Apple Cider Vinegar has many health benefits from being able to assist with weight loss and total body detoxing as well as being used to help treat various ailments from eczema, skin tags and even UTI’s.
It seems there is a lot that this incredible health food can do but can it offer you the same benefits with or without “the mother”?
Read on to discover more about Apple Cider Vinegar mother.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar Mother?
When Apple Cider Vinegar is labeled as having “the mother” ingredient included, this means that special ‘good’ bacteria have been added to the product during the fermentation process to help create acetic acid.
When ACV is in its purest form and is unfiltered, it will contain this ‘mother’ ingredient, which is the technical term for the cobweb-like strands that contain the special enzymes and bacteria that are essential for the various Apple Cider Vinegar benefits supplement.
Apple Cider Vinegar is made in a two-step process which first involves yeast being added to natural and freshly pressed apple juice in order to start breaking down the sugars inside it to turn it into alcohol. The second stage is to convert the alcohol to acetic acid, this bacterium is also known as “the mother” ingredient because it gives rise to the vinegar.
Many Apple Cider Vinegar products that you find at the store have had the mother ingredient removed due to filtering or pasteurization. Therefore if you’re looking to make the most of this ingredient you will need to ensure that you are purchasing your Apple Cider Vinegar from a specialist health food retailer.
The mother is made up of many strains of good bacteria that are often called probiotics and help to maintain and regulate your body’s natural digestive system. This may help you to get the most benefit out of your diet and any other health supplements you’re taking by processing the natural minerals and vitamins that you consume more effectively.
The enzymes in the mother ingredient are fantastic for helping your body digest the food you consume each day so that you can absorb more nutrients, minerals, and vitamins from your food. However, it’s important to understand that these enzymes are often killed during the cooking process, so it’s advisable to include liquid Apple Cider Vinegar in raw sauces or diluted in water, or even better, to take it in pill form.
If you’re interested in trying ACV to receive the various health benefits such as managing cholesterol, supporting the body’s natural ph balance and supporting liver health, then you need to ensure that you are taking an ACV supplement with the mother ingredient included.
How Can I Tell if Apple Cider Vinegar Has the Mother Ingredient?
You can tell if liquid Apple Cider Vinegar has the mother ingredient in it by looking at its appearance and of course by checking the label! Unrefined and unfiltered liquid ACV will have a murky appearance, which is the major clue to let you know that it has the mother ingredient still included.
However, if you prefer to take your Apple Cider Vinegar pills, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you may lose out on the extraordinary health benefits of the mother. Many ACV pills are made from the raw, unfiltered and unadulterated Apple Cider Vinegar that still has the mother ingredient, so you can still get the same health benefits on the go.
ACV pills are also a great alternative for people who don’t like the sharp taste and smell of liquid Apple Cider Vinegar or for those who are concerned about the potential risks of drinking diluted ACV liquid, such as tooth enamel erosion or stomach ulcers. Make sure that you check to see if the ACV pills you’re considering taking have got the mother included by reading the labeling on the pack and by sourcing them from a reputable retailer.
Is Pasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar Completely Useless?
Not necessarily. It all depends on what you want to use it for. Filtered or pasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar without the mother ingredient will still have the acetic acid which has antimicrobial properties, which is why it’s recommended as a great, natural alternative to many household cleaning products.
If you’re keen on reducing the use of harmful chemicals in your home, then purchasing some filtered or pasteurized ACV to use as a replacement cleaner for your kitchen or bathroom surfaces and windows will give you the same results without the nasty chemicals.
Filtered ACV can also be used for topical treatments such as hair rinses, but if you’re interested in ingesting Apple Cider Vinegar, it’s best to use the pills or liquid with the mother ingredient in order to receive and benefit from the various health properties.
Remember to check that you are purchasing your Apple Cider Vinegar liquid and pills from a reliable health food supplement retailer. Fresh Healthcare uses raw, organic unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar powder in the pills, in order to retain as many of the enzymes and probiotics as possible to help you get the most out of this wonderful food supplement.