Apple Cider Vinegar
You might be familiar with apple cider vinegar as an ingredient in your favorite recipes or as a preservative, but it’s also been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. In fact, Hippocrates used vinegar to clean wounds more than 2,000 years ago.
Apple cider vinegar is created when yeast or bacteria is added to crushed apples, turning the sugar into alcohol during the fermentation process. One product of this process is acetic acid, which has antimicrobial properties.
While some people swear by taking shots of apple cider vinegar to reap the health benefits of this probiotic and enzyme-rich liquid, the acid in apple cider vinegar can cause the erosion of tooth enamel or throat burns. At Brand Packaging, we offer apple cider vinegar in a variety of forms in order to appeal to any demographic.
Research shows that acetic acid has an antimicrobial effect on E. coli and norovirus. In liquid form, it’s often applied topically to ease a range of ailments, including acne, odors, insect stings, and dandruff.
Internally, apple cider vinegar can be used to:
- Aid in weight loss
- Lower cholesterol
- Decrease blood sugar levels
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve the symptoms of diabetes
- Kill bacteria