Are apple cider supplements effective in lowering blood sugar and LDL cholesterol?
Kristen A. Binaso, RPh, FASCP, CCP
American Pharmacists Association
I can tell you that these types of questions are hard for us because we do not have any scientific data or studies. The FDA does not have strict oversight over these types of products like prescription medications. The only data I found was that it can be useful in constipation, but there is no conclusive evidence of it helping blood sugar or LDL cholesterol. Many people feel that these "supplements" are safe because you can buy them over the counter, but that is not the case. We don't know if they really work, nor do we know if they interact with other medications.