Using Apple Cider Vinegar For Gout

In this post I’ll be discussing a home remedy that I have been using for a few years now and an internet favorite remedy on health forums and websites, used as a cure-all to treat anything from diabetes, weight loss, blood pressure, acne, dandruff and of course gout.

I’ll be discussing the age-old Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) which has been used for over 10,000 years to treat many different ailments. ACV has also been used as a condiment and preservative, as well as for flavoring and healing purposes, as a deodorant, healing tonic, and as a youth preserver.

Apple cider vinegar has been around since 2500 BC, when the Babylonians, Aryans, and Phoenicians developed a sour apple wine. This was passed down to the Greeks and Romans, who created apple cider vinegar as a byproduct of the sour apple wine.

Cleopatra is supposed to have cleansed her skin with ACV, which was thought to be the key to perfect skin in the Egyptian age. Cassius Dio, a Roman historian, characterized her as “a woman of exceeding beauty,” and Hollywood has presented her as a gorgeous seductress.

Christopher Columbus had barrels of apple cider vinegar on his ships to prevent scurvy and it was also used in the American Civil War to disinfect and heal wounds. All in all, apple cider vinegar has numerous benefits, and as a gout sufferer, you should include it in your diet.

Excessive levels of uric acid (Hyperuricemia)

Being healthy isn’t something you do on special occasions. To fortify yourself from within is a daily challenge. To minimize your chance of developing some of the chronic lifestyle diseases that are becoming more frequent, a good diet is as important as practicing certain healthy practices.

Because of our hectic schedules and handy options, having high uric acid levels is a problem that many of us may experience. A simple blood test can determine the amount of uric acid in your body, thus it’s critical to have regular check-ups.

Uric acid is a molecule found in your blood that is produced when your body breaks down a substance called purine. Purine can be present in a wide variety of foods, including peas, spinach, anchovies, mushrooms, dried beans, and even beer.

Most of the uric acid formed in the body dissolves in the blood and is excreted through the kidneys. If your body is producing too much uric acid or is not able to remove enough of it, it may lead to hyperuricemia.

The dangers of developing hyperuricemia

Uric acid levels in the body can create a variety of issues. It induces the production of solid crystals within the joints, resulting in our horrible curse: gout.

It can also induce kidney stones and, in severe circumstances, renal failure. Because the amount of uric acid in your body can be measured with a simple blood test, it’s critical to get regular check-ups.

What makes Apple Cider Vinegar so special?

Apple cider vinegar is available almost everywhere. Everyone is talking about it, and everyone appears to enjoy it. Is apple cider vinegar just a new fad, or is it genuinely beneficial? Is it true that apple cider vinegar has health benefits?

First and foremost, there is nothing new to be found here. For a long time, apple cider vinegar has been used as a natural remedy for health issues. It’s an ancient remedy, as we have already seen.

Those benefits appear to be getting more widely recognized these days, although they have always existed. It’s a re-discovery, to put it that way.

These days, more people are striving to improve their lives by making healthier, more natural choices. That’s why apple cider vinegar is mentioned frequently in discussions about health, food, and natural cures.

However, despite its wonderful properties, apple cider vinegar will not do miracles.  It also won’t take the place of a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.

It promotes health and aids in its maintenance, but unless you’re also taking other actions to improve your health, drinking apple cider vinegar won’t make a significant difference. That is something that no treatment can achieve. Moderation is always essential.

Nonetheless, if you have gout, you should read the rest of this article. We guarantee you’ll leave feeling more hopeful and confident about managing your gout symptoms.


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What is Apple Cider Vinegar, exactly?

Apple cider vinegar, also known as cider vinegar or ACV, is a pale to medium amber vinegar prepared from cider or apple must. ACV is used in salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes, food preservatives, and chutneys, among other things.

ACV is made by crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid. To begin the alcoholic fermentation process, bacteria and yeast are introduced to the liquid, and the sugars are converted to alcohol.

In a second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria (acetobacter). Acetic acid and malic acid give vinegar its sour taste.

Apple cider vinegar is full of nutrients like potassium, which helps remove toxins and excess water, iron, calcium, and amino acids that reduce toxin buildup and serve as antibiotics. Acetic acid is the major ingredient that is thought to be so effective in helping to treat gout.

Inside the body, acetic acid is converted to alkaline, creating a pH-balanced environment that may maintain healthy uric acid levels. While an acidic pH pH balance might cause gout, adjusting your pH balance toward alkaline may help you regulate your gout in the long run.

Please keep in mind that no research has been conducted to back up these claims.

Drinking apple cider vinegar may help break up the uric acid crystals and may prevent them from reforming in the joints by aiding blood circulation and purification. It may reduce inflammation and swell in the joints allowing for better flexibility of the joints.

The amount of malic acid in ACV is greater. This could explain why ingesting ACV in the right amounts is better for you than eating an apple.

Many people claim to have seen relief from gout symptoms after consuming apple cider vinegar for a few hours. Others, on the other hand, have reported feeling better after a few days.

How do gout sufferers use apple cider vinegar?

To get the full therapeutic benefit, consume 2-3 teaspoons 2 to 3 times each day. If you can drink it straight up with no dilution or sweetening, go for it. However, if you want to improve the taste of your gout concoction, mix it with a glass of water.

Because ACV is quite acidic, I highly recommend combining it with water. If you drink ACV straight, it might harm your tooth enamel over time, resulting in tooth decay and cavities.

Furthermore, due to its high acidity, drinking apple juice might produce nausea and acid reflux. If you experience any digestive issues after taking apple cider vinegar, stop using it.

You can also mix the ACV with a spoonful of raw honey (not suggested for diabetics). Why not add some cherry juice to it while you’re at it for a double dose of flavor? Don’t forget to use it to garnish your salad as well!

Potential Advantages of Using ACV to Manage Gout Symptoms

A simple internet search will turn up a slew of self-proclaimed miraculous cures that may be used to treat gout. Cherry juice, gout tea (yes, there is such a thing), and, of course, apple cider vinegar are all among them.

However, clear scientific evidence on the efficacy of drinking apple cider vinegar for gout treatment is still lacking. Apple cider vinegar, on the other hand, has been found to help people lose weight.

In an April 2018 study published in the Journal of Functional Foods, it was discovered that participants who drank apple cider vinegar before a meal lost more weight than those who did not. In addition, both groups in the study cut their daily caloric intake by 250 calories.

According to the Mayo Clinic, decreasing weight reduces the likelihood of getting gout, therefore drinking apple cider vinegar may be a healthy addition to your gout diet. Remember that food will not cure or treat gout, but it will help you manage it and reduce flare-ups.

