Puritan`s Pride Cinnamon 2000mg 60 caps
Cinnamon – Common spice or Treasured Tonic?
It’s hard to believe that an herb now found in everyone’s spice cabinet once cost 15 times more than silver. That’s right! When the Europeans first discovered cinnamon in the first century, it was so valued that a jar of cinnamon cost a small fortune. Recognized health benefits of cinnamon go all the way back to 2800 B.C.E. when the father of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shen Nong, first adopted its use.
The use of cinnamon as a natural health product, a culinary spice, in religious ceremonies, and as a food preservative has since spread throughout the world. Perhaps it is its sweet-spicy flavor that has cemented it as a favorite spice among many even to this day. Or maybe its staying power is due to having among the highest antioxidant levels of any spice.* Either way, cinnamon has long been a staple in traditional health practices and is here to stay.
Cinnamon has long been a staple in traditional health practices and is here to stay.
A Closer Look at Cinnamon
Did you know cinnamon comes from a tree
and there are approximately 250 different species of cinnamon trees?
One species, Cinnamon cassia was named after the Greek word kassia meaning "to strip off the bark." This translation can be taken quite literally – cinnamon starts as the inner bark of the tree from which it is removed, then processed and ground into the flavorful and warming spice we all know and enjoy.
Although the different species of cinnamon share many common characteristics, they do have slight differences including the types and amounts of phytonutrients they contain. Since phytonutrients are the health-promoting components within plants, different species of cinnamon may have different health benefits.
Four of the Most Common Types of Cinnamon
Korintje or Indonesian Cinnamon
Saigon or Vietnamese Cinnamon
Ceylon or Sri Lankan Cinnamon
Note: Some cinnamons may be listed as Cinnamomum spp. on the label, which means they can be derived from a variety of beneficial cinnamon species
Today, more than 88 million have blood sugar concerns and this number is expected to rise.2
When added to your health program, cinnamon can help support sugar metabolism.* This means cinnamon can help your body break down sugars and starches from the foods you eat and turn them into energy for your body.* Through this role, cinnamon helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within a normal range.*
To keep blood sugar levels maintained within
a healthy range, it’s important to take action.
Eat fruits, vegetable and whole
grains and minimize intake of
and added sugars.
Engage in regular,
that you enjoy.
Consider taking dietary
supplements to help maximize
your lifestyle efforts
If I eat foods with cinnamon in my diet, do I need to supplement?
Cinnamon can be found in a wide variety of sweet and savory foods, but a little bit of this spice goes a long way when used as a culinary spice. Taking cinnamon as a supplement is a more practical way to ensure you are getting the optimal amount rather than just relying on the small amounts present in foods. Supplementing with a high-quality cinnamon supplement also ensures that you’re getting the correct type of cinnamon for the health benefit you are looking for. The most common types of cinnamon used commercially are Ceylon and Chinese cinnamon, so relying on foods alone typically will not include other types of cinnamon such as Saigon or Indonesian cinnamon.
Do most grocery stores sell fake cinnamon?
The scientific name for Ceylon cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum translates to “true cinnamon.” Compared to other types of cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon bark is thinner and it has a milder flavor and aroma. This has led many people to falsely believe that other types of cinnamon are fake. Other types of cinnamon such as Saigon and Korintje are indeed real cinnamon; however, they are just harvested from a different species of cinnamon tree. Their more robust flavor make them no less of a true spice.
Is too much cinnamon bad for you?
There is no known upper limit for cinnamon. With that said, it is always important to take all herbal supplements as directed and avoid going over the indicated dose. You may want to consider talking to your doctor before supplementing with cinnamon if you are taking any medications or have any medical condition, including diabetes or hypoglycemia. Read all label directions and warnings before use.
When to take cinnamon?
It is recommended to take cinnamon supplements with a meal rather than on an empty stomach. Your daily intake of cinnamon can be consumed all at once or broken up and taken at separate meals throughout the day. Cinnamon capsules can also be opened and prepared as a tea for a more traditional experience.
Why do people frequently take cinnamon with chromium?
Cinnamon and chromium can be paired together to support overall health and wellness.* Chromium is an essential mineral that is involved in nutrient metabolism.* Puritan’s Pride offers combination products for individuals looking for chromium’s sugar metabolism support, plus the traditional goodness of cinnamon.*
- 1. Chen P, et al. J Agric Food Chem. 2014;62(12):2516-2521.
- 2. ADA. ADA website. February, 2020. Accessed August 12, 2020
|Serving Size 1 Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Chromium||400 mcg 1,143 %|
|(as Chromium Picolinate)|
|**Cinnamon (Cinnamomum burmannii) (bark) 500 mg ***|
|**Cinnamon Extract (Cinnamomum spp.) (bark) 375 mg ***|
|(a 4:1 Extract, equivalent to 1,500 mg of Cinnamon)|
|***Daily Value not established.|
Directions: For adults, take 2 capsule daily, preferably with meals. Capsules can be opened and the contents added to your favorite beverage or food.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Vegetable Cellulose. Contains <2% of: Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.
WARNING: Not intended for use by pregnant or nursing women. If you are taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.
No Artificial Color, Flavor or Sweetener, No Preservatives, No Sugar, No Starch, No Milk, No Lactose, No Soy, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish, Sodium Free.