Natures Way Cinnamon, Standardized to contain 8% flavonoids or 12mg. Cinnamon may be used to help to improve blood glucose levels and insulin function in pre diabetics, diabetics and those with insulin resistance. Studies have confirmed the blood glucose controlling action of cinnamon. They show it contains constituents which do this by mimicking insulin, activating cellular insulin receptors & working with insulin in the cells to reduce blood sugar levels by up to 20%. Where the beneficial effects of gymnema are focused on sugar cravings and increasing insulin production, cinnamon works more at the cellular insulin receptor, improving insulin receptivity and cellular glucose and fat metabolism. 60 vegecaps
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Cinnamon may be used to help improve blood glucose levels and insulin function in pre-diabetics, diabetics and those with insulin resistance. Cinnamon is ideal for prevention and treatment of syndrome-X. It may also help regulate healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels and enhance a healthy weight management program.
Recommendations: Take 1 capsule twice daily with food or water.
Cinnamon Promotes Healthy Sugar Metabolism
A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study released in Diabetes Care finds that taking as little as 1g (1000mg) of cinnamon a day helps promote healthy glucose metabolism. The study also noted cardiovascular benefits with benefits increasing with higher doses of 3g and 6g daily. After 40 days, all three levels of cinnamon reduced fasting serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol levels. No significant changes were noted in the placebo groups. Changes in HDL cholesterol were not significant.
Cinnamon's Benefits for Pre-Diabetics
In addition to benefiting type 2 diabetics, cinnamon may benefit individuals with impaired glucose tolerance (i.e. pre-diabetic) whom have not developed full blown diabetes or other associated ailments. Getting blood glucose under control before one develops diabetes is becoming commonplace in medicine. Cinnamon extract may also prove useful for people on restricted blood sugar diets or concerned about blood sugar levels and people with Syndrome X, also known as Metabolic Syndrome. Cinnamon can lower blood sugar by mimicking insulin, activating insulin receptors and working with insulin in the cells to reduce blood sugar by up to 20%. However, cinnamon has some antioxidant benefits, whereas insulin is oxygen-reactive and can damage tissues.
Cinnamon Use for High Cholesterol
Cinnamon helped reduce serum glucose, triglyceride, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Because cinnamon would not contribute to caloric intake, those who have type 2 diabetes or those who have elevated glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, or total cholesterol levels may benefit from the regular inclusion of cinnamon in their daily diet. In addition, cinnamon may be beneficial for the remainder of the population to prevent and control elevated glucose and blood lipid levels.
What sort of cinnamon shouId I use?
It is important to note that Cinnamomum aromaticum and Cinnamomum cassia are the same species. Researchers identified certain flavonoids within cinnamon bark as being responsible for health promoting results. These flavonoids are captured in a water extract as in Nature's Way Standardised Cinnamon. Two vegetarian capsules provide 1000mg (700mg cinnamon bark and 300mg of cinnamon bark extract standardized to 8% flavonoids or 24mg).
Each 1 capsule contains Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum aromaticum) 350mg, Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum aromaticum) water-extract, 8% flavonoids (12mg) 150mg. Other ingredients: Plant derived capsule, magnesium stearate.
Keep out of reach of Children. Not for use during pregnancy and may cause allergies for people sensitive to cinnamon. Those who use medication for insulin or blood sugar control should closely monitor their blood glucose levels and seek advice from their medical practitioner before altering the dosage of medication.