Apple cider vinegar is cheap, effective and available and has proven to be an excellent home remedy for many issues, one among which is arthritis. The British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes claims that a mixture of apple cider vinegar and honey cured his and his mother’s arthritis.
Why Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar contains minerals, vitamins and acetic acid that helps with the absorption of calcium and has an alkalizing effect to metabolization. Its healing powers come from
antioxidant chemicals, powerful polyphenolic compounds such as catechin, epicatechin, quercetin and chlorogenic acid. Also, the beneficial substances that pass from the fruit into the cider get further enhanced by microbial action as it turns into vinegar.
What Type of Apple Cider Vinegar is Best For Arthritis?
Pain and swollen joints can be treated with the following types of vinegar:
This vinegar is naturally fermented from apple cider and actually, any fruit juice or other carbohydrate-rich liquids that can be turned into ethyl alcohol (ethanol) by fermentation can be further fermented to get vinegar.
Raw, Organic ACV
This is the vinegar that is unfiltered and unprocessed. It should be raw and organic with a cloudy appearance. B-complex vitamins and beneficial compounds are produced by polysaccharides, acetic acid bacteria and fungi from which we get apple cider vinegar.