Cinnamon Extract Fuel Burner: A Review of Ingredients
Healthmasters’ Cinnamon Extract Fuel Burner was developed with one thing in mind: blood sugar support. Blood sugar levels can fluctuate highly from person to person. However, this product’s ingredients have been clinically shown to support healthy blood glucose metabolism.
In this article, we will review this product’s six ingredients and how they each promote healthy blood sugar control.*
Chromium (as TRAACS® chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate)
This patented formulation combines chromium with glycinate and niacin to increase its bioavailability and absorption in the body . Numerous studies have shown that chromium helps to support healthy blood glucose levels   .
In a 1988 study, researchers gave individuals a chromium supplement to take every day for three months, and during and after treatment, most of the patients experienced beneficial results with their glucose tolerance and chilliness .
A 2006 placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial found chromium and biotin supplementation to improve various parameters of blood sugar significantly, and the researchers concluded, “Chromium picolinate/ biotin supplementation may represent an effective adjunctive nutritional therapy to people with poorly controlled diabetes with the potential for improving lipid metabolism” .
Finally, in a 2007 meta-analysis of 41 studies, researchers found in people with diabetes, chromium supplementation significantly improved glycemia .
American Ginseng Extract
Studies have shown that American ginseng extract helps to support blood sugar  .
In a 2000 study, researchers investigated how American ginseng affected people’s glycemic levels after they ate a meal. The researchers found that American ginseng reduces high blood sugar in both diabetic and nondiabetic patients . The researchers also noted for non-diabetic patients, though, it is better if they take the American ginseng with the meal instead of before .
In a 2007 study, researchers used the experimental model of mouse diabetes and found American ginseng improved glucose and body weight, and the researchers noted, “Our data suggest that ginseng berry juice, as a dietary supplement, may have functional efficacy in consumers with diabetes” .
A 2006 study found American ginseng extracts stimulate insulin production and prevent beta cell death , and in a 2012 study, researchers found that American ginseng had a positive effect on glycemic control in type-2 diabetes .
In one final study, in 2000, researchers found the glycemic responses among the Ginseng-treated patients were significantly decreased, while the reaction among the placebo patients showed no effects . More interesting, however, is the researchers found no significant difference in the response between the different doses of American ginseng used. They noted no more than 3g was needed to obtain results .
In short, many studies attest the clinical effectiveness of American ginseng regarding blood sugar control.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Many studies have shown ALA to be effective in supporting healthy blood sugar levels and assisting in diabetic complications.
A 1997 study found ALA to enhance insulin-stimulated glucose transport and oxidative glucose metabolism , and a 1996 survey found ALA also improved the capacity of the insulin-stimulated glucose transport system . These two studies found ALA to lower blood sugar levels up to 64% in animals.
Additionally, in a systematic review, meta-analysis 2018 study examining the effects of ALA regarding glucose control and lipid profiles among patients with metabolic diseases, researchers found ALA to significantly decrease fasting glucose, insulin, insulin resistance, HbA1c, and triglycerides .
A 2017 study compared the metabolic differences between a fructose-fed rat group and a control group of rats. The researchers found ALA played a beneficial role in the prevention of metabolic syndrome associated with the development of type 2 diabetes .
In 1999, researchers conducted a 3-month long study investigating the beneficial effects of ALA regarding diabetic neuropathy and found “alpha-lipoic acid seems to be efficient and safe in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, improving both clinical manifestations and nerve conduction velocity” .
Finally, a 2004 study found that because of ALA’s potent antioxidant properties, its supplementation could prevent the development of high blood pressure, diabetes, and their associated complications .
To summarize, ALA has been shown to support healthy blood sugar levels and other related measurements and may play a role in treating and preventing various diabetic complications.
Green Tea Aqueous Extract
A 2005 study found green tea extract to protect erythrocytes [a type of red blood cell] from oxidative stress, which could support the health of tissue damaged from the oxidative stress of high blood glucose and protect diabetic patients against the development of long-term complications of diabetes .
