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Apple Cider Vinegar and Mineral Absorption

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Here’s what you need to know about apple cider vinegar and mineral absorption. 


0:18 Hydrochloric acid 
0:52 The 3 things your stomach acid does 
1:42 What happens if you don’t have enough stomach acid 
2:09 Causes of low stomach acid 
2:43 Stomach acid conditions  
3:20 Apple cider vinegar and mineral absorption 
3:46 How to build up hydrochloric acid 

Today we’re going to talk about apple cider vinegar and mineral absorption. Yes, apple cider vinegar may help with mineral absorption, but I want to explain a few things about this. 

Normally, in your stomach, you have a very acidic acid called hydrochloric acid. The pH of your stomach should be between 1-3. There are three main things your stomach acid is supposed to do. 

1. It helps you break down protein
2. It helps kill pathogens 
3. It helps with mineral absorption 

Having the right amount of acid in your stomach can make minerals more bioavailable. If you don’t have enough stomach acid, then the absorption of certain minerals won’t be as efficient. We need this strong acid in the stomach to help absorb nutrients.

These minerals can include:

• Calcium
• Iron 
• Magnesium 
• Zinc 
• Copper 
• Cobalt 

You also may not have 100% absorption of:

• Folic acid 
• Vitamin C 
• Vitamin D 
• Vitamin A 

 Causes of low stomach acid:

• Age 
• Antacids 
• Hypothyroidism 
• Anemia 
• H-pylori 
• Gastric bypass 

Achlorhydria: Where you have zero stomach acid. 

Hypochlorhydria: Where you have low stomach acid.

Both of the above conditions can affect the absorption of minerals. They can also cause an issue called SIBO, which can affect your absorption of nutrients. 

Can apple cider vinegar (ACV) help fix low stomach acid? 
Apple cider vinegar can help with the absorption of food. There are also a lot of other apple cider benefits, and apple cider uses. But, fixing hydrochloric acid itself is not necessarily one of the effects of apple cider vinegar. It can help with mineral absorption, and it may even help inhibit microbes from growing in the small intestine. 

But to actually build up hydrochloric acid there are other nutrients you need, such as:

• Chloride 
• Sodium 
• Potassium 
• Zinc 
• Iodine 

Another great natural remedy to help build up apple cider vinegar is called betaine hydrochloride. 

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