Our cinnamon capsules

Why do people take cinnamon supplements?

Cinnamon is known as a Super Spice. It’s believed to help people manage their blood sugar levels (especially those with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes), lower bad cholesterol, prevent bacterial and viral infections, alleviate joint and muscle pain, and aid digestion.

More generally it's a great source of vital nutrients including calcium, manganese and iron, and is very high in antioxidants.

Other reported benefits are that it boosts cognitive function and memory, helps sleep, and improves hair and skin condition. See our Health benefits FAQs for more information.

What's inside your cinnamon capsules?

Pure organic Ceylon cinnamon (cinnamomum verum), sustainably harvested, air-dried and fresh-ground on our plantation in Sri Lanka. Nothing else.

Just for the record, and to give you some idea of what you may well find in other supplements, the contents of our capsules are: non-GMO; no wheat/gluten/starch; no hormones/antibiotics; no artificial colours/flavours/preservatives; no excipients/fillers/binders; no radiation/fumigation; no ethylene oxide treatment; no lactose/dairy; no soy/salt/sugar; no gelatin/fish/meat in the capsule shells.

What are the capsule shells made of?

The capsule shells are made of cellulose, a vegetable material.

Are your capsules vegetarian? Are your capsules vegan?

Yes and yes.

How can you be sure your cinnamon capsules are organic?

We use fresh cinnamon from our own plantation in Sri Lanka, which we know to be organic. We harvest, dry and grind this fine cinnamon on location. We don’t have it certified as organic because we know for a fact that it is, and organic certification is very expensive.

How many capsules should I take as part of a daily program? How long will a single packet last?

Each capsule contains 350mg of pure Ceylon cinnamon. Nutritionists recommend a daily program of up to 750mg of cinnamon per day, so two of our capsules per day should suffice. A single pouch, containing 60 capsules, will therefore provide enough supply for one month.

However, bear in mind that our capsules contain pure Ceylon cinnamon and nothing else, and that our cinnamon is super-fresh, so it may be that a single capsule per day is sufficient for you and a whole pouch would last for longer than one month. Consult your doctor or nutritionist as to what is the appropriate dose for you.

Is there coumarin in your cinnamon supplements?

These capsules contain pure Ceylon cinnamon (the botanical name is "cinnamomum verum" meaning true cinnamon). Coumarin is found in cassia cinnamon (which is usually marketed as cinnamon in the US, Europe and Australia) but only occurs in negligible quantities in Ceylon cinnamon, quantities so small as to be considered insignificant.

This is confirmed unequivocally by US, European Union and Australian health regulatory authorities.

Are these capsules safe for children?

Yes, but consult your doctor or nutritionist on the appropriate daily intake. The capsules are easy to swallow with some juice/water or can be opened and sprinkled onto cereal and other foods.

Is it OK if I open the capsule and pour the cinnamon powder onto my oats or fruit like normal ground cinnamon?

Yes, absolutely! Which can be a great help to anyone who has difficulty swallowing pills.

It wasn’t our intention, but some of our customers use our cinnamon capsules as a food compliment to pour into their protein shake or onto their coffee.

Break open a capsule and try for yourself.

Why do the capsules sometimes vary in colour?

We use transparent capsules so that you can see the cinnamon powder inside. This ground cinnamon is a 100% natural product, coming from the dried inner bark of the Ceylon cinnamon plant, and some colour variation occurs naturally. It’s only slight and the difference is authentic.

How long will the capsules keep?

The capsule material - made of cellulose, a vegetable material - is likely to begin to degrade after two years. For this reason we advise a two-year shelf life.

Why are the capsules in a pouch and not in a bottle?

Cinnamon Hill cinnamon capsules are designed for online sale and dispatch by mail order. Glass bottles are fragile and too heavy to post at an affordable rate. Plastic bottles are obviously a no-no.

Our resealable stand-up pouches provide an excellent barrier to moisture and oxygen, which is important to preserve freshness. They’re less polluting to manufacture and transport than rigid packaging formats, and also great for travel.

How should I store the capsules?

Properly sealed, somewhere cool and dry. If you prefer, you can transfer the cinnamon capsules from the pouch into a glass jar or other resealable storage container.

Are these products regulated?

As a dietary/food supplement, the sale and labeling of these capsules is controlled by food regulatory authorities. Our capsules, their contents and labeling comply fully with all the relevant regulations in Europe and the US. They do not require registration with the FDA.

Are there any health warnings?

We advise you to consult your doctor before use if you are pregnant/nursing, taking pharmaceutical drugs or have a medical condition.

Can I buy these capsules in a shop?

No, not yet. At the moment, our capsules are only available online on this website. In future we may wholesale them to retailers and we welcome enquiries, but we have nothing lined up at present.

The powder is as good as the fresh grated stuff and the capsules are easy!
Roger M, Brighton, England

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