When your body needs a detox cleanse, drinking raw, fermented apple cider vinegar, better known as ACV, is the way to go. Drinking apple cider vinegar has several key health benefits, as well as aiding your weight loss attempts.

Drinks with Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

If you want to shed stubborn body fat, increase your energy levels, and may even help reverse disease, then adding natural apple cider drinks to your diet and beginning an apple cider vinegar cleanse will help you improve your health and quality of life.

An apple cider vinegar drink is a beverage made with 1-2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and other components such as water and fruit juices. Here are some of our favorite drink recipes:

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink with Lemon Water:


  • 1 cup of liquid
  • 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Honey (optional)


In a glass, combine all of the apple cider vinegar cleanse components. If it needs to be sweeter, add more honey.

Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe with Cranberry Juice


  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup fresh cranberry juice
  • a squirt of lime juice


In a glass, combine all of the apple cider vinegar cleanse components. If desired, add more lime juice.


Weight Loss Drink with Green Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar


  • a cup of green tea
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • Honey, just for taste
  • Mint, just for taste


Make green tea, then add honey and apple cider vinegar to taste.

Other benefits of apple cider vinegar

Aside from gout, ACV is proven to aid with a variety of other ailments. Here are a few examples:

  • ACV helps people with type 2 diabetes. One study which was published in the Journal of Diabetes Research found that ACV helps diabetic patients use their insulin more effectively. The ACV has also helped them in controlling their blood sugar levels after meals. This is due to the fact that acetic acid slows digestion and reduces carbohydrate absorption in the body. Patients who took ACV before bed were able to reduce their fasting glucose levels too.
  • For individuals who could be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, they may reduce their risk when they take apple cider vinegar.
  • ACV may help with problems related to obesity such as high blood glucose and high blood cholesterol.
  • ACV may help lower high blood pressure in patients who have hypertension as outlined in this study.
  • ACV may reduce one’s risk for cancer because it contains polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants.

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

Although ACV is a miracle pantry staple, it does have some side effects. Here are the most common ones:

  • Acid reflux
  • Burping
  • Gas
  • Changes in bowel movement
  • Esophageal damage
  • Acute pancreatitis

If you experience any of these, you might want to cut back on the amount of ACV you take. If symptoms get worse, stop taking ACV completely and consult with your doctor.

What type of ACV do I buy?

Ensure that the ACV you buy is organic, unpasteurized, and unfermented. This ensures that the ACV you buy hasn’t been processed or cooked, and that it still contains the nutrients, minerals, and enzymes needed to control your gout.

The clear ACV found in supermarkets is less expensive and of worse quality than the organic-raw variety. Many of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar have been removed by heating and distilling conventional ACV.

The uncooked type contains what is known as “mother of vinegar.” This is the strand-like structure of living bacteria present in ACV; remember to verify the acetic acid content on the bottle.

5 Reasons to use organic (raw) apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a versatile and nutrient-dense product that we always advocate using organic and raw. This indicates that the vinegar is unfiltered and unpasteurized, retaining all of the naturally occurring qualities, including the “mother of vinegar.”

The mother is a foggy, cobweb-like substance that may be seen floating around in the liquid and is composed of living nutrients and good bacteria. Common/regular Apple Cider Vinegars remove all of this goodness during the filtering and pasteurization processes. What a pity!

Aside from its fascinating history, we can’t get enough of its incredible health advantages. Here are some of the most compelling reasons to use Organic Apple Cider Vinegar:

  • Reduces appetite cravings:
    Acetic acid, which is found in ACV, has been demonstrated to help reduce the glycemic index of foods. Acetic acid reduces hunger by slowing the pace at which carbohydrates are released into the bloodstream.
  • Helps balance the skin:
    The strong acidity of ACV is regarded to be a key role in achieving attractive skin. When applied externally, it can help regulate skin PH while also having antibacterial and antifungal qualities. It’s even believed to work on warts and acne! Don’t believe us? Just ask Cleopatra!
  • Boosts the lymphatic system:
    The ACV helps the body break down mucus while also cleansing the lymph nodes (which function as filters) and increasing the outflow of undesired bacteria or microbes.
    Because of its ability to reduce mucus buildup, ACV may help with allergies, preventing sinus congestion and symptoms like sore throats and headaches.
  • Helps increase energy levels:
    ACV’s enzymes and potassium can help you beat weariness and give you the extra boost you need to get through the day. ACV also contains several amino acids that may help reduce the build-up of lactic acid in your body, which can lead to weariness.


  • Helps in diabetes management:
    One of the most compelling applications of vinegar so far has been in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. High blood sugar levels are a symptom of type 2 diabetes, which is caused by insulin resistance or an inability to make insulin.Apple cider vinegar may reduce blood sugar levels after meals and may improve insulin sensitivity.
  • Improves the digestive system:
    Finally, this is why I drink ACV every morning before breakfast. ACV aids in the reduction of symptoms typically linked with stomach disorders, such as reflux, bloating, and indigestion.
    When taken before a meal, ACV activates stomach fluids by activating enzymes that prepare the stomach for food breakdown.

Because of its high acidity, Apple Cider Vinegar should be diluted. Simply combine two tablespoons of Organic Raw ACV with warm water, raw honey, or freshly squeezed juice. It’s also a great addition to salad dressings, sauces, chutneys, and marinades.

Other considerations for the consumption of raw ACV:

Also, avoid using ACV as a substitute for other treatments or without first consulting a doctor. This will obviously not work if you are allergic to apples.

ACV has gained popularity in recent years as a result of its numerous miraculous properties. You can buy apple cider vinegar easily on You also won’t have a hard time finding this at the grocery or health store near you.

Apple cider vinegar can also be used as a topical treatment. When dealing with a gout attack, you can immerse your foot in a bucket with 4 cups of hot water and 1 cup of ACV for around 30 minutes. You can also soak a clean, dry cloth in apple cider vinegar and wrap it around the affected area for about 15 minutes.

Apple cider vinegar can be very effective in relieving gout symptoms for many people. But not everybody will experience the same level of relief with ACV. I personally have used it for many years; I take it daily without fail.

Aside from gout, I used to have an issue with my esophagus, which resulted in excruciating heartburn. Since consuming ACV, I haven’t suffered from heartburn since. I strongly recommend this super-food in your daily diet.

