Vinegar for Acid Reflux

July 2007 to December 2008

The use of  vinegar for acid reflux was reviewed by twenty nine people from July 2007 to December 2008:

User feedback summary on
the use of apple cider vinegar for acid reflux:

The procedure simply involves taking 2 or 3 teaspoons (10-15 ml) of apple cider vinegar in an 8 ounce glass of water, before meals or
whenever heartburn is experienced.

Most people are amazed at how simple, inexpensive and effective apple cider vinegar can be in helping to reduce or eliminate heartburn or acid reflux and you can review their stories below:

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Testimonial 29

Name: Steve
Location: Quebec, Canada
Date: December 28, 2008
(N.B. Testimonial translated from French)

I am not an exceptional case of acid reflux.

During the holiday season, I eat excess amounts of fat, sugar, and alcohol and as a result I will get bouts of acid reflux... no surprise there!!

One tablespoon (15 ml) of apple cider vinegar and presto it's gone!!

It happens to me about 4 or 5 times a year but each time, I am very happy to know the solution.

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Testimonial 28

Name: Dave
Location: WI , United States
Date: December 2, 2008

I am over 50 and have just recently started having severe recurring heartburn and acid reflux.

I would sometime wake up 3 or more times per night to eat some Tums. They would work for an hour or two and then I would wake up suffering and would need more.

My doctor prescribed Nexium. That stuff is down right poison! After 4 days I had to quit because of all the side effects. He then put me on Protonix. That is the evil twin. Not much better.

I then found out about ACV. My goodness, what a releif. I normally take a straight tablespoon full in the morning and another when I get home after work..

Been very effective for the last couple of months. I'm convinced!

Note from :
If you take ACV straight or the ACV tonic between meals or before going to bed, always rinse your mouth or brush your teeth to avoid any prolonged vinegar contact with the enamel on your teeth.

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Testimonial 27

Name: Carolyn Whelan
Location: Nova Scotia , Canada
Date: November 30, 2008

Hi.. another success story....

Had been diagnosed with GERD on Oct. 31st ..missed my own Birthday Party due to severe pain...

Got on this site and started taking the ACV..

its a month later and a miracle ... feel acid reflux ...Its a wonder.

Thanks, Carolyn

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Testimonial 26

Name: John Manuel
Location: Ky, United States
Date: November 24, 2008

I have suffered from acid reflux for almost 10 years.

I have been on the PPIs since that time. Recently I had to go the ER, thought I was having the BIG ONE!! Never had such chest pain. It was acid reflux, not my heart.

The PPIs were not working, so I found this website and tried the AVC and it seems to work. I have been on it for only 3 days but it seems to work better than the PPIs.

Allot of people complain about the taste and it is pretty strong.
I have found that if you mix the AVC with some honey, it tastes much better.

So far, so good. I am going to continue and see if it works for me.

Thank goodness for this site!!!!

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Testimonial 25

Name: Charles
Location: California , United States
Date: November 19, 2008

I went for over a year without getting checked out for stomach and chest pains. Finally, I saw a doctor and was diagnoised with G.E.R.D.

I took a week's worth of tagament, but the benefits were short lived and I did not like the side effects.

I've been taking ACV for four months now, and with exception of the taste, I am absolutely satisfied with the results.
However, it is important to buy the organic variety and aviod the cheaper brands.

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Testimonial 24

Name: Elizabeth
Location: Ontario , Canada
Date: November 5, 2008

I've been suffering from chest pressure and an aching pain and discomfort in my chest for a long time. I have Crohn's disease and I eat pretty healthy so I don't know why I keep having this problem with acid reflux.

I 've been taking Pantoloc for awhile and although it helped a bit it still wasn't completly fixing my problem.

I was scared to try ACV even though many people said it worked because I thought that it may cause more inflammation and make it even worse. But, just the other day I got fed up, stopped taking PPI's and decided to try it, and I must say it has been working and I'm so excited to be feeling better.

