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Is it safe to consume 1-2 tsp of Ceylon cinnamon per day long term?I've heard that regular cinnamon can be dangerous on liver, so just want to be safe
Moderation in it: cut it in half at least , just sprinkle cinnamon on things like cereal few times a day , enough, or it is a waste and too much can hurt liver but cinnamon, vi.t d, curry powder, cumin, garlic, fish all good for you ...Read more
I add 1 teaspoon of ceylon cinnamon powder to oats cereal everyday.Heard coumarin in cinnamon affects liver. Is my intake of cinnamon safe quantity?
YES-ceylon form safe: There are 2 forms of cinnamon, Ceylon (called true cinnamon),which has little coumarin,and Cassia,which has higher amounts of coumarin which in large quantities can cause liver damage in a subset of those who are sensitive. I can't find any info on whether 1 tsp of Cassia is considered a large quantity, but there's absolutely no reason to worry about Ceylon cinnamon.See http://tinyurl.com/cwmgeeh ...Read more
Is cinnamon, ceylon type, in natural from safe for breast cancer survivors? I've read that it contains estrogen.
Probably yes: Supposedly cinnamon does have some estrogenic properties, but there isn't any strong data out there that suggests those with estrogen receptor (+) breast cancer are at any significant risk with cinnamon consumption. I would caution you that in general, that more is rarely ever better, and that if you are "gung ho" about cinnamon supplementation that you be reasonable about your intake. ...Read more
I currently take a supplement containing 160mg of cinnamon daily, but I don't know if it's Ceylon or Cassia. Is this a dangerous amount of coumarin for daily use?
It isn't : different fundamentally from the cinnamon used in cooking. I can assure you 160 mg of the whole spice is teeny weeny compared to many of my stir frys. My baking book says a teaspoon is 20 times (2300 mg) more than that; and I use many teaspoons. furthermore, I know the cost of good cinnamon and I suspect they put 'supplement' on the bottle and jack the price 10x ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Cinnamon contains a natural substance, coumarin, that in very large amounts can cause bleeding and damage liver and kidneys. Ceylon cinnamon is "true" cinnamon, : but some companies use the less expensive cinnamomun aromaticum , or cassia. This contains more coumarin, and could be more problematic in large doses than ceylon cinnamon. http://tinyurl.com/qaqlu52. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cinnamon: Some research has found that a particular type of cinnamon, cassia cinnamon, may lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. Other studies have not found such a benefit. It has some anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial effects. So it may add some spice to your health. ...Read more
Many good benefits: Cinnamon might be best known for significantly lowering blood sugar and can reduce it 18-29%, but is also a potent anti-oxidant, good anti-inflammatory and lowers cholesterol 12-26%. It is also a broad-spectrum anti-microbial. For more information see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=68. ...Read more
Dangerous: Cinnamon is a caustic powder that contains cellulose. It can cause an immediate severe reaction and long term lung damage if inhaled. People who attempted the "cinnamon challenge" have required hospitalization after coughing and inhaling the powder. Those with cinnamon allergy, asthma, or other lung conditions risk death. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/131/5/833.long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many places!: Most health food stores, and drug stores. You can also order it at www.Puritan.Com. Cinnamon is one of the most potent anti-oxidants there is and several studies also show benefits in type two diabetics, although the latter findings are still in debate. However, for the anti-oxidant properties, it is inexpensive and harmless. Anti-oxidants have anti-inflammatory properties! ...Read more
Accidentally ate a really mouldy cinnamon roll (white mould)! Dangerous? If I was to get sick, how long would it take from eating the mould?
Possible: The danger is small, but real, as a small number of mould species produce toxins called mycotoxins (fungal toxins). Even if present, unless conditions were just right, no toxins may have been formed. Most cases recognized have occurred by ingestion of foods made from contaminated grains. So, it is unlikely that you will have any ill effects, impossible to say when. ...Read more
Possibly many?: Cinnamon is one of the most potent anti-oxidants there is and several studies also show benefits in type two diabetics, although the latter findings are still in debate. However, for the anti-oxidant properties, it is inexpensive and harmless. Anti-oxidants have anti-inflammatory properties! ...Read more
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