What has been your experience like taking ACV as a remedy for gout? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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    142 replies to "Gout and Apple Cider Vinegar"

    • Mike Timmons


      Great info. I’d had a few gout episodes in the past, but after taking 2 TBS concentrated cherry juice, daily, over the last year or so hadn’t had a flareup. Then, surprisingly, about four days ago it returned. I took as many as seven 2-TBS doses of the cherry juice in a 24-hour period, a level I’d never taken, but the gout continued to get worse.

      I saw your site, among all the other “medical” competitors (in whom I place little trust) and saw your recommendation for apple cider vinegar. Over the last fourteen hours I’ve had five 2-TBS doses in 10oz of water. While the gout’s swelling hasn’t improved, yet, the redness has diminished by about 40% and the pain, thankfully, is only 15% or so as bad as it was, just yesterday.

      Thank you very much for ALL the great info and insights.

      Best personal regards,


    • N

      It’s said to wreck your teeth! It will dangerously erode tooth enamel, which is a very serious issue. Recommending that people drink ACV straight up without even diluting it or without EVEN mentioning straws for drinking it is entirely irresponsible and unacceptable from a health professional. You’re seriously harming people with this misguidance.

      • William

        I understand that there is no evidence supporting it but from my personal experience apple cider vinegar helps get rid of my gout flare up symptoms faster than any medicine I’ve ever been prescribed. I have also tried a lot of the home remedies of cherry juice and lemon water but at the end of the day ACV actually truly helps me.

    • Dave

      Fantastic…I started to use ACV since 2 years ago…and now I can eat normally …take some drinks (whisky) now and than…and it works good…it even take care of my high blood pressure…I take 3 x 15 ml daily….fantastic…but you have to take the ACV “with the mother”…

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    • Karthik Jayakumar

      Hi guys!

      I am from India… I am also suffering from acute gout for past 17 years with uric acid level of 12. Many attacks and even got Tophi in my big toe as well as my right hand elbow … I suffered a because not medicines support… one fine morning I got a valuable information from a priest …

      i.e., Garlic is the incredible cure for gout…

      To avoid attacks I use 2 times AVC per day with lemon mixed with turmeric …

      I am just swallowing 1 small pod of garlic in empty stomach morning with 1 litre of water at first I felt very hard to digest because of smell and burnings inside … but after 2 years (in 2016) I found in my report that my uric acid level was really 8.6 and still I am continuing the raw garlic daily.. and Now 2019 I checked my uric acid level is 7.2 … I was really very happy to see this.

      but the important thing is while I was doing this garlic medication… I was in good control with my foods… so that I can try to get rid of it.

      Now I am practicing Karate and my tophi getting vanished gradually…

      ACV is just a support for curing gout…

      Garlic in Morning Empty Stomach
      ACV after Lunch
      ACV with Lemon and Turmeric after dinner

      Exercise every day
      Sure need to go for jogging…

      Willpower, Control and patience is very important to get rid of Gout…

      Thanks for sharing!

      • Robert Black

        ACV works very well. It’s breaking up the uric acid in my body but I can feel it go to my foot. I am taking 2 tablespoons a day , that is my limit because my foot gets too sore. Am I on the right track and how long will it take to rid my body of excess uric acid?

    • Shikhar

      I was a chronic Gout patent for more than 15 years. Usually, I have Gout 3-4 times a year. My last gout attack was on January 2017, and it was worse than I ever had gout. Gout lasted about 3 weeks, and the doctor kept increasing the dose of Colchicine which did not work. After this painful attack of gout, I spent hours doing my research on gout. Finally, I found a natural way to keep myself away from gout. I have not had gout for one year.

      I selected a few things to avoid gout, and they are apple cider vinegar, lemon, baking soda, and increase the amount of water intake. I drink 2-3 tablespoon of organic and unfiltered apple cider with half squeezed lemon or lime three times a day – morning, afternoon and night. I use one and a half sliced lemon or lime each day. I learned that gout usually happens in the night. Apple cider vinegar and lemon increase the PH balance of the body and stop from happening Gout. Every 3-4 days, I drink baking soda with lemon or lime. Baking soda can increase the blood pressure, and therefore, it is not recommended to the person with high blood pressure. I have been drinking 4-5 beer every Friday. I know alcohol is the first thing to avoid for Gout. I have not changed my diet. Also, I am a physically inactive person. To my surprise, I have not had gout for the whole year. I am just sharing my story to other gout patients because it can help from happening gout. Let me know if it works to you.

    • Mike

      I’m in shock I’ve had gout since 2001 I have been on several drugs and they would work but eventually I would get another attack. I have a woman friend that gets gout she has been telling me for 3 years to drink Apple cider vinegar and I kept thinking ya right.

      To my surprise because I had no other alternative I decided to try it. For the last 5 months I have not had any symptoms of gout, two table spoons twice a day and I am free of gout. Believe it or not because I was diagnosed as a several case and so far I continued to be in complete shock as I had gout at least once per month for 16 years .It is a medical wonder. Trust me this is a true fact.

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    • JonWayne Lindsey

      I thank you for all the help so far but my gout is still not going away. If apple cider vinager diffuses the crystals would it work if I applied it directly to the area at the joint?

      • Miriam Antman


    • Kit


      I’m a 45 year old male and just had my first gout attack in my left big toe a few weeks ago. I was given colchicine by my GP and within a few days, the swelling subsided though, there was still a very annoying niggling pain in the toe which wouldn’t go away. I decided to try ACV but it made the pain even worse so I stopped taking it and reverted back to colchicine. ACV will not work for everyone, so my advice is to stick with the medication that your GP has given you and be patient. The niggling pain will eventually disappear but a serious change in diet and lifestyle is imperative! Cut out beer and other alcoholic beverages, cut out junk food, drink lemon water daily, eat plenty of fresh fruit and veggies and exercise as often as possible. I’ve observed a huge difference within 4 weeks and by sticking to a healthier lifestyle, I hope to stay gout free for the rest of my life.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Congratulations Kit! You are on the right track. They key is to remain disciplined in your gout diet.

      • David Ralph

        I’m a 48 year old male from the UK, and have been suffering with gout attacks for about two years. The first time was in my knee and was absolute agony, and then the last times in the normal big toe area. Well, over the last couple of weeks I have had gout in the big toe which apparently got infected too. I literally could have thrown myself under a bus to escape the pain. The colchicine didn’t work, so I got put onto antibiotics and painkillers and that didn’t work, so know I am on steroids for five days, antibiotics and pain killers (twelve tablets a day) and I am slowly, limpingly getting back to normal.

        Now I was using ACV, but not measuring it out. I was just pouring into a glass of water and drinking it really strongly. I think that this could have added to my problem and my body was dealing with too much acid at one time. So I am back to measuring it carefully everyday now. Last thing, is I am pretty sure that my gout attack was linked to Doritos, Pringles and the dreaded MSG. Which I had never heard of but now is my number one enemy.

