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Data from 22 trials show the combo to be a knockout punch to hypertension

 

Cinnamon has been proven to achieve reductions of systolic and diastolic blood pressure of 5.39 and 2.6 mmHg, all by itself.

 

When combined with magnesium as well as dietary and lifestyle changes, that powerhouse combination has achieved reduction of up to 25mmHg, more than any blood pressure medication, and the bonus is that it comes with no adverse side effects. 

 

The results come in a report from researchers at the University of Hertfordshire in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It’s not the only report in recent months to scientifically prove the beneficial effects of cinnamon.

 

The Journal Diabetic Medicine  and the International Journal of Preventive Medicine published results from a study investigating the effects of cinnamon on blood pressure and blood sugar levels in patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

 

Dr. Akilen Rajadurai , now a Research Fellow in Nutritional Sciences at Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and his former team at the Imperial College London in a double-blind study of 58 patients (the doctors and patients don’t know who is getting cinnamon and who isn’t) concluded there were statistically significantly reductions in both blood pressure and blood sugar levels in the group that received the cinnamon.

 

The group receiving a placebo had no significant change in blood pressure and by the end of the study actually had an increase in blood sugar levels.

 

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.

 

Commenting on the potential mechanisms of action, Dr Rajadurai 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.”

 

 

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