Can Apple Cider Vinegar Cure ED?

September 17, 2019

Apple Cider Vinegar (popular as ACV) is made from fermented apple juice and is a food-grade product used, particularly in salad dressings, pickles, marinades, and other recipes. This tangy product is available in either pasteurized, unpasteurized, or organic form. The unpasteurized and organic form contains a type of acetic acid bacteria and cellulose and termed as “mother” of vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar bottles that include this component comes with a label “with mother”  

Apple Cider Vinegar is known to be a highly effective home remedy for a wide range of health issues. Including acne, acid reflux, heartburn, obesity, wart, migraines, allergies, etc. The consumption of Apple Cider Vinegar to cure Erectile Dysfunction or ED is not directly related, but the factors attributing to Erectile Dysfunction are known to be treated by a daily dose of Apple Cider Vinegar. 

ED is a condition that develops among the men as they age. Erectile Dysfunction happens when men cannot get or sustain erections for sexual intercourse. It can be a very disappointing and demoralizing condition, especially when the standard medication will not work against the dysfunction. Erectile Dysfunction can occur due to various reasons like-

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Drugs intake
  • Smoking
  • Injury
  • Side effects of cancer treatment
  • High Cholesterol
  • Relationship issues
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Kidney diseases
  • Bladder or prostate surgery

Although scientific research suggests there is no direct evidence leading to concrete treatment of ED by Apple Cider Vinegar, but it can cure some of the above ailments that are associated with Erectile Dysfunction. Apple Cider Vinegar is known to reduce the lipid levels in the body and manages the risk of heart diseases. According to the studies conducted by Babol University of Medical Sciences, adults who took Apple Cider Vinegar for eight weeks reported a reduction in lipids and triglycerides or bad cholesterol. The decrease in fats reduces the risk of heart diseases, furthermore, Erectile Dysfunction.

Benefits of ACV

Apple Cider Vinegar regulates reduces high blood pressure by increasing the activity of an enzyme called renin. Obesity is many times the root cause for high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart problems. Consuming Apple Cider Vinegar reduces obesity and lowers the chances of metabolic changes occurring due to overweight. A study in 2015 also revealed the supposed benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar on diabetes. All these ailments increase the risk of Erectile Dysfunction in men. But the antioxidants present in Apple Cider Vinegar facilitates the free flow of blood in the arteries and helps in a stronger and prolonged erection.

ACV for ED

One must always seek to advise from a doctor before taking any dosage of Apple Cider Vinegar to cure Erectile Dysfunction. Not all Apple Cider Vinegars are same. The defining factor among them is the presence of the “mother.” The culture of good bacteria present in the vinegar attributes to many health benefits. The dosage of Apple Cider Vinegar depends upon the condition of the ailment, but it can be started from one or two tablespoons in a glass of water to be taken every day. Some people feel hard to consume due to its pungent smell and unusual taste. However, it can be complemented with other flavors like orange juice to hide the taste and smell. Caution is to be taken as it should not be consumed directly, because of its acidic nature.

Though the advantages of Apple Cider Vinegar are useful to cure the ailments that cause ED, more research is yet to surface dedicated to the direct treatment of ED by Apple Cider Vinegar. It is strongly urged to seek medical consultation to understand the use of Apple Cider Vinegar.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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