Which Type Of Cinnamon Is Best For Diabetes?

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The Cinnamon And Diabetes Connection

Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the inner bark of trees belonging to the genus Cinnamomum. Reports suggest that this spice has been in use since the time of the Egyptians, as early as 2000 years ago. Cinnamon has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, apart from its use as a spice and as an embalming and anointing oil. There has been research that indicates that there is a cinnamon and diabetes connection and that type 2 diabetics certainly benefit from consuming cinnamon. It has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. Cinnamon has been found effective in medical conditions such as: Muscle spasms Vomiting Diarrhea Infections Common cold Loss of appetite Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease Erectile dysfunction (ED) HIV Multiple sclerosis and Chronic wounds Research into Cinnamon and Diabetes A paper published in Diabetes Care concluded that low levels of cinnamon (1 to 6 grams per day) reduced glucose, triglycerides, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels in type 2 diabetic subjects. This study also stated that cinnamon could be used by the healthy population to protect themselves from, and prevent, elevated glucose levels and b Continue reading >>

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  1. andiw

    Is cinnamon helpful and if so, which brand is best and safest?

    I'm still looking for ways to bring down blood sugar and starting putting cinnamon in my tea with meals... wow! Seems to work very well!! Anyway, I read more about it and found out that cassia, which is typical of the type of cinnamon we have in the U.S., isn't that good for you. Apparently, it has higher levels of coumarin, which is damaging to the liver. Do any of you have advice on the best cinnamon to get and which doses are good? I read that ceylon is good. Anyone have a company they use when ordering? I just noticed that when I take some at night, my fasting blood sugar goes down to the 80's by morning. After meals, my numbers go down by at least 20-25 points from what is typical for a given meal... big difference for me. I found that taking the supplements doesn't seem to have any effect... but the table cinnamon sure does... granted, I take about 1/2 tsp each time, which I think might be too much... but at least if I find a better version and a healthier dose, that could a good thing? What do you guys think? Thanks so much for the support! I don't know what I'd do without this group of great people!

  2. furball64801

    Most of us type 2s have tried these things for years. It never did anything for me, I ordered both the pills and added it to my meals and my bs was always high. For some just simple things work, if you young or just been dx these things might help.

  3. blaisjp

    I can tell you that if I make and eat my cin and flax cockies that for some reason in the am my fasting bg is lower. why I have no idea. I am unwilling to eat a tbs of cin to see if it helps.

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