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Old 11-07-2004, 02:05 PM   #151
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Attention Walgreens shoppers...LynnB found Cinnamon capsules at her store in Orlando, but there were none to be found at my local store. However, they ordered me some!
Darn!!! My Walgreens just called and said their wholesaler doesn't carry them. (except in Orlando it so appears!)

Yoohooo......TOM......This sounds like a BIG Netrition win if you could add these for us! (please?)
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Old 11-07-2004, 02:10 PM   #152
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I will go start a stats thread now!
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Old 11-07-2004, 02:14 PM   #153
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I put it in the Mainline. It is called "Cinnamon Users Stats".
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Old 11-07-2004, 02:23 PM   #154
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Link to the new "progress" thread....if the thread eventaully disappears, be sure to look over on the Challenges board.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/s...threadid=289378

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Old 11-07-2004, 03:16 PM   #155
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OK how about the Cinnamin Devinci SF Syrup? Does that count?
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Old 11-07-2004, 04:53 PM   #156
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Beeb, I doubt it.
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I was down 2.5 pounds this morning. I am not sure if it is related to the cinnamon or not but I add 1 tsb. of cinnamon to 2 tbsp of creamy PNB.

I just now had 1 tsp of cinnamon with 1 oz of cream cheese. We shall see what tomorrow brings.

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Old 11-07-2004, 05:42 PM   #158
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The Cinnamin DeVinci is made with cinnamin extract, so why won't this count?
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Beeb...it depends on what they do to it during the processing, like do they use ground cinnamon vs the cinnamon oil, etc.

I guess you would need to figure how much Davinci's it takes to equal 1 tsp of ground cinnamon.

If it has the same efficacy as the ground version, that seems like fun way to take it!

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i have some apple cinnamon tea. the first ingredient on the box is "cinnamon." anyone have any idea how much cinnamon i should count this is? i'm thinking maybe 1/4 teaspoon? i have no idea.
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Old 11-07-2004, 06:33 PM   #162
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I couldn't find the new thread.

Please guide me in the right direction.
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Old 11-07-2004, 06:35 PM   #163
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Reva, here it is: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/sh...hreadid=289378

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it says it can not be found when I click the link.
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Thanks a bunch. I found it now.
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I mixed a tsp with a little water and threw it back.
not the most tasty way to take it, but efficient.
it seem like everyone is having good results!
Hopefully I will too!
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I just mixed a tsp with a tsp of PB...kind of like eating chalk. (I would assume)

I use natural PB and always pour off the oil right when I open the jar, so it was pretty dry. Adding water still didn't help much.

I'm starting my hunt for capsules online tonight!
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i have some apple cinnamon tea. the first ingredient on the box is "cinnamon." anyone have any idea how much cinnamon i should count this is? i'm thinking maybe 1/4 teaspoon? i have no idea.
Hmmm, no way for us to know. The only way to know if it will help is to try it for a few days. You could also add extra cinnamon in it to be sure.
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Just thought I would share a little research in case anyone is interested...

1 tsp = 4750mgs a day

Most Cinnamon caps come in 500mg, so you would need to eat 9 or 10 a day!!! (or at least 5 to get 1/2 tsp in for the day).

If you buy CAP-T-CIN (600mg), they are $33.55 for 360 (that's 2 bottles)
If you buy Nature's Bounty (500mg), they are $27.96 for 400 (4 bottles)


I might be looking for a non-capsule method after all, because I am just NOT up to swallowing another 9 or 10 pills a day (I already take a bunch of vitamins and some prescription meds too).
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Old 11-07-2004, 07:34 PM   #171
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yeah, i threw a few extra shakes of cinnamon into my cinnamon apple tea today, it was rather cinnamon-y, as expected! but hopefully well worth it!
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Ok..I'm gonna give this a try too. Just added 1/2 tsp to a cup of coffee..not the greatest...will try to space it out maybe a 1/4 tsp over 4 cups of coffee throughout the day. Gotta get this wt loss started again!
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I just mixed a tsp with a tsp of PB...kind of like eating chalk. (I would assume)

I use natural PB and always pour off the oil right when I open the jar, so it was pretty dry. Adding water still didn't help much.

