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Cinnamomum Cassia Temporarily Replaces Cinnamomum Verum in NOW Cinnamon Products
NOW modified the source of Cinnamon due to a shortage of Cinnamomum verum (Ceylon cinnamon), the species previously used in this product. While verum Cinnamon is in short supply, another species, Cinnamomum cassia, is readily available. We tested samples of Cinnamomum cassia and it met all our stringent safety and efficacy requirements for cinnamon raw material. 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 available Cinnamomum cassia allayed concerns over coumarin and cinnamaldehyde content, as these two compounds 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 been better studied for its potential effect on glucose management, a benefit not consistently found using Cinnamomum velum.
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.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Cinnamon (Bark) (Cassia) 1.2g (1200 mg)
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Silica, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
As an herbal dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 2 times daily with meals.
Diabetics, hypoglycemics, and pregnant/lactating women should consult with a qualified health practitioner before using. Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.