Cinnamon Extract, Full Spectrum™
Supports Healthy Blood Glucose Levels
• Traditionally used in Asian countries for improving and supporting
• A 40-day human study with 60 people found that cinnamon supported healthy
blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
• Cinnamon contains flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants and may be
synergistic with vitamins and trace elements.
Much more than a simple flavoring, cinnamon can spice up your health. Derived
from the bark of the cinnamon tree, cinnamon is one of the oldest remedies used
in traditional Chinese herbalism for digestive support. Recent scientific
studies have shown cinnamon may support healthy blood sugar levels, when used as
part of your diet, by activating insulin and glucose transport and improving
glucose metabolism. Planetary Formulas Full Spectrum™ Cinnamon Extract provides
300 mg of a 10:1 extract plus 100 mg daily of pure cinnamon bark, determined by
the latest research to be optimum levels. Combining the extract and bark results
in a premier formulation that yields a full range of cinnamon’s constituents.
This formula is an example of herbalism at its best–uniting traditional herbal
wisdom with the findings of modern clinical and pharmacological research.
Modern Scientific Research
In the last decade, in vitro studies revealed that water-extracted cinnamon
might help support healthy blood sugar levels by improving the effectiveness of
insulin action. An animal study showed that cinnamon extract activates insulin
and glucose transport, enhancing glucose utilization. Another study evaluated
the possible effects on insulin function with 49 herb, spice and medicinal plant
extracts. Cinnamon was found to be the most bioactive of the herbs, which
suggests a possible role in improving glucose and insulin metabolism. A 40-day
human study with 60 people, given 1, 3 or 6 grams of cinnamon daily, found that
all three levels of cinnamon reduced the mean fasting serum glucose (18-29%),
triglycerides (23-30%), LDL cholesterol (7-27%), and total cholesterol (12-26%)
levels. The most significant results were found with 3 grams of whole cinnamon
bark, the equivalent amount provided daily in Planetary Formulas Full Spectrum™
Cinnamon Extract. In addition to improving cellular glucose metabolism, cinnamon
may provide other benefits through its antioxidant activity. Cinnamon contains
flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants and may be synergistic with vitamins
and trace elements. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food
Chemistry found that water-soluble polyphenolic polymers in cinnamon may
function as antioxidants, potentiate insulin action, and may be beneficial in
the control of glucose intolerance.
A History of Traditional Use
The Romans believed cinnamon’s fragrance was sacred and burned it at funerals.
They even referred to their sweethearts as “my myrrh” and “my cinnamon,” much as
we use the endearment “honey” today. And because cinnamon was one of the first
spices sought in the 15th century European explorations, some say it indirectly
led to the discovery of America. Also known as Cassia, Sweet Wood, and Gui Zhi,
cinnamon is traditionally harvested in Asian countries and used to promote
appetite and support digestion.
Clinically Derived Formulas from Michael Tierra
This Planetary Formulas product was selected by licensed acupuncturist and
clinical herbalist Michael Tierra. The result: premier botanicals, unsurpassed
for dependability and consumer satisfaction.
One of the oldest remedies used in traditional Chinese herbalism for
digestive support, recent studies have shown cinnamon (Cinnamomum
aromaticum) may support healthy blood sugar levels when used as part of
your diet, by activating insulin and glucose transport and improving glucose
Supplement Facts for 200 mg Capsule
Serving Size: 2 capsule(s)
Cinnamomum aromaticum Bark Extract 10:1, Yielding 8%
Cinnamomum aromaticum Bark
Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose
(capsule), and colloidal silicon dioxide.
Warning: Do not use if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or
breastfeeding. If you are taking tetracycline or related antibiotics, such
as minocycline or doxycycline, contact your health care professional before
using this product. STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. Do not use if either
tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
Suggested Use: 1 to 2 capsules daily, after meals.