Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Cinnamon
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Cinnamon Simple Report

  • Supplement: Cinnamon
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Cinnamon: 11
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.1 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 23 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 4
  • Number of Claims: 7
  • Effective Dosage Range: 3 grams per day

Cinnamon Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for cinnamon is 1.1 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence to back the supplement's use. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for cinnamon as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Cinnamon

There are 4 studies in the database on cinnamon; the research rating is 23. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for cinnamon as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Cinnamon

Products Names Amount of Cinnamon
Black Label Shred Formula 35mg
BuiltByStrength Recovery 75mg
JetFUSE 5mg
Test HD Lean Build Black Onyx 800mg
Impact Pump 10mg
Full list of all 11 products containing Cinnamon.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Energy Balance (calories in & calories out) Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase satiety

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
lower total cholesterol levels
lower triglyceride levels

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
reduce muscle soreness

General Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
lower fasting glucose


The Supplement Database includes 4 studies on cinnamon dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 3 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Cinnamon.


Title of Study
Effects of 1 and 3 g cinnamon on gastric emptying, satiety, and postprandial blood glucose, insulin, glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide, glucagon-like peptide 1, and ghrelin concentrations in healthy subjects
Effects of a cinnamon extract on plasma glucose, HbA, and serum lipids in diabetes mellitus type 2
Influence of Ginger and Cinnamon Intake on Inflammation and Muscle Soreness Enduced by Exercise in Iranian Female Athletes
The effect of cinnamon cassia powder in type 2 diabetes mellitus