Why cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice that has been used for centuries. It has a taste and aroma that is unique. It is also used widely in ayurvedic and traditional chinese medicine for conditions such as indigestion, obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol. In western medicine, many studies have been published regarding the benefits of cinnamon on diabetes and cholesterol, however no health claims are possible as yet.

impact on health

The cinnamon spice has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine to help with sugar control, cholesterol, obesity and digestive disorders. The FDA has given cinnamon GRAS (generally recognised as safe) status at dosages of up to 6g/day.One bottle of Cinnamora contains approximately 500mg of cinnamon. Because of a link between Cinnamomum Cassia and Coumarins, Cinnamora uses only Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, or Ceylon Cinnamon. There are no established health claims related to cinnamon, but there are many studies supporting its beneficial effects on sugar and cholesterol.

studies linked with improving
sugar control:

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Crawford P. Effectiveness of cinnamon for lowering HBa1c in patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomized, controlled trial.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
2009; 22:507.

2.

Vafa M, et al. Effects of cinnamon consumption on glycemic status, lipid profile and body composition in type 2 diabetic patients. International Journal of Preventive Medicine.
2012; 3:531.

3.

Ranasinghe P, et al. Efficacy and safety of 'true' cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) as a pharmaceutical agent in diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetic Medicine.
2012; 29:1480.

4.

Akilen R, et al. Cinnamon in glycaemic control: Systematic review and meta analysis. Clinical Nutrition.
2012; 31:609.

Studies linked with improving
choresterol control:

1.

Allen R, et al. Cinnamon use in type 2 diabetes: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Fam Med.
2013;452-459.

2.

Vafa M, et al. Effects of cinnamon consumption on glycemic status, lipid profile and body composition in type 2 diabetic patients. International Journal of Preventive Medicine.
2012; 3:531.

3.

Ulbricht C, et al. An evidence-based systematic review of cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.) by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration. Journal of Dietary Supplements.
2011;8:378.