We hear it all the time that apple cider vinegar is great for this and great for that.
But did you know that there are also some serious side effects to taking this magical spoonful?
Here are 5 times you should never take apple cider vinegar.
1. If You Are Having Trouble Swallowing
The inside of the mouth, the throat and the esophagus, the tube that leads to the stomach, are lined with mucus membrane, a type of tissue that can burn when exposed to acid.
Taking apple cider vinegar every day, especially if you don’t drink enough water when taking it in tablet form or if you don’t adequately dilute the liquid, can cause throat pain and make it difficult to swallow.
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There have been reports that apple cider vinegar tablets can cause burns, which can cause permanent damage to the throat or esophagus.
Heartburn and nausea are also possible side effects.
2. If Your Potassium Level Is Low
Apple cider vinegar can cause potassium levels to fall. Low potassium, medically termed hypokalemia, can cause heart arrhythmias, muscle weakness or breakdown, constipation, fatigue or paralysis that can interfere with breathing. If you take medications that can cause