is cinnamon good to reduce glucos?

By momtaz Latest Reply 2010-02-12 18:52:21 -0600
Started 2010-02-12 10:08:04 -0600

I came across several articles on the web that cinnamon is good to consider a half spoon table a day in the diet, could be taken with hot drinks as tea, coffee or mixture as spice with food,
how far this is true?
any one had experienced?
many thanks in advance,

7 replies

donna13 2010-02-12 18:52:21 -0600 Report

In a magazine I was reading they had an article on maple syrup, they claim it lowers blood glucose levels by 23%. It says that this is because it has manganese, which regulates the output of insulin to prevent blood sugar spikes. The dosage suggested was 2 tsps. This article was not targeting diabetics, but was about weight loss. I haven't bought any syrup for probably 20 years, not since my kids were little. So I'll leave it to someone else to try it. Maybe it would be easier to take manganese supplements.

ediddy 2010-02-12 10:55:31 -0600 Report

I used 2 bottles of cinnamon that I bought on a diabetes web site and after both bottles I couln't tell any difference in BG.

MAYS 2010-02-12 10:26:14 -0600 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect (DC) we're all friends here !

Based on personal use I can say that it does but to what extent figuratively I cannot, I use cinnamon as well as many other spices and herbs in cooking so my opinion is biased.
Just make sure that any cinnamon used doesn't contain any added sugars or sweetners, make sure that it is pure cinnamon, I use cinnamon sticks and crush or grind them as needed.
Bases on studies and research they say it works well.
Sprinkle a little on some slices of fruit, fruit salad, salads or other dishes and give it a try !

Pros and Cons ( You Decide )

kdroberts 2010-02-12 10:37:01 -0600 Report

For every study that shows it helps there is one that shows it does nothing. The ones that show it helps are often small groups, like under 20 people, or a specific population of diabetics so it's hard to really say for sure if it will help the majority.

Most people who say it helps their blood sugar can often attribute the better control to other lifestyle changes like increased exercise or modified diet. It's good to try it since it won't hurt but if you think it's helping a sure fire way to really see is to not have any for a couple of months, don't change your routines and see if your blood sugar goes up.

MAYS 2010-02-12 10:42:02 -0600 Report

Agreed !

That's why I added a pros and cons addendum !
I always give both sides and if I give my opinion I state that,
I never expect anyone to take my word or statements as gospel or scientific proof.

" Mays "

ptsparkle 2010-02-12 10:43:32 -0600 Report

I agree. I just like the taste on some toast and other items. If it lowers mine, that is a plus, but I have never done a detailed trial of it.
Jim…ps…welcome to the site.