Cinnamon Improves Regulation of Blood Sugar

June 14, 2012 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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Cinnamon Improves Regulation of Blood Sugar
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An analysis of six high quality human studies on cinnamon consumption and blood sugar has confirmed that intake of cinnamon has a beneficial effect on fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c).

The best supplemental form of cinnamon is called Cinnulin PF, a special water-soluble extract originally developed at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It filters out some components of cinnamon that can be toxic when taken at high doses. It is also concentrated in the most bioactive compounds in cinnamon called doubly linked Type-A Polymers.

Cinnamon helps enhance the flow of sugar in metabolism. It works to improve glucose transport by helping insulin signaling. Of course, if a person continues to eat too much then it isn't likely to do much. However, if one consistently exercises, and follows the Leptin Diet--giving their metabolism a chance--cinnamon is a useful tool that can help correct a stressed-out blood sugar metabolism.

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