OKAY - let's talk ACV. Like seriously, what is all the hype and why are all my friends telling me I NEED this? I think it started a couple years back when I first heard about it. Something about Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom bonding over drinking apple cider vinegar everyday and how it gave them more energy. Talk about couples goals, right? But I was always skeptical and thought, my probiotics are probably enough to get the job done in the gut health department. I'm good.
Fast forward a bit and I'm sure you've all heard about the other ACV gummies (can't name names but starts with rhymes with 'holy' 😊) where they literally promised the world - better gut health, improved digestion, quicker metabolism, etc. And I'll be honest, I've always been eager to try... but they are SO EXPENSIVE. $25 for a bottle of 60 gummies but the recommended dosage is 2 gummies, 3X a day! I'd need to spend $75 a month just to get all these benefits, and I couldn't justify it.
And then just 4 months ago, embody reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try their latest - the 🍎 ACV gummy 🍎 - in exchange for an honest review. I thought, sure. I'd loved their Retinol gummies for just under a year now and have seen improvements in my skin health, and I've always wanted to know the hype about ACV, so why not? It's been just over 3 months of taking embody ACV gummies, every single day (yay for consistency) and here's my thoughts:
Holy damnnnn these are delicious. They honestly taste like summertime when all the berries are perfectly ripe. Juicy and love the texture. I actually get sugar cravings in the morning, so I usually drink my coffee black, but eat these 2 gummies as my sweet treat. I loved adding it to my routine and not having to worry about eating them THREE times a day. Just 2 gummies will do the job - awesome. After a couple weeks I remembered getting my period and I was super surprised because my cramps were not nearly as intense as they usually were. Like I mean, I'm typically out of commission for half a day and need to use a personal day type of pain. But I was fine - a heat pack for my mild discomfort and WAY LESS BLOATING which was the real MVP. I didn't realize it at the time but the only change in my diet was the addition of these gummies, so I thought, maaaaybe?
I've taken these ACV gummies consistently every morning, with the miss of maybe 3 days altogether (because I'm 30 and forgetful), and it was interesting to actually see some of these benefits visually on my skin too. I have pretty clear skin but it does get dry in the winter time, and more of combination in the T-zone. What I noticed was that my nose bridge area was less flaky, and it wasn't like I had changed my skincare routine. Overall my skin just felt more plumpy? And glowy which was nice. I also think it's because I've felt way more energy than I have throughout the entire pandemic, so I worked out more which helped because the sweat probably carried away some of those toxins.
Woah. 90 days of ACV gummies and I'm hooked. I honestly treat this as my new multivitamin except it's even better. Similarly to when I first started taking these ACV gummies, this month I've noticed that my period cramps were pretty much level 2/10 instead of the usual 12/10. Also - I didn't feel like there was a blockage of any sort in my stomach and digestion felt soooo smooth this month. Overall I definitely felt an increase in energy, and I started tracking sleep on my Fitbit recently. I'm not sure if it's because I get energy in the day so I workout more often, but my sleeps have been deeper ever since starting these gummies too. I know it's not the ONLY reason why, but in the beginning I would average 5h45min of sleep and wake up 2-3x with 10+ times of "restlessness." I've since then increase my actual sleep time to 6h30min and only wake up once in the middle of the night. My "restlessness" time has also decreased to about 4-5 times throughout, which honestly is a HUGE HUGE win for me!! I'm excited to take these for a full year and see where it takes me, but I'm just so happy I don't have to worry with that bloating bulge that usually gets me down after I eat anything.
Try it out for yourself today! Mine were gifted to me but feel free to use my code ANTHEA20 to save 20% on your first purchase!