I'm starting my hunt for capsules online tonight!
That must have tasted awful! I mixed natural peanut butter with cinnamon (not a full tsp) and also added some sugar-free vanilla syrup. It was pretty tasty. Do you have any flavored syrups you can use to thin it out?

Since your Walgreens doesn't sell the ready-made capsules, have you considered buying the empty capsules and filling them yourself? I know someone was going to try it. This thread has gotten so long I don't remember who!
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I never thought to add the syrups...I just bought some DV's...I'll try that tomorrow!

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How would you fill the capsules? Does it come with something to do that? I had a tsp of cinnamon with PB and it was yummy! Just so thirsty after!

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Bethany - I "sacrificed" a few of my new cinnamon capsules to measure out a teaspoon--just to get a better idea of how many to take in a day. Same as you, I was NOT looking forward to taking another 9-10 pills (I already take quite a few supplements). The capsules are not that small, and I didn't see how it could require so many to fill a teaspoon. My experiment results: happily, it only took 3.5 capsules to fill a measuring spoon teaspoon--maybe 4 if it was packed down. So, that's good news. Now if you could only find them in Jax. Have you tried a health food store? Maybe GNC? Let me know if you can't locate them and I'll shop for you here in Orlando, and send them to you. I cleaned my Walgreens out of their last two bottles, but there are more Walgreens not far away. Just let me know.

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Old 11-07-2004, 08:52 PM   #177
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Lynn, that is totally weird! Maybe I need to redo my math on that conversion? (I actually used an online conversion site, so I guess I can't blame it on me!)

I'll hit GNC and a healthfood place down the street tomorrow and let you know...thanks for the offer!
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Old 11-07-2004, 09:03 PM   #178
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Do the thermogenic properties apply only to "true" cinnamon? Do you folks realize that what your buying in the grocery store that is labled as "cinnamon" is actually cassia bark and not true cinnamon? 98% of what is consumed as cinnamon in the world isn't actually cinnamon it's a bark that very closely resembles cinnamon in flavor.


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Old 11-08-2004, 12:20 AM   #179
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The cinnamon tabs I bought at the health food store are cinnamonium aromaticum and cinnamonium aromaticum bark. The label on the bottle also talks about cinnamon being used to help regulate blood sugar (which is why I chose to start using it) and suggests also adding GTF Chromium for the same reason.

These are 200mg tabs and the dosage on the bottle is 1 or 2 after meals. Nowhere near the 1/2 teas. everyone is talking about.
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Regarding dosage:

The studies suggest 1/2 a teaspoon day is beneficial (though I'm not quite sure how we got up to a whole teaspoon)...unless your pill dosage was based on the study's results, I'm not surprised they don't match.

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A small study completed last year on the possible health benefits of cinnamon was "very exciting and promising," according to Dr. Andrew Greenberg, director of the obesity metabolism laboratory at Tufts University, who is so intrigued he has begun studying it himself.

The 40-day study, of 60 people in Pakistan with Type 2 diabetes, found that one gram a day of cinnamon -- one-fourth of a teaspoon twice daily -- significantly lowered the subjects' blood sugar, triglycerides (fatty acids in the blood), LDL (or "bad") cholesterol, and total cholesterol.
Regarding the type of cinnamon - I'm not sure if the properties vary by type, other than the taste difference the mention below.

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Cinnamon is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, which when dried, rolls into a tubular form known as a quill. Cinnamon is available in either its whole quill form (cinnamon sticks) or as ground powder.

While there are approximately one hundred varieties of Cinnamonum verum (the scientific name for cinnamon), Cinnamonum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon) and Cinnamomun aromaticum (Chinese cinnamon) are the leading varieties consumed. Ceylon cinnamon is also referred to as “true cinnamon”, while the Chinese variety is known as “cassia”. While both are relatively similar in characteristics and both feature a fragrant, sweet and warm taste, the flavor of the Ceylon variety is more refined and subtle. Ceylon cinnamon is more rare in North America than the cassia, the less expensive variety, which is the most popular in the United States.

Both of these quotes came from the articles I posted on page 2.

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