health benefits provided by ACV.

benefits of Apple cider vinegar

ACV can be used for a whole multitude of things. From cleaning to using it as a hair rinse. The main benefits of ACV are its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Great for easing digestive symptoms such as IBS and bloating, lowering cholesterol and consuming it to encourage healthy weight loss.

Apple cider vinegar liquid vs gummies

At Willy’s, we understand that the often sour taste that comes with apple cider vinegar can be quite off-putting… That’s why we have a whole range of flavoured apple cider vinegar. Sitting next to our Original ACV, we also have our Turmeric ACV and Fire Cider ACV. All of those are easy to consume when diluted with water or even mixed in with your meal as a taste enhancer. You could even try it in your smoothies or make an ACV tea!

We also have a range of ready-to-drink shots and a dosing bottle. All pre-diluted, so easy to get your daily dose in on the go, they’re available in beetroot, turmeric and apple & ginger flavour.

As explored, gummies do in fact counterbalance the benefits you’d be hoping to get from taking ACV with its added sugars and artificial colourings. Try some of Willy’s apple cider vinegar and we’re sure you’ll never look at a gummy again!

How to easily consume ACV instead of taking gummies

Take a look at our recipes for some inspiration on how to incorporate apple cider vinegar in both your meals and drinks.


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