Cinnamon is finally making its way into the oral health mainstream, and, of course, we are going to tell you, “We told you so!” And it’s not just because it’s a vital ingredient in our all-natural tooth and gum powder that we love it so much, it’s also because cinnamon is a spice that we believe to be absolutely unbeatable when it comes to helping heal oral health issues. There are also a multitude of amazing benefits that cinnamon has on our overall health. We’ll discuss a few of them below.
What is cinnamon?
Derived from the bark of the Cinnamomum verum (or Cinnamomum zeylanicum) tree, this delicious spice has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. This special bark contains many important compounds such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, and cinnamate, which make cinnamon one of the most beneficial and health-promoting spices on earth.
Cinnamon is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-diabetic and has even been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.
cinnamon nutritional facts:
Serving size: 1 ounce (28g)
the many benefits of cinnamon:
is Packed full of antioxidants
Cinnamon is absolutely jam-packed full of powerful antioxidants such as polyphenols, phenolic acid, and flavonoids. These compounds protect the body from free radicals and slow down the aging process. They also help to reduce the amount of nitric acid build-up in the blood and prevent fat peroxidation, both of which increase the risk of heart disease, cancer, brain disorders, and other chronic conditions.
reduces heart disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America with over 600,000 people dying every year. Studies show that the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds in cinnamon help to prevent heart problems associated with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high triglyceride levels. In fact, one of the top health benefits of cinnamon is its ability to improve heart health.
Research also shows that cinnamon helps to stop excess bleeding by helping the body to form blood clots, as well as by helping to repair and regenerate heart tissue in order to help fight heart disease.
There has been a lot of research to show how the various types of flavonoids in cinnamon are fantastic at fighting inflammation in the body. Because cinnamon is so effective at relieving swelling and inflammation in the body, it can be used as a wonderful tool for pain management. Studies show that cinnamon helps to reduce aches and soreness in the muscles and significantly decrease menstrual pain.
Stabilizes Blood sugar
Almost 30 million people in the US have diabetes and 8 million may be undiagnosed or unaware they have the condition. Cinnamon is renowned for its anti-diabetic effects and considered one of the most beneficial spices for diabetics. This aromatic spice has the ability to lower blood sugar levels and can improve the body’s sensitivity to the hormone insulin, which is essential for transporting blood sugar from your bloodstream to your tissues and cells to keep blood sugar levels balanced.
Studies show that those with type 2 diabetes who regularly ingest cinnamon have experienced significant positive effects on blood sugar markers.
FIGHTS INFECTION AND DISEASE
Because of cinnamon’s antimicrobial, antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral properties, this spice is excellent at defending the body from disease and illness. Cinnamaldehyde, one of the main active components of cinnamon, can help to fight off a whole array of infections. This is why cultures around the world have been using cinnamon to fight off harmful infections and viruses for thousands of years.
Cinnamon’s powerful anti-fungal properties also make it an effective treatment for Candida overgrowth in the digestive tract. Numerous studies have shown that cinnamon can stop Candida albicans (the yeast that causes Candida) right in its tracks and stop it from spreading.
IMPROVES ORAL HEALTH
We saved the best for last because we believe that there is no better spice when it comes to benefiting your teeth and gums. Cinnamon has been traditionally used in tooth powder for hundreds of years. Keeping with this tradition, we have used cinnamon, along with other essential ingredients, as part of our natural herbal formula for teeth and gums.
Numerous studies show that cinnamon benefits oral health and may protect against certain strains of bacteria that cause tooth decay, cavities, bad breath, and other mouth infections. The active ingredient cinnamaldehyde has potent antifungal and antibacterial properties, which help to naturally combat bacteria associated with bad breath and gum disease.
And don’t forget its amazing anti-inflammatory properties, which make this spice an absolute winner when it comes to soothing sore gums. This is why cinnamon has been traditionally used to numb the teeth and gums of teething infants.
Try our all-natural, herbal tooth and gum powder and see what a difference it makes to your oral health. And feel free to check out our ingredients list to see what beneficial qualities are in each ingredient and what they do for the state of your teeth and gum health.
What’s good for your gums, is good for you!