Willy’s ACV Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of our customers’ frequently asked questions about Willy’s products and the topic of apple cider vinegar.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any unanswered questions.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV or cider vinegar) is a vinegar made from fermented apple juice that can be used in various ways and provides multiple health benefits. Willy’s organic apple cider vinegar is a minor miracle from mother nature, being a raw, unpasteurised, and unfiltered ACV, leaving the mother culture beautifully alive and present in each bottle.

Our ACV includes the mother and with all our vinegars, apart from our dosing bottles, we recommend shaking the bottle to activate the mother. You can dilute the ACV with warm water etc, mix it in other drinks such as smoothies and use as dressings for food & as an ingredient in a meal. They’re the ways to consume our ACV. You may want to use ACV for steam facials, as a hair treatment or also add a spoonful to your bath.;

We recommend consuming our ACV before food, first thing in the morning if you’re wanting to reduce your appetite. If drinking on an empty stomach, please dilute with plenty of warm or cold water. If you choose to consume ACV with your meals, this can help delay digestion and often the feeling of being full.

There’s strong evidence that ACV can help with blood sugar control in diabetics and an improvement in insulin resistance. ACV may also help with lowering your cholesterol and appetite reduction, leading to an eventuality of weight loss. ACV has anti-inflammatory properties which can help with eczema & psoriasis, also.

  • Helps improve digestion
  • Supports your immune system
  • Can help improve the condition of your hair
  • May help to improve your skin & nail health
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • May aid in weight loss
  • Boosts nutrient levels (contains mg, fe, phosphorus, manganese, amino acids & antioxidants
  • May improve heart health
  • ACV has strong alkalising properties.
  • The ‘Mother’ refers to the combination of yeast and bacteria formed during fermentation. At the bottom of a bottle of apple cider vinegar you’ll see her floating around; a cloudy, strand-like form. The Mother is only found in raw and unpasteurised vinegars, like Willy’s ACV. Don’t be afraid of her, she is full of gut-friendly probiotics such as acetic acid bacteria. Many ACV brands have a dead Mother, which you’ll notice from the dusty sediment in the bottom of the bottle.

  • Help balance friendly bacteria in your digestive system
  • Some probiotics may improve some mental health conditions
  • Certain strains of probiotics can help keep your heart health
  • Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts, which are good for you- particularly the digestive system.

    All of our vinegar is to be stored in a cool dark place such as your pantry or on your kitchen counter so everyone can see

    Pop your bottle somewhere warmer such as your airing cupboard. This will speed up the development of the Mother culture.

    Yes, apple cider vinegar is a probiotic. Willy’s organic apple cider vinegar is a live probiotic food that provides health benefits when consumed regularly. Due to the fermentation process, Willy’s ACV helps maintain a healthy immune system, aids weight loss, improves gut health, etc. 

    We are proud to make organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar with live Mother grown without artificial pesticides and fertilisers, letting natural practices help nature keep its own balance. 

    Apple cider vinegar is keto-friendly and can be added to water to add some flavour. Willy’s organic apple cider vinegar can also be used as a salad dressing because it has a low carbohydrate composition making it great for those on a keto diet.

    Yes! It is also gluten-free and free of GMO ingredients.

    Whilst Willy’s apple cider vinegar is mildly acidic at a ph5, alkaline nutrients such as potassium, calcium and magnesium from the apples make it less acidic than other vinegars like white wine vinegar. Organic apple cider vinegar is claimed to help balance ph in the gut, leading to improved digestion.

    Our very own website! If you fancy subscribing to a regular delivery or would rather buy a one-off product, it’s easy and quick to order apple cider vinegar online. 

    We are also stocked in major retailers including Waitrose, Ocado, Amazon, Planet Organic and hundreds of quality independents nationwide. If you’d like to suggest a local stockist, drop us an email at willy@willysacv.com 

    Willy’s organic apple cider vinegar 5000ml, 1000ml, 500ml, and 50ml lasts up to 3 years, but we hope you’ll have used it up by then! ACV Kombucha lasts up to 12 months. Please check the use-by date on the packaging.

    Our glass bottles, aluminium cans and plastic 50ml shot bottles can be widely recycled.