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

Products Containing Cinnamon
Animal Pump
Impact Pump
Full list of all 6 products containing Cinnamon.

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


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