I'd prefer to take the real stuff over tablets any day. I have heard that it boosts metabolism. But to tell you the truth, I have been taking it for a couple of months now ( on my oatmeal, in milk and on lattes) and have not noticed any difference in my metabolic rate.
Edited by: MAUREENIE1 at: 3/15/2012 (18:59)
Fitness Minutes: (29,278)
3/15/12 6:41 P
There is evidence that the chemical in cinnamon can boost metabolism and reduce appetite - not enough to make a huge difference, but to some extent.
3/15/12 6:39 P
Actually do sprinkle a little on my morning fruit!
3/15/12 5:00 P
Its helpful for high blood sugar. Don't know about the higher metabolism though.
Fitness Minutes: (87,059)
3,052 3/15/12 4:56 P
Sounds gimmicky. Interesting info below though. I can't believe someone almost died trying to eat it. The crazy things people do....
Fitness Minutes: (4,316)
1,418 3/15/12 4:20 P
editing here: there seems to be a dump, by some, on cinnamon - your gig.
I thought the whole idea about getting healthy means moving and eating in a healthy manner. And news flash - cinnamon - while it will not "fix" a metabolism it is a healthy source.
When you hear the "news" do the research and find out whats, good, bad, and ugly.
i don't do the tablets, but I will add it to my smoothies and sometimes my dressings.
Fitness Minutes: (75)
13 3/15/12 11:45 A
Wow...that was kind of rough! I agree that truth is only hard work and good eating is going to get us where we want to be, but it's just Cinnamon that's in question.
Fitness Minutes: (14,994)
1,561 3/15/12 11:43 A
Yes, I've read that and believe there's validity to it, but I can't live with urping cinnamon all day (which is what happens when I take the cinnamon capsules).
I think people have organically used herbs and spices for health benefits forever (such as Indian foods) but westernized peoples have lost that art.
Fitness Minutes: (0)
3/15/12 11:22 A
I just like cinnamon, if there are health benefits that is just a plus for me!!!
Fitness Minutes: (10,902)
223 3/15/12 11:05 A
Amazing. People will jump on any band wagon that proclaims benefits such as: increase in metabolism, lose weight, will help you quit whatever bad habit you have. Only to learn the false claims later. Maybe you've also heard pink slime is approved by the FDA as being safe. Anyone who believes that a spice, pill or elixir will help you reach your goals. Think again. The only way to get where your going is through fitness and eating right. For those looking for the quick fix. I've got a piece of swamp land I'll sell you. Guaranteed alligator free.
Sorry about the rant.
Fitness Minutes: (167,564)
3/15/12 8:48 A
Fitness Minutes: (75)
13 3/15/12 8:33 A
I actually do take Cinnamon. I heard it works so I've been doing it for some time. I don't know if it really is working, but I figure until I am in the right frame of mind I won't "allow" it to anyway. I take two 1000mg in the morning and then again in the early afternoon.
3/15/12 8:29 A
nope...but have heard of cinnamon to regulate blood sugar...but highly doubt off the shelf stuff has any benefits to it.
Fitness Minutes: (21,430)
19,221 3/15/12 8:10 A
I eat it in my oatmeal and sometimes add to green tea. But after reading the earlier post I might have to look into getting the authentic stuff.
3/14/12 10:56 P
no but it's been in the news lately for stupid things people do ... like taking a spoonful in your mouth without trying to have water and they say that teens are doing it and it's very dangerous and one girl almost died cause she stopped breathing ... the dust went into her lungs.....
Fitness Minutes: (195,338)
9,659 3/14/12 10:50 P
1/4 teaspoon in my oatmeal
Fitness Minutes: (66,181)
7,159 3/14/12 10:20 P
Sorry only safe way to boost our metabolism is weight training and muscle mass.. Use cinnamon on stuff because you like it, the stuff we buy in the shop is not the type people refer to it seems as true cinnamon spice is called Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, yet most cinnamon products come from a similar species called Cinnamomum Cassia. This may not seem very important, but if you want to use cinnamon as a weight loss supplement it may be important. This is because Cassia Cinnamon contains very high levels of coumarin which could pose health dangers (it has actually been banned in Germany). Coumarin in too high doses can even damage the liver.
I haven't heard of tablets but I learned that cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar as well as the metabolism boost. I add ground cinnamon to my oatmeal, fruit salad, yogurt, etc. I read about a teaspoon a day is beneficial and that is not hard to do.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.