- Dietary Supplement
- Promotes Healthy Glucose Metabolism*
PRODUCT BENEFITS: Chinese medicine has used Cinnamon bark, or "Cassia" for thousands of years to treat diabetes. It is believed that hydroxychalcone, the active ingredient in cinnamon, may enhance the effect of insulin by helping the body become more sensitive to it. Increasing insulin sensitivity allows the cells and tissue to uptake glucose and thus promotes glycogen synthesis. This is helpful not only to those diagnosed with diabetes, but also those who have metabolic syndrome. Because it has been very effective in lowering insulin levels, it is recommended to consult a medical profession before combining Cinnamon with medications that can cause hypoglycemia, such as insulin or sulfonylureas. You may need to adjust your medication dose to prevent your blood sugar level from becoming too low. Cinnamon also has been used to help treat type 2 diabetes and for gastrointestinal (GI) complaints, including flatulence, GI spasms, nausea and vomiting, and diarrhea as well as minor infections, colds, menopausal symptoms, hypertension, angina, and kidney disorders.