Cinnamon essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the cinnamon tree and it has a sweet and welcoming fragrance. Cinnamon oil works to minimize inflammation, regulate levels of blood sugar and improve sensitivity to insulin. Insulin helps to break down fats and carbohydrates and it enables the absorption of blood glucose by storing it as fat or converting it to energy.

When insulin resistance occurs, i.e. the body cells fail to respond to insulin, the body stores fat instead of breaking it down to energy. This results in weight gain and worse still, makes weight loss an uphill battle. Insulin resistance could also lead to high levels of blood insulin and blood sugar, which can lead to Type 2 diabetes.

Cinnamon essential oil can increase insulin sensitivity as well as blood glucose absorption. Many people in the United States suffer from metabolic syndrome , a combination of disorders including abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and insulin resistance. Individuals who are genetically predisposed to obesity have been found to have inflammatory cells. However, cinnamon essential oil can alleviate the production of these cells, which could in turn slow down weight gain and therefore allow actual weight loss.


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