Dr. Darren Schmidt: Science of Apple Cider Vinegar ACV

(Troy) #22

Sure …np

All approx
Some may use less than me

Drink at night , around 8-10pm
1tbsp ACV
1tbsp lemon juice
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of ginger powder
Dash of turmeric
-Occasionally liquid vanilla creme stevia or clear, amount of drops vary
Around 10-12oz of water
Drink through a straw - A MUST

Gargle/rinse w warm water after
Sometimes twice
Wait about 30-40 before brushing

Then sleep like a baby​:grin::joy:

(Regina) #23


(Not a Chef) #24

As to ACV, I’m skeptical. Eat keto, be fine.

According to Ben Bikman, .5 for nutritional ketosis is actually an arbitrary line. He talked with Phinney or Volek about it, and it’s a pretty arbitrary line. So, maybe .3 is okay. Maybe .1 is okay. It’s wonky and fairly novel tech.

As they used to say when pee strips were all we had, it’s not about a deep color or a mild color. Any color is adequate.

(CharleyD) #25

I for one am happy to keep a bottle of that magic elixir at my desk and home. I know it makes my tummy happy.

I’m also happy that @atomicspacebunny does yeoman’s work collecting data like she does. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

(Sami Kearns) #26

Dumb question here…what I get from Dr Schmidt’s video is that ACV raises blood ketone levels. Doesn’t this equate to exogenous ketones? As opposed to forcing the body to make it’s own ketone bodies???

What am I missing here?

(Wendy) #27

No because it’s your body making them just like fasting or keeping your carbs low enough.
Is it true though? I have read that acv seems to lower insulin, perhaps that is how it “makes” ketones?

(Bunny) #28

Technical answer: If you put two 2x acetic acid molecules together you get DIACETIC ACID or ACETOCETIC ACID or 1 of 3 ketone bodies!


In other words it helps (IGF-1-hepatic) with the formation and production of endogenous ketones from your own body fat or dietary fats, not by any stretch of the imagination is that an introduction of ‘exogenous ketones’ into the body!


  1. Acetic acid inhibits insulin secretion
    Acetate receptor inhibitors could improve diabetes therapy.
  2. Vinegar Improves Insulin Sensitivity to a High-Carbohydrate Meal in Subjects With Insulin Resistance or Type 2 Diabetes. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/27/1/281
  3. The role of acetic acid on glucose uptake and blood flow rates in the skeletal muscle in humans with impaired glucose tolerance. Randomized controlled trial, Mitrou P, et al. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2015.
  4. Vinegar supplementation lowers glucose and insulin responses and increases satiety after a bread meal in healthy subjects. https://www.nature.com/articles/1602197

Some other interesting information on ACV i.e. fermented foods:

Apple cider vinegar/coconut vinegar
(Sami Kearns) #29

@atomicspacebunny and @Happyheart
Thanks so much for the replies and explanations. They’re very helpful. :slight_smile:


I have been drinking my water with ACV with the mother for over 10 years. I am overweight but that is primarily due to me being a chocoholic. :grinning: I should be diabetic with what I eat. I just had bloodwok done and the doctor was amazed at how good my cholesterol was. I also don’t get heartburn. So I would have to say the ACV is a good deal. Plus it makes the awful tap water taste better.