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Cinnemon? Benefits of.

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by POO`s 2, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. POO`s 2

    POO`s 2 · Member

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    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me if it has been proved that taking a cinnamon capsule before meals three times a day reduces blood sugar levels. My local health food shop said that cinnamon is widely used for this purpose but I am not sure if this might be a sales pitch. I would be grateful for any information on this subject. Poo`s 2
     
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    Hi,

    Just been on to the link you provided Ken and found it interesting reading. Thanks I will probably give the cinnamon a go and see if it helps. Poo`s2
     
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    Spiral · Well-Known Member

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    The chap who did the initial research on cinammon didn't use capsules, he used the spice you buy in food shops. So I'd say capsules were a sales pitch.

    Visit this site http://www.bloodsugar101.com/ and look in the "Drugs and food" page then find the picture that goes with "Helpful supplements for diabetes".
     
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    ChocFish · Well-Known Member

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    Capsules are expensive, you get cinnamon in the shops really cheap, dont be tempted to by the expensive cinnamon, just the bog standard ordinary cinnamon is what you want.

    I have taken cinnamon for years, I am not sure if it helped with bg, bit maybe it worked in combination with some of the other things I am taking/doing.

    Just dont overdo it on the cinnamon, high doses can irritate your stomach and even cause ulcers, and are not necessary, I stir the powder into coffee, or stewed/baked apple, or sprinkle over my porridge (< this doesnt raise my bg, not since I make it with Soya milk instead of cows milk which contains lactose, you can add a bit of cream to your porridge to make it more luxurious and creamy :) )

    All the best

    Karen
     
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