Apple Cider Vinegar, 6 Science Backed Benefits, Weight Loss, Blood Pressure & More

Updated: Oct 28, 2020

This article is a transcribed edited summary of a video Bob and Brad recorded in December of 2019.  For the original video go to

Bob: Title of today’s program is “Apple Cider Vinegar, 6 Science Backed Benefits, Weight Loss, Blood Pressure and More” And you’ve had some experience with this Brad. 

Brad: Right, actually, I wasn’t in their categories, but I started taking it. We’ll talk about it a little bit more. But, in four weeks of daily intake of this, my hands A.M. stiffness in the morning, painful, stiff, has at least 80% gone away. 

Bob: Yeah, it was pretty significant. You said you were getting to the point of getting almost depressed because it was so painful.

Brad: I couldn’t shake peoples’ hands because it hurt. It literally hurt, and I’m talking about people that weren’t really strong. 

Bob: And how long was this going on? 

Brad: Since June of 2017. 

Bob: So, two years,

Brad: Over two years. 

Bob: Over two years, you start the apple cider vinegar, and it goes away.

Brad: Well, it took a little time, four weeks.

Bob: Sure. 

Brad: And I’m still taking it. I have one joint in here that was worse than the others by far, and that one…

Bob: It still lingers?

Brad: Yeah. It still lingers, but it’s going in the right direction. 

Bob: Well, there’s no more proof than that when it starts working on yourself, isn’t it? 

Brad: Right

Bob: All right. 

Brad: So, apple cider vinegar, a brief testimony of my own experience with it. The reason I started taking it was because I had some patients, one in particular, older gentlemen, he said he had good experience with his hand pain. He was a straight-shooter, you know, he wasn’t just one of those guys that would-

Bob: Yeah, blow smoke. 

Brad: Yeah, jump on any bandwagon that came along. So I thought, “well I’m gonna do it.” And after the benefits I found with my hand, I thought, “What is the science behind this?” So I did some research, and I ran across a gentleman, his name is Kris Gunnars. He’s got a BS in medicine, and what he does is he investigates and researches claims on nutrition and foods just like apple cider vinegar. 

Bob: Right up our alley, then.

Brad: Right. 

Bob: So, if you look up Kris Gunnars and type in apple cider vinegar, you should come to his research. 

Brad: Right, exactly, and he gives cites on the research that – 

Bob: The research, yep.

Brad: Resources. All right, so, actually the six that he cites didn’t have anything to do with joint pain like mine, so this is another one, maybe there isn’t adequate studies on it, but the apple cider vinegar is like, what is it? Is this vinegar? It’s made from apples and it takes the sugars and I’m really not doing this justice, but it’s fermented sugars from apples and it’s pretty acidic. 

Bob: Yeah, it is very acidic because I was not able to use it because it throws off, it almost gives me GERD. 

Brad: Did you mix it with water? 

Bob: I did.

Brad: Two tablespoons, with a glass of water, 

Bob: It still, it set it off right away.

Brad: It didn’t work for you. To me, it doesn’t taste very good at all. It gives me that, uggh, but it’s gone. And then they say you should maybe rinse your mouth with it because that acidic-

Bob: Oh right, it would be good at battling your enamel. 

Brad: On the teeth, exactly.

Bob: Right, right. 

Brad: So that’s one of the claims is that the acidic acid has potent biologic effects, and he didn’t go into the details too much of that in his summary of that, but number two is, it kills harmful bacteria and I believe it’s primarily in the gut, in the digestive system. And number three, it can lower blood sugar levels.

Bob: Yeah, I saw the studies on this when I had done a video on this too. I individually went out and looked for studies and I saw some very promising studies on lowering blood sugar, especially in DM type two diabetes, it relates to it, too. 

Brad: Type two? Very good. Number four, it can aid in weight loss. 

Bob: I saw the research on that too. There was a good Japanese study on it, that was quite involved, and it seemed like it was well done. It was pretty significant that that was the only thing they changed but they lost weight with that.

Brad: Sure, yeah, this is one of those things, we got two more, but I think as long as you know, if you’re taking medication, you need to talk to your doctor and make sure it doesn’t interfere with any medications. 

Bob: And when we’re talking about weight loss, Brad, it wasn’t like a lot of weight loss. It was like 5 lbs. I’m doing this off memory now, but like over six months or something like that, but the other people who didn’t do it actually gained weight. So, you know, you’re heading in the right direction and a lot of times you know, slower weight loss is better than quicker weight loss, because it stays off easier. 

Brad: Exactly. Lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Now these studies were done on animals, he talks about that. Is there a carry over? 

Bob: Yeah, is it going to translate over to humans is the question.

Brad: Right, there’s been a lot of studies on animals that there has been carry-over, so, you know, we’re not so sure about that one. And then the last one is can fight cancer. Kris does say that these studies are not very –

Bob: Very, very weak.

Brad: Right, they’re very weak, so that’s neither here nor there. 

Bob: So, yeah, to me, the ones I saw were, it’s very good for lowering blood sugars, and good for weight loss, and you are the first one that told me about the anti-inflammatory nature of it. 

Brad: Right, well I was really concerned, it’s like, I really like to work with my hands on the weekends and whatnot, and particularly shaking hands. I mean, I would do that for gross tests with a patient that might be 80 years old and he would shake my hand, it’s like, “Oh, that hurts, and it shouldn’t be hurting.” 

Bob: I always give them two fingers.

Brad: Oh really? 

Bob: I’ve done it for years. 

Brad: I’d give them the whole hand! 

Bob: I give them two fingers, I just go squeeze, I’ve done it for years. 

Brad: So, I want to talk about the apple cider vinegar, now I use Braggs, B-R-A-G-G-S. It’s organic, it has, quote, unquote, “the mother” in it, and the mother is strands of protein. Now, I’m not sure where that falls into place. Here’s another one, it looks exactly the same. I’m going to use this bottle next, this is by Mantova, raw unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar. 

Bob: I don’t know that you could go wrong on this. 

Brad: It’s got the mother in it, I have a feeling, you get some good organic product, it’s probably good, very similar. It might be on the same line, you know, just a different label. They’re probably going to get mad at me, these companies, but oh well.

Bob: Yeah, He’s a coal packer, whatever they call it, but – so, 

Brad: So, there you go. 

Bob: Brad and I can fix just about anything, 

Brad: Except for – 

Bob: A broken heart, but we’re working on it! 

Brad: Yeah, but I don’t think apple cider vinegar’s going to

 do a thing for that.

Bob: Aw, who knows, keep up your- 

Brad: Maybe go to three tablespoons.

Bob: There we go, thanks.

Brad: Take care. 

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