The form of cinnamon utilized by Setu is Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark, which is also known as “true cinnamon” and renowned for having significantly better safety profile than other forms of cinnamon because of its low coumarin (anticoagulant) content. This form of cinnamon has been demonstrated to enhance insulin-regulated glucose utilization through its effect on insulin signaling in experimental research. Additionally, cinnamon has shown to improve memory function in prediabetics. Cinnamomum zeylanicum offers other nutritive values, including its rich anitoxidant protection through the high concentration of Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs) found in its bark.
Prediabetes is a condition marked by circulating levels of glucose between 100 to 125 mg/dL of blood. In prediabetes and diabetes, there is a deterioration of working memory (WM) which is responsible for main- taining and processing information over short time periods. Working Memory involves a network of brain regions including frontal and parietal lobes, thalamus, precuneus, cerebellum, and insula. When Working Memory is impaired, it can impact a wide range of cognitive capacities, thereby decreasing the ability of using his/her information for thinking. In a cross-sectional study medical research and social science, a cross-sectional study (also known as a cross-sectional analysis, an analysis of data collected from a population was evaluated to assess the effects of cinnamon in prediabetic’s Working Memory. In the 93 subject study, cinnamon users had a better Working Memory (2.9 vs. 2.5, P < .001, statistically highly significant). This study paves the way for prospective studies utilizing cinnamon for other conditions related to glucose dysfunction. View research
A multi-arm experimental animal trial was conducted to examine the impact of cinnamomum zeylanicum (zeylanicum derived from Sri Lanka’s former name). Under different test conditions, the differential effects of cinnamon was observed as opposed to placebo. For instance, upon loading of glucose, the cinnamon treated group exhibited a highly significant reduction of blood glucose (p<0.001) in comparison to the control group. Diabetes-induced animals exhibited reduced fasting blood glucose levels upon cinnamon treatment group in comparison to control group at the end of the study (day 30). Also, the 2-h post-prandial glucose levels was significantly reduced in the cinnamon treatment group. Finally, the diabetes-induced animals given the cinnamon treatment showed a significantly lower total and LDL cholesterol level on day 30 compared to day 0. This experimental study is one of the first to demonstrate this particular form of cinnamon exerts improved glycemic control in diabetes-induced animals. View research
Setu’s Cinnamon is authentic cinnamomum zeylanicum, which is authentic Sri Lanka cinnamon bark.