SOURCE: NutraLab

August 09, 2005 11:27 ET

Spice Curbs Sugar Spikes

TAMPA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2005 -- There's a different kind of "shot" that may help improve the body's ability to control blood sugar levels -- and it doesn't involve needles.

Research published in Diabetes Care magazine has shown that cinnamon can reduce the amount of insulin necessary for glucose metabolism. The spice contains a natural ingredient that mimics insulin so your body doesn't have to make as much.

A new product called Cinnergen may help you get more cinnamon in your diet without increasing your fat and carbohydrate intake.

"We usually eat cinnamon in foods that aren't good for us like French toast, apple pie, Snickerdoodles and cinnamon buns," says Steve Kushner, vice president of Research and Development for NutraLab, manufacturers of Cinnergen. "By combining cinnamon extracts with other important nutrients for glucose metabolism, it is possible to maintain consistent blood sugar levels even with the occasional sugar splurge."

Cinnergen combines a mixture of food nutrient extracts including cinnamon, oat seed, blueberry leaf and cranberries. Kushner says you only need a 1-ounce shot of the liquid to help maintain blood sugar levels all day.

"It's very important that blood sugar levels remain consistent and not be too high or too low," says Kushner. "More than 15 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and one-third of them don't even know it."

People with type 1 diabetes don't produce enough insulin and those with type 2 diabetes produce lower levels of insulin and have lost the sensitivity to it. Healthy people can also lose the sensitivity to insulin if they are overweight, sedentary or over the age of 25.

Cinnergen does not contain any fat, carbohydrates, sugar or calories. A 32-ounce bottle costs $34.99, and can be found in stores or online at:

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