        • Ed Collins

          What do you mix proportion avc/lemon/ sweetener? How often do you drink during the day

    • Teresa

      Im a 53 yr young female who has suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis since my late 20’s, now 3 yrs ago I suffered my first Gout attack, it only affects my ankles, and the pain is unbareable, Out of the these three:

      1. CHERRIES

      Which would actually be the best to use for (home remedy) treatment??????
      Not sure ow much longer I can stand this pain!!!!!!

      Any Replies would be GREAT!!

      • Holly Morrison

        I use ACV and Montmoremcy cherry juice. You can buy the concentrate from Amazon. Use it every single day. You will see a difference.

    • Jonathan

      Sorry but you lost all credibility in the first paragraph – “… has been used for at least 10000 years …” can you provide a citation, or did you personally see it encoded into a prehistoric cave painting. If you are going to make stuff up at least make it believable or even slightly plausible.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Jonathan!

        Apple cider vinegar was used in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Babylonia, Greece and the Roman Empire. It was used for every known medical condition, from simple digestive problems, gout, rheumatism, low endurance , and jaundice with liver and gallbladder problems, to external wound care.

      • Denny

        The Roman Soldiers had to daily drink 8 oz. of Apple Cider Vinegar to guarantee that they would remain healthy. It was called Gaul then.

      • Denny Taylor

        I am 77 now, when I was 23 worked with a man who had a Kidney that was failing. He started drinking 8 oz of unfiltered apple cider in a quart thermos with hot water and a teaspoon of honey. His kidney was saved and he lived till he was 92 years old. I have a cousin by marriage of her father to my Aunt who had a kidney problem and drank apple cider vinegar , 8 oz each day from a quart stainless stanley thermos each day for 44 years. He was 94 when he passed away. Both men told me that the roman empire required their soldiers to drink 8 oz per day to keep them healthy. I have type two diabetes. That is curable provided you drink Apple Cider Vinegar, unpasteurized, I weighed 220, now I weigh 182, I totally changed my diet, and was taking a combination of slow acting and fast acting insulin, combined total 106 units. Now I only take 28 unis f slow acting, my blood sugar is fine.

        I got my diet from Israel. They told that my pancreas had fat in it, and it took a long time to get there, it would take a long time o get the fat out. Eventually I will be non diabetic if I stick to my lifestyle. I have had Gout, once it was so bad I was taken to the hospital. I had almost stopped the vinegar, but went back on it with concentrated sour cherry juice. My gout is almost gone. I will never quit the Apple Cider Vinegar again. The Roman army had Apple Cider Vinegar, 8 oz each day to keep them healthy. They called it Gual. I acquired a taste for that drink and now I like it.

    • Naveen

      What is difference between apple cider vinegar and apple cider vinegar with mother.
      And who is best for uric acid.. plz suggest
      I am confused with Apple Cider vinegar and apple cider vinegar with mother

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Naveen!

        The “mother” in organic, unfiltered ACV contains rich proteins, enzymes, antioxidants and beneficial bacteria. The longer the fermentation period, the more the accumulation of this “slime” that is composed of yeast and acetic acid bacteria. Filtered apple cider vinegar has no “mother” so is lacking the health benefits that it provides.

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    • Daniel

      After reading your comments on ACV negative effects, I have this to say. Most of you must be forgetting to drink Plenty of WATER, WATER, WATER! I’ve read tbe gout moves to other joints, so drink a lot of water and move it out your bladder. I have gotten rid of gout with just water before, now not so easy. I drink about 1 gallon and a half a day, I am 6’2 190 lbs. I know its painful to get to the restroom (I hop ) but it must be done. I hope this helps Ladies n Gents!

    • Connor

      I am 33 and have been suffering from gout for 4-5 years.
      My joint on my big toe and middle finger is now curving outward and this must be uric acid crystal formed. Is there any way of having a normal joint again?

      Does ACV helps to dissolve the uric acid? Or it is used to nor to produce more action d?

      Any other methods you could recommend to dissolve uric acid?

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    • Anna

      Hi, my husband has gout that keeps reoccurring and would have liked to order your product from Amazon UK but it’s not there but only on

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Anna!

        We ship to the UK if you buy from our website, you can even find our products on eBay.

        Cheers mate!

    • Eren Jaeger

      Hi Spiro and gout mates! lol!

      I have been suffering from gout for 15 years. Last 3 years ago, I was constantly battling with gout. Had it like almost every single week or month. Long story short, I have been taking too much of colchicine and pain killer, which have affect both of my knees by wear off the cartilage and now I am suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis. I can’t run and I can’t bend my knees anymore. Doctor says the effect may be permanent. As a little advise he said, do not lift heavy stuff because that would worsen it.

      Gout hit me again for sometime. I took the baking soda for few several months long time ago, that did not help at all. I took it again earlier this year, if it would help but same response. I also made a juice out of lemons, cucumbers, celeries and few other add ons, sometime this year. That did not help much; gout still comes back.

      So lately, I had ACV; product of Heinz. First I had it twice a day. It was okay in a while for like almost 3 weeks. Then I had anchovies by accident. Anchovies are gout’s favourite! Gout struck me again; below my right foot until I can barely walk. I took ACV, that didn’t help either. So, I had to take the tablets again. That takes down my gout for 3 days! It was considered quite long for me.

      Last week, my ACV Heinz has finished. I bought a new one, forgot what’s it called. Had it for 2 weeks now, so far so good. I take it 3 times a day with one dose of big spoon into the cup of water. Recently I accidentally had few beef and anchovies again! But the gout…did not hit me somehow. I am glad but I will be more careful still.

      I believe product is important too. Although it is still way too early to judge anything right now, I just my new ACV thingy, whatever the product is (as I am in the office right now), hope that helps me a lot and I hope that actually kicked my gout in the balls.
      I will continually taking them till my end of time.

      • Lisa

        Hi, Thought I would mention with AV is to be sure it is organic. Look for what’s called the, “mother” in the bottom of the bottle. It will look like a brown nasty cloud, shake that up before pouring. It’s where all the nutrients, prebiotics, etc. are. Regular (non-organic) AV doesn’t have that at the bottom as it’s overly processed to make it more appealing to the eye and a lot of times it’s not even apple cider vinegar but colored to look like it. That “mother” at the bottom, that’s where all the magic is in the real AV!

        • Ed Collins

          What proportion should I use? Sweetener??

