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How much cinnamon supplement should I take?

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  • Adults (18 years and older):
    • There are no proven effective medicinal doses for cinnamon. Cinnamon is likely safe when taken by mouth short-term (up to six weeks) in dosages up to 6 grams daily and in amounts commonly found in foods.
    • As an antioxidant, capsules containing 250 milligrams of cinnamon extract (Cinnulin PF®) twice daily for 12 weeks. For candidiasis, eight lozenges of a commercially available cinnamon candy were taken daily for one week; for oral candidiasis, a solution, made by cooking 250 grams of cinnamon in 2000 milliliters of water on medium heat until there was 500 milliliters of solution (solution defined as 50% cinnamon solution) has been used. This solution has been gargled 4-6 times a day and each time with 20-30 milliliters of the solution. For diabetes, various doses of cinnamon (capsules, powder, extract) have been studied. 1-6 grams of cinnamon daily has been used for up to 90 days. For Helicobacter pylori infection, 80 milligrams of cinnamon extract daily was used for four weeks. For metabolic syndrome, 500 milligrams of a water-soluble cinnamon extract, Cinnulin PF®, is recommended by the manufacturer. As an insect repellant, various doses have been studied including a single application of cream containing 5% (w/w) cassia oil (containing 5 grams of cassia oil) for up to 120 minutes.

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