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Old 03-20-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default Cinnamon for blood sugar

I have started taking cinnamon capsules, 1000mg, 3 times a day. It is supposed to help regulate your blood sugar, keep metabolism up, keeps insulin in check. Anyone else try this?
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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I don't take capsules, but I love the taste of cinnamon, so I put about a teaspoon on my apple everyday at lunch and then dip it in peanut butter. I love the sweet spicy taste of cinnamon. I feel like I'm eating something decadent, but it's apple, cinnamon and peanut butter - totally awesome food and not a decadent dessert.

Not sure if the cinnamon helps or not, but it can't hurt and it tastes yummy!

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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I have heard that before. I eat so low carb though that I don't have much of a problem controlling my blood glucose levels.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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I don't eat low carb but I do use cinnamon, the same dose - I take it before every meal, and I think it helps a great deal. I have PCOS with symptoms of insulin resistance. I feel as if I lose slightly more weight when I have a week spot-on with it, and just generally feel better.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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I do take the cinnamom capsules.. tho just 1 a day (350 mg). It does help to regulate your blood sugar and Glucose metabolism. So any carbs coming into your body will be helped alittle with the cinnamon taking

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:44 AM   #6
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What if you're eating very low carb anyway (Atkins 72' levels), and don't have insulin resistance? Is cinnamon necessary?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:25 AM   #7
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I figure it can't hurt. Although I have been reading that the cinnamon you buy in the stores and the type I have in my capsules is actually cassia which is like cinnamon and apparently works like the Ceylon Cinnamon. The cassia has a compound in it called coumain which can be liver toxic. I am getting some ceylon cinnamon this weekend just to be on the safe side.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:12 PM   #8
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I recently started sprinkling some in my coffee and hot tea, I also figure it can't hurt, right? I didn't know about the cassia though so thank you jjarman! I will also be picking up some Ceylon cinnamon as well.
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