Cinnamon verum (The only real Cinnamon) called “true cinnamon”.
Also Called Ceylon cinnamon or Sri Lanka cinnamon, is rarely sold in stores. Almost always Fake Cinnamon Sold.
This fake cinnamon is around half the price, this Cinnamon is called
“Cinnamomum cassia” or commonly just Cassia.
The cassia-derived varieties dominate the North American market, especially in commercially produced goods, and have recently been referred to as “fake” cinnamon. Fake cinnamon tastes stronger than real cinnamon, provides none of the same health benefits as real cinnamon and is usually a thicker barked quill.
Ceylon cinnamon or true cinnamon is more expensive and has a sweet taste. The quills are softer and can be easily ground in a coffee grinder and provide all the health benefits of real Cinnamon. Sadly, Ceylon cinnamon is generally only sold in specialty stores.
Proven Uses for “True” Cinnamon
improving energy & vitality
Improves and regulates circulation
Regulates blood sugar
Prevention of diabetes
Soothing and preventing indigestion and digestive conditions
Recent studies have proven cinnamon to be beneficial in regulating blood sugar, insulin levels and helping Diabetes.
In the medical journal called Diabetes Care. Sixty people with type 2 diabetes took 1, 3, or 6 grams of cinnamon in pill form daily, an amount roughly equivalent to one quarter of a teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
After 40 days, all 3 amounts of cinnamon reduced fasting blood glucose by 18 to 29%, triglycerides by 23 to 30%, LDL cholesterol by 7 to 27%, and total cholesterol by 12 to 26%.
Prevention of Bad bacteria and Digestive Disorders. Lab and animal studies have found that cinnamon may have antibacterial and antifungal properties. It’s active against Candida albicans, the fungus that causes yeast infections and thrush, and Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers.
Safety of Cinnamon
People taking diabetes medication or any medication that affects blood glucose or insulin levels shouldn’t take therapeutic doses of cinnamon unless they’re under a doctor’s supervision. Taking them together may have an additive effect and cause blood glucose levels to dip too low.
Also, people who have been prescribed medication to manage their blood sugar should not reduce or discontinue their dose and take cinnamon instead, especially without speaking with a doctor. Improperly treated diabetes can lead to serious complications, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and nerve damage.
Pregnant women should avoid excessive amounts of cinnamon and shouldn’t take it as a supplement.
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