5 Proven Health Benefits of Cinnamon

2. Cinnamon may help to reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Research has shown that the antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory properties. A meta-analysis of studies found that supplementing with Cinnamon significantly reduced C-reactive protein, a blood protein that increases when there is inflammation.

There was also a significant reduction in interleukin-6, a key player in chronic inflammation.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2020.102517

In a randomized, double-blind trial involving 36 women with rheumatoid arthritis, it was concluded that cinnamon can be safely used as an adjunctive treatment for improving inflammation and symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Each of the 2 randomly assigned groups was given 4 capsules daily for 8 weeks; the one group was given placebo capsules and the other group was given 500 mg capsules of cinnamon powder.

A significant decrease in inflammation and clinical symptoms were experienced by individuals who received the cinnamon capsules in comparison to those receiving the placebo capsules.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1080/07315724.2018.1460733

A study in rheumatoid arthritis rats revealed that inflammation was alleviated by the suppression of pro-inflammatory proteins by cinnamaldehyde, a component found in cinnamon.3✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1016/j.intimp.2020.106570

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About the author

Adrian has been writing on health and fitness for 18 years. He is the founder of several health related websites and the current owner of AHealthBlog, which regularly publishes evidence based health and fitness news and information. When he isn’t writing, you can find him mountain biking or surfing.



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