9 - Is Apple Cider Vinegar safe to take during pregnancy?
Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is safe to take during and after pregnancy. It helps to rid the body of toxins and may even help with any complications that may arise or have arisen with the pregnancy. It supports regularity and promotes digestion. BACK]
10 - Is it possible to take too much Apple Cider Vinegar?
There is no clear limit as to how much Apple Cider Vinegar an individual can or should ingest. However, one should remember that, as with anything in life, one can have "too much of a good thing".For a delicious, ideal pick-me-up at home, work, sports or gym, we recommend taking the Bragg Vinegar Health Drink 3 times daily - upon arising, mid-morning and mid-afternoon. To make the drink, stir 1 to 2 tsps Bragg Organic Vinegar in 8 oz. Glass Purified Water and (optional) to taste 1 to 2 tsps Organic Honey, 100% Maple Syrup, Blackstrap Molasses, or 4 drops herb Stevia.
11 - Is it necessary to add honey to ACV?
It is not imperative to add honey to the Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar cocktail; just use ACV and distilled water instead. We receive many letters from people who tell us about the many health benefits that they attribute to taking the Bragg ACV without adding honey. Honey is recommended because it has proven bioactive properties and contains the vitamins and enzymes necessary for the proper digestion and metabolism. It does add health benefits to the ACV cocktail, but fortunately the ACV has plenty of health uses and benefits without the honey. [BACK]
12 - Is it okay to take the Apple Cider Vinegar by itself?
It is recommended that you take the Apple Cider Vinegar diluted with water or juice. Because Apple Cider Vinegar acts like a sponge, drawing toxins from the body tissues, it may cause you discomfort if you choose to digest the vinegar using spoonfuls only. [BACK]
13 - What, exactly, are the internal and external benefits attributed to ACV?
Following the old cliché, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," apples are one of the oldest, most nutritious foods on earth. They are rich in potassium, a mineral many of us are deficient in, and a deficiency that causes old age to creep upon us sooner. Calcium maintains our hard tissues such as bones, and potassium is the equivalent to the bodys soft tissues, keeping the bodys flesh and arteries soft and resilient. Fresh, organic apples are used to make Apple Cider Vinegar, which contains necessary ingredients, such as enzymes, and life-stimulating minerals, mainly potassium, in a natural state. Besides being a natural stimulant for vitality, Apple Cider Vinegar cleanses and restores nutrients to the body so that the body can heal itself. [BACK]
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Helps Remove Body Toxins * Helps Promote a Youthful Body *Helps support a healthy immune system * Helps Maintain Healthy Skin * Helps Control Weight * Improves Digestion and Assimilation * Soothes Tight and Aching Joints and Sore Muscles from exercise * Soothes irritated skin.
For storage, we recommend that you keep your Apple Cider Vinegar out of direct sunlight, in a relatively cool location. [BACK]
14 - Is Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Gluten Free?
Yes. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is Naturally Gluten Free.[BACK]
15 - I don't see the "Mother" in my bottle of Bragg ACV. Is it not there?
The "Mother" is not always visible. Rest assured, even if it's not visible, we make sure the "Mother" is always present in every bottle of Bragg ACV.[BACK]
16 - Where do you get the apples that are used for your ACV products?
Bragg uses only Certified Organic apples grown in the United States. 99.9% of our apples are grown in the states of Washington and California. On occasion, a small percentage comes from the state of Idaho.[BACK]
17 - Do your apple products contain arsenic?
Many of our Bragg customers have asked about the possibility of arsenic in our Bragg apple products. Bragg organic apple products have no arsenic in them.
Arsenic is not in the apple itself or even in the main part of the apple. The arsenic is in the seeds of the apple. There is still debate as to how many seeds one would need to consume in order to be harmful or even a concern to an animal or a human being. Bragg’s procedures for making Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar eliminates the last scraps of the apple, such as the seeds and stems before our products are made. As a result there is no seed contamination in any of our Bragg products.
Back in the 1930’s and 1940’s there was a toxic spray on the market that contained small amounts of lead arsenic. At that time, there was concern that residual amounts of this spray could be left in the ground. The spray was taken off the market. Today, Bragg approved organic farmers only use organic biodegradable sprays that meet certified organic standards for growing organic apples.
Many commercial apple juices are made by using concentrate that is imported from other countries. Some of these foreign countries follow different standards and procedures using toxic sprays and fertilizers. Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is made from whole fresh pressed apples grown in the USA by USDA Organic standards. Since seeds are eliminated from our products and we do not use apples from other countries, Bragg consumers are free from having a risk of arsenic in Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar products, Bragg salad dressings, and Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar drinks.
18 - Is your ACV safe for people with peanut, gluten (wheat), and tree nut allergies?
Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar does not contain allergens such as nuts, gluten, dairy or soy but may be bottled in a facility that might house food items that contain allergens. If an ACV bottling line becomes contaminated with surrounding allergens, extensive preventative measures are taken to eliminate possible cross contamination with those allergens.
19 - How do I make the Bragg Vinegar Health Drink?
For a delicious, ideal pick-me-up at home, work, sports or gym, we recommend taking the Bragg Vinegar Health Drink 3 times daily - upon arising, mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Stir 1 to 2 tsps Bragg Organic Vinegar in 8 oz. Glass Purified Water and (optional) to taste 1 to 2 tsps Organic Honey, 100% Maple Syrup, Blackstrap Molasses, or 4 drops herb Stevia.
20 - Is Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Certified Non-GMO?
Yes, our Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar has been officially approved as Non-GMO by the Non-GMO project.
21 - Bragg ACV one-gallon size comes in a plastic bottle. What kind of plastic is used to manufacture that bottle?
Our one gallon ACV bottles are made from Plastic #2: High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Common Uses: Detergent bottles, milk jugs, shampoo bottles, butter and yogurt tubs. Lowest risk of leaching, least toxic, no known health hazards.
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