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Cinnamon to Lower Blood Sugar

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Cinnamon has been proven to help lower blood sugar, and can be helpful for people with type 2 Diabetes trying to manage their blood sugar.

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I have read about how to do the water extracted cinnamon using the coffee filter, but am wondering how much to you have to take, or do you just make a tea with it? Anyone getting good results please let me know.
Thanks.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: RESEARCH HAS USED 5 GRAMS (ABOUT 1/2 TEASPOON). DIABETES, OBESITY AND METABOLISM, NOV. 2007

I have been using cinnamon for some time now and it has worked well in helping me control my blood sugar. Recently I started taking the cinnamon 500 mg. with chromium. Two capsules twice a day gives me 2000 mg of cinnamon and 200mcg of chromium. This has made a big difference in my blood glucose levels. I finally feel like I have found something that will naturally help me control my Diabetes.

My doctor told me that my blood sugar level was one point away from requiring medication for type 2 diabetes. I had read about taking cinnamon to lower blood sugar levels, so I went to the health food store and got a a good size jar of ground cinnamon. I started putting about half a teaspoon in my morning health food drink. I was very concerned because diabetes seemed to be such an endless and painful and chronic disease. Well, to my surprise, six months later my blood sugar level is completely normal. Period. Cinnamon worked for me.

I am a pharmacist and I have researched cinnamon extensively. I am not diabetic however I did USE to have metabolic syndrome which makes your periods erratic or disappear, makes it hard to lose weight, and makes you have high insulin levels. The number one treatment for this condition is a drug called metformin which makes your body's cells "utilize" the glucose more efficiently therefore it decreases the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood.

I could not tolerate metformin because it was dropping my already normal blood sugar and a patient of mine told me about cinnamon. After much research I realized that cinnamon basically does the same thing in the body as metformin does without the side effects! I took cinnamon for about 3 months and my periods returned and I was finally able to successfully lose weight! Once the weight started coming off, my periods continued and I have now been regular for over one year and no longer take cinnamon...

I tell all of my diabetic patients to take it now!

What type of cinnamon (i.e. ground, capsules, etc.) did you take, how much of a dose, and how often? PLEASE help!

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: STUDIES SHOW 1/4 TO 1/2 TEASPOON OF GROUND CINNAMON WITH MEALS WILL PREVENT BLOOD SUGAR RISING RAPIDLY. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND REGULAR USE OF THIS, HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ELEVATED LIVER ENZYMES FROM COUMARIN IN CASSIA CINNAMON. INSTEAD, WE SUGGEST THOSE WHO PLAN TO USE CINNAMON TO HELP WITH BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL LOOK FOR A WATER-BASED EXTRACT SUCH AS CINNULIN PF. CAPSULES CAN BE FOUND IN HEALTH FOOD STORES OR PHARMACIES.

I read somewhere that cinnamon is good for boosting the memory, so I've been taking two 1000 mg. capsules daily for a couple of years, but I still cannot tell if it helps. Have you heard anything about this? And is the cinnamon dangerous in this amount daily? Or am I just wasting my money?

thank you.

My doctor prescribed metformin as I began to consistently register high glucose levels. After beginning a daily dose of 500 mg daily, I began taking 1000 mg capsules of cinnamon daily. After two months of metformin I discontinued it and only used the daily dose of cinnamon. My sugar levels consistently range, non-fasting, from 80 mg/dl to 95 mg/dl. After a year, I have dropped 20 lbs. and have kept it off with no exercise and no change in diet.

I am in a diabetic study using an insulin pen with another drug added (once a day shot). I know I am taking the real drug and not the placebo from the results. As the dosage got higher, so did my blood sugar (around a 200 average). I soon got to the maximum dose; same results no matter what I ate.

About a week ago a friend told me to start using cinnamon and I saw instant results. My 200 average dropped to a 97. I have learned that Saigon cinnamon is the best. But like everything, cinnamon must be used in moderation. More is not better.

People's Pharmacy response: Be sure to let the study investigators know that you are also taking cinnamon. It could have an effect on their data.

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