The vinegar works by ridding the body of toxins and aiding liver function, boosting digestion and metabolism. It also works by reducing appetite and controlling blood sugar levels, meaning you feel more full and are less inclined to eat too much.
There are also other health benefits to consuming apple cider vinegar - it can improve digestion, protect against heart disease and control blood sugar levels.
Experts say you should never have more than 1-2 tablespoons of the vinegar a day. Extreme dieters may choose to do the full detox with the apple cider vinegar drink to get maximum results, which involves drinking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with 250ml of filtered water and 1/4 teaspoon of honey every day for a week in conjunction with a low-calorie diet.
Otherwise, just incorporating apple cider vinegar into your diet - try it mixed with olive oil as a tasty salad dressing - could still see you reaping the weight loss benefits of apple cider vinegar.
Of course the apple cider detox is only meant to be a short term diet solution and people should always contact their doctor before starting a new health regime.