The Truth About Apple Cider Vinegar and Hepatitis C

You may have heard that apple cider vinegar (ACV) might alleviate some of the symptoms associated with hepatitis C. Doctors are unsure whether apple cider vinegar may assist with hepatitis C since no human research has tested its effects. Yet, there are signs that ACV has qualities that might help with liver infection.

Many people throughout the globe think that apple cider vinegar may help them with anything from weight reduction to skin problems. Many of these assertions, however, lack sufficient scientific evidence. According to the experts, the findings of research on apple cider vinegar's effectiveness in helping people lose weight have been mixed.

In this article, we investigate whether ACV's liver-cleansing, immunity-boosting, and inflammation-calming effects might alleviate hepatitis C symptoms.

The Detoxification Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar derived from apple cider is called apple cider vinegar (ACV). Those who use apple cider vinegar as a detox supplement say it aids in weight loss, controls blood sugar, and cleanses the liver whether taken regularly (to help suppress hunger) or as part of a structured detox program. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: What Is It?

Genetic predisposition, underlying diseases like leaky gut syndrome, and modifiable lifestyle factors like poor nutrition and inactivity all contribute to the development of NAFLD. Triglyceride (fat) deposits in the liver are a hallmark of NAFLD, which is associated with obesity, high cholesterol levels, and other metabolic diseases and may disrupt liver function, lead to permanent scarring, and ultimately cause cirrhosis, liver failure, and death.

What to Expect From an Apple Cider Vinegar Detox and What Dosages to Use

If you have been diagnosed with fatty liver disease and tried to lose weight and reduce your blood lipid levels without success, you may want to try apple cider vinegar again. It is crucial to seek your doctor or another trusted healthcare practitioner for guidance about how long you should take ACV since the studies cited above utilize tiny quantities of ACV for short periods. If you're still interested in an ACV detox, here are some recommendations and warnings.

What's in an Apple Cider Vinegar Detox

Mix the following for maximum efficacy and have it once daily with food.

  • Apple cider vinegar, raw and unfiltered, 1–2 teaspoons (start with the smaller amount at first to avoid stomach upset)

  • Warm water, 8 ounces

  • Add a sweetener or flavor of your choice, such as maple syrup, lemon juice, honey, stevia, apple juice, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or ginger, for an extra 1–2 teaspoons (optional).

  • Apple cider vinegar's advantages may be obtained without actually ingesting the liquid. It may be used as a salad dressing, marinade for meats and vegetables, an ingredient in a nutritious smoothie, addition to a stew or soup, or even as a popcorn spritzer.

See a doctor for assistance if you have any concerns about your health or if you are on any drugs.

Does Anybody Know Whether Apple Cider Vinegar Helps The Immune System?

After 8-12 weeks of treatment with an antiviral medicine, almost 90% of persons with hepatitis C are cured. While the virus may be eliminated with therapy, having a robust immune system is still advantageous. Some persons with hepatitis C may benefit from taking ACV with standard treatment to boost their immune system.

Apple cider vinegar has probiotic bacteria in it from the fermentation process, and these bacteria have been demonstrated to improve immunity. Apple cider vinegar's acidic composition may even help thin mucus, which may not technically enhance immunity but can aid in the battle against common illnesses like colds.

Apple cider vinegar: a potential weapon against liver inflammation?

According to the American Liver Foundation, inflammation is the root cause of hepatitis C, and therapy aims to minimize inflammation, avoid liver damage, and cure the illness (ALF). If apple cider vinegar's anti-inflammatory claims hold water, it might help reduce inflammation in the liver.

Is it safe to use ACV if you have liver disease or liver damage?

Between 2013 and 2016, hepatitis C affected around 1% of the U.S. population or about 2.4 million people. Given apple cider vinegar's purported advantages for liver health, the million-dollar issue is whether or not those with liver illness should use it.

As no two people with liver injury are identical, there is no simple yes or no response. Instead of taking chances with your health, it's best to talk to a doctor who knows your whole medical history before using apple cider vinegar on your own.


Regular ingestion of apple cider vinegar entails hazards, even though some individuals report positive effects. A 2012 case study found that drinking one glass of apple cider vinegar daily was associated with increased dental decay. Vinegar is acidic, so drinking too much of it might cause throat irritation and interfere with certain vitamins and drugs.

If you have a chronic condition like hepatitis C or use any medications, you should talk to your doctor before using ACV, even though it is a popular natural cure.

Someswar Pal
Someswar Pal

Studying Mtech/ AI- ML

Updated on: 24-Apr-2023


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