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One of the oldest home remedies for just about any ailment is apple cider vinegar (ACV for short.) Perhaps your grandmother gave some to you when you were a kid. Or maybe you are well versed in alternative medicine and have some ACV everyday.

I’m not sure how true the claims are, since I never used vinegar to cure anything, but here are a few things apple cider vinegar is supposed to cure:

  • Allergies
  • The flu, sore throats, etc.
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Acid reflux
  • High blood pressure
  • And many more (see EarthClinic.com)

Those problems are usually a serious pain and require expensive medication to fix. If a little vinegar can cure them instead, that is freaking awesome!

Unfortunately, vinegar tastes like, well, vinegar. And I hate the taste of vinegar…

But I was lucky enough to get a sample of Body Ami, a sweetened and flavored form of apple cider vinegar. Body Ami consists of concentrated ACV, honey, and flavor.

I got to try the Currant one, which is flavored with black currant juice. Other flavors include acai berry honey, goji berry honey, pomegranate honey, and mangosteen honey. They all sound tempting.

And the price isn’t bad, so I might try them all. A 16oz bottle is $14.95, and you can also try a sampler pack (two 9oz bottles) for $14.95.

Body Ami Taste Test

To start with, you take 1 Tbsp of Body Ami and mix it in 8oz water. Easy. (If you put it in a cup first, then add water, it mixes itself.)

Problem is, as soon as you open the bottle, you’re inundated with the ubiquitous vinegar smell. The smell of vinegar used to make me gag, and even though I don’t mind it so much anymore, I don’t enjoy it.

Luckily, Body Ami doesn’t taste too much like vinegar. I tasted the currant flavor about as much as the vinegar, and the honey sweetens things up. And there’s no aftertaste at all.

But I do try to avoid breathing through my nose while drinking this. If I don’t smell the vinegar, it’s not bad at all.

Now, it did take about three days for me to be able to drink this without hating the vinegar smell and taste. It was bearable. A week after that, I began to enjoy the taste (which surprised me a great deal.)

Body Ami Health Improvements

I only took Body Ami for around two, maybe three weeks. But if you read the many success stories for ACV in general, it works fast, so I was hoping for huge health improvements.

But in my case, there was no noticeable improvement in anything I can think of. That puts Body Ami on the same level as virtually every other supplement I’ve tried.

Perhaps it improved digestion or strengthened my immune system, but that’s hard to say with any certainty. I’ll need to try this stuff over the course of six months or even a year to really see.

But I will say this: if you have any sort of ailment, especially something you can’t seem to get rid of, you should try Body Ami. It might just work!

My final verdict is…

Let’s be honest here – I don’t get excited to drink Body Ami every day. It’s way, way better than plain ACV, but still, you can only do so much to disguise the taste and smell of vinegar.

But if it improves my health, I’ll do whatever it takes to get my daily dose of ACV. So if you like to take ACV, but hate the taste, Body Ami could be a great option for you. (If you still hate the taste, just plug your nose and you should be alright.)

Official website: www.BodyAmi.com

Product Review Details
Company: Body Ami
Product: Body Ami Apple Cider Vinegar
Reviewed by: Coach Levi
My Rating: 3.8 out of 5
Date last updated: 2009-07-03
Obtained Product: Free sample from company.
CoachLevi.com Advertiser: No.

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  1. Coach:

    Interesting review. I have been taking apple cider vinegar for about a year and it has definitely helped my allergies. I read quite a bit about acv, and the benefits seem to stem from helping to balance your pH, improving the body’s acidity level, hence improving the digestive and elimination. I agree acv can be pretty nasty until you get used to it, so I will definitely try Body Ami to see how it tastes, and how it works, but I am definitely a believer and even bring it (acv) with me when I travel. Cheers.


  2. @Craig

    Thanks for the comment. Glad it’s working for you, and I bet if you can handle the plain stuff, you could very well enjoy Body Ami.

    ACV testimonials sure sound convincing, so I’ll try this out long term, and maybe even give some out as gifts (a mini research study disguised as gift giving, that is!) 😉

  3. Funny. I was just reading about apple cider vinegar. I did not expect to see it reviewed here, but it makes sense if it helps with health and fitness. BTW – really like your training advice.

  4. @Pete

    Yep, you need a healthy body and a solid base of wellness or your base training, race day nutrition, rest, etc. could all come crumbling down.

    It takes a lot of work to become a successful athlete, but just one little slip up can ruin everything, so I like to write about every possible way to avoid the slip ups.

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