The story of cinnamon as a nutritional supplement is an interesting one. I am always intrigued by the back story of how a supplement comes to be understood and recommended for its health benefits. How is it that we know that cinnamon supports healthy glucose metabolism? How does it work? How well does it work? How much should one take? Are there different forms and quality of cinnamon supplements? These are the topics I will discuss with Jolie Root.
Remember that cinnamon is a food spice. What we are learning through the science is that nutrient molecules, such as the compounds in cinnamon, are nutrients that the body can utilize. Cinnamon is not a drug. It is a food that delivers certain nutrient compounds to the body. The magic is that your body can normalize when given the right set of circumstances. That is the goal of nutrition. Nourish the body to help the body heal itself. Your challenge is to learn about these nutrients and determine which ones make sense for you to try.
Remember also that there are different types of cinnamon so look for products from reputable companies. This is your best assurance that you will purchase a high quality product. Better choices lead to better outcomes. Commit to giving products a good consistent trial, and then evaluate your results. Blood sugar issues need to be addressed also by diet and lifestyle changes. Supplements will not make up for what you are unwilling to do for yourself. Don’t be afraid to experiment. The best products are the ones that work best for you. Patient, consistent application of health principles and consumption of healthy foods and use of high quality supplements are what is required for healthy blood sugar levels.
Steve Lankford is the host of HealthQuestPodcast.com. Steve has over 40 years of experience in the natural products industry. His passion is helping others develop nutritional programs that work. At HealthQuestPodcast.com, Steve interviews the experts in the fields of science and nutrition. His in depth explorations and consumer friendly style are designed to help listeners learn about the science of nutrition. His guests are some of the most respected experts in the natural products industry.
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NOTE: The statements presented in this podcast should not be considered medical advice or a way to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. Dietary supplements do not treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of a medical professional before adding a dietary supplement to (or removing one from) your daily regimen. WholeFoods Magazine does not endorse any specific brand or product.
Posted in WholeFoods Magazine Online, 8/28/2017