Cinnamon is a relatively common herb, used in cereals, sprinkled on toast or oatmeal, and to add a wonderful scent to your home or car. Did you know that cinnamon is actually bark?
What is cinnamon and where does cinnamon come from?
Cinnamon that is sold in the United States most often comes from the inner bark of evergreen trees that is grown in Indonesia, China and other countries in Southeast Asia.
How is cinnamon made?
The bark is removed from the tree. Once it is removed, it is scraped into thin pieces. The larger pieces are dried and ground into powder. The tips of narrow branches (quills) are dried and become the cinnamon sticks you can purchase in the store. This is all done in a way that does not destroy the tree so that it is able to be harvested repeatedly.
Are there different types of cinnamon?
There are different types of cinnamon. Cassia is the type of cinnamon that is typically used in the United States.
What are the benefits of cinnamon?
Cinnamon may have health benefits. Cinnamon—a potent antioxidant, cinnamon (Cassia cinnamon) bark extract has been shown to help maintain already-normal, healthy blood sugar and insulin levels in overweight individuals.
What Nature’s Sunshine products contain cinnamon?
Nature’s Sunshine has several products that contain cinnamon. Here is a list of those products and a short description about what the product is used for.
CleanStart® Apple/Cinnamon and CleanStart® Wild Berry: CleanStart is a two-week program that supports natural waste elimination to provide a sense of improved energy and well-being. It contains powerful nutrients that help cleanse and detoxify the body.
Kidney Activator TCM Concentrate: Kidney Activator TCM is a concentrated version of our Kidney Activator Chinese formula, designed to promote kidney function and help clear retained water from the body, which may positively affect joints.
Liquid Cleanse: Liquid Cleanse contains herbs that support intestinal and liver health and promote regular bowel movements. It’s easy to swallow and has a pleasant raspberry flavor.
Liver Balance TCM Concentrate: Liver Balance TCM is a highly concentrated blend of Chinese herbs that support both the digestive and nervous systems while optimizing liver health. It also helps the body deal with stress and may improve well-being.
Nature’s Chi TCM Concentrate: Nature’s Chi TCM is a blend of concentrated Chinese herbs that offers increased energy, metabolism support and improved energy flow.
Stress Relief TCM Concentrate: Our concentrated Stress Relief Chinese herbal formula supports emotional balance, circulatory health and may help optimize gastric function.
SugarReg® : SugarReg® is a formulation of eight nutrients that support proper glandular function. Specifically, this combination helps support the body’s effort to maintain blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range.
Sweet FX™ : Neutralize sugar and stress with Sweet FX™ . This formula contains L-arabinose, which helps block the complete absorption of sugar, and L-theanine to improve mood.
VS-C® : This immune-supporting formula is a combination that Chinese herbalists would describe as a “metal-enhancing” formula. These herbs create a favorable environment for microbial balance and overall health.
VS-C® Liquid: Support your immune system and a healthy respiratory tract with VS-C Chinese liquid herbal extract.
Xylitol Gum: Clean teeth and freshen breath with sugarless chewing gum with xylitol.
XyliBrite Toothpaste: Clean and polish your teeth with all-natural Xylitbrite Toothpaste. It’s fluoride-free and sweetened with xylitol.
Caution: Cinnamon should not be used in large doses while pregnant.