A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down…but a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon may make the medicine go away. Numerous studies now show that as little as ¼ teaspoon or 4 – 500 milligram capsules of cinnamon can help reduce blood sugar levels significantly. Best yet it is inexpensive and found through the internet and local St Petersburg health food stores, CVS and Walgreens.
More than 170 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes. For many people, drugs and other forms of treatment are unavailable or too expensive. It is entirely possible that many of these people could benefit from this readily available natural product. Cinnamon may help by playing the role of an insulin substitute in type II diabetes, according to cellular and molecular studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Individuals who exhibit diabetic symptoms are either unable to use insulin correctly (insulin resistance or type 2) or the pancreas produces insufficient amounts (type 1). The newly discovered compounds in cinnamon activate essential enzymes in the body, thus stimulating the receptors in the cells so that they respond more efficiently to insulin. This assists the body to process glucose in the blood efficiently and to reduce excessive amounts. In addition it has been found to deactivate insulin receptors (which cause insulin resistance).
There is more exciting news. In addition to the glucose stabilizing properties, cinnamon contains several polyphenols, which act as powerful antioxidants to prevent free radicals from developing in the body. This is important as diabetics appear to have more of a problem with these free radicals than most.
The results of one study demonstrates that intake of 1, 3, or 6 Grams of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes and suggest that the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Cinnamon capsules come in various strengths ranging from 500mg to 2000mg. Most studies indicate that at least 1,000mg (1 Gram) – 2,000mg (2 Grams) should be the minimum daily intake.They are produced by many reputable manufactures and can be bought online or by visiting:
Rollin Oats Café
2842 9th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33704 Phone 727-895-4910
Natures Finest Foods
6651 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, FL 33710 Phone 727-347-5682
Natures Food Patch
1225 Cleveland St, Clearwater, FL 33755 Phone 727-443-6703
Abbys Health and Nutrition
14374 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618 Phone 813- 265-4951
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Government Clinical Trials
***If you have diabetes and take diabetes medication, be sure to talk with your medical professional before adding cinnamon to your diet***