Unlike commercial vinegars, Melrose Apple Cider Vinegar is unpasteurised and unfiltered in order to preserve nutritional value. Natural sediment is the true sign of raw, unfiltered vinegar. (The sediment can be broken up by shaking the bottle).
Apple Cider Vinegar contains pectin, trace minerals, potassium, beneficial bacteria and enzymes. Commercial apple cider vinegar is filtered and pasteurised which destroys any enzymes present.
Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in enzymes and potassium. Its acidic content is the reason it acts as a germ fighter and is used in many foods as a natural preservative against spoilage. People with upset stomachs benefit from the extra help Apple Cider Vinegar gives in digesting food. Whether this is because of the extra acidity or help from enzymes is uncertain.
If poor digestion is occurring, your body has to call on other processes and thus diverts energy from other activities. This is why some people feel tired after a meal. Their bodies are having great difficulty digesting what they have eaten and energy is being diverted.
If digestion is incomplete, the body becomes sluggish, leading the way to an overweight condition, and lack of physical and mental energy.