I hope it continues to work for me because I don't want to go back on those pills. So, in my opinion I believe it's working.
Good Luck to everyone else who suffers from this too.

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Testimonial 23

Name: Diana
Location: Oklahoma , United States
Date: November 2, 2008

I have had reflux for 10 years. I have tried aciphex, nexium, protonix, and others.

I started using acv about a month ago. I can now eat just about any food I want to. I no longer have a problem with my reflux.

I have also learned that eating apples will stop your reflux.

I think everyone with reflux should be told about these simple items that can cure reflux.

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Testimonial 22

Name: Marisa
Location: Mexico city, Mexico
Date: November 1, 2008

My daughter suffers from acid reflux & when went to see her I prepared apple cider with honey and water gave it to her in the mornings at least 3 times and I have not heard of her complaining of acid reflux.

Thanks to the people who pass around information of this type.

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Testimonial 21

Name: Mike
Location: NY , United States
Date: November 1, 2008

I had GERD for about 7 years until earlier this year.

Since I started eating yogurt and fruit for breakfast and less bread, meat and fatty foods for meals, I've been off the morning prophylactic dose of ranitidine and haven't used Tums at all since January.

I read about the decrease of stomach acid with aging and about "the lemon juice test"-- if/when you have heartburn, take 1 - 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. If it gets worse, you have too much stomach acid; if it gets better, too little.

I also read about ACV and now at those very infrequent times when I have heartburn, I immediately (even when entering a restaurant!) have a shot (two tablespoons) of ACV.

Life (in my stomach) couldn't be any better! How amazingly simple, inexpensive and effective.

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Testimonial 20

Name: Mark MacDonald
Location: Oklahoma , United States
Date: October 14, 2008

I was surfing the web trying to find a natural way to help with my reflux.

About 2 months ago I was in the ER with chest pain (I'm 43 and healthy) after 23 hours of tests they never ruled out reflux which can mimic symptoms of angina.

About a week later I figured it out and started taking prilosec. It helped but the side effects were worse than reflux.

I just found out about apple cider vinigar a couple of days ago. I can finally say that I feel MUCH better. I have been suffering and didn't know that it was this simple to fix.

Why doesn't the medical community pass this information on???

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Testimonial 19

Name: Abe A
Location: California , United States
Date: October 13, 2008

I have had bad acid reflux for about 5 years.

I have tried proton pump medication as well as over the counter stuff.

Best thing that work for me along the lines of vinegar is a couple of bites of pickled veggies. Never understood why, but it works and taste good.

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Testimonial 18

Name: Lianna Mohammed
Location: Alberta , Canada
Date: October 8, 2008

I have been suffering from ( GERD ) for about 3 years now. I have tried everything and nothing works, its like the doctors don't understand what's wrong with me either.

I wake up every morning and throw up because of my acid reflux.

I am pregnant now whitch makes it even worse but for the past couple weeks I have been drinking 2 capfulls of ACV and I fill the rest of my glass and it works GREAT.

Best investment I have made :).

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Testimonial 17

Name: Richard Brazzel
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date: September 22, 2008

I suffered for about 4 years with acid reflux, I took aciphex and several other prescription drugs, but the reflux always came back.

One night suffering a bad attack I drank some acv. In 5 minutes the tightness in my chest went away and I could breathe normally.

I have been off reflux meds for 3 yrs now. I only take acv when I have an attack which is not often.

I recommend it. It really works.

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Testimonial 16

Name: Charly Bown
Location: Ohio , USA
Date: August 27, 2008

I would like to say as a boy growing up along the Ohio river I used to see my dad using baking powder and water, I used it a time or two and it worked.

I have also used a teaspoon of mustard and it really works well, also I have used the ACV and it also is like a miracle cure.

( Note from
In a recent earth clinic survey , baking soda-which is present in baking powder- ranked 2nd as an effective home remedy for acid reflux while ACV ranked 1st.
Commercial mustards also contain vinegar as a major ingredient.)

