Effect of Cinnamon on Lowering the Blood sugar

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Effect of Cinnamon on Lowering the Blood sugar


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Old 05-14-2013, 13:03   #1
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Default Effect of Cinnamon on Lowering the Blood sugar

Recently a friend of mine shared a natural remedy for lowering blood sugar levels. This is adding two pinched of cinnamon powder to the green tea and drink daily in the morning. I do not know whether this is proven method. I tried this and could see a drop in sugar level ( 120 against 145 average) , I tried this for 4 days and the average of that is given above. [ This is my own experience and I am not inferring anything out of this ] . Anybody has tried this or any comments on this ?.

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Cinnamon has some science to back it up. It may help lower blood glucose in some, it also help reduce carbohydrates absorption if taken with a meal and may reduce glycation.

It doesn't work on everybody and don't expect big changes in blood glucose unless you are high. Nothing will substitute the low carb high fat diet and exercise for blood glucose control.

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I think the lack of potential profit stands in the way of extensive scientific studies but the anecdotal evidence is rather substantial. I take capsules or shaker some into my oatmeal. Other dietary additions for you to research would be: chromium, alpha lipoic acid, bitter melon, vandyl sulfate, stevia sweetener. All of these have some presence in my diet. I am 44 yrs old and control my type two almost w diet and exercise alone although I do take one metformin (500mg) daily w breakfast to make my doctor happy. Lol.

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I too stand at the same place.

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Agreed. I have used cinnamon in my coffee and tea from time to time, and it has lowered my blood sugar about 10 to 20 points sometimes, or it has caused a normal BG (around the 80s or 90s) after a huge LCHF meal to not move but a few points, if at all. I should use it more consistently.

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