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CinnaTrax™ Ceylon Cinnamon
CinnaTrax™ Ceylon Cinnamon

Supports healthy blood sugar and heart health


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CinnaTrax™ is your source of organic Ceylon Cinnamon - a popular, powerful spice that’s been traditionally used throughout history for a wide variety of health benefits.

Taking Ceylon Cinnamon regularly may support:

  • Healthy blood sugar levels
  • Antioxidant Properties
  • Promotes overall heart health
  • Weight management
  • Healthy cholesterol levels

These remarkable properties make CinnaTrax™ a powerful dietary supplement to boost your overall health!

We don’t use artificial fillers or magnesium stearate. CinnaTrax is all natural.

"I take this daily with my regimen of vitamins. I feel this helps me feel better and will continue to take this product."

- John Williams

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Scientific References & Further Reading

Ceylon Cinnamon Capsules

  • Supports healthy levels of blood glucose
  • Supports glucose metabolism
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Supports the cardiovascular system in healthy individuals
  • Helps to maintain Cholesterol at a healthy range
  • May support healthy aging

There are two major classes of the cinnamon spice, these can be simplified into the Ceylon / True cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum verum) group and the false cinnamon Cassia, the latter, which is often referred to as Chinese cinnamon, is usually sold in food stores and used in manufacturing as a cheap culinary spice.

People who take Ceylon cinnamon capsules for their potential health benefits should always ensure that it is true Ceylon cinnamon that they take, this is because it has a much lower level of the blood thinning agent coumarin, which can be harmful to the liver (hepatotoxic) if consumed at large dosages. At its worst, the Cassia spice variety may contain over a thousand times as much coumarin as the Ceylon variety [1].

True cinnamon is a member of the Lauraceae tree family and is native to Sri Lanka. The inner bark of this tree is used to produce the spice, with different cultivars resulting in different tastes. Its use can be traced back to the time of the ancient Egyptians, and it is even the subject of Ancient Greek poetry, where it was often used to flavor wine.

It has long been used as a traditional medicine and has been reported to contain numerous bioactive compounds [2, 3]. Some of the biologically active compounds that it is known to contain include cinnamaldehyde, catechins, cinnamic acid, cinnamate, eugenol, linalool, procyanidins, and styrene [4].

As the leaves contain a large amount of trans-cinnamaldehyde (Cin) it is often used in essential oils. In addition to its culinary and potential medical uses, cinnamon is also used in toothpastes, and in the aroma industries because of its strong fragrance. 

Blood Sugar Levels 

Cinnamon is able to indirectly support healthier blood sugar levels. It does this through the inhibition of digestive enzymes. Their inhibition may lead to a reduction of glucose influx into the blood circulatory system, and also helps to support leveling of insulin spikes. 

Some of the digestive enzymes reported to be inhibited by cinnamon include alpha-glucosidase, pancreatic amylase, and sucrase [5]. The sucrase enzyme that is involved in the catalyzes of sucrose into fructose and glucose in the small intestine.

A compound present in cinnamon, methylhydroxychalcone polymer, has been reported as being able to mimic the effect of insulin on fat cells (adipocyte; lipocytes) [6]. This hydrochalcone may help to support glucose uptake and synthesis in healthy individuals via triggering of an insulin cascade [7]. Human trials have also suggested that cinnamon may help to support healthier blood glucose levels [8], via its oral antihyperglycemic properties. 

Antioxidant Activities

As it naturally contains a large number of antioxidants it is very likely that cinnamon can help to support against cell damage caused by free radicals. This means that it may play a role in the support of healthy aging.

Numerous flavonoids have been isolated from cinnamon, these are thought to support human health, acting as antioxidants and having a role in free radical scavenging [9].

Extracts of cinnamon have also been reported to support health through the inhibition of lipid peroxidation and fatty acid oxidation [10]. 

Lipid Metabolism

Cinnamon may help to maintain cholesterol at a healthy range. In humans with high blood glucose levels, cinnamon intakes of 1 g, 3 g, or 6 g were reported to support healthier levels of triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol. Thus Ceylon cinnamon intake may help to support the cardiovascular system.


[1] Miller and Poole. Solvent-assisted supercritical fluid extraction for the isolation of semivolatile flavor compounds from the cinnamons of commerce and their separation by series-coupled column gas chromatography. Journal of Separation Science. Volume 18, Issue 8, August 1995, Pages 461–471. DOI: 10.1002/jhrc.1240180802 

[2] National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCIH). 2011. Herbs at a Glance: Cinnamon NCCIH Publication No.: 463

[3] Rau and Gan. Cinnamon: A Multifaceted Medicinal Plant.Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2014; 2014: 642942.

