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Can I take cinnamon supplements if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

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  • Cinnamon is not recommended in medicinal amounts in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of available scientific evidence.

    Although not well studied in humans, large amounts of cinnamon (more than those found in foods) should be avoided in pregnant women due to possible abortion inducing effects.
     Cinnamon may act as a spermicide, thereby preventing pregnancy by killing sperm; however, it is not recommended as a form of birth control.

    You should read product labels, and discuss all therapies with a qualified healthcare provider. Natural Standard information does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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