do they work??

By gma Latest Reply 2010-01-22 18:39:40 -0600
Started 2008-12-28 14:04:27 -0600

I have been seeing alot about apple cider vinger and cinnamon and was wondering does anyone use them and does it work for you and how do you use

13 replies

gailzin 2010-01-22 18:39:40 -0600 Report

yes it's working for me. you have to try it to see if it work for you. keep in mind it work different for every one so take your time with this.

gailzin 2010-01-17 13:53:23 -0600 Report

It is working for me so far. I've been using it for three months now. My A1c test results went from 16 in Oct. to 12 in Nov.

LindaRuth 2008-12-31 14:16:35 -0600 Report

Before using cinnamon my A1c was above 8 and since using cinnamon with no other changes in either diet or lifestyle it is now 6.4 so I would say it certainly would be worth a try

Anonymous 2009-01-02 17:17:40 -0600 Report

Have not had any luck with cinnamon; think the diet and exercise has been most helpful; but am using cinnamon stix in tea; just not often anymore. Just like the taste

kdroberts 2008-12-31 14:01:17 -0600 Report

Yes, no, maybe. Only way to know is to not change anything and add the vinegar and then the cinnamon and see what happens. It didn't work for me and a large number of the people who say either one has helped them have also made diet and other lifestyle changes which probably have a much bigger impact than the vinegar or cinnamon and make it harder to tell which one does what.

Anonymous 2008-12-31 14:15:22 -0600 Report

Well I added all three in the same week so I am sticking to my vinegar, cinnamon and red wine. Because one or all are making my numbers great. And KD you are right, you need to make some better choices in your food and carb intake, and up the exercise.

jaclyncrystal 2008-12-30 21:44:28 -0600 Report

Just started using cinnamon on my morning oatmeal along with a few raisins and some fresh pineapple. I just started to drink wheatgrass juice today, it is suppose to lower levels, fingers crossed.jackie

2008-12-30 21:27:51 -0600 Report

I take one 1000 mg cinnamon capsule before breakfast and before dinner every day and my blood sugar has dropped significantly. My morning numbers are below 100 now and they weren't before. I noticed too that my after meal numbers are lower, much lower. I am doing an experiment for my new doctor with it to see if he can see a difference in my numbers. I track before and after different meals 2 x a day. Like before dinner and 2 hours after dinner (that's when I peak) and my before and after numbers are often times the same…!!! It's amazing. I tried the vinegar but I have a 'bad' stomach and it made it worse so I stopped that.

It's worth a try!! Might not work for everyone but I got a buy one get one free deal at the store so I got two bottles of the cinnamon for $7.00 two to three months worth.. :)


Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2008-12-30 23:42:04 -0600 Report

I just got cinnamon capsules today for buy one get one free $7.00. Going to start taking them tomorrow.

Anonymous 2008-12-30 14:23:59 -0600 Report

OK I do the apple cider vinegar before breakfast and dinner. But I use the actual vinegar, not pills. I take 1 tbsp with a little water in a shot glass. It has really helped my numbers for the 2 hrs later checks. I use the grinder cinnamon in my tea and cream of wheat and oatmeal. The other thing I do is drink 1/2 glass of red wine before bed it has help my morning numbers be in range. But please ask your doctor before trying any of these.

gma 2008-12-30 19:32:46 -0600 Report

thank you I will these in foods and see if it will help me wasnt sure if I should try the real things or the pills

2008-12-30 13:53:43 -0600 Report

I do not use it, but there has been alot of discussion on this site about it and there seems to be pros and cons. It seems to work for some and not so much for others. I know this isn't much help, but it's just my opinion.