Apple Cider Vinegar for Menopause

Apple Cidar Vinegar

There’s no doubt about it. Menopause is uncomfortable. Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia, irritability, weight gain and dry mouth are just a few of the symptoms associated with the decrease in estrogen production by the female body. While there is no treatment for the condition, many doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for women that have severe symptoms or who are simply unable to cope. The bad news is that the therapy used to treat these women has a high incidence of unpleasant side effects all of its own. The good news is that there are several natural therapies women can turn to, to help ease the transition into menopause while preventing the unnecessary side effects of HRT. One of these remedies is apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar has been shown to be very effective in helping to reduce the instance and severity of common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. Studies performed at the Mayo Clinic have indicated that these symptoms are suffered by the highest number of menopausal women, up to 80%.

In order to start an apple cider regimen, first you must create a tonic by combining 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and equal parts honey, agave syrup or sugar in one 8 oz glass (or more) of warm water. Add a dash of cayenne pepper and drink once daily. As you become accustomed to the taste of the tonic, it’s a good idea to gradually increase the amount of cayenne pepper that you add to the tonic to ½ teaspoon as well. To get the most out of your tonic, make sure that you use an apple cider vinegar that remembers where it came from. This means using the unprocessed, unfiltered version over the clear or sparkling type. This will ensure that you receive the highest potency available.

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