Feeling Great: Apple Cider Vinegar and Acid-Alkaline Balance





Balance. Doesn’t it seem to be the thing we are all searching for?

Balancing work and play, healthy eating and that good-looking cake, the ups and downs, high and lows the good with the bad. But when we find those moments of balance and flow doesn’t everything feel…well, better?

Our bodies sure think so. The health of your body and skin is directly linked to maintaining the right balance between acidity and alkalinity. So is Apple Cider Vinegar Acidic or Alkaline?

CoralTree believes in the restorative quality of Apple Cider Vinegar. It assists our bodies in achieving a harmonious pH balance. A pH-balanced body is better able to achieve homeostasis–the body’s state of being able to function and heal at optimal levels.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Acidic or Alkaline

Vinegar is a diluted acid.

It’s that acetic acid that you can taste and smell. But it has a very different effect on the body than a high-acid food such as sugar.

The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar is actually alkaline-forming in the body. when the acv has been fully metabolized, and its minerals are dissociated in the bloodstream, the effect is alkalizing

ACV is also full of phytochemicals (beneficial compounds in plants) that scientists are now discovering can be our strongest weapons against cancer.

Like other acids, acetic acid can increase your body’s absorption of important minerals from the foods you eat

pH101: Finding Balance

pH stands for “potential hydrogen” and is used to describe the acid-alkaline ratio of a substance. It ranges from 0 (the most acidic) to 14 (the most alkaline). It’s the amount of positively charged hydrogen ions (acid) and negatively charged hydroxyl ions (alkaline) we carry.

We don’t say acid is bad; alkaline is good.

PH varies throughout your body. Our bodies deal with alkaline and acid substances all the time – we wouldn’t be alive without them. Some areas are more acidic to keep bacteria away, such as your skin. Hydrochloric acid in the stomach breaks down food. But life is a balancing act. For optimal cellular health, your blood pH must be slightly alkaline, with a pH of just under 7.4.

But we bombard our bodies with things that raise our acid levels: stress, lifestyle choices, environment, chemicals and food. A diet high in acidic foods, such as sugar, meats, grains and coffee, causes an improper pH balance in our tissues. If pH levels stay high over a long period, normal cell structure and function are damaged

The effects of too high or low pH on the body include:

  • Inflammation,
  • Nutrient loss,
  • Microbes, fungi and yeast all proliferate,
  • Problems with the body’s electrical systems that affect our cellular regeneration.

5 ways to use CoralTree ACV for acid-alkaline balance

  1. Start your day with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in water with a splash of lemon and some honey to sweeten. This daily tonic will put a spring in your step by cleansing your digestive system, firing up your metabolism, and neutralising excess acids.
  2. Cola cravings? Try the AppleBee range for the refreshing flavour without all that acid-producing sugar.
  3. Drinking a mild tonic of vinegar and water just before meals will improve your body’s ability to absorb the essential minerals locked in foods. Apple cider vinegar helps you get more out of your leafy greens! Try adding a splash to your green smoothies.
  4. Apple cider vinegar is a great all-round ingredient in the kitchen a great salad dressing and delicious drizzled over cooked greens. You can even make a vinegar-based coleslaw, rather than the usual mayonnaise-based one. Great on fish and a good tenderising marinade for meat.
  5. Adding a dash of vinegar into your cooking increases flavours and lessens the need to add (acid-causing) salt. The sourness balances out sweet or salty flavours and can make the flavours in your dish really pop.

The vinegar is top quality at a reasonable price, I sup some every day as part of my ‘be healthy’ regime.

9 months ago
Nancy Barnes
Nancy Barnes

Great health product and great service. Thanks

9 months ago

I have been using this product for about three years now. I normally take about 15mls in a large glass of water once a day. I Also like to use it in any cooking that requires white or malt vinegar.
It has definitely helped with my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. This is a great natural product and I highly recommend it to anyone looking at improving there health.

9 months ago
Anna Roxburgh
Anna Roxburgh

We use CoralTree organic ACV in our cooking and also as a diluted supplement in the water feeders for our ducks, chickens, Flemish Giant rabbits and cockatiels. The flavour is unbeatable, strong and delicious so you don’t need to use much. We’ve also noticed that all our animals have even healthier coats and have seemed more invigorated and immune to any typical illnesses during the winter season. We absolutely love it and are very grateful for the product and service you provide.

9 months ago


Want to know more about Acid-Alkaline balance? We’ve found these all really helpful:

The Ultimate pH Solution by Michelle Schoffro-Cook

Control the level of acid in your body and reclaim your health with this simple, step-by-step program Beginning a healthier lifestyle can be as easy as starting your day sipping a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon juice. Drinking this simple drink is only one of the many ways, all outlined in The Ultimate pH Solution , that you can change your body’s pH and ward off disease. Too much acid in your blood can cause a host of health problems, but with cutting-edge, medically sound research, this indispensable guide offers an easy-to-follow plan and simple lifestyle changes that will help you kick acid and stay healthy. The Ultimate pH Solution also includes real-life success stories of people who have overcome disease and lost weight by balancing their pH levels, along with 50 recipes for delicious pH-powerful dishes. Learn why high-protein diets may be harmful to your health, why eating dairy may not help you avoid osteoporosis, and how to lower the acid levels in your body for optimal health.

Goodreads: The Ultimate pH Solution: Balance Your Body Chemistry to Prevent Disease and Lose Weight

The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health by Christopher Vasey

This expanded second edition provides the latest information on restoring your body’s acid-alkaline balance.

  • Discusses the role of enzyme supplements, prebiotic and probiotic complexes, and antioxidants in neutralizing and eliminating acids
  • Addresses the relationship of proper hydration to essential enzyme activity and acid elimination
  • Outlines a sample alkaline detoxification diet

Most people consume an abundance of highly processed foods that acidify the body. As a result, they are afflicted with health problems ranging from minor skin irritations, chronic fatigue, back pain, and depression to arthritis, ulcers, and osteoporosis. To enjoy optimum health, the body needs balanced quantities of alkaline and acid substances. In The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health , naturopath and detoxification expert Christopher Vasey shows how a simple change in diet to restore your acid-alkaline balance can result in vast improvements in health.

Goodreads: The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health: Restore Your Health by Creating pH Balance in Your Diet

Healing is Voltage by Jerry Tennant

Every cell in the body is designed to run at -20 to -25 millivolts. To heal, we must make new cells. To make a new cell requires -50 millivolts. Chronic disease occurs when voltage drops below -20 and/or you cannot achieve -50 millivolts to make new cells. Thus chronic disease is always defined by having low voltage. This book tells you how to measure your voltage in each organ, how to correct it, and how to determine why your voltage dropped enough to allow you to get sick.

Amazon: Healing is Voltage: The Handbook