If you often feel low-energy, especially after meals, you may want to look for a more sustainable solution than downing a cup of coffee.

Taking apple cider vinegar (ACV) and B vitamins at the right dosages can help support your blood sugar and energy levels in ways that go way beyond a short-term caffeine hit.

Bragg’s new True Energy Supplement, which contains B vitamins, can help provide a steady flow of energy without the crash commonly associated with caffeine.

Why coffee can make you tired

Coffee perks you up, right? Yes, at first. When you drink coffee, the caffeine prevents the onset of drowsiness by blocking the effects of the neurotransmitter adenosine.

However, some people may find that, a few hours after taking caffeine, they have what’s called a caffeine crash; they experience a sharp drop in energy levels, headaches, difficulty concentrating, and irritability. 

Taking ACV with B vitamins is a different way to help support your energy levels throughout the day.

What is apple cider vinegar (ACV)?

Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar created by fermenting apples. It contains water, natural compounds from apples, and acetic acid, the main acid in all types of vinegar. 

Acetic acid helps support balanced blood sugar levels — the key feature that may help you maintain your energy.

“Several clinical studies show that a daily dose of 750 milligrams of acetic acid provides many health benefits, such as healthy blood glucose levels,” said Dr. Ed McDonald, MD, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago.

“By helping to stabilize blood glucose, acetic acid may help prevent crashes and energy slumps,” he says.

However, not all apple cider vinegar products (especially ACV supplements) contain 750 mg of acetic acid; Bragg sent 23 different ACV supplements out for third-party testing and not one had the 750 mg of acetic acid per serving needed to provide clinically proven health benefits.

Why added B vitamins help with energy levels

The B vitamins are a group of eight water-soluble vitamins that play a variety of roles in the body, including helping maintain energy levels.

“Vitamin B12 is a cofactor to enzymes involved in cellular energy metabolism, which means it activates enzymes needed for cellular energy production to occur,” said McDonald. “The body cannot convert nutrients from food into usable energy without sufficient levels of B vitamins.”

The FDA’s recommended Daily Value percentage guideline that you see on supplement labels is based on the amount of a vitamin or mineral needed to keep from developing a nutrient deficiency. In the case of vitamin B12, the amount needed to support cellular energy metabolism is actually 8,333 percent of the recommended DV, or 200 mcg.

Bragg’s True Energy ACV capsules contain 6 essential B vitamins, including 200 mcg of vitamin B12.

Buy Bragg products online

Bragg has many different products that you can use to get your daily dose of ACV.

Bragg ACV supplements are available online and have hundreds of 5-star reviews. You can choose from two versions:

  • True Energy ACV capsules, with six essential B vitamins
  • Original ACV capsules, with vitamin D and zinc

Visit Bragg.com or Amazon to purchase the full line of Bragg products, including Bragg True Energy Supplement.

Find Bragg at a store near you through the Bragg store locator.

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Why you should take an ACV vitamin capsule

Taking ACV supplement capsules daily is an easy way to get the recommended dose of ACV to support your blood sugar and energy levels every day.

Studies show that taking 750 mg of acetic acid every day provides myriad benefits, such as helping to maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels and managing weight gain. This is the amount of acetic acid found in a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. However, capsules now make it easier to get a dose of apple cider vinegar’s benefits wherever you are. 

Bragg’s original ACV capsule, with vitamin D and zinc for extra immune support and the new True Energy ACV capsules both provide an effective dose of acetic acid. Bragg True Energy Supplement also provides at least 100% of the DV of six essential B vitamins, including vitamin B12.

Unlike caffeine and other stimulants, True Energy capsules generate a steady flow of energy at the cellular level.

Why you should choose ACV pills over gummies

If you’re being mindful of your sugar intake, you should probably take ACV capsules, not ACV gummies.

That’s because many ACV gummies are loaded with sugar, so they may have the opposite effect of what you’re looking for — contributing to potential spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels.

ACV gummies also won’t deliver the clinically effective dose of ACV that studies have found actually helps support balanced blood sugar levels. It would take 30–50 of the leading gummies to get the right dosage of acetic acid.

“It’s important to keep in mind that none of the gummy-based apple cider vinegar supplements available today offer the correct amount of acetic acid. In fact, it would take 30 of the leading gummies to equal 1 serving of Bragg supplements,” said Diane Kull, VP of R&D and Quality at Bragg.

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Why trust Bragg for your ACV needs?

Bragg is a trusted producer of ACV and has been making it for more than 100 years. In fact, company founder Paul Bragg started one of the earliest health food stores in the United States.

Bragg ACV products are non-GMO project verified, kosher, gluten-free, and vegan, and they have no artificial colors or flavors. 

All Bragg ACV products also contain 750 mg acetic acid per serving. They include:

  • Original ACV supplements
  • True Energy supplements, which include ACV plus six B vitamins
  • Original ACV liquid
  • Flavored ACV blends
  • Ready-to-drink Refreshers and Shots

The takeaway

Taking ACV supplements in combination with B vitamins is a simple way to support your cellular metabolism and balanced blood glucose levels every day.

With Bragg’s True Energy Supplements, you’ll also get six essential B vitamins, including vitamin B12, to support a steady flow of cellular energy.

Taking Bragg ACV supplements is one easy step you can take to boost your energy and well-being.