Cinnamon Supplements

By Latest Reply 2012-01-31 20:03:45 -0600
Started 2012-01-24 17:01:55 -0600

Has anyone here at D/C ever heard of cinnamon supplements lowering your B/G #s as well as your A1C? If so, have you tried it? And if you have tried it does it work? Or is it just a myth, so the supplement industry can steal more money out of our pockets?

9 replies

MEGriff1950 2012-01-27 15:59:54 -0600 Report

I am allergic to cinnamon but can eat it about once a week. If I eat a cinnamon roll or apple fritter with lots of cinnamon it does not raise my BG at all but bread without it does. I am trying several supplements right now which seem to help. I will be posting some of what I think helped me soon.
Good luck

PS since it is natural it will not hurt you to give it a try, you can search online to find the recommended dosage. We diabetics do not all react the same to foods, meds or supplements.

jayabee52 2012-01-31 18:57:47 -0600 Report

I'm sorry Mary, but "natural" is not the same as "harmless" or "safe". After all nightshade is "natural" but to consume this natural item would lead to sickness and perhaps death.

This "natural" = safe assumption has stuck in my craw for a long time. Cinnamon MAY be deadly if one has a strong enough allergic reaction to it.

BTW, Mary: How does your allergy to cinnamon show itself?

pixsidust 2012-01-31 19:06:42 -0600 Report

I agree. Many things are natural yet harmful. Certain mushrooms will poison us, not to mention poison ivy. I always wonder how many of these things could hurt my liver too.

Armourer 2012-01-27 15:49:58 -0600 Report

My local market had vitamin supplements on sale and noticed that cinnamon was one of them. It was half priced so I got two bottles. Bottle one is almost gone and I must admit that my BG does seem to be lower. My vote on the product is still out though.

jigsaw 2012-01-26 17:54:23 -0600 Report

It does't seem to help my bg. However, I don't think its a myth. I'm not sure, but I believe cinnamon is high in chromium content. I'm pretty sure I read that a while ago.

jayabee52 2012-01-25 21:36:49 -0600 Report

Howdy lisa!

Cinnamon is a supplement which has been discussed a lot on DC. Some folks claim it does affect their BG numbers a bit, others say it does nothing for them. There is a readout of all the discussions which have cinnamon in the title or in the original post here ~

I am taking a cinnamon and chromium supplement in a capsule. I haven't noted any effect, so I am considering dropping its use wen my bottle is gone. It is certainly not hurting me to take it, but I'd rather not pay out money for no benefit to me.

2012-01-26 14:21:16 -0600 Report

Thanks Buddy "ol" Pal. You are definitely 1 friend that I can turn to who's intelligent and knows the answers or where I can turn to for the answers. Thanks James.