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Old 10-25-2012, 04:12   #1
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I have heard that cinnamon pills lower high blood sugar (and cholesterol and other things). Is that true? Is anyone taking cinnamon pills?

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Cinnamon is a great metabolism booster. So I take one capsule a day. I also use it in my cooking. I also mash up a cinnamon stick to put in my green tea when I am brewing a batch (I make a pitcher full at a time).
Other metabolism boosters are Chromium (chromium picolinate), and raspberry ketones. I sort of alternate between those three, never taking all at once.

The information about cinnamon is varied and sometimes contradictory. Some say only true cinnamon, or Ceylon cinnamon is best, and not cassia cinnamon, and yet others that say either kind is beneficial. Ceylon cinnamon is darker, and cassia cinnamon bark curls from both sides, whereas Ceylon curls from just one side. Ceylon cinnamon is a lot harder to find.
Some studies suggest cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar. Other benefits suggested by various studies: lowers LDL cholesterol, stops yeast infections, reduces the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells, has an anti-clotting effect on blood, 1/2 tsp taken with honey in the morning can help relieve arthritis pain, inhibits bacterial growth, smelling cinnamon improves best, cognitive brain function and memory, fights e. coli in juice, and it is a good source of manganese, fiber, iron and calcium.

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I've tried all sorts of natural and herbal remedies, but nothing worked. Finally I've settled down with carb restriction and higher fat consumption in the diet and that works.

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save your money .. It does nothing but give you cinnamon burps.

that goes for apple cider Vinegar tabs too.

but hey if you think it helps you ,go for it.lol

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I have powdered cinnamon (made the powder in the mixie) mixed with honey ...had been told by some friend that it is good for cholesterol.

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Cinnamon is a blood thinner, so use it as a "supplement" with caution if you take aspirin, Vit E, and other spice/herbal supplements like ginger etc (a slide show here: Natural Blood Thinners [Slideshow]).

I had lots of trouble with bruising easily before I took the time to learn about all the foods, supplements etc that are blood thinners (esp. Vit E).

It's pretty doggone easy to go overboard when we pursue hopes of improving BG by taking 'just one more' pill.

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I have powdered cinnamon (made the powder in the mixie) mixed with honey ...had been told by some friend that it is good for cholesterol.
As a newbie, I am wondering about that honey. Maybe it has some finer qualities, but I think of it as being a significant carb.

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You're right, Vicki. 21g of honey contains 17g of carbohydrate. Not on my 'safe' foods list.

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The first thing I gave up after diagnosis was honey. I used to eat honey, fresh berries and yogurt every morning before I was diagnosed. As soon as I was diagnosed I quickly figured out that was the exact wrong thing to eat.

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I have heard that cinnamon pills lower high blood sugar (and cholesterol and other things). Is that true? Is anyone taking cinnamon pills?
I am type 2 and have been on and off Cinsulin several times. Not currently taking any diabetic medicine, just limit carbs and unlimited exercise. The cinnamon seems to help me have lower fasting readings so I am on it again. I hate pills, but new blood tests soon, so I've been back on for over a month. We'll see what my new A1C is in a couple of weeks.

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