What's better: cinnamon pills or sticks?
Several studies indicate that taking cinnamon may be helpful in lowering both blood glucose and A1C levels in people with type 2 diabetes. However, this does not necessarily mean that cinnamon is a treatment for type 2 diabetes, nor should anyone stop taking their diabetes medication in favor of taking cinnamon. The research thus far with cinnamon has mainly involved the use of cinnamon capsules, providing anywhere from 1 to 6 grams of cinnamon. One gram of cinnamon is approximately equivalent to one cinnamon stick. Before you take cinnamon, though, or any type of supplement, talk with your healthcare provider . If you do start taking a supplement, check your blood glucose more often than usual and stop taking the supplement and contact your provider if you experience any adverse side effects.