      • R Z

        Ooops! You accidentally had beef and anchovies! Again!!! Lololol

    • Dawn

      Someone mentioned about ACV causing erosion of tooth enamel, I put half a tsp. of cooking oil in my mouth and coat my teeth before drinking ACV with juice. This seems to help a lot, I was having sensitive teeth after drinking ACV. Hope this helps.

      • Burtolli

        Don’t forget I’m sure while you first start taking ACV, the crystals start to break down and this may inflame it more for a short time. But it works, you’ve got to give it time, to break it down and flush it out the body.

      • Trevor

        Hi, I’m a dentist, I just had terrible attack of gout, truly an affliction of biblical severity.
        I thought I would share my thoughts about tooth enamel erosion.
        If you are consuming acv or other acidic drinks regularly it will cause significant damage to your teeth.
        Drink your concoction quickly to minimize the amount of time it is in contact with your teeth.
        I have heard drinking through a straw can help, presumably because it keeps the acid away from the teeth.
        Smear a little toothpaste on your teeth with your finger before and after. The fluoride in the tooth paste increases the tooth enamel’s resistance to acid. That is one of the ways it prevents tooth cavities.
        Do not brush your teeth for at least twenty minutes after consuming acv because the abrasive forces from the brushing can accelerate the destruction of the already softened tooth enamel.
        I usually mix my acv with some alkaline water that I buy in the grocery store. I’m not sure if that affects the potency.
        I am a little skeptical about using acv, because blood ph is regulated within a very tight range, and I haven’t seen any studies describing how it actually works. I thought I would try it for a while since so many people believe in it.
        What finally worked for me after suffering for nearly two weeks, and following all the home care and remedy guidelines, was going to the doctor and getting prescriptions for Indomethacin and prednisone capsules. I started feeling better after a couple of hours.

    • Lanney

      I am having gout attack right now and this excruciating pain is sooo unbearable. I am not on any medicine except Tylenol 650 mg because I am breasfeeding. I came across your article while lookong for pain relief fast, and thank you. I just did what you said in one of the comment, soak my swelling foot in hot water then put an ice pack on top. It helps for little bit but now the pain is coming back . Can I take ACV while breasfeeding ? Please let me know if there anything to help with the pain fast for now. Thanks a million.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Lanney!

        Best to double-check with your gynaecologist to make sure but usually it’s fine from what I know. Also check out some other remedies on this post here.

    • HawaiianGoutAttack

      I’ve been having an gout attacks for about 3 months. I’ve tried colchicine, that does not do anything. Doctor gave me 500mg Naproxen which helps but takes a while. So last night was the last straw. I couldn’t take it no more. I’ve read about ACV all over the internet but never tried it. Until last night.

      I mixed 1 tablespoon to 1 cup of water and took it with my dinner and naproxen. Woke up this morning and the pain wasn’t gone, but it was so much better than last night. So I’ll be taking it till its all gone. I also drink water like no tomorrow with squeezed fresh lemons. I don’t know if it’s from the ACV or the other things, but its working. Thank you for the information.

    • Tony

      Non fermented? All vinegars are produced by fermentation. There is no such thing as a non-fermented vinegar!

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    • Carole

      I’ve been having gout symptoms that have been moving for almost 2 months now. This is the only thing that has worked for me. I drink water with some in it and soak my feet in warm water and ACV in it. Both have helped greatly. I have tried many other treatments in the last 2 months. Nothing worked as good as this.

    • Eric

      I’m having a BAD gout attack right now. It’s been going on a week no. I can’t walk on either foot. My right foot and ankle is swelled up. My left foot large toe and area around it is swelled up. The pain is at level 10 and I don’t think I can take it any more. Been up all night crying. My wife just left to go get me some cherries.

      • dan

        Me too. Take 800 milligrams of ibuprofen every 8 hours. Take half a shot of apple cider vinegar 2-3 times daily. Soak it in hot water for 20 minutes. Coat it in icy hot. It’s not instant, but it helps!

      • JOJO

        It should be tart cherries that comes from Michigan, not the sweet cherries from Washington or Califronia.

      • Adrianna Castaneda

        Eric I was reading your post. Did you ever get the pain under control?

    • Uzi

      TURMERIC….my friends is the ultimate solution to gout…after zyloric, cortel….I just came down to 300 mg allopurinol daily… 2 tablespoons of ACV in a glass of water empty stomach and half teaspoon of grounded turmeric in a glass of water before sleeping……It’s a miracle how turmeric throws the gout out of your life….. have meat have the steak of your life and then have this turmeric shot before sleeping…You will be fine.

    • Skeptic

      Your body (blood) PH will always be slightly alkaline, around 7.4. You cannot alter the PH of your body (blood) by eating. This is good because if you it goes below 7.35 or above 7.45 you will become very very ill. Please stop promoting this nonsense.

      • Arch Angel

        So what you are saying is that foods can cause gout but foods can not cure it? I don’t understand your logic.

      • Ayush

        Brother indian herbs have great powers that one ever know……and turmeric is one among them…..

    • Mark


      Do you know if a non-pasteurised, non-heated, organic but fermented ACV would be good to try or would it be a waste of time?

      Many thanks!

    • SWara

      I just started drinking ACV for weight loss but after started drinking 2tsp with 2tsp honey in one glass of water my stomach is hurting badly.
      The pain is still there …what am I supposed to do now ,,,,,please suggest!

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Stop now! Maybe it just doesn’t work for you.

        • Steve Delpome

          Eat something small before or right after you drink it. Worked for me

          • Steve

            I also add a tsp of turmeric with the ACV.


        I used to suffer with the taste of that recipe so I didn’t use Apple cider much. Try this. Take a small oj glass, hiskey glasd whatever it’s called. Put about a big tablespoon of baking soda, put vinegar next inch or solet it foam, then add and drink as much water you need. No horrible taste etc.

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    • Aline

      I began taking 750mg, twice a day of ACV tablets, as well as increasing my water intake to 100 ounces or more…within two days the gout symptoms have disappeared!

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    • Richard K

      Started using Bragg’s ACV two days ago and the results are remarkable. I have had a bad gout attack, which has lasted nearly two months now with on one week remission in that time.

      I don’t know if it is coincidence but after two days of taking ACV all the pain in my toe and feet has completely gone. There is not even one tender spot. Additionally I have what are called Gouty Tophi on my elbows, which are unsightly hard nodules. Sine taking ACV the one on my left elbow has shrunk to half the size in two days and has become much softer. The one on the right elbow has also gone from a state of hard (almost bone like) to soft.

      Also I can report normally my joints are stiff when I wake up, but today there was little discernible stiffness as I literally skipped down the stairs this morning.

