Scientific evidence is growing that cinnamon extract appears to help the body control blood sugar levels.
Controlling blood sugar is especially important for women with PCOS because it can help to reduce or even reverse the hormonal imbalance called insulin resistance, which is thought to be the #1 cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Studies suggest that cinnamon may have an insulin-like effect on cells, triggering them to take glucose out of the blood. Alternatively, cinnamon may cause an increase in the activity of the transporter proteins that move glucose out of the blood stream and into cells.
In a recent study by Columbia University, a group of 15 women with PCOS were given either cinnamon extract or a placebo in their diets for two months.The women who took the cinnamon had a significant improvement in their insulin function. In sharp contrast, the women taking the placebo showed no improvement.
It’s not all good news, however. Cinnamon may increase the risk of liver problems and reduce the blood’s ability to clot. Because cinnamon may lower blood-sugar levels, caution should be exercised when combining it with common diabetic medications and/or supplements that may also lower sugar levels. Some of these supplements include: alpha lipoic acid, bitter melon, chromium, devil’s claw, fenugreek, garlic, horse chestnut, Panax, Siberian ginseng and psyllium.
Check with your doctor to see if cinnamon is right for you.
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