Not all cinnamon is equal. The variety (Cassia Cinnamon) that you commonly find in the spice section of the supermarket is high in coumarin, a chemical that enhances flavor.1,2
This might be good if you’re baking a batch of Grandma’s crazy good cinnamon buns while you wait out a Canadian blizzard (ask us how we know). But coumarin has a big downside: it may not be great for your liver in extreme amounts. 3 Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much Cassia Cinnamon to increase the likelihood of consuming high doses of coumarin.4
By contrast, Ceylon Cinnamon has 250 times less coumarin than the Cassia variety,2 making it a better choice as a nutritional supplement. You get the health boost of this super spice while maintaining healthy liver function.
Ceylon Cinnamon can be a wonderful spice to supplement your well balanced diet by offering an impressive range of health benefits.5 It may help to support healthy blood sugar levels,6 aid in digestion,7 assist in keeping already normal cholesterol levels within range 8 and promote a healthy immune function.9 When taken with carbohydrates, cinnamon has been shown to help regulate the rate that glucose enters into the bloodstream.10