This is why you should take apple cider vinegar before bed. Check this out!
There are many reasons why you would want to take apple cider vinegar before bed. In this video, we’re going to focus on what taking apple cider vinegar before bed can do for your blood sugars.
Acetic acid is the main acid in apple cider vinegar, and it’s very anti-glycemic. This means it may help reduce your blood sugars after a meal. Acetic acid may also help reduce your blood sugars in the morning.
Normally, your blood sugars should be low in the morning. There is something called the dawn phenomenon or down effect, where your blood sugars are higher in the morning. This is because the high blood sugar isn’t coming from your diet. It’s coming from your liver.
Your liver is making extra glucose from protein, fat, and ketones. This is called gluconeogenesis. This could be caused by a problem with the blood sugars like insulin resistance, prediabetes, or diabetes.
How apple cider vinegar (acetic acid) can potentially help lower your blood sugars:
- It blocks enzymes that break down starches
- It reduces the liver’s production of gluconeogenesis
- It can make insulin more sensitive (may help improve insulin resistance, hyperglycemic, and hypoglycemia)
Dr. Eric Berg DC