Cinnamomum Cassia Temporarily Replaces Cinnamomum Verum in NOW Cinnamon Products
NOW has evaluated Cinnamomum cassia and it has met all our stringent safety and efficacy requirements for cinnamon. Instead of discontinuing this product, we decided to switch to Cinnamomum cassia until a reliable quality supply of Cinnamomum verum is available again. NOW’s thorough analyses of Cinnamomum cassia allayed concerns over coumarin and cinnamaldehyde content. NOW has tested for these two compounds. They are present at very low levels and are not a cause for concern based on recent studies and current safety data. Furthermore, Cinnamomum cassia has actually been better studied for its potential effect on glucose management, a benefit not consistently found using Cinnamomum verum.
Rest assured that once Cinnamomum verum is available again and meets our strict quality standards, we’ll reincorporate this species in NOW Cinnamon products.
Cinnamon Bark has been used traditionally as a culinary spice and to support proper digestion. It is known to possess a number of bioactive constituents that exhibit free radical neutralizing activity; other studies suggest that Cinnamon components may support balanced immune system and inflammatory responses. Additional clinical evidence also indicates that Cinnamon Bark supports healthy glucose metabolism and may help to maintain blood sugar levels already within the healthy range.*
As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 2 times daily with meals.
|Serving Size:||2 Capsules|
|Servings Per Container:||60|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Total Carbohydrate||<1 g||<1%|
|Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) (Bark)||1.2 g (1,200 mg)||†|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Silica, Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Suggested Use: As an herbal dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 2 times daily with meals.
Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Warnings: Caution: Diabetics, hypoglycemics, and pregnant/lactating women should consult with a qualified health practitioner before using. Caution: Please discard the inedible freshness packet enclosed.
This information current as of 6/9/12 2:41 PM.