      As I wrote above I do not know if this is some remarkable coincidence, but I am not complaining.

    • Mick Barrett

      I have suffered on inflamed finger joint fir over five years: this was diagnosed as gout two years ago. Three weeks ago I started taking two tablespoons of organic unfiltered cider vinegar twice a day in a glass of water. Within 48 hours the pain had gone. Within two weeks the swelling has diminished to the pount where my wife comments daily. Still a little pain, but the hard masses that had firmed in five distinct areas have now become soft and pliable. In other words, I am beginning to see my finger again.

    • Jim

      I wanted to get off my gout medication due to concerns about destroying my kidneys. My problem was that as soon as I get off them, my gout would flare up. I find that drinking lots of lemon water helps with preventing gout but the one thing that really knocked it out for me is ACV.

      I read a testimony of a man who had an acute gout attack and he drank a bottle of ACV and it went away overnight. I was doubtful but I tried it when I had an acute gout attack. I drank about 4 cups of lemon water mixed with about 2 tablespoons of ACV in each cup right before I went to sleep.

      When I woke up, I was really surprised. Instead of the gout being worse(as it usually happen for the first 3 days), I woke up and it was barely there. it was unbelievable. My medications never did that for me. I’ve had 3 oncoming gout attacks and they were all vanquished by drinking ACV. I’m a believer. I now mix about 2 tbsps of ACV in my lemon water and it works just as well as my old meds.

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    • Polly

      I have been having an aching in my left big toe for approx. a month.. Within the last 3 days it has gotten worse with reddening and then two days ago, overnight, I looked at it and it was swollen and red with whitish looking skin around a circle of broken skin. I had been putting a bandage of a cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar on it to wear overnight. It seemed to be the only thing that got rid of the pain so I could sleep. But, it is very red now. Am I burning the skin with the apple cider vinegar on it for too long?

      • Jeanette

        The sloughing of skin is very common. Any time I have a gout attack, the skin will come off, usually as a reaction of the heat generated by the gout.

    • Kim

      I Have gout mine is 11.3 doctor said its the worst he has seen, all joint hurt and back and neck to cant hardly walk anymore dose the vinegar really work, Doctor put me on Allopurinol 300 and indomiasinfor pain

    • hjz

      Dear sir,
      I have taken ACV for the past 2 weeks but it didn’t seems to help at all and it seems that it got worse by spreading the re occurance to my finger joints and my big toe after I got rid of the pain after taking colchicine. Please advice.Thanks

      • Gregg Weiss

        Does ACV work for you? I have my second gout attack on my foot and I use it with salad.

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    • girish

      I am suffer regularly from High Uric acid level ( above 7.5) Just started taking Braggs ACV about a week ago.

      firstly could not manage due to the ttaste but with a pinch of Rock salt the mixture tastes much better and edible.

      i have heard that after a week, one may experience joint pain and more urination? is that true

      • mohit

        Girish so now what is ur exp. Is that work?

      • Darrel Salaimon

        Good sharing, yes, apple cider vinegar (ACV) helps to boost metabolism, blocks the body’s storage of dietary fat plus breaks down and dissolves existing body fat. A study at Australia’s University of Sydney in which subjects who consumed two tablespoon of ACV daily experienced fewer surges and crashes in blood sugar levels.

    • Mig

      As of now, I have a gout flare up and very much in pain. I take my daily meds appurinol 2x a day. I checked the internet for possible gout treatment, and found out about experiences by people using apple cider. Out of curiosity I tried it by noon, but no differences. Another intake @6pm w/3tbs with 8oz water. In the end, it gotten worst and swollen. How could this have happened? Am I part of small % of bad results? Thanks

      • Charlie

        I also experienced a worsening of my gout. Could it be that the crystals begin to move with the acv and that after some time the gout goes away? Anyway I stopped because of the additional pain

        • Stevens

          I was in not much pain at all, I tried this for some preventative care. Within a hour my foot swelled up and the pain was so bad I had to be hospitalized. I think this is some cruel joke they do that actually makes gout worse. STICK TO CHERRY JUICE. These people are sick sick people who enjoy other’s people pain

    • Littledaddy

      I had a kidney stone in December 2014 and then 2 attacks of gout in Feb and May (left big toe joint & then right big toe socket)so modified my diet a little. The only consistent thing I’ve done is increase water intake – 2+litres per day – and take cider apple vinegar tablets at night (2x300mg) and a small folic acid tablet..and not attacks in over 6 mths…? Coincidence perhaps but I’m eating 95% normally again now – including treats!

    • Eric

      Do you take ACV before or after each meal when treating gout? Thanks

      • Spiro Koulouris

        I take ACV before every meal so I digest it better but it hasn’t personally treated my gout attacks in the past per se. It has cured my acid reflux issue that I had years ago and haven’t experienced since!

    • Jim Demello

      ACV is truly a wonder – I used it to cure jockitch (I know gross but it works).
      Anyway, it is a treatment for a symptom of gout but not a cure.

      • kevin Hogan

        Hi Spiro,
        I found your site about 8 months ago and I bought ACV with The MOTHER after suffering from Gout about 6/7 years now regularly. I was on lots of medication and on Allopurinol for life. Medications works a bit but side effects include weight gain etc. I have been taking ACV every day for last 8 months and I’m blown away with success. No Gout attack for several months now and if I feel attack coming, I increase dosage of ACV…I am now off all medications but watch what I eat…Thanks a mill, meant to email reply to sincerely say really appreciate site and advice…Kevin, Dublin…

    • Donna

      We read in the article where you can use a clean cloth soaked in ACV. We tried it and it really helped. How often should we use a ACV soaked towel?

    • Raj

      My mom has a gout from last 4 years and we took all steps to relief from gout but still not expected result. So please tell can i use apple cider vinegar for my mom and which brand is it. IN these days my mom couldn’t walk properly and after lot of effort she is walking. Please help me

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Raj!

        There is no guarantee that apple cider vinegar will work on your mom, it works for some but not all. Regardless, I strongly recommend to use it in your daily diet and make sure whatever brand you buy cause there are many, that it’s unpasteurized, organic and usually it writes “raw” on the label.

      • daniel

        After seeing Gout Specialist , have to take 300 mg allopurinol daily. It didnt really work, and in fact worsen, usually I got pain on ankle but now got pain on shoulder , wrist. And have to take clochicine ( not good if take often cause diarrhia ) and Prednislone (which is not good long bad for kidney) .

        So I stop taking alupurinol and embarked on
        my own treatment . and so far coming to 1 and half month , no gout attack, my joints
        feel like 30 yrs , though i now 63 yrs.


