By Stacey222 Latest Reply 2009-04-09 16:59:42 -0500
Started 2009-03-08 16:22:48 -0500

I've read that studies have shown that cinnamon, taken in the proper dosages, can help people with Type 2 diabetes who are trying to control blood sugars through diet and exercise. Has anybody heard anything about this? The main study is explained at

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Judycee 2009-04-09 16:58:38 -0500 Report

Yes, that is true you can even buy cinnamon in the pharmacy area of the store and it does work.But you still want to take your meds.

SkipT 2009-04-07 16:02:42 -0500 Report

I don't use cinnamon to control my BG. I use it because I just love the taste. I buy the stick cinnamon in the Mexican market called "canela". I crumble it up in my coffee grounds before I brew coffee or I just boil two sticks in a couple of cups of water for a few minutes until the water turns a light red and drink it as tea.

freddyg2u 2009-04-07 20:11:14 -0500 Report

You're right on the money Skip. Try using honey and regular cinnamon,and make it as a tea, let it steep for a few minutes. This helps also. You need raw honey, not processed. Fred

beauty416 2009-03-10 10:50:59 -0500 Report

I have not but that is good information. I heard something else about cinnamon but cannot recall what it said. I love cinnamon and would be willing to try it other ways so that it is good.

kdroberts 2009-03-09 09:31:18 -0500 Report

It used to be about 50/50 studies that showed it helped and studies that show it doesn't. Recently there have only been studies that show it doesn't help at all. It can actually be toxic if you take too much. I tried it for a while, it did nothing. People say it has helped them but I believe that changes in diet and exercise done at the same time as taking the cinnamon are responsible. Unfortunately the people who say it helps won't stop taking it for a month or two to see if it really is helping.

Stacey222 2009-04-06 20:07:11 -0500 Report

The study cited on www.diabetesmanager explains that in order to work, 1000 mg (two capsules) of cinnamon have to be taken twice a day for at least 40 days for Type 2's trying to control their condition with diet and exercise." And this is not being recommended for those already on medication.

lipsie 2009-03-09 00:14:52 -0500 Report

I don't know of the effects myself but yeah, I also looked at that site and that's some pretty high stuff. I dunno about all that but its a great question. Sheila Take care

Anonymous 2009-03-08 19:23:36 -0500 Report

There have been alot of discussions about cinnamon and the benefits for Type 2 and Type 1. I looked at this website and this must be some miracle cinnamon at that price. I think cinnamon is great, however, this is very expensive.

Stacey222 2009-04-06 20:05:06 -0500 Report

The supplement isn't just cinnamon, but also contains vanadium, biotin and 3 other B vitamins plus chromium, (supportive nutrients which I heard helps the cinnamon do a better job) and in the proper balance has been shown to lower blood sugar (again in proper doses. Research indicates that the use of such a product as this in the proper dosage is effective.) And the price is for a two month supply, not just one. Worth looking into :)