Description of Cinnamon Extract (Gui Pi) 150mg Full Spectrum 60 tabs, Planetary Herbals
Cinnamon Extract Full Spectrum
Gui Pi Herbal Supplement
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 metabolism.
Traditional Use of Cinnamon
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.
Modern Scientific Research of Cinnamon
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.
Supplement Facts for 200 mg
Serving Size: 2 tablets
Calcium 50 mg 6
Cinnamomum aromaticum Bark Extract 10:1, Yielding 8% Flavonoids 300 mg
Cinnamomum aromaticum Bark 100 mg
Other Ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, modified cellulose
gum, and colloidal silicon dioxide.
Warning: Lifestyle Recommendations: To support healthy blood sugar levels,
avoid simple sugars, eat regularly scheduled meals, exercise regularly, and
supplement the diet with GTF chromium.
Suggested Use: 1 to 2 Cinnamon tablets daily, after meals, or as recommended
by your health care professional.
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