In the Spotlight
The first use of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.) was recorded around 2800 B.C.E. by the father of Chinese health practices, Shen Nung. It has since been used throughout the world in many different cultures, where evidence of its value as a health product, a culinary spice, in religious ceremonies, and as a food preservative can be found. In Egypt, Cinnamon was used along with other ingredients in the mummification process. Phoenicians and Hebrews called Cinnamon quinnamon, with mention of it found in the Hebrew Bible book of Exodus (chapter 30; verse 23). Cinnamon was so highly valued after the Europeans discovered it in the first century C.E., that it cost 15 times more than silver.
There are approximately 250 species of Cinnamon; however, those most utilized commercially today include C. verum, or "the true Cinnamon," and C. cassia, also called Chinese cassia or cassia bark tree.
Although Cinnamon is probably most famous for its use as a spice or flavoring, it has a variety of healthy benefits as a supplement.* Cinnamon has been traditionally used for wellness, and these Cinnamon capsules support the healthy metabolism of nutrients in your body.* Cinnamon also helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within a normal range, and this positive effect can, in turn, support heart and circulatory health.* Like many other Sundown Naturals® products, our Cinnamon capsules are FREE OF artificial color, flavor and sweetener, preservatives, sugar, starch, milk, lactose, soy, gluten, wheat, yeast, and sodium.