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Testimonial 15

Name: Ricky Starr
Location: Tennessee, USA
Date: August 18, 2008

Hi I am 23 and I have suffered from acid reflux since age 12.

I use white viniger and it burns bad at first but after that its gone.

It isn't recommended by doctors because they know you will not return and pay their bills and buy their drugs.
Everyone should know about this because no one should have to live with the pain we all know to well.

Never tried ACV but white viniger works 100 percent of the burn is gone. If people knew this it would stop ulcers from forming and stop alot of esophigal cancers.

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Testimonial 14

Name: J "Jay"
Location: Idaho, United States
Date: August 7, 2008

I have suffered from acid reflux for years.

One night I took about every medicine I could find and had no relief. Out of desperation, I drank some ACV and about died for 30 seconds. The pain disappeared and heartburn was gone.

The next day I started checking out if others had experienced the same thing. I was amazed.

I am a month free now of anti-acids and acid blockers. ACV where have you been.

( Note from
The home remedy for acid reflux calls for the taking of 2 or 3 teaspoons of ACV in an 8 ounce glass of water, before meals or whenever heartburn is experienced.)

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Testimonial 13

Name: Marylou
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date: July 26, 2008

Good 'ol Apple Cider Vinegar!.

One important thing to know if you use this remedy - USE A STRAW!
It can erode the enamel on your teeth.

Also, it works wonders for Irritable Bowel Syndrome also!

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Testimonial 12

Name: Phyllis
Location: Md., USA
Date: July 22, 2008

I have had uncontrollable acid reflux for 15 years.

It gets so bad I have an irregular heart beat with it. I was also having gall bladder pain.

I came across this site and went and bought the mother.

This stuff workd miracles. It controls my gall bladder pain and relieves my reflux.

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Testimonial 11

Name: Ed
Location: Indiana, United States
Date: July 22, 2008

I was told by my wife that the acid reflux I suffered from was actually not EXCESS acid but, rather a lack of acid.

The Prilosec that I have taken stopped the acid production which created a deficit of acid when I ate something. The body, having a deficit, tries to correct it by FLOODING the stomach with acid. This CAUSED my heartburn.

I have been taking apple cider vinegar for 1 week now & am thanking my wife everyday for helping me put my system back in order.


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Testimonial 10

Name: Thomas
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date: July 7, 2008

I dont have acid reflux but I supposably have gastritis.

For about a year I have thrown up every morning and been sick to my stomach. I was prescribed Prevacid and have been taking it for quite some time now.

Recently I stopped taking Prevacid because it wasnt doing anything anyway and started taking pure ACV every time I feel nauseous or sick to my stomach.

ACV relieves the pain, nausia and sick feeling almost instantly.

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Testimonial 9

Name: Jody Tafoya
Location: California, United States
Date: July 1, 2008

I was taking Aciphex for acid reflux for 3 years. I did really well on it, but felt that I might be harming myself by not allowing stomach acid to do it's job.

I went for a routine check-up and found that I was anemic. I had never been anemic, so this was odd. I did some research on the internet and found that stomach acid is needed to utilize iron absorption.

I started using ACV and stopped using Aciphex. My last blood count showed me back up again at 14.5, where before I was 11.
(14.5 is a very good blood count. 15 is excellent. 11 is as low as the doctor likes to see anyone's blood count get, and the person is given iron to build their blood back up. An 8 usually involves a blood transfusion.)

I am having to use the ACV before all meals and at bedtime, so I am still having quite a bit of acid reflux.

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Testimonial 8

Name: Nicole Lloyd
Location: Illinois, USA
Date: June 23, 2008

Hi -I have been a patient of acid reflux for a while now.

I started researching holistic healing. I was told, I should detox the intestines so I had a colonic a couple times and this helped a lot, for two years I have not had to take anything, I would just watch what I eat and exercise. I learned to watch my trigger foods and every now and then I would take a tums .. but in April I had to have sinus surgery and was given meds to prep for surgery and had to continue them for 2 weeks after.

