Wednesday, 25 June 2014


·          Hair?
·          Skin?
·         Nails?
Wonder Food Alert!!!

Apple Cider vinegar is one of those multi-use products that alternative and natural beauty bloggers rave about. After reading some reviews online, I bought a bottle of the stuff. Some of the uses and benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar include:

1. As a natural skin toner
2. For weight loss
3. As a hair rinse to close the cuticles and make hair smoother
4. As a detox
5. As salad dressing
6. For diabetes, causing a reduction in blood sugar levels
7. Clears up acne 
8. Reduces bad breath
9. Helps with acid reflux
10. Helps reduce dandruff
11. Helps soothe sorethroats
12. Helps restore skins pH  balance
13. Soothes upset stomachs 
14. Soothes muscle pain from exercise 
15. Helps alleviate athletes foot

Whether these benefits have been scientifically proven is another story entirely.

A few of the reviews I read, stated that ACV is best taken in its organic form, with the 'mother' still included. 

This is the brand I currently use.

Here's what Bragg  says:


Certified Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized and 5% acidity. Contains the amazing Mother of Vinegar which occurs naturally as strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules.


Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is made from delicious, healthy, organically grown apples. Processed and bottled in accordance with USDA guidelines, it is Certified Organic by Organic Certifiers and Oregon Tilth; and is Kosher Certified. Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is full of zesty natural goodness. Non-GMO Certified. It’s a wholesome way to add delicious flavor to salads, veggies, most foods, and even sprinkle over popcorn.

Apple Cider Vinegar has been highly regarded throughout history. In 400 B.C. the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing health qualities. No refrigeration required.

My two cents:
I am a  sucker for any product  that can be used for both my hair and skin, and ACV does this and more. I bought a bottle of the GNC brand ACV, but it ended up in my kitchen and was used to clean vegetables.So, unfortunately, I cannot give the best review on the subject. 

Recently, I was researching possible solutions to hard water. I wash my hair myself and the water I use is hard water which is not too good for the hair because of the high mineral content. My hair was also feeling very dry and I read somewhere that doing an ACV rinse would restore the pH balance of my hair. So, I was in a pharmacy one day when I saw that they had Bragg's ACV and I was ecstatic and noted that I would return to buy a bottle. Ghen. Ghen. That's how I got back to the store and I was told that they had run out and didn't know when they would be restocking. I went back a million times and yet they didn't have any. So, I was out shopping at the Palms and the spirit led me into HealthPlus and that's when I saw the bottle staring at me from the shelf..

Hence this long post. If you are looking for Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar in Nigeria, stumble into a pharmacy near you. Also, when purchasing any other brand, read the label to see if it comes with the mother or lift up the bottle and if you see a cloudy substance at the bottom, it might have the mother.

Hope this helps someone.



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