A lot of people ask me how I cleared my bad acne, how I get my hair to be so shiny, how I grow out my nails so long and strong, and how I stay fit. My secret? Apple Cider Vinegar!
One health tip that I learned long ago from my grandmother, was the power of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). I remember being maybe 6 or 7 years old, drinking her water and being met with a, quite frankly, disgustingly bitter sour taste. I literally thought I was poisoned. I couldn’t wrap my head around why she was voluntarily drinking something so repulsive.
Fast forward to 2017, I was battling a lot of acne and bad gut health (hormones, stress, diet sensitivities, the list goes on). A woman I was working with actually recommended that I take ACV daily, as it may help with my health and skin. I decided to give it a shot! Couldn’t hurt right? I was at that point where I was willing to try anything to clear up my skin and feel better internally… I started drinking ACV in a glass of water every morning and evening. I felt so much better just a mere 24 hours later; less bloated, better digestion, my yeast infection (stomach) was gone, and I felt more energized. I stuck with it for the next 30 days and saw amazing results! I will admit that I made some lifestyle and dietary changes too, but it was the ACV and clean eating that really improved my skin, nails, and hair.
- Detoxifies your body
- Improves gut health, digestion, and bloating
- Improves skin condition
- Improves hair & nail quality
- Improves heart health
- Can aid weight loss
- Can aid blood sugar levels
- Can aid energy levels
- The list goes on from here!
I have experienced a good portion of ACV’s benefits, and my daily dose of ACV leaves me feeling so much more energized (and healthy). I have even stopped taking ACV for a few months to see what would happen, while keeping the rest of my routine the same, and let me tell you – I got more acne, my nails broke and chipped much easier, my gut health was all over the place along with my bloating, digestion, and weight.
Forms of ACV
LIQUID ACV: The most obvious form is the liquid. If you are / interested in taking liquid ACV, I recommend Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar WITH MOTHER RAW. Mother raw is KEY, it is the magical nutritional component, that I believe, holds all the benefits. I luckily have a strong stomach and gag reflex, so I can handle the straight ACV in water. But I know many who cannot handle the taste! I will admit it is disgusting; however, you get used to it after a few weeks. Pain is beauty, right?
ACV PILLS / TABLETS: My mom takes the swallowable pill form, and supposedly it works for her. I tried it for 60 days and didn’t see any benefits, it did nothing for me – Pass! Plus, I don’t know how they get one of the key nutritional components, mother raw, into a pill form.
ACV GUMMIES: Two months ago, I had never heard of an ACV gummy. I love those Flintstone daily gummies, so anything along those lines, I will gladly try! Especially if it makes ACV taste like candy. This brand called Goli Nutrition actually reached out to me to try their ACV gummies, and I’ve been on them for about a month now. I can confirm that they taste amazing, and I am seeing the same benefits as liquid ACV. Plus, these gummies have magical mother raw in them!
My Thoughts on Goli Gummies
I have to admit, I was skeptical. I’ll be perfectly honest, I didn’t want to take any sketchy supplements off the internet and risk dying (who does?). Sounds dramatic, I know. But I’m SUPER cautious when buying anything online. I vetted the company, asked a bunch of questions, did my research and made sure they were legit. They are, and their customer service team is super lovely!
I got my hands on a bottle of these gummies, which includes 60 gummies. You can take 1-4 a day – 1-2 gummies a day will make the bottle last 30 days – however, 2-4 gummies gives you your daily intake of ACV. I took 2-3 gummies every day for 30 days, and saw results a week into this experiment! Great skin (if not better than when I was on liquid ACV), super strong and longer nails, shiny and healthy hair, improved gut health, better digestion.
The best part? The taste. These gummies taste like real apples, not the artificial flavouring. They have a very slight bite to them, similar to a honeycrisp apple, and I can faintly taste the ACV flavour in the back of my palette (if you have a sophisticated palette, you’ll be able to pick out the flavours in here too). I like that I can taste a very slight ACV taste, because then I know it’s really in there. There is also beetroot, pomegranate, blackcurrant, citric acid, and carrots – Some of my favourite fruits and veggies!
On top of the awesome taste and ACV benefits, these gummies also have Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B9 infused in them. B12 is added to help with energy, great for us equestrian athletes, and B9 is added as folic acid helps human growth and development.
Price: These supplements are super affordable. One bottle is only $19CAD! A little more expensive than a bottle of Braggs liquid ACV, but it’s well worth it for the great taste and the same, if not more, benefits. You can also buy a 3-month supply for $57CAD or a 5-month supply for $95CAD. Goli runs a ton of sales, so you can usually snag these bundles for 10%-25% off (or more)!
All in all, I 110% recommend trying these. There is nothing to lose, only great things to gain! If you are pregnant / nursing, have a medical condition, or any dietary concerns, consult your doctor first. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Goli Nutrition team. They are super awesome with answering questions! Personally, I am hooked and I even got my grandma hooked on these too. Be sure to take advantage of Goli’s sales, and use my code “MARINALAYTON” at checkout for an ADDITIONAL discount.
Stay safe, healthy, and be well friends – Tally-ho!