Cinnamon

Cinnamon, Indonesian Cinnamon

Cinnamon has a number of benefits. It helps prevent and fight diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels and increasing insulin sensitivity. This spice also has a thermogenic action andit can help to lower total and bad cholesterol, LDL, as well as triglyceride levels.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Plant Based
  • Source Itself
  • Type Bioactive Compounds

Blood Sugar

Blood sugar (or glucose) is the main sugar found in the blood. It comes from the food you eat, and is the body's main source of energy. The bloodstream carries glucose (with the help of a hormone called Insulin) to all of the cells of the body in order for them to live. There is a range of healthy glucose/insulin levels, if they get too high or too low the body responds quickly with unpleasant symptoms. And if those levels stay out of range you might develop chronic conditions like Type 2 Diabetes and others. That's why taking care of blood sugar levels is so important.
  • Blood Sugar control

    The body's cells use glucose to produce energy. Glucose comes from food and is stored in the body in the form of glycogen (in the muscles and liver) or circulating glucose (in the blood). Cells need the hormone Insulin to capture glucose molecules. The glucose / insulin balance in the blood is essential for the proper functioning of the body's whole metabolism. A change in this metabolism can lead to serious physiological dysfunctions, leading to the development of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as type II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. There are several classes of compounds that influence this metabolism, these can increase insulin synthesis and secretion, decrease blood glucose levels, reduce the immediate absorption of carbohydrates, regulate the sensitivity of cells to insulin, among others.
  • Age Range Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity There is no evidence of toxicity until now
  • Side effects Nausea, Gastrointestinal Disturbs
  • Warnings Diabetes Medication, Hypertension Medication, Anticoagulant Medication

Why be Careful

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