Cinnamon and pomegranate usually aren’t the first things that come to mind when we
think about healthy glucose metabolism.
But the supporting role they play can be significant.
Cinnamon is a fascinating spice. It was highly prized in the ancient world, and is
recognized today as a natural way t0 help keep blood lipids and sugars within normal
The history of cinnamon stretches back to Egypt where it was imported as early as
2,000 BC. It was considered a gift above all others, including gold, for monarchs and
It is extracted from the bark of a dozen different trees, and the most effective variety
comes from Cinnamomum. The tree’s bark is particularly oily and is packed with
beneficial compounds including cinnamate, cinnamic acid, and cinnamaldehyde.
Cinnamon trees are found in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, Burma, and China.
Here at Systemic Formulas, we use specific herbal varieties of cinnamon that can
support the regulation of blood sugar. It is an excellent antioxidant with anti-
inflammatory benefits. It can maintain normal blood lipids and sugars that are within
Alongside cinnamon, another antioxidant that can help support glucose metabolism is
The Misunderstood Powers Of Pomegranate
Pomegranate has been found to support a normal glycemic function and to
accommodate normal cell receptor insulin sensitivity.
The antioxidant benefits originate both in the pomegranate’s flowers and seeds. The
peel is rich in prodelphinidins, polyphenols, catechins, gallocatechins, and tannins.
Like cinnamon, the pomegranate has a long history of healing. It was used on the
Indian subcontinent in ancient Ayurveda traditional medicine.
Pomegranate is native to parts of India and Iran. It grows throughout the
Mediterranean regions of the Middle East and South Asia.
The fruit is also grown in limited quantities here in the United States, mostly in
California and Arizona.
(Before he wrote The Declaration Of Independence, Thomas Jefferson was growing
pomegranates in Virginia at Monticello.)
Over the past few years, a few mass marketers and manufacturers have gone overboard
with brash claims about the healing properties of pomegranate.
But behind the noise lies a simple fact.
Pomegranate doesn’t simply support normal glycemic function. It can also sustain
proper liver-fat performance.