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Old 04-15-2014, 23:04   #1
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Do you think it helps, hurts, does nothing in your opinion? If you take personally, how much do you take and how long have you been taking it? They say the coumarin in Cassia cinnamon may pose some problems for the liver but IDK.

I purchased some true cinnamon from Amazon w/o the coumarin but they say it has not been adequately studied and may have no effect in helping to regulate blood glucose, altho much safer to take or eat in foods. If this is true, then maybe the coumarin is what is responsible for the glucose lowering effect, altho it might also harm the liver.

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For diabetes, cinnamon does nothing.

If you're looking for an herb to help lower BG - you'll be looking in vain and spending money for no return.

(This subject gets discussed on this board every few months.)

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OIC, I figured it has probably been discussed before. I suppose there are many hucksters out there who like to prey on sick people. I have purchased many worthless natural anti-anxiety products over the years. I was never harmed by any of them but none of them really worked either.

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I used to suffer panic attacks, depression and anxiety over 10 years ago. I understand how debilitating it can be

I tried anti-depressants, prescription sedatives, Bach's Flower Remedies, St John's Wort (a herb), Valarian tablets (herb) and counseling.

In 2000 I started practicing Buddhism which involved chanting a mandala Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. When I told my Buddhist teacher my issues she said 'you'll find your depression and anxiety will reduce and go away'. In my arrogance I actually laughed. I didn't believe her because I felt nothing had helped so far so I must have the mother of all depression/anxiety.

However, 3 years into my practice I felt much less anxious. I decided to stop taking the anti-depressants (as I had done numerous times in the past only to relapse). I kept a close watch on myself. Months went by and no depression and no panic attacks.

I still suffer from mild anxiety but I've noticed, and everyone else around me has too, the more regularly I chant the less anxious I am. When I chant on a regular basis I feel more stable, grounded and hopeful.

If you are interested, the website SGI (Soka Gakkai International).

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Ceylon, or 'true', cinnamon has coumarin in it too. Just not anywhere near as much as Cassia has.

If you are on blood thinners, don't supplement with either of them. Occasionally as a spice, sure. Not as a supplement.

"They" say a healthy body can easily handle the amount of coumarin in Ceylon. Given Diabetes, I kinda assume I should act like I do not have a healthy body. So I have never gone Ceylon-hunting.

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I love it. Just because I think it tastes good. If it happens to be doing good things to my numbers, all the better. But I've never noticed a marked improvement because of it.

It gets sprinkled on just about anything I want to sweeten.

Just like anything savory I make is likely to have garlic and ginger, in one form or another.

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