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Is There an Apple Cider Vinegar Dosage for Constipation?

author image Heather Muñoz
Heather Muñoz is a Registered Dietitian who obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in nutrition and dietetics. She has worked at a world-renowned hospital as a Clinical Dietitian, and has experience in a variety of domains including weight loss (surgical and non-surgical), general health/wellness, diabetes, oncology, geriatrics, organ transplant and more. She currently maintains a nutrition/food blog.
Is There an Apple Cider Vinegar Dosage for Constipation?
Apple cider vinegar is believed by many to help treat occasional mild constipation. Photo Credit: Viktorija Kuprijanova/iStock/Getty Images

Apple cider vinegar has long been touted as a natural remedy for digestive issues. Despite an abundance of anecdotal and historical evidence, no formal research has actually been conducted to evaluate its effectiveness in treating constipation. Therefore, no conclusive dosage can be recommended.

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Proponents say that apple cider vinegar can help stimulate a bowel movement when taken diluted in water and consumed as a beverage. The benefit of this is twofold since inadequate fluid intake is often an underlying cause of constipation. Sweetener can be added if desired, and warm water may also help stimulate a bowel movement.

However, if you have chronic constipation, or constipation lasting more than a few days, you should see your doctor.

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