When shouldn’t you use Apple Cider Vinegar?
I mentioned above that ACV isn’t for everyone all the time. It does affect bladder cancer patients negatively; it can also impact other people. People who should NOT use apple cider vinegar include:
A general all-around warning is that consuming 8 ounces of apple cider vinegar per day, long-term might lead to problems such as low potassium. One person developed osteoporosis after consuming 8 oz. of ACV every day for 6 years.
Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers: Not enough is known about how ACV interacts with the body, and it is definitely better to play it safe than sorry when it comes to the life of the baby inside your body. Take a pass on ACV until after your baby is weaned.
Diabetics: People with both types of diabetes, but the especially type I diabetics need to watch ACV as it can impact and lower your blood sugar. Your blood sugar will have to be monitored far more closely and medications adjusted if you plan to use apple cider vinegar.
Insulin may also lower potassium levels. Large amounts of apple cider vinegar might also decrease potassium levels in the body. Taking apple cider vinegar along with insulin might cause potassium levels in the body to be too low.
People on other drugs such as Digoxin (Lanoxin), chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide) should be wary of the combination of the drugs above, which lower potassium levels, and apple cider vinegar, which can also lower potassium. Potassium shortage can cause an increase in side effects from the drugs above.