The connection between traditional, unfiltered cider vinegar with mother and the treatment of arthritis has been known for many years.
Unfiltered and Unpasteurised
Somerset Cider Vinegar is made from traditional varieties of whole Somerset cider apples and is un-pasteurised, unfiltered and contains 'mother of vinegar'. Our natural three-year fermentation process produces the antioxidant, antimicrobial and bioactive qualities needed to treat arthritis.
Margaret Hills, a state registered nurse, pioneered the treatment of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis with cider vinegar in the UK in the 1960s. Crippled by arthritis herself she cured her pain using cider vinegar and founded her clinic in Kenilworth.
We know that real cider apples are much higher in antioxidants and minerals than the dessert or culinary apples which are used in supermarket cider vinegars.
Somerset Cider Vinegar has many, many long standing customers who have found that natural cider vinegar with mother is a great help to them.
"I did take cider vinegar for more than a year before the aches gradually grew less and less and eventually disappeared." - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Sir Ranulph cures his arthritis
The explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes famously cured arthritis in his hands and hip with a mixture of natural cider vinegar and honey. He had witnessed the effect of cider vinegar on his mother who had been bed ridden with arthritis in her back.
"I didn't give up impatiently as I would have done had I not seen the effects on my mother," he said.
'From time to time I've lapsed for a while. After two or three months the arthritis begins slowly to return," said Sir Ranulph.
To read how church organist Sarah Gall cured her crippling arthritis with cider vinegar The Daily Mail (6/1/2010).