Cinnamon- any good for hair?
Cinnamon has been touted to treat many health problems.
Is there any evidence for treatment of hair loss?
We need to understand the connection with foods, spices and supplements that we eat and hair growth.
Metabolic imbalances have a great impact on hair growth.
Elevated blood sugar will slow hair re-growth.
So foods or spices that have a impact on controlling blood sugar are extremely important to study.
Here is a study that shows that cinnamon has some positive effect on blood sugar.
OBJECTIVE—The objective of this study was to determine whether cinnamon improves blood glucose, triglyceride, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—A total of 60 people with type 2 diabetes, 30 men and 30 women aged 52.2 ± 6.32 years, were divided randomly into six groups. Groups 1, 2, and 3 consumed 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon daily, respectively, and groups 4, 5, and 6 were given placebo capsules corresponding to the number of capsules consumed for the three levels of cinnamon. The cinnamon was consumed for 40 days followed by a 20-day washout period.
RESULTS—After 40 days, all three levels of cinnamon reduced the mean fasting serum glucose (18–29%), triglyceride (23–30%), LDL cholesterol (7–27%), and total cholesterol (12–26%) levels; no significant changes were noted in the placebo groups. Changes in HDL cholesterol were not significant.
CONCLUSIONS—The results of this study demonstrate that intake of 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes and suggest that the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
But it is important to realize that cinnamon as with any spice is part of the total picture in regulating hair growth. All the pieces together fit into a big puzzle.
Which is the reason when we formulate a hair product that "doctor formulated" plays a big factor. A doctor who has 30 years of experience studying hair loss with actual patients will be able to try to fit these pieces together for the best possible results.
Plus we suggest visiting one of our Help Hair Doctors or clinics to go over your hair loss problems.
But with as with all patients with elevated blood sugar levels we suggest you go see your doctor to get monitored and to get proper medications if needed.
*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with a Healthcare professional. Our newsletter is not intended to give medical advice.
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