Cinnamon Lowers Blood Pressure More Than Any Other Medication

Cinnamon Lowers Blood Pressure When Combined With Magnesium Even More So Than Any Hypertension Medication In The World!

Cinnamon lowers blood pressure in pre-diabetic and diabetic people. Cinnamon combined with magnesium (Mg), diet and lifestyle changes may lead to overall reductions in blood pressure up to 25mmHg, a reduction lower than any hypertension medication can achieve without side effects.

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Data from 22 trials of Mg supplements revealed that the mineral may reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, researchers from the University of Hertfordshire report in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Cinnamon Lowers Blood Pressure On Its Own

Valued in ancient times as currency and once considered more precious than gold, cinnamon — one of the world’s oldest known spices — has one of the highest antioxidant values of all foods. It has been used throughout the ages as a medicine to treat everything from nausea to menstruation and low energy to diabetes.

“Cinnamon itself has insulin-like activity and also can potentiate the activity of insulin. The latter could be quite important in treating those with Type 2 Diabetes. Cinnamon has a bio-active component that we believe has the potential to prevent or overcome diabetes,” researcher Don Graves said in a prepared statement.

When it comes to the highest antioxidant values on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale, cinnamon comes in third, just behind that of clove and sumac.

While the exact relationship between the ORAC value of a food and its health benefit has not been established, it is believed that foods higher on the ORAC scale will more effectively neutralize free radicals. According to the free-radical theory of aging, this will slow the oxidative processes and free radical damage that can contribute to age-related degeneration and disease.

Cinnamon Lowers Blood Pressure And Improves Diabetes

Numerous studies have reported that cinnamon lowers blood pressure improves parameters associated with diabetes. The meta-analysis, performed by scientists from the University of Toronto (Canada), the University of West London (UK), and London South Bank University (UK) is said to be the first to evaluate if cinnamon lowers blood pressure in diabetics.

Cinnamon lowers blood pressure alone, without any diet and lifestyle changes, is associated with reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure of 5.39 mmHg and 2.6 mmHg, report scientists in Nutrition.

For their meta-analysis Dr. Akilen and his co-workers reviewed trials that included diabetics as well as pre-diabetics.

The doses of cinnamon used in the studies ranged from 500 mg to 2.4 grams per day, and all the studies lasted for 12 weeks.

The results of the analysis revealed that cinnamon intake was associated with significant decreases in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Commenting on the potential mechanisms of action, Dr. Akilen and his co-workers said that a recent review had “confirmed that cinnamon and components of cinnamon have been shown to have beneficial effects on virtually all of the factors associated with metabolic syndrome, including: insulin sensitivity, glucose, lipids, antioxidants, inflammation, blood pressure, and body weight.”

“In summary, this meta-analysis of three RCTs indicates that the consumption of cinnamon (short term) is associated with notable reduction of systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with pre-diabetes and [type-2 diabetes],” they wrote.

“However, the precise relationship between blood pressure regulation and the effect of cinnamon in humans remains unclear and to be established in future studies.”

Something to consider when buying cinnamon is the fact that not all cinnamon is the same. There is some that could cause liver damage. Read more about that Here

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Nutrition

Mae Cha@preventdisease

Cinnamon Lowers Blood Pressure More Than Any Other Medication