What is Cinnamon?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Cinnamon Extract Cinnamomum verum Cinnamon leaf oil Show all

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In medicine cinnamon bark and powder act like other volatile oils and once had a reputation as a cure for colds. It has also been used to treat diarrhea and other problems of the digestive system. Cinnamon is high in antioxidant activity.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 31 13
Inflammation 23 8
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 16 4
Fibromyalgia 4 3
Multiple sclerosis 4 0
Parkinson's disease 3 1

Show all 45 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 26

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cinnamon

Side effect Patients Percentage
Aftertaste 1
Diarrhea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cinnamon

Dosage Patients Percentage
1000 mg daily 5
1,000 mg twice daily 3
1 tsp. daily 2
500 mg daily 2
1 tps. daily 1
2 capsule(s) daily 1
2 g daily 1
500 mg weekly 1
500 mg twice daily 1
1200 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Cinnamon

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 13
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 3
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 21 patients who've stopped taking Cinnamon

Duration

Currently taking Cinnamon

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Cinnamon

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 16
Usually 9
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 22
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 17
Not specified 11
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2 patient evaluations for Cinnamon

Dec 23, 2013 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for non-diabetic hypoglycemia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are taking this to help regulate your blood sugar, get your A1C taken, just to be sure you *don't* have diabetes. I thought my hypoglycemia had gotten worse, but it was Diabetes type 2.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 13, 2010 (Started Apr 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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