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Old 02-17-2010, 02:33 PM   #421
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I did some research on the Internet today & Iam going to start adding 1teaspoon of Cinnamon to my daily WOE as well !!!

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Old 02-17-2010, 06:23 PM   #422
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I've been sprinkling cinnamon on my pork rinds, along with 1 packet of splenda (a little less)
and adding a small pat of butter. I nuke the rinds for about 15 seconds and oh, my gosh, nom, nom, nom...!
Oooh...I never thought to do that
I am gonna try that tonight for a snack.
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Just to make sure I get you, Jenny, you are saying that cinnamon doesn't work, right?
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:33 AM   #424
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Ravenrose,

I'm saying that the peer reviewed research does not provide support for that idea. Nor, I may add, does the overall experience of many people posting on the diabetes boards over the years.

My own experience of Cinnamon was interesting. I made the extract and tested it. What I found was that while it gave me a slightly lower blood sugar at 1 hour after eating, it did so by giving me an extremely high blood sugar at half an hour after eating so it was, in effect provoking a reactive low.

But the research suggests that whatever its impact it probably wears off pretty fast.

I see no problem with people sprinkling it on their food, but I would not advise anyone to invest in the very expensive supplements. The same money would be better invested in high quality meat, cheese, nuts etc.
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excellent advice. I love cinnamon. *s*
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Ok, but what about REAL cinnamon? I ask because I KNOW that the cinnamon I get here is NOT THE SAME as the cinnmaon you get in the USA. I has a much stronger, spicier taste and a darker color. In fact my Mom and SIL in the States regularly ask me to ship them cinnamon. I do sprinkle cinnamon in my morning coffe and we use it ALOT in our daily food.
There is not data on real cinnamon. ALL the research about cinnamon and diabetes was done with cassia. My guess is that the real stuff was tested but came up blank, since scientists rarely publish studies that show a supplement isn't effective unless they are repeating an earlier study that found an effect.

It's delicious stuff, so again, no reason not to use it in typical food quantities. But it isnt' a miracle cure.

The "miracle cure" for blood sugar is to cut carbs, folks!
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I tried cinnamon capsules to control my blood sugar (this was before going on Atkins). I thought I did see a positive result. However, cinnamon contains coumarin, a natural blood thinner. I was taking about 8 capsules a day for several days and noticed that when I tested my blood sugar, I had a hard time getting my finger to stop bleeding. I cut way back on the cinnamon and the problem stopped. These days i pop one capsule a day just for the heck of it.
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BloodSugar101 =).Interesting info,will look more into this.I am not a Troll and yes I am new here I mostly lurk as I am so busy at work.So don't flame me for posting what I was told.I know my Diabetes Dr told me to take Cinnamon caps. DR says that it works for the blood sugar issues very well.He said a lot of patients find it works just as well as the Metformin & has seen the improvment. Right now I am just taking the Metformin & eating very low carb.I would take the cinnamon but I have acid reflux not fun coming back up.BTW I have PCOS & insulin resistant.
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A doctor who says that cinnamon works as well a metformin is dangerous. Metformin works to block liver glucose dumps--a major component of high blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes. It also switches on AMP-Kinase so that muscles burn glucose rather than storing it as fat.

All cinnamon does--if it does anything which is highly questionable based on good research--is stimulate insulin secretion, which in the case of someone who is insulin resistant and already secreting too much insulin, is a bad idea.

Metformin makes it so you get more impact out of the same or LESS insulin.
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There is not data on real cinnamon. ALL the research about cinnamon and diabetes was done
with cassia. My guess is that the real stuff was tested but came up blank, since scientists
rarely publish studies that show a supplement isn't effective unless they are repeating an
earlier study that found an effect
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It's delicious stuff, so again, no reason not to use it in typical food quantities.
But it isnt' a miracle cure.

The "miracle cure" for blood sugar is to cut carbs, folks!

A friend (IRL) believed he didn't have diabetes because he took cinnamon capsules.
Guess it was less damaging to his wallet than taking eye of knute supplements.
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I am marking my spot for future reference. I started adding cinnamon to my daily routine.
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This thread inspired me to run downstairs and make a 2 week blend of Cinammon, Splenda, Truvia and Cardamom, for my coffee. Mostly because it sounded delicious, but I thought the dry mixture would stir more easily into coffee. The cardamom, because it was mentioned a few times, and I love the stuff. My coffee will have a slight chai taste to it! Any potential positive effects will just be bonus!

