I've been taking Cinnamon capsules for about two months now. I take (2) 500mg capsules each morning. I think that's what MOST people who take it use. The bottle says 1 capsule per day, but I did some research online about PCOS and cinnamon and found that most of the people I read about take 1000mg/day.
I haven't tested my blood sugar lately, so I can't say how it has affected that, but I HAVE lost 34 lbs in about two months.
Bear in mind, I'm eating relatively low-carb. I'm not on a super strict low-carb diet, but I've cut out refined carbs like white bread, pasta, rice, etc. My "breads" consist primarily of low-carb tortillas.
Also, I take Vitex... (2) 500 mg capsules... daily, as well as a women's multivitamin. I started the multivitamin, vitex, and cinnamon all at the same time. Vitex is supposed to help regulate your hormones. It's a bit much to type out here, but you can read up on it at http://pcoscoach.com/vitex.html. Suffice it to say that one of the big reasons for starting vitex is because I'd read in numerous places online that it can be used to regulate your monthly cycle. I had read that it can take up to four to six months for that to happen. As I said, I've been on it for two months and had a very light AF (sorry if that's TMI) after about a month and then a "normal" one almost exactly a month later (last week). Before starting Vitex, I would easily go a good 3 - 4 months (sometimes a bit more) without AF and it would last 2 - 3 weeks. So I'm pretty sure that the Vitex is working. I just can't say for sure if that the cinnamon is working.
I'm not going to stop the cinnamon, though, because what I'm doing now SEEMS to be working well.
I know I added some additional info there, but I wanted to make clear that adding cinnamon wasn't the only change I'd made. You can find a ton of good info on http://www.soulcyster.com. That's one place that I found a lot of info on PCOS and ways to treat it (you can't "cure" pcos).
Hope that helps.
Wife & Mom of four
Jaggie - 13 years
Dominic - 6 years
Josie - 6 years
Christian - 6 years
| Pounds lost: 42.0