Do your cinnamon supplements use either of these two types of cinnamon (Ceylon or Cassia) or some other kind?
Best Cinnamon featuring Cinnulin PF is a proprietary water soluble extract of Cinnamomum burmannii.
What is Cinnulin PF?
Best Cinnamon Extract is Cinnulin PF®, a patented, water extract of cinnamon that contains Type-A polymers. Recent research has revealed that procyanidin Type-A polymers help maintain the body's ability to metabolize glucose in a healthy way. The unique extraction method utilized in manufacturing Cinnulin® separates the active ingredients from potential toxins found in whole cinnamon.
Cinnulin PF is a water extract of cinnamon that is standardized to a higher concentration of Type A polymers, the compounds from cinnamon that have the favorable effects on blood sugar. Thus, a lower dose of Cinnulin PF is needed than the 1 gram recommendation for cinnamon powder. Cinnamon powder, when taken at these large doses for extended periods of time, may be associated with toxic effects. Thus, these toxic compounds are removed from the Cinnulin PF product. This results in a product that is more potent than straight cinnamon powder, and safer. Thus, lower doses of this are effective. – research has shown that compounds, particularly Type-A Polymers, found in cinnamon facilitate glucose metabolism. These compounds stimulated glucose uptake into cells and increased glycogen (stored glucose) production via activation of the enzyme, glycogen synthase. Type-A Polymers also increased insulin activity (in vitro study).