Cinnamon Extracts Washington DC

Readers eager to increase their cinnamon intake should note that while culinary levels are safe, studies have found some toxicity in large quantities of the whole spice and in its essential oil.

Giant
(202) 234-0215
1414 Eighth St. N.W. O St. Market
Washington, DC
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Safeway
(202) 719-2435
490 L St. N.W
Washington, DC
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Safeway
(202) 547-4333
415 14Th St. Se
Washington, DC
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
202-547-2201
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Casa Blanca Food Rite
(202) 832-4800
2060 W Virginia Ave Ne
Washington, DC
 
Harris Teeter
(202) 986-1415
1631 Kalorama Rd Nw, Suite 100
Washington, DC
Store Hours
7am-11pm
Pharmacy #
(202) 299-0874
Pharmacy Hours
9am-9pm Mon-Fri

Capitol Supermarket
(202) 289-1336
1231 11Th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Best Dc Supermarket
(202) 265-9110
1507 U St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Whole Foods Market
(202) 332-4300
1440 P Street Nw
Washington, DC
 
New Star Food Rite
(202) 526-8224
2205 4Th St Ne
Washington, DC
 
Safeway
(202) 398-6903
1601 Maryland Avenue Ne
Washington, DC
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,Suntrust
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
202-396-0994
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-6:00PM

Cinnamon Extracts

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By Kathryn Ayers

Cinnamon, one of the world’s most popular culinary spices, could play a significant role in the battle against metabolic syndrome, according to a study presented last fall at the American College of Nutrition’s annual meeting. An ever-more prevalent condition that increases the risk of type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and, perhaps, a host of other chronic diseases, metabolic syndrome is characterized by central obesity (otherwise known as a potbelly), high blood pressure, and insulin resistance. Anywhere from 25 to 32 percent of Americans (75 million to 96 million people) have the condition.

The new study found that cinnamon extract increases antioxidant levels in the blood and thus reduces oxidative stress, a contributing factor in CVD. The study, conducted in France, gave participants 500 mg of extract a day for 12 weeks. In addition to the increased presence of antioxidants, the study found that a compound related to oxidative stress decreased as well.

These findings further boost cinnamon’s healthy reputation—previous studies had shown that the spice reduced blood glucose levels and lowered blood pressure, completing the metabolic syndrome trifecta. Readers eager to increase their cinnamon intake should note that while culinary levels are safe, studies have found some toxicity in large quantities of the whole spice and in its essential oil. This study used a commercial extract, Cinnulin PF, that reportedly contains all of cinnamon’s healthy compounds and none of its potentially harmful ones.

Author: Kathryn Ayers

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