What's better: cinnamon pills or sticks?

Amy Campbell


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.

March 11, 2013 at 7:52 pm

8 replies

NvSrGolfer 2014-01-26 12:32:31 -0600 Report

You did not really answer the question which is better? I have read numerous claims about cinnamon saying that only certain expensive kinds sold only in health stores are effective. What is really the best form to take. I took cinnamon capsules for 90 days and did not notice much effect on my AIC level. Perhaps I was taking a low grade of cinnamon. What is the answer on what kind of cinnamon is effective?

Ishy1 2013-10-25 09:53:27 -0500 Report

Is there any truth to the fact that cinnamon can increase the risk of breast cancer?

Magdalena 2013-05-26 15:32:19 -0500 Report

Hi, I been using cinnamon pills for 8 years, and my sugar levels have always been normal, it has work for me, I take one thousand mg. a day.

Edie 2013-04-21 10:46:02 -0500 Report

Thankyou for this information. It does help getting inforrmation from the experts and then trying yourself to see how it helps you yourself.

HICHAM EL CHARKAWI 2013-04-20 18:56:46 -0500 Report

hi, I like to state that my personal experience prooves that cinnamon sticks were very usefull to my blood glucose , I used to take every morning and night after meals a large cup of cinnamon with ginger, I am a diabetic type 2.