Numerous studies have demonstrated that cinnamon has a beneficial effect on maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon acts by inhibiting several enzymes that play a role
in insulin resistance leading to an increase in insulin sensitivity.
Diaxinol contains Cinnulin®, which is made using a patented
process that extracts the water-soluble components of
cinnamon into a potent 20:1 extract (500 mg of Cinnulin® is
equivalent to approximately 10 g of whole cinnamon powder).
Cinnulin® is standardized to contain doubly-linked polyphenol
type A polymers, the bioactive component which has been
shown to be effective in clinical trials. In a study examining
the effects of Cinnulin®, 24 men and women were given 250
mg of Cinnulin®, or placebo, twice per day. Cinnulin® helped
to maintain healthy blood sugar levels in 83% of subjects in
the treatment group, compared to 33% in the placebo group.
Cinnulin® has also been shown to support healthy body
composition by increasing lean body mass while reducing
body fat. An additional study examined the effects of 6 g of
cinnamon on glucose levels in subjects consuming 50 g of
carbohydrates (instant farina cereal). The researchers found
that the addition of cinnamon to cereal helped to improve
glucose response measurements during the 15, 30, 45 and 60
minutes following the carbohydrate challenge.