    • gimpy

      I have had chronic gout for at least 20 years. I have tried EVERYTHING!!! I was on prescription allopurinol, I’ve used colchysine and indocine with good results and SIGNIFICANT side effects such as diarrhea and dizziness. I tried cherry juice extract, celery seed, cumeric, and whatever else I could think of. Since starting ACV I have NEVER felt better! I take only about two ounces per week diluted with water and I CAN EAT WHATEVER I WANT!!! If I feel a little gout flaring up (from neglecting to take some ACV for about three weeks) I treat myself with larger doses for one day and I’m CURED quickly. Not even prescription meds worked that effectively.

      I highly recommend this treatment to all my friends that suffer from gout. This really works when NOTHING else ever has.

    • BiggDogg

      Is your mix one fourth CUP of ACV and three fourths CUP of juice? Your comment didn’t specifify the measurements in cups or tablespoons or whatever.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        I say take 2-3 tablespoons of ACV daily for therapeutic effect if you want. As for juice add as much as you like, keep tasting to see what makes it good for you. Everybody is different. Keep adding juice or water to take away the vinegary taste of the ACV. Hope this helps!

        • Ken Nguyen

          Do you recommend to add ACV with honey? Which store usually carry the apple cider vinegar. Is it OK for me to mix a large amount, refrigerate, and drink it cold?

          • Spiro Koulouris

            No I don’t recommend ACV with honey but if the taste bothers you, then adding some raw honey is fine. Yes you can refrigerate your ACV concoction and drink later. As for stores that carry ACV, it depends where you live, go to a natural health food store, they will have it. If not go to

    • mike v

      i take cherry concentrate capsules,bromelain,quercetin,celery seed extract,msm,n acetyl cysateine among others daily on emty stomach and it has helped tremendously.i get fewer and weaker attacks.i eat red meat and bread,i cut out processed and sugar foods.gout is something you will always have.good luck.i tried dmso also,im half and half on the effectiveness.

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    • Spiro Koulouris

      Hi Georgia!

      Ya ACV won’t harm you, if anything it will help you break down purines better, improve the digestion process and lower uric acid levels in the blood.

      • Steven

        Hi Spiro,

        Thanks for this article.

        I’ve been suffering from gout problem on and off. Just last night after reading your arcticle I went to the grocery store and bought this ACV. It’s almost 2-weeks now that I am suffering from pain. I’m forcing myself to walk, because I need to go to work.

        I took around 200 ml in the car like drinking soda on my way back home. It’s a vinegar so the taste is not that pleasant, but I’m desperate, so I took it coz I don’t want to take any pill that could possible harm my kidneys. Of course I ate my dinner first before drinking the vinegar.

        After 30 minutes, WOW the pain was alleviated.In the morning there’s still pain remaining when I’m doing some steps, so I took another 50 ml before I left home for work.

        And now as I’m sharing my experience with ACV, the pain on my both feet is almost gone that I can walk normally without limping.In less than a day I’m cured…This is a miracle… Thank GOD…

        Thanks Spiro.

      • David Johnson

        But apple cider vinegar can erode tooth enamel, so I’m wondering if diluting it in 8 oz water is sufficient to prevent that.

    • Ian

      It is okay to Take ACV while taking medicines prescribe by doctor likes colchiccines and atenurix

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Yes that’s fine Ian, ACV won’t harm you unless you are allergic but speak to your doctor before to make sure.

    • Ian

      I buy ACV with 5 acidity it is okay to use for my gout?

    • Robert

      Dear Gout And You:

      Would you be so kind to advise me regarding the use of coconut or rice vinegar against gout?

      Living in the tropics there are no apples growing. The ACV of choice is Bragg’s, if you can find it. It is one of those things that when it runs out, the shop is not bothered about ordering more even if you are loyal customer. Buying a couple of jars every now and then even on a regular basis is not good enough for them.

      Only rice and coconut vinegar are available with any comparable ease as ACV in North America. Alternatively, there are sometimes available Heinz or Hunt’s apple vinegar, but it is looking like a jar of golden transparent cider with no sediment whatsoever.

      Any feedback is appreciated.

      Thank you.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Hi Robert!

        I don’t know enough about coconut nor rice vinegar, heck I haven’t even seen them marketed here in North America. ACV is the best option from all the vinegars out there, that’s for sure. If you can’t order it online then I recommend you follow a good healthy diet and there’s many more things you can do to battle your gout in my blog, see other gout hacks that are available to you. Cherries will certainly help!

    • Zolly

      I have had a gout in my middle finger for over a month, being treated by doc…..been alcohol free for over a month. Improved except for the tophi looking lump. Can i have a couple ciders for a special occasion if i drink gallons of water 🙁

      • van vu

        My father who is over 80 y old has the same gout problem on the right middle finger since June 30th. It is is swollen , he feels tired, he drinks tart cherry juice ( 1 glass daily) and about 50 ounces of liquid ( tisane), 1 Tbsp of AVC , still not over yet. He stopped taking colchicine because of diarrhea problem.
        How about your finger. What do you do to treat your gout. I am interested because having gout in the middle finger is rare.

        • Spiro Koulouris

          What do you do? At least begin checking out my entire website to see what you can do. There’s also my ebook which goes in greater detail on what to do. First thing’s first! make sure your dad sees a doctor about it, if colchicine is causing diarrhea which is the usual case, then maybe try NSAIDs instead.

    • mike kemble

      thanks for the good advice. I had gout last year and could hardly walk, and then, slowly. I am 65. It cleared up with medication but came back in my right foot big toe two days ago, then moved into the two right toes overnight. Very painful. I had heard of apple cider vinegar recently from someone so looked in up on google and found your site. We had already bought ACV from our supermarket but since I read you report, it may prove to be ineffective. My wife is in town today looking for the organic, non pasteurised version.

      What type of alcoholic drinks should be avoided to reduce intake of uric acid?

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Thanks for the comment Mike. As for alcohol. Try zero tolerance. If you really want some drops of alcohol, then I suggest you avoid beer and hard liquor. Stick with the occasional glass of red wine and but don’t go overboard, a technique that some gout sufferers tell me works is to drink plenty of water before and after having a few alcoholic drinks to flush out as much excess uric acid from your body when consuming alcohol, this is to avoid a gout attack.

    • Khalid

      I was on vacation when i got a severe attack. i was unable to put my foot down or sleep at night. It happened despite the fact that i was taking my medicines.
      I stopped medicines (out of anger) and started taking ACV.
      In two days, i consumed 500ML of ACV and about 8Liters of water.
      Not only, i was able to take a flt on 3rd day but also was travel 400Km by road to reach airport.
      All, thanks to ACV !!!!!.