In a 2002 study, green tea was shown to enhance insulin activity, protect the pancreatic cells by reducing the number of cytokines, and reduce IFN-gamma-induced nitric oxide production .
Researchers in a 2004 study concluded, because of insulin’s effects on certain glucose-related enzymes, “Green tea intake may be beneficial in the prevention of diabetes mellitus” , and researchers in a 2003 study noted their study’s findings suggest green tea “as a possible therapeutic agent for the prevention of diabetes mellitus progression” .
To summarize, green tea supports healthy blood sugar by protecting tissue against oxidative stress, enhancing insulin activity, and various deep-physiological activities. If you are interested in reading about the deep-physiological events, see references   .
The Gymnema extract in this product is a water-soluble extract made from the leaves of Gymnema Sylvestre and standardized to 25% gymnemic acid. This form, as opposed to others, does not decrease the body’s absorption of iron. Gymnema extract works by reducing glucose absorption in the intestine, stimulating pancreatic beta cell growth, and possible promoting endogenous insulin production  . Gymnema also can support healthy serum lipid levels .
Several studies found that water-soluble Gymnema extract, like the one in this product, to be useful in treating obesity and type-2 diabetes mellitus  .
Not only is Gymnema extract suitable for blood sugar control, but also for neuropathy in patients who have chronic diabetes; a 2015 study found that Gymnema Sylvestre extract application may be useful for the treatment of neuropathy in patients with chronic diabetes .
As noted by the above studies, Gymnema extract, through various mechanisms, supports and promotes healthy blood sugar and glucose control.
Cinnamon 10:1 Aqueous Extract
Perhaps the most critical ingredient in this product, cinnamon extract has been shown in numerous studies to have positive effects on lipid measurements, blood sugar levels, and insulin resistance, and we will examine those studies.
In studies from 2006 and 2010 alone, cinnamon was showed to have a beneficial role in glucose uptake, glycogen synthesis, insulin action, and support for healthy blood lipids  .
In a 2004 study, researchers noted a 20-fold increase in glucose uptake in fat cells treated with water-soluble type-A polymers and concluded: “These polyphenolic polymers found in cinnamon may function as antioxidants, potentiate insulin action, and may be beneficial in the control of glucose intolerance and diabetes” .
Quickly, I will summarize several studies investigating the benefits of cinnamon. I will also reference them for you if you would like to examine them further.
- 2011 Study: Cinnamon extract and/or cinnamon improves fasting blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes .
- 2004 Study: The intake of 2g of cinnamon for 12 weeks significantly reduces the HbA1c, systolic, and diastolic blood pressures among poorly controlled type 2 diabetes patients .
- 2011 Study: Cinnamaldehyde protects from hypertension associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes .
- 2006 Study: Cinnamon and Rhodiola have a significant blood sugar lowering and antioxidant effects.
- 2009 Study: Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde which confers dose-dependent, considerable protection against alloxan-induced renal damage and hyperglycemia .
- 2011 Study: Cinnamon exhibits anti-diabetic properties related to alpha-glucosidase inhibition .
- 2010 Study: Cinnamon oil has an antidiabetic effect in a type 2 diabetic mice experimental model .
- 2007 Study: Cinnamon reduces glucose, A1C, and significantly improves blood lipid profiles .
- 2017 Study: Cinnamon polyphenol reduces hyperlipidemia, inflammation, and oxidative stress .
- 2011 Study: Cinnamon reduces insulin resistance in an animal model .
- 2013 Study: The neuroprotective effects of cinnamon associated with whole body improvement in insulin sensitivity and related changes in the brain .
As you can see with the above barrage of summaries, cinnamon has been shown to promote healthy blood sugar in a plethora of ways; hence, why the cinnamon extract is the essential ingredient in this product.
By now, I hope you have a well-grounded understanding as to why we chose these specific ingredients while formulating Healthmasters’ Cinnamon Extract Fuel Burner. Together, these ingredients provide a holistic, multi-sided approach to supporting blood sugar.
If you have any questions about Healthmasters’ Cinnamon Extract Fuel Burner, please call our office at 800.726.1834.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.