Cinnamon has a storied reputation as a popular condiment and a staple in traditional medicine while researchers discover even more health benefits.
Cinnamon is one of Mother Nature’s overachievers; an ages-old condiment and possibly a tonic for normalizing blood sugar and reducing oxidative stress.
Wonder why we’re excited to stock this in our KOS Pantry? Consider a quote from a respected alt-med journal: “In addition to being an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, anticancer, lipid-lowering, and cardiovascular-disease-lowering compound, Cinnamon has also been reported to have activities against neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.”
At KOS, we want to help you win the war against free radicals wreaking oxidative stress in your body. Cinnamon is a combatant armed with large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants; serious ammo to protect against uninvited intruders.
One of Cinnamon’s most promising attributes is the evidence it can be cardiovascular protective. The Journal of Clinical Lipidology reported; “Cinnamon supplementation significantly reduced blood triglycerides and total cholesterol concentrations…”
Cinnamon can help block several digestive enzymes to slow sugar absorption in the bloodstream after a high-carb meal. Researchers are excited about potential benefits for type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes as it seems to improve fasting blood glucose.
Cinnamon might have significant neuroprotection ability. Animal studies are promising. Two compounds in Cinnamon seem to inhibit buildup of a protein, tau, in the brain, which is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll keep our hopes high.