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Cinnamon 500 mg
Cinnamon 500 mg
Cinnamon 500 mg
Cinnamon 500 mg
Cinnamon 500 mg

Cinnamon 500 mg

Item #014020
Potency: 500 mg
Size: 100 Capsules

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  • Contains 100 rapid release capsules


Cinnamon – Common spice or Treasured Tonic?

It’s hard to believe that an herb now found in everyone’s spice cabinet once cost 15 times more than silver. That’s right! When the Europeans first discovered cinnamon in the first century, it was so valued that a jar of cinnamon cost a small fortune. Recognized health benefits of cinnamon go all the way back to 2800 B.C.E. when the father of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shen Nong, first adopted its use.

The use of cinnamon as a natural health product, a culinary spice, in religious ceremonies, and as a food preservative has since spread throughout the world. Perhaps it is its sweet-spicy flavor that has cemented it as a favorite spice among many even to this day. Or maybe its staying power is due to having among the highest antioxidant levels of any spice.* Either way, cinnamon has long been a staple in traditional health practices and is here to stay.

Cinnamon has long been a staple in traditional health practices and is here to stay.
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A Closer Look at Cinnamon

Did you know cinnamon comes from a tree
and there are approximately 250 different species of cinnamon trees?

One species, Cinnamon cassia was named after the Greek word kassia meaning "to strip off the bark." This translation can be taken quite literally – cinnamon starts as the inner bark of the tree from which it is removed, then processed and ground into the flavorful and warming spice we all know and enjoy.

Although the different species of cinnamon share many common characteristics, they do have slight differences including the types and amounts of phytonutrients they contain. Since phytonutrients are the health-promoting components within plants, different species of cinnamon may have different health benefits.

Four of the Most Common Types of Cinnamon

Scientific Name
Cinnamomum burmannii
Common Name
Korintje or Indonesian Cinnamon
Scientific Name
Cinnamomum cassia
Common Name
Chinese Cinnamon
Scientific Name
Cinnamomum loureiroi
Common Name
Saigon or Vietnamese Cinnamon
Scientific Name
Cinnamomum verum
Common Name
Ceylon or Sri Lankan Cinnamon

Note: Some cinnamons may be listed as Cinnamomum spp. on the label, which means they can be derived from a variety of beneficial cinnamon species

Today, more than 88 million have blood sugar concerns and this number is expected to rise.2

When added to your health program, cinnamon can help support sugar metabolism.* This means cinnamon can help your body break down sugars and starches from the foods you eat and turn them into energy for your body.* Through this role, cinnamon helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within a normal range.*

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To keep blood sugar levels maintained within
a healthy range, it’s important to take action.

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Balanced Diet

Eat fruits, vegetable and whole
grains and minimize intake of
highly-processed carbohydrates
and added sugars.

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Physical Activity

Engage in regular,
physical activity
that you enjoy.

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Dietary Supplements

Consider taking dietary
supplements to help maximize
your lifestyle efforts

Cinnamon FAQ
If I eat foods with cinnamon in my diet, do I need to supplement?

Cinnamon can be found in a wide variety of sweet and savory foods, but a little bit of this spice goes a long way when used as a culinary spice. Taking cinnamon as a supplement is a more practical way to ensure you are getting the optimal amount rather than just relying on the small amounts present in foods. Supplementing with a high-quality cinnamon supplement also ensures that you’re getting the correct type of cinnamon for the health benefit you are looking for. The most common types of cinnamon used commercially are Ceylon and Chinese cinnamon, so relying on foods alone typically will not include other types of cinnamon such as Saigon or Indonesian cinnamon.

Do most grocery stores sell fake cinnamon?

The scientific name for Ceylon cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum translates to “true cinnamon.” Compared to other types of cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon bark is thinner and it has a milder flavor and aroma. This has led many people to falsely believe that other types of cinnamon are fake. Other types of cinnamon such as Saigon and Korintje are indeed real cinnamon; however, they are just harvested from a different species of cinnamon tree. Their more robust flavor make them no less of a true spice.

Is too much cinnamon bad for you?

There is no known upper limit for cinnamon. With that said, it is always important to take all herbal supplements as directed and avoid going over the indicated dose. You may want to consider talking to your doctor before supplementing with cinnamon if you are taking any medications or have any medical condition, including diabetes or hypoglycemia. Read all label directions and warnings before use.

When to take cinnamon?

It is recommended to take cinnamon supplements with a meal rather than on an empty stomach. Your daily intake of cinnamon can be consumed all at once or broken up and taken at separate meals throughout the day. Cinnamon capsules can also be opened and prepared as a tea for a more traditional experience.

Why do people frequently take cinnamon with chromium?

Cinnamon and chromium can be paired together to support overall health and wellness.* Chromium is an essential mineral that is involved in nutrient metabolism.* Puritan’s Pride offers combination products for individuals looking for chromium’s sugar metabolism support, plus the traditional goodness of cinnamon.*


  • 1. Chen P, et al. J Agric Food Chem. 2014;62(12):2516-2521.
  • 2. ADA. ADA website. February, 2020. Accessed August 12, 2020.

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