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By Cathy Schram

Apple Cider Vinegar & Colloidal Minerals

Q: I have heard that taking apple cider vinegar is really good for you, but I just can’t stand the taste. Does it come in a pill form?

A: Yes! You are in luck. There are capsules that contain apple cider vinegar powder that are very effective. Typically, one capsule is equal to three teaspoons of the liquid.
There are many health benefits in taking apple cider vinegar. It is also known as a natural “fat buster”. Simply by taking one capsule before each meal, you will feel more energy, appetite suppression and it helps to release fat deposits, especially those on the stomach, hips and thighs. It actually causes the fat cells to drain and send fat to the muscles through the bloodstream. The muscles then eliminate the fat as they burn calories.

Some of the health benefits are as follows:

  • Helps digestion
  • Helps regulate calcium metabolism
  • Helps sinus suffers to breathe easier
  • Helps aching joints and sore muscles
  • Consider it a wonderful health tonic.

Q: Can you please explain what colloidal minerals are and why I should take them?

A: Colloidal minerals are ultra-fine mineral particles that are suspended in a solution. These particles will not settle to the bottom of the bottle. They generally contain macro and trace minerals which come from ancient dried-up sea beds or vegetation deposits. Since these minerals are suspended, they are believed to be more bio-available, or easily assimilated, than tablet forms of minerals.
Minerals are essential for overall mental and physical wellness.

Some of the benefits are:

  • Provides structural integrity for muscles,
  • skin and hair
  • Helps eliminate toxins
  • Necessary for enzyme function
  • Required for protein synthesis
  • Used in muscle function
  • Helps blood pressure regulation
  • Helps support the immune system

These are just a few of the benefits. A deficiency of certain minerals can result in serious health problems.

This herb information is for health education purposes only. It is not intended to replace the services of licensed health practitioners. Consult with a physician for any condition that requires professional care. Do you have questions about herbs or vitamins? Send them to Cathy Schram, CNHP and Certified Herbalist. Write to: Herbs & More, 16021 Manchester Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011. www.morethanherbsonline.com

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