    • bubba

      I had a knee swell up almost to the size of a soccer ball and I was almost unable to continue working. I was not sure what it was and I had no insurance at the time. I got to the research. I determined it was gout and recalled the old country remedy of apple cider vinegar. Being the old intel guy, I had to look further and saw the science involved in the chemistry. I began making a daily tonic of about one fourth apple cider vinegar and three fourths juice… for me cranberry since it covers up the taste well. I drank this rather strong concoction regularly and it began to break down the crystalization in my knee so fast that I had shiny pee from all the massive re-filtering of the junk ouf of my system. Most went quickly with on lump under a tendon on the side of my knee holding on longer. I kept at it and am completely free from it now. I began to notice pain in a foot and ankle and I’m now back on it. The stuff works folks.

    • Alice

      I recently had a gout attack in big toe which was sensitive even with a sheet on it at night. Antiinflammatory just made throbbing a little less but once I put foot down extreme pain for 5 minutes. Decided to try the apple cider vinegar as have had it once or twice at gym. Took 3 table spoons at 5 pm un diluted and with in three hrs the throbbing had stopped. Took again next day three times a day and was walking on it be it a little tentatively . Third day walking normally though still a little tender . This may not work for all but I am amazed and so relieved !! Normally takes 10 days to disappear and this was gone by 4!!!! Obviously lots of water too. Thank you thank you …I will keep taking this but hot with honey maybe once a week to help prevent another attack

    • Iain

      I have a question about using a “combination of” Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) to lower Uric Acid levels, break down Uric acid crystals etc? .. and relieve the issues associated with Gout.


      Is using a combination of ACV (3 table spoons x 3 times a day) along with Baking Soda (1/4 tea spoon in glass of water x 3 times day effective, or should this combination be avoided.? I know individually they both have beneficial effects on gout, but together..????

      Has anyone tried this?

      • Hermes

        I have this question too. Is there something about the way BS changes the ph that is opposite the way that ACV works, ietc, in combination is it effective vs just doing one or the other? Thanks

        • Shelley

          I have suffered with gout for years. I used to take baking soda when an attack would occur but was concerned with all of the sodium.

          Baking Soda will neutralize the acid in the ACV to about a 7pH. It allows you to drink it without it burning your throat or removing the enamel from your teeth. It is still effective.

          I started ACV with baking soda and stevia. Here is my big batch recipe:

          1 Gallon Pure Water
          2 Cups ACV
          2 TBLS Baking Soda
          4 Packets Stevia

          Add Baking Soda to a large Glass sun tea jar, that will hold more than a gallon! Slowly add the ACV, it will foam and that is what you want it to do. Then add the stevia and then the water. Shake it up and keep in the fridge.

          I have only been doing this for 4 days, so I don’t have a lot of experience. But I am detoxing because I can feel it. I feel everything!

          The gout in my big toe is still giving me slight twinges but they don’t last. My kidneys seem to be detoxing too. How do I know? I FEEL it. My wrist and hands feel it too, many past broken bones in my hands.

    • Jonathan

      I’m 28 years old and I have had gout attacks I think 6 times. Last week, I had an attack in my right foot. This week, it’s in the left foot. This pain is excruciating, I can’t even bear the touch of the sheet. This is super painful. I noticed that I am experiencing gout every 4 months. Oh my dear Lord, I don’t want to have this ailment anymore. As far as I can remember, my wife and I have been eating shrimps for the past few weeks. Gourd with shrimp, Pinakbet with Shrimp, mongo with Shrimp. My new wife has been cooking for me wahtever I want and lastly she cooked pork pochero, pork barbeque, we had eaten a beef bulalo in a restaurant. Oh please, not another gout.

      For the past 2 days, I’ve been drinking a lot of water and I am only taking white bread and banana when I am hungry (are these okay), and I’ve been also drinking apple cider since yesterday, 3 talbespoon in the morning and in the afternoon.. it’s pure so I had to mix it with water and muscovado sugar.

      Usually, when my gout attacks, even it’s painful, after a day or two, I try to walk a lot and the gout attack would subside. Now, I walked again, but the pain is still there. Please help me.

      I don’t want to have this for the rest of my life. Geez, I’m only just turned 28. 🙁

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Jonathan, eliminate the white bread since it is refined carbohydrate for 100% whole wheat bread instead. No need to eat just bread and bananas. You can eat any complex carbohydrate like vegetables, fruits, whole wheat breads and pasta…If I were you I’d go see your doctor. Take some Ibuprofen to remove the edge from the pain before you go see your doctor, cause it sounds like you’ll need prescription drugs to rid the gout attack. Meanwhile, drink nothing but water, avoid alcohol, meat, fried food, seafood, shrimps like you mentioned is a big no-no, and read my blog for more information on how to beat your gout.

        • Tia Mullins

          But whole wheat bread is loaded with purines. White bread is actually safer for gout sufferers.

    • Jacqueline

      What about taking the pill supplement of apple cider. I use 1500 mg 2 times daily in a pill form. The brand is Vitascost. Thank you

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Ya you can take apple cider vinegar in the form of a tablet. Definitely!

      • Mark


        Does that mean 1500mg of ACV in capsule form per day? or is that 3000mg per day?

        Thanks Mark

    • Al

      Spiro, thank you for sharing your experience about the different remedies for gout. I’ve had the same recommendation by friends who had suffered with gout. Have you heard of Uricaid supplement and what is your opinion of it?

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    • Dr Lyne

      I would strongly suggest omitting the honey. Honey is pure fructose, and fructose should be avoided as much as possible with gout.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Dr.Lyne I would suggest you read my post on honey –> Raw honey can be part of a gout sufferer’s diet and it should be part of anybody’s diet. It is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Again I recommend not more than 25 grams of sugar a day, so if you measure it correctly you can have some raw honey with your oatmeal or in a cup of tea or with ACV, there is nothing wrong with that. One caveat for those who suffer from extremely high uric acid levels than I do suggest a zero tolerance on any form of sugar. Again check with your doctor for best results.

    • Goutboy

      Green apple acv better due to more malic acid, found no benefit in natural acv. I suffer from cronic gout and am now off probenecid due to green acv.

    • Damon

      You say to choose ‘non-fermented” ACV. Natural vinegar is fermented (from juice to alcohol to acetic acid), opposed to distilled or chemically synthesized…

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Yes that is correct Damon! This way you get the most health benefits from the ACV,

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