We’ve all seen the advertisements for various apple cider vinegar gummies like Goli, Keto Blast, Biolyfe, and Via Keto. But here’s a little secret for you: they’re all the same! That’s right, these gummies are just marketed under different names. So, the real question is, do these apple cider vinegar gummies actually help with weight loss and keto? And are they even practical to take in gummy form? Let’s dive into the truth behind these “keto” apple cider vinegar gummies and see if they live up to the hype.
Before we can determine the effectiveness of these gummies, let’s take a look at their ingredients. Surprisingly, all the brands, Goli, Keto Blast, Biolyfe, and Via Keto, have the same doses per gummy. The recommended dosing is 2 gummies, 3 times a day, for a total of 6 gummies a day. But here’s the thing: the doses they use are often too small to be effective. Additionally, they may not even be using the active compounds, or the ingredient itself has not reliably shown any beneficial effect in humans.
So, what are the claims about apple cider vinegar and weight loss? Well, there are four major points often made. First, it’s claimed that acetic acid, the active component in apple cider vinegar, can help with controlling blood sugar levels. While this is true to some extent, acetic acid is also found in regular white vinegar, which is much cheaper than apple cider vinegar. So, there’s no need to spend extra on apple cider vinegar for this benefit.
Second, there’s the claim that apple cider vinegar helps with appetite and digestion. However, vinegars like ACV actually stimulate digestion and increase appetite, which isn’t helpful if you’re trying to lose weight. Plus, your stomach acid is already more acidic than apple cider vinegar, so taking a small dose of ACV won’t do much for digestion.
The third claim is that the probiotics found in the sediment of apple cider vinegar can be helpful. But the amount of sediment in ACV is minimal, and most of it is made of fiber and leftovers from manufacturing, not probiotics. So, even if the probiotics were helpful, you’re getting such a tiny amount from these gummies that it’s unlikely to have any health benefits.
Lastly, there’s the claim that the sourness of apple cider vinegar can perk you up and improve energy. However, this claim is mostly anecdotal, and it’s more likely that the sour flavor itself is what helps, not necessarily the apple cider vinegar.
The Reality of the Gummies
Now, let’s talk about the actual amount of apple cider vinegar you’re getting from these gummies. The average daily dose of apple cider vinegar is about 2 tablespoons, which is equivalent to 30 grams. In comparison, each gummy contains only 500 mg of apple cider vinegar. So, you would need to eat 60 gummies a day to reach the same dose as 2 tablespoons of ACV. That’s the whole bottle! And if you did that, you’d also be consuming a significant amount of sugar and starch, adding up to a whopping 720 calories per day.
Moreover, each gummy provides a mere 10 drops of apple cider vinegar, which is nowhere near enough to have any real impact. On top of that, these gummies also contain 4 grams of sugar and starch, which means they’re not exactly keto-friendly.
In conclusion, these apple cider vinegar gummies are essentially expensive candies. They don’t provide any meaningful dose of apple cider vinegar and can even harm your weight loss progress due to the added sugar and empty calories. The claims made about their benefits are often misleading, and the doses of other beneficial ingredients, such as B vitamins, are too insignificant to make a difference. In short, these gummies are not worth it.
If you’re looking for a more cost-effective and practical way to incorporate apple cider vinegar into your routine, opt for the liquid version or even regular vinegar. Remember, gummies are still candies, no matter what they put into them. So, stick to a healthy diet and lifestyle instead of relying on these gimmicky products.
For more information on apple cider vinegar and weight loss, check out our Losing Weight | Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical website. And remember, always prioritize your health and make informed choices.