I now have reflux again but this time, it's worse, I'm waking up in the middle of the night choking and my chest is on fire. I went to the doctor and once again I was given the common across the counter cure but Im older and much healthier and taking meds is not something I want to do, the side effects are unbearable.

I was surfing the web and I found this on APPLE CIDER VINEGAR and being a bit apprehensive at 1st.. I asked around but no one could say yes or no or if it worked or not ...

But this past weekend I had company and we had drinks, this triggered the reflux. I took 2 or 3 tbl spoons of ACV in 8 oz of water, I can not tell you how much better I feel today. The blotting the everything that goes along with Acid reflux is GONE... Its only Monday, 2nd day using ACV and I may be jumping to far ahead of myself, but I feel much better. I made a water bottle full to take to work and so far so good. I had a few sips this morning after breakfast and Im feeling fine.

I love this stuff. I'm hooked, I will pass this on to everyone I know.

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Testimonial 7

Name: Anne Louise
New Jersey, USA
June 10, 2008

Hi - I have had acid reflux for a few years.

My medical insurance had stopped covering Nexium so I started using Prirocec. I was miserable.

Then my chiropractor told me about Apple Cider Vinegar a few days ago. I can't believe how much better it works. I swear, it was like magic. Everyone should tell as many people as they can about the benefits of this wonderful stuff.

There are people that don't have health insurance that could really use this advice.

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Testimonial 6

Name: Dorothy
Location: Idaho, USA
Date: May 21, 2008

I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux disease years ago.

It was a frightening experience to wake up in the night choking and I didn't know why until the doctor informed me of the reason. He prescribed a medication that was way too epensive for me to take so I did nothing.

My father was a great believer in Apple Cider Vinegar for EVERYTHING so one night during an attack I decided to try the vinegar. I swallowed a teaspoon of vinegar and almost immediately the symptoms went away. If I ever wake in the night with the hearburn I get up and drink vinegar.

Now I am thinking, why not take the vinegar after each meal as a PREVENITIVE instead of a quick heal each attack. I am sure it will work.


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Testimonial 5

Name: Mira Wilder
Location: California, USA
Date: April 16, 2008

Since the age of 30 I have suffered from ulcers, heartburn and acid reflux.
I lived on every kind of heartburn medicine from Tagamet, prilosec, name it. I would always say...'oh it must be 5pm because I have heartburn' because that was the hour the acid rose up in my throat...

Since finding out about apple cider vinegar and using it, It's been a MIRACLE... it's gone! I don't even drink it everyday now. Only when I feel I might get indegestion. I keep it by the gallon in my house.

Oh, and I told my DOCTOR about it, since we both used to commiserate on and on about our Heartburns!!! He was actually interested (which is rare in an MD). It would be great if he really tries it.
I told him about this website!


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Testimonial 4

Name: Sandra Fury
Location: BKLYN, N.Y., USA
Date: March 22, 2008





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Testimonial 3

Name: Nilda Torres
Location: Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Date: September 7, 2007

I've been suffering from LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) for more than a year. I tried almost all the PPIs but my acid reflux keeps coming back.

For the last three days I did not take any PPIs instead try to take the apple cider vinegar with the mother, mix equal parts of honey, water and the ACV, drink 1 tbsp before each meal and put the rest of the mixture in the fridge.

I feel better now without the medicine and I think it will be better for next coming days.
Thank God for ACV.


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Testimonial 2

Name: Barbara Bostick
Location: New York, United States
Date: August 21, 2007

My son Paul and my daughter Carla both have Acid reflux.

I suggested taking apple cider vinegar and they love the results.
They stop taking medicine. It relieves the pain and nausea, they are delighted.

They take it before or after they eat. 


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Testimonial 1

Name: Alisha
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: July 16, 2007

I have really bad Acid reflux, and I have been using Apple cider vinegar and it works well.

Also, if I am out and cannot find Apple Cider Vinegar, I just use the packet white vinegar found in take-out restaurants and it also works.