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Can Cinnamon Lower Blood Sugar or Help Improve Hemoglobin A1C?

Cinnamon and cinnamon oil are fantastic for supporting healthy blood sugar levels along with a low carb, real food eating plan. 

Cinnamon:

Consume 3/4 tsp a day:
  • helps improve Hemoglobin A1C
  • helps correct abnormal cholesterol levels 
  • helps improve lean body mass

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3/4 tsp a day is 2g of cinnamon
A study in London showed when type 2 diabetics faithfully took 2g of cinnamon each day for 12 weeks, it significantly lowered Hemoglobin A1C (marker for blood sugar levels) and blood pressure too.

Diabet Med. 2010 Oct;27(10):1159-67. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2010.03079.x.

Glycated haemoglobin and blood pressure-lowering effect of cinnamon in multi-ethnic Type 2 diabetic patients in the UK: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial.

Akilen R1, Tsiami A, Devendra D, Robinson N.
Get Cinnamomum zeylanicum/C. verum, aka “true cinnamon” or Ceylon cinnamon.
 
Cinnamon Bark oil is the right species with 50-75% Trans-Cinnamaldehyde – the amazing “plant medicine” that dominates in the oil. I can’t connect those dots for you since the FDA doesn’t want me to talk about how essential oils can benefit certain conditions, but if you wanted to look at the published studies on PubMed.gov you could search cinnamon or cinnamaldehyde and the condition you are interested in.

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