Does cinnamon work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Cinnamon

The overall effectiveness rating for cinnamon is 1.1 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence cinnamon does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Cinnamon

There are 4 studies in the database on cinnamon; the confidence 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 rating is for cinnamon as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Cinnamon

There are 4 products in the database containing Cinnamon. Follow the link to see the full list.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about cinnamon. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

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

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

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
reduce muscle soreness

General Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower fasting glucose