BY Erick Omwasa
Why are some people preferring to take their ACV in pills rather than in the usual liquid form? Here are 4 potential benefits those who pop pills might reap.
Do you dislike the idea of taking apple cider vinegar in liquid form? Well, some people think that ACV tastes quite horrible – we’d agree with them. If you also share in this opinion, you might want to take a quick look at some of the benefits ACV pills typically provide you with over and above the liquid form of this natural supplement.
1. Convenience When Swallowing
The first merit you’re likely to reap with pills is that they’re easier to swallow. That’s because they are typically encased in vegetable cellulose or gelatin coverings which ensure that no after-taste behind. All you need to do is place a capsule in your mouth and then take a huge gulp of water to swallow it.
That’s, however, not the case with the liquid form of ACV. With the liquid, you have to stomach the horrible taste while swallowing and still deal with the after-taste long after that.
As such, some people find it difficult to keep up with the vinegar intake schedule. And pills probably provide a good way to bridge that gap.
2. No Hassle
With liquids or powders, you have to figure out how to measure the required dosage for the day. Without that, you would probably require to rely on guess-work. But guesswork is never a good thing to do when it comes to health supplement intake.
Fortunately, ACV pills make it easier to get that done. With pills, everything is figured out for you already. Your job is merely to swallow them and you’re good to go.
However, you need to note that different manufacturers provide different levels of potencies in their pills. But a general rule is that 500mg of ACV equals to 1 tablespoonful of liquid vinegar.
3. A Cleaner Experience
Unless you work in the labs, chances are that you’ll cause a mess any time you try to get some liquid ACV from the bottle to use. Such messes often translate into lost value and time in cleaning the mess. That’s, fortunately, not a major issue if you’re dealing with pills. Since they are encapsulated, all you need to do is swallow and you’re good to go. And by extension, you end up securing nothing but good value for your hard-earned cash.
4. Extra Helpful Ingredients
In some cases, some manufacturers do throw in a few pleasant surprises within their products. For instance, it’s not unusual to come across products that contain black pepper. Normally, black pepper is used to increase the absorbency of different supplements.
Therefore, adding it to ACV pills may help improve their bioavailability.
In some cases, some manufacturers add Garcinia Cambogia which is believed to aid in weight loss. We’ve even come across some ACV brands that process the whole thing without filtering it thereby providing the “With Mother” variety of ACV pills.
So, it all depends on your specific needs. Whichever way, these ready-made stacks can help you hit two birds with one stone.