Add More Cinnamon to my Diet! ~ WHY?

Author: Joni Bell
There is a lot of hype about cinnamon being a all natural treatment for blood sugar. This perks up the ears of anyone that is faced with a Diabetes Type 2 issue.

It was discovered years ago how a polyphenol which is contained in cinnamon and called MHCP (methylhydroxy chalcone polymer) can improve the glucose metabolism in fat cells as much as 20-fold.

Cinnamon is an effect way to help stabilize blood sugar, sometimes called the 'poor man\'s insulin'. Now did you know that the cinnamon you buy at your favorite supermarket may not really be cinnamon at all? Originally all cinnamon came from Ceylon, but now most cinnamon sold in the US comes from Indonesia, big difference.

The species grown in Indonesia is called cassia. Cassia is a hard woody texture and they use all layers of the bark. Since the whole tree is used this species is less expensive. Get the idea! Right, you get what you pay for.

Ground cinnamon can be added to shakes, juice and other foods including coffee or tea. Add 1/4 teaspoon per serving, 2 servings a day is recommended. At this level of dosage, it has been shown to lower the blood sugar leaves from 18 to 29, triglycerides as much as 30 and total cholesterol reduction in the range of 12 to 26. This occurs normally within 45 days.
Ref: Diabetes Care 03;26:3215-3218

You may double the dosage to 1/2 teaspoon twice a day, which may be necessary for some individuals. Those individuals that monitor their blood sugar, watch for a reaction. As in many cases with vitamin supplementation, more is not necessarily better. Beyond 1/2 teaspoon, twice a day, will not produce better results.

In one study that took 6 - 1/2 years to complete. The participants in the study had been on anti-diabetic drugs that cause an increase in insulin. The group took a placebo or 500mg cinnamon capsules.

Group 1 took 1 gram (1/2 teaspoon)
Group 2 took 3 grams (about 1 teaspoon)
Group 3 took 6 grams (almost 2 teaspoons)

Significant reductions in blood glucose levels was experienced. What is interesting is that Group 1 had the best improved glucose levels. This goes to show that more is not better. 1 gram of cinnamon was all that the body needed to improve the blood glucose level.

On the other hand, taking more cinnamon as Group 2 and 3 did provided improvement of blood levels of fats called triglycerides. All individuals in these groups had better triglyceride levels at the 40-day point in the test.

Cinnamon should be a part of our daily diet, regardless if there is an issue with Diabetes Type 2. Just a sprinkle is not enough.

For your information, orthodox medicine does not encourage people to eat cinnamon as a prevention measure for type 2 diabetes. Nor do they mention that type 2 diabetes is caused by trans-fatty acids and other bad fats. Nor do they tell people what the best diet is for type 2 diabetes patients. Nor do they tell people how to cure their type 2 diabetes.

Obviously Big Pharma wants you to buy thier drugs.
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