[4] Senanayake UM, Lee TH, Wills RBH. Volatile constituents of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) oils. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 1978;26(4):822–824.

[5] Adisakwattana et al. Inhibitory activity of cinnamon bark species and their combination effect with acarbose against intestinal α-glucosidase and pancreatic α-amylase. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 2011 Jun;66(2):143-8. doi: 10.1007/s11130-011-0226-4.

[6] Jarvill-Taylor et al. A hydroxychalcone derived from cinnamon functions as a mimetic for insulin in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. J Am Coll Nutr. 2001 Aug;20(4):327-36.

[7] Imparl-Radosevich et al. Regulation of PTP-1 and insulin receptor kinase by fractions from cinnamon: implications for cinnamon regulation of insulin signalling. Horm Res. 1998 Sep;50(3):177-82.

[8] Davis and Yokoyama. Cinnamon intake lowers fasting blood glucose: meta-analysis. J Med Food. 2011 Sep;14(9):884-9. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2010.0180. 

[9] Okawa et al. DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl) radical scavenging activity of flavonoids obtained from some medicinal plants. Biological and Pharmical Bulletin. 2001 Oct;24(10):1202-5.

[10] Shobana and Naidu. Antioxidant activity of selected Indian spices. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2000 Feb;62(2):107-10.

[11] Anderson. Chromium and polyphenols from cinnamon improve insulin sensitivity. Proc Nutr Soc. 2008 Feb;67(1):48-53. doi: 10.1017/S0029665108006010. 

[12] Huang et al. Cinnamaldehyde Prevents Adipocyte Differentiation and Adipogenesis via Regulation of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-γ (PPARγ) and AMP-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) Pathways. J. Agric. Food Chem., 2011, 59 (8), pp 3666–3673                                   

Further Reading

  • WebMD: Cinnamon bark overview, uses, side effects, interactions, and dose
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What is the make up of VitaMonk’s Ceylon cinnamon capsules?

Each capsule contains 500 mg of Ceylon cinnamon bark. As the only other ingredients in our capsules are vegetable cellulose, magnesium stearate, and white rice flour they are both suitable for vegetarians and are gluten free.

Where can I purchase Ceylon cinnamon capsules, where is it sold?

You can buy them online here or get them from our Amazon store.

What are the two main types of cinnamon?

Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) and Chinese Cassia cinnamon

Why use Ceylon cinnamon?

To help support healthy blood sugar levels, cardiovascular health, and to encourage a healthy lipid profile. 

What are its pros and cons?

See above. 

How many in a container / package?

60 per tub.

Where to buy Ceylon cinnamon powder?

Our capsules contain cinnamon bark powder. Buy them online here and get free shipping on all item orders over $35.

How much Ceylon cinnamon for weight loss / diet?

This is currently unclear; most of the research work related to weight loss has been performed in mice [12]. It is thought to have an affect on the deposition of fat (adipogenesis) via regulation of the gene for AMP-activated protein kinase.

Which brand of Ceylon cinnamon is the best?

No bias here as my customers rated it high too! But ours really is as good as it gets, it is of the utmost quality. Just read our customer feedback. Give it a try!

What are the benefits of Ceylon cinnamon?

It may help to support healthy blood glucose levels, , promotes heart health, and supports healthy blood circulation.

What is Ceylon cinnamon tea?

Some people take their cinnamon as an herbal infusion in the form of a tincture as they like its great taste. This is generally not as effective as taking a supplement.

What is the recommended dosage?

There is no helpful RDA currently set for using cinnamon. Most of the experiments showing support for blood glucose levels used from 1 to 6 g of cinnamon powder daily. VitaMonk CinnaTrax™ capsule contain a 500mg quantity of Ceylon cinnamon bark.

Why is Ceylon cinnamon better for you?

Because it does not contain large amounts of coumarin. Cassia contains much more of this toxic compound.

Are there any potential side effects?

Yes, be sure to take Ceylon cinnamon capsules as opposed to Cassia. The latter contains substantial amounts of coumarin, which can cause damage to the liver and kidneys. It is important not to take cinnamon products without first consulting your medical doctor / general practitioner if you are partaking in any medicine and drugs to control your blood glucose levels. Other side effects include, but are not limited to skin rashes and breathing difficulties.

How long does organic Ceylon cinnamon last when used as a food product?

The shelf life of cinnamon sticks is typically two to three years and ground cinnamon is 6 to 12 months.

How to identify Ceylon cinnamon? 

Cinnamon found from Sri Lanka is straighter and has a darker reddish color.

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