Cinnamon - Fat Loss Supplement?

While it's highly likely that you've come across a wide variety of fat loss supplements before - caffeine, green tree extract, ephedra, yohimbe, hoodia...and so on, one supplement that you might have never even considered is located right in your spice rack - cinnamon.

Recently researchers had a look at the effects of supplementing with cinnamon had on body composition, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels.

Subjects were divided into two groups; one that would receive the cinnamon supplement and the other that would receive a placebo for a period of 12 weeks in duration.

After the study was completed and the test results were obtained, it was demonstrated that the subjects supplementing with cinnamon had a better body composition profile, as well as had a lower systolic blood pressure reading.

Therefore, from this study we can conclude that taking simple steps to add more cinnamon to your day - adding it to your morning bowl of oatmeal, spreading it with some low fat cream cheese on your toast, or adding it to your protein muffins is one simple way to enhance the results of your current fat loss program.

Anderson, RA. Et al. (2006) Effects of a water-soluble cinnamon extract on body composition and features of the metabolic syndrome in pre-diabetic men and women. Ohio Research Group, Wadsworth Medical Center. Journal of the International Society of Sports and Nutrition. Dec 28;3-45-53.