Can Apple Cider Vinegar Make You Infertile? | Ferticity IVF & Fertility Clinics

Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries and is proven to provide a lot of benefits not only in the terms of acne and beauty ailments but also in controlling pH Levels and whatnot.

However, because of its numerous benefits, many couples suffering from fertility problems ask if apple cider vinegar can boost their fertility or will it make them infertile.

And indeed conceiving successfully is a challenge for most couples, as many faces various problems such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), low sperm count, uterine fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, etc.

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So, does apple cider vinegar (ACV) makes you infertile? The short answer is no, apple cider vinegar does not make you infertile. Rather it is good for both men and women and can help in improving fertility when incorporated into their diet. However, one must understand that daily consumption of apple cider vinegar can do the opposite and may hinder your chances of getting pregnant or infertility treatments.

Now, let’s understand how apple cider vinegar helps you in fighting infertility.

Apple Cider Vinegar And Its Potential Health Benefits

Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits. It can help you restore your normal pH level, prevent heartburn, and kills bacteria to improve your normal well being. However one must understand that it won’t treat infertility alone but helps in improving it to a certain level.

Here are some of the common benefits of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) for infertility:

Controls pH Levels

Your vaginal pH balance is important for your vaginal health. Vaginal pH levels usually range from 4-to 5; too high or too low can disrupt your fertility. As well as helping to restore your vaginal pH levels because it’s mildly acidic, ACV is also proven to avoid urinary tract infections and yeast infections.

Prostate Problems

Fluids that are secreted by the prostate gland help nourish the sperms. But a lot of men after the age of 35 or 40 face prostate problems. Such as enlargement of the prostate gland or painful ejaculation. However, the consumption of apple cider has been proven to control prostate problems.

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Weight loss

If you are planning to undergo infertility treatments then you must be knowing that weight plays a crucial role in determining your chances of pregnancy.

Doctors recommend couples maintain a healthy weight and healthy diet, and ACV helps in lowering obesity and other weight-related problems.

 Lower Testosterone Levels in Women 

Being largely a male hormone, testosterone is found in both males and females. But it is to b noted that if testosterone levels increase in women they might face fertility related issues and other hormonal imbalances. Yet, apple cider vinegar is also proven in lowering testosterone levels.

How To Consume Apple Cider Vinegar And What Precautions To Take

Before learning about the right way of consuming ACV, here is something you must note.

Though you can try apple cider vinegar and yes it does provide benefits in improving fertility, it doesn’t guarantee results. This is because infertility depends upon many factors which are untreatable through natural remedies.

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Hence, it is always recommended to consult with an infertility specialist before you start consuming apple cider vinegar. Your doctor would guide you through the journey by advising you about what’s right and what’s not.

Let’s now see how one must consume apple cider vinegar:

  1. Start by boiling a glass of hot water and wait till it becomes lukewarm
  2. Now add 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar


  1. Drink it with a straw to prevent affecting tooth enamel.
  2. ACV should be taken on an empty stomach.
  3. Remember that ACV is mildly acidic in nature so one must dilute it in more water.
  4. Remember to ask your doctor first before taking apple cider vinegar as it could react with certain medications.

When You Must See a Doctor?

If you are trying to conceive for more than 8 months now and you think that you might be suffering from infertility, then it will be a good decision to see a doctor rather than trying home remedies on your own.

Your doctor would help you in understanding the reason behind your infertility and what you can do about it.

How Ferticity Fertility Clinics Can Help You?

Did you know that finding affordable IVF and infertility treatment centres is a hectic task? And even if you find one they are just not that experienced.

But Ferticity is not only affordable but also has 43 years of combined expertise in performing IVF procedures. So if you are planning to go for infertility counselling or treatment book an appointment with us or call us at +91 9910120674, +91-11-45890000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does apple cider vinegar affect sperm quality?

No, apple cider vinegar does not affect sperm quality as there is little to no evidence that apple cider vinegar affects male fertility.

Can I drink apple cider vinegar while trying to conceive?

Generally speaking, specialists believe that women must avoid taking apple cider vinegar if they are trying to conceive. And if they do consume it, it should be in very less amounts.

Does apple cider vinegar balance female hormones?

Yes, apple cider vinegar does balance female hormones.