Cinnamon is a helpful natural remedy for those with type II diabetes. But not all cinnamons are not equally helpful. Cinnamon cassia is typically what you will find in the spice section of your grocery store. While this is fine for cooking, in therapeutic dosages, it may be toxic to the liver.
The cinnamon that is recommended to regulate blood sugar is called “Ceylon cinnamon.” It is also sometimes called, true cinnamon or sweet cinnamon. Its scientific name is Cinnamomum verum. This cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka.
How Much Cinnamon Should I Take to Treat Diabetes?
Because the health, size, weight, age and nutritional needs of each person are different, there is no one correct amount of cinnamon to take to help regulate blood sugar in diabetes. If you buy cinnamon capsules, taking 1 capsule with a meal once or twice a day will give you an idea of how it is affecting you. You may need to increase or decrease the amount to see the desired results. Always monitor your blood sugar carefully when making changes to your diet or supplement routine.
Cinnamon is a help for many with type II diabetes. It will be more likely to be a true help if you are also making positive dietary steps for your diabetes.
Have you tried cinnamon for diabetes type II? We would love to hear from you!