Saturday, November 20, 2010
Apple Cider Vinegar and Lactic Acid, Urban Myth?
I have read that apple cider vinegar has the ability to help your body clear lactic acid and reduce muscle soreness. Since my middle name these days is "muscle soreness", I figured I would try it and see if it has the miraculous curative properties "they" say.
I did some research and the amount of "real information" on if apple cider vinegar actually works is scarce. Most of the information is provided by web sites like "AppleCiderVinegarBenefits.com" or Isellapplecidervinegarhere.com". If you read the thousands of purported benefits of consuming ACV, you would be convinced that you should not consume anything else!
ACV reportedly will....
Reduce sinus infections and sore throats
Balance high cholesterol
Cure skin conditions such as acne
Protect against food poisoning
Fight allergies in both humans and animals
Prevent muscle fatigue after exercise
Strengthen the immune system
Raise your IQ to Mensa levels
Increase metabolism which promotes weight loss
Stop cravings for Moonpies
Improve digestion and cure constipation
Cure world hunger
Alleviate symptoms of arthritis and gout
Prevents bladder stones and urinary tract infections
Make your pectoral muscles look bigger around women
Grow hair on bald heads
One of the sites mentioned that ACV is full of the amino acids that help your body flush acids out of your muscles. I flunked chemistry, or came darn close, but I guess there may some chemical truth there.
I don't know about all that. However, I am going to try taking it for two weeks to see if it helps me process lactic acid faster and reduce muscle soreness. I will let you know.
Oh yeah, today marks the 100 day count down start to the run. 100 Days!