I used:

1/4 cp. Regular 'ol Store-Bought Cinnamon
1/4 cp. Splenda
12 packets Truvia
1 tsp. ground Cardamom

That's for a 12 day batch in my morning coffee. Yum!
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Hi All,
Just reporting on my weight loss from taking Cinnamon. I lost another one-half pound yesterday. I've only been doing this for two days now, but it really seems to be working. Also it seems to be helping me concentrate better. I really believe this will help all of us on this diet. I have not craved any sweetes at all, which is amazing. for Cinnamon
can i just use the cheap cinnamon spice?
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:58 PM   #434
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I have been using ceylon cinnamon from whole foods. I just started a few minutes ago, lol.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:04 PM   #435
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I heard of the benefits before. Now after seeing all of these posts, I'm going to hop right on it!
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:57 PM   #436
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I'm going to have to go buy myself some low carb yogurt to put this in. I don't drink coffee and hate the mess with making yocheese. I think tonight I'll mix up some creme cheese splenda and cinnimon. I love cinnimon so I hope that this works.
That's what I did, I put a teaspoon of cinnamon in vanilla low carb yogurt and it was good so I think this is the way I will take it daily.
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I just started cinnamon pills today. 1000 mg per day. We'll see what happens!
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This thread inspired me to run downstairs and make a 2 week blend of Cinammon, Splenda, Truvia and Cardamom, for my coffee. Mostly because it sounded delicious, but I thought the dry mixture would stir more easily into coffee. The cardamom, because it was mentioned a few times, and I love the stuff. My coffee will have a slight chai taste to it! Any potential positive effects will just be bonus!

I used:

1/4 cp. Regular 'ol Store-Bought Cinnamon
1/4 cp. Splenda
12 packets Truvia
1 tsp. ground Cardamom

That's for a 12 day batch in my morning coffee. Yum!
Sounds like a great way to start the morning!!

BTW, I just saw an article on cinnamon as a weight loss supplement in this week's Woman's World magazine...page 18.
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Hi just found this site byway of doing the cinnamon google, happy with what I've read, I'm a nurse so very interested in the value of lowering bloodsugers and cholestoral levels...can't hurt to try. Linda
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I have not read this thread in its entirety but I do believe that the kind of cinnamon you get is crucial for it to effect blood sugar. You cannot have the cassia kind but the other kind to have any effect. I have tried Cinnergen a while back and it worked wonders for me. I have the fasting blood sugars to have my doctor be concerned for me to have pre-diabetes and feel that the Cinnergen has had a bigger effect than the chromium she wanted me to be on. I think we all need to see for ourselves what will work and what doesn't. When I told my doctor my great find in the store, as well as my weight (by adding it to my daily diet I lost 5 pounds in a week!!), she told me to by all means continue to use it!!!
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If you make yourself a one minute muffin everyday, there's your teaspoon of cinnamon. I just did that this morning, not realizing the helpful properties of cinnamon, but I guess I should do this every day.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:01 AM   #442
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made a great shake this am, 8 oz almond milk, 1 egg, vanilla DaVinci's 1/4th t xanthan, 1 tablespoon protein powder, 1 t cinnamon, and 2 ice cubes. Blend for 60 seconds
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I have been reading alot about cinnamon and would love to try if for weightloss...what kind of cinnamon is the one with cassia okay?
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If you want to try the True Cinnamon/Ceylon Cinnamon rather than the Cassia, and you don't want to spend a lot of money, you can find Ground Canela in Mexican Food Markets or in the International Food aisle of large supermarkets.

A one oz. bag of Canela Molida (Ground Canela) is less than $2.00.
Google it and you will see that it is Ceylon Cinnamon.

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I buy this Canela Molida / Ceylon Cinnamon in my market for about $1.99. You will find it with the other mexican spices that come in small cellophane bags.


Ground Cinnamon - Canela Molida - El Guapo brand


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1 1/2 ounce package of Mexican Cinnamon, also known as Old Fashion Cinnamon, or Ceylon Cinnamon, is the True Cinnamon Spice that has a subtle, woody flavor, which isn't as biting as cassia based cinnamon (the cinnamon at a regular grocery store). This is the softer, loose bark Ceylon variety that has a mild, but flavorful taste that is more subtle than traditional cinnamon. You can use it in molé, hot chocolate, tea, Cafe de Olla, horchata, in traditional Mexican soups and stews, in middle eastern dishes, in delicate pastries, or just about any dessert.
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I tried the capsules for a while and it made me burp brown powder
Gave it up.
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my start..

Hello, had blood work tests again last week, and for the 2nd time, my bs level is prediabetic. I've been all over the internet looking for something to help me get this and my weight under control, according to the BMI, I'am considered obese. This bothers me.
I stumbled on this page with all the great testimony on what the use of cinnamon is doing for so many people. I want in on this!
My starting weight is 250.5lbs, I would like to get down to 225-230lbs. I started with powder cinnamon mixed into low fat yogurt. Tomorrow I will get capsules.
I'm hopeful to get results as the ones I've been reading about.
Congratulations to all of you that are doing this and making a positive change in your health!
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Definitely be careful with cinnamon. A lot of manufacturer's don't actually use real cinnamon. Its actually bark with cinnamon fragrance and flavor oils added. Its much safer to do your research, or just order the cinnamon sticks and ground yourself.
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One thing I just noticed, there hasn't been a post from anybody since 12/2/11...hopefully "doing cinnamon" isn't toxic!
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The only time it seems to be toxic is when they do the YouTube dares of eating a tablespoon at one time. People are inhaling it into their lungs and getting really sick. Not smart at all.
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