Ceylon cinnamon is considered the true cinnamon due to the very low to almost zero amounts of coumarin. The most common cinnamon, called Cassia, is high in coumarin and when consuming large amounts may cause liver damage in addition to hypoglycemia.
Ceylon cinnamon supports the immune health of the body due to its antioxidant, inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects to help fight cancer and heart disease. According to research, Ceylon cinnamon reduces insulin resistance in the body which helps glucose metabolize in the liver and can be used as an alternative treatment for diabetes. It improves how the brain responds to insulin and the metabolic effect is beneficial in neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Ceylon cinnamon is light in color, mellow in fragrance, mild in taste, and naturally sweet when boiled and steeped for a period of time. It’s a delicious cold beverage, hot tea, the spice for foods and desserts, and can be taken in capsules as a daily supplement.