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HOW MUCH CINNAMON IS SAFE TO TAKE


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How much Cinnamon is safe to take on a daily basis is a question many people have asked us. While we have been prohibited by the FDA from telling you that it might work to cure or prevent certain health ailments we can tell you much Cinnamon to take in its various forms, be it Cinnamon powder, sticks or the cinnamon bark oil. Take too much cinnamon and it can have side effects as we list here. But listed below is how much Cinnamon including Ceylon Cinnamon black tea that we make that you can take.

FOUR METHODS TO CONSUME CINNAMON



  1. Cinnamon Powder - 1.2 tsp. Per Day (6g/0.2oz). The easiest way to take. A maximum of 1.2 tsp. of Cinnamon powder per day for 5 days, followed by 2 days of rest. Our Ceylon Cinnamon powder is a premium quality powder with 1.1% essential oil content in it. Remember you should mix Cinnamon powder in food. Just swallowing it is corrosive on your stomach. Mix it in smoothies, brew it into a powder tea, add it to soups and stews.

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  2. Cinnamon Sticks - 1 three inch Stick Per Day (6g/0.2 oz) - The best way is to boil it into a Cinnamon stick Tea. That method will ensure good levels of cinnamon as the brewing process with extract all that is good in Cinnamon, especially the essential oils. You can incorporate Cinnamon in other recipes too. Keep it to one Cinnamon stick per day. Each of Cinnamon sticks weigh about 5g which is within the daily limit.



  3. Ceylon Cinnamon Black Tea - 1 Cup Per Day (8-12oz of liquid). This is our favorite method to take cinnamon infused in black tea. About 1 cup per day (1 tea bag in 8-12 oz of water) with rest on the weekend should do it. It combines all the benefits of black tea with cinnamon in a fabulous tasting Tea. Our Ceylon Cinnamon Tea is infused with Cinnamon Bark Oil, which has cinnamaldehyde. About 1 cup of Cinnamon Black Tea in the morning is perfect. Occasionally you can have an additional cup per day. It's not going to kill you, but rest from Cinnamon on the weekend. Try some brewed fresh ginger tea on the weekend.





  4. Ceylon Cinnamon Bark Oil - 1-3 drops Per Day. If you want the purest of Cinnamon distilled into an oil with high levels of cinnamaldehyde, then this is what you take. Start with just one drop mixed in 8 oz. of hot water, tea and brewed ginger. Then increase to 2 drops and then 3 drops only if necessary. At just 1 drop it adds a lovely flavor. Anything more depends on your personal needs. This oil is very powerful, hot, spicy and a little sweet. Too much and your blood sugar levels may drop leaving you light headed and weak.



 

BEST PRACTICES FOR TAKING CINNAMON



  1. Select Ceylon Cinnamon - This is because Ceylon Cinnamon has ultra low (0.04%) coumarin levels compared to the common Cassia Cinnamon (4-8%). Ceylon Cinnamon is particularly popular because it has low levels of Coumarin. compared to Cassia Cinnamon found in your grocery store. Excess Coumarin can cause liver damage. Click here to discover the difference between Cassia and Ceylon Cinnamon.

  2. Modulate the dosage - According to the US Department of health, Cinnamon appears to be safe for most people when taken by mouth in amounts up to 6 grams (1.2 tsp.) daily for 6 weeks or less with a week of rest after six weeks. We prefer and suggest you take Ceylon Cinnamon 5 days per a week with a rest on the weekends. This method offers a better routine we feel.

    The reason why you need to change things up is because of toxicity. If you take anything for too long, yes even Ceylon Cinnamon will build up toxicity in your system. You need to purge that natural toxic build up from time to time. Variety they say is the spice of life.

  3. Vary the intake method - Taking Cinnamon everyday can be boring, which is why you need to devise some creative ways to incorporate it into your diet.

    Here are a few simple ways to that. Make a Te De Canela - This traditional Mexican drink made with Ceylon Cinnamon is World famous. It's sweet ( zero sugar) and very refreshing. Make Cinnamon Orange Water - Boil some Cinnamon sticks, let it cool and add a slice of orange and take it in your water bottle to work or the gym. Add a Ceylon Cinnamon stick when you cook rice. Gives a beautiful fragrant flavor and aroma. Try our amazing Cinnamon fried rice recipe with both Ceylon Cinnamon and Turmeric. A stick of Ceylon Cinnamon added to Asian curries or stews adds warmth and depth to the dish. But there are also amazing Cinnamon vegetarian dishes from Sri Lanka which adds variety. Look for some great recipes here on our web site.

 

 

 

GENERAL HEALTH TIPS



  1. Work with a good Doctor - Remember you should always tell your doctor you are taking Cinnamon, as a precaution. Do not exceed daily limits. Take in moderation. Do not take with other medications.

  2. The Coumarin in Cassia Cinnamon also causes your blood to thin in addition to possible liver damage from Coumarin. If you are taking blood thinning medication it may cause an adverse reaction.

  3. A healthy program of moderate exercise is essential to get your general health under control. Commit to something you can do everyday. Even 5-10 minutes is enough. But if you can have regular game of Tennis or basketball so much the better. Remember when you were a kid and used to play all kinds of games? Get into that fun mode and enjoy life.

  4. Get rid any processed foods. Very hard to do but if you avoid buying anything with more than 2-3 ingredients you are off to a good start. Get rid of milk which is not good for you anyway. Avoid the donuts, the cake and the Pizza. In fact all dairy products. Build your food from scratch. Grind the spices, steam the fresh vegetables and prepare fresh meats and fish. Fresh is always best. Shop for food every few days so you can get fresh meat, vegetables and fruit. Don't think of this as time wasting but an opportunity to exercise and get around. Shop just enough. Don't overbuy food and waste.

  5. And eat organic food wherever possible. Its is so expensive that you will pay attention to what you eat. Don't eat lots of cheap food. Eat good quality food high in nutrition but also never get into patterns of eating the same thing over and over again. Just like with Cinnamon eating too much a good thing can lead to a bad thing. So switch things up and bring diversity into what you eat. People who eat a variety of food usually tend be far healthier. Plus they have fun discovering new food. That is half the joy of living.

 


The FDA has not approved Cinnamon to cure any medical condition. This information is presented for informational purposes and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illness. Consult a physician before taking any Cinnamon. If you are pregnant, nursing or have a heart condition you should definitely not take Cinnamon.

 

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