Fermented Cinnamon—Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels**† & a Healthy Response to Stress†
- Made with Organic Cinnamon
- Powered by Fermentation
- Infused with Essential Oils
- Supports a Healthy Response to Stress†
- Helps Support Healthy Blood Sugar Levels**†
- Non GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free
What Sets Ancient Apothecary Herbals Apart?
Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbs are powered by fermentation—our own proprietary, patent-pending, dual-stage, live fermentation process.
What is fermentation and why is it important?
Fermentation is an ancient process used to break down food into more absorbable components.
Here are some key benefits of fermentation:
- Fermentation pre-digests nutrients and beneficial compounds into more accessible and bioavailable forms.
- In some instances, fermentation can actually make certain foods more edible and more digestible, such as roots, leaves, nuts, tubers, seeds and grains.
- Fermentation can increase the presence of probiotics in the food.
The Power of Essential Oils
Essential oils are often referred to as the “life blood” of plants and trees. They are the concentrated oils of herbs, plants and trees.
For example, it takes approximately 3,000 lemons to make one kilo of lemon essential oil, while one 15mL bottom of lemon essential oil takes about 75 lemons! To go deeper, there are nearly 300 drops in a 15mL bottle, so 1 drop of lemon essential oil is made by using ¼ of a whole lemon!
Likewise, 150 pounds of lavender is necessary for just one pound of pure lavender essential oil, while one 15mL bottle of lavender oil requires 27 square feet of lavender plants. With approximately 300 drops of lavender oil in a 15mL bottle, one drop equals nearly .09 square feet of lavender plants.
The bottom line: : there’s a whole lot of beneficial plant life in essential oils.
These precious oils can be distilled or extracted using CO2 and bottled, and when steam distilled, essential oils keep the “frequency” that they had when they resided in the plant.
Additionally, essential oils provide lipo-soluble fractions of plants. Since plants contain both water- and fat-soluble active compounds, we believe it is important to consume a full spectrum of beneficial compounds. Fats and oils are beneficial for the effective delivery of key antioxidant compounds.
Therefore, essential oils infused into herbal formulas can help serve as a delivery system for botanicals.
Here’s the takeaway: Essential oils are some of Nature’s wonders!
That’s why you’ll find essential oils in each and every Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbs.
The Importance of Organic Herbs
It’s no secret that in conventionally grown foods and herbs, farmers often use a variety of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides synthetic fertilizers and many other "processing agents” which often remain in and on the food or herbs. Even washing these foods or herbs can’t get many of these off the produce.
Why? Because nearly 20 percent of the 17,000 (or more) pesticides in use today are known as systemic pesticides—those which reside inside the plant via its root system and have permeated the plant. That’s means they’re everywhere within the plants themselves and can’t be washed off.
To try to avoid these chemicals in and on our food, many people choose to go organic. That reason alone is enough to make going organic is all the rage these days.
But another important benefit of organic food and herbs is that, because they’re grown organically, these plants are often able to produce their own natural defenses against pests.
As a result, these plants can have some of the very compounds and natural defenses that we can and often should include in our diet.
That’s why you’ll find these health-supporting organic herbs in each and every Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbs.
PLUS, each Ancient Apothecary Herbal formula features an Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend of black pepper, ginger, long pepper and sprouted cumin.
In Ayurveda, black pepper, long pepper and ginger are tied to the Sanskrit word trikatu, meaning three spices or three peppers. Trikatu is an Ayurvedic blend of the fruits of black pepper, long pepper and the rhizomes of ginger.
Each Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbal formula also features an Organic Fermented Bitter Botanical Blend of milk thistle, dandelion and peppermint.
Bitter botanicals or "bitters" are historically regarded as beneficial.
By combining organic fermented botanicals, whole organic herbs and spices, hot water herbal extracts and lipo-soluble fractions, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbal formulas feature a full-spectrum infusion of the best that Nature has to offer!
The Blood Sugar Factor
We hear a lot about blood sugar, and its role in the body reaches systemically, which is why it’s important to have healthy levels of blood sugar in the normal range. High levels can be a problem, as can low levels.
The term blood sugar, or blood glucose level, is the amount of glucose present in the blood of humans (or animals)—and is a tightly regulated biochemical parameter in the blood that is essential for metabolic homeostasis, or equilibrium at the body’s metabolic level.
That’s a big deal, too, since our metabolic health determines how well food/fuel is converted to energy for proper cellular processes, how it’s used as building blocks for proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and more, and how well the body can eliminate nitrogenous wastes.
Likewise, the brain depends on glucose as its primary energy producer, and glucose is absorbed from the intestines and reaches the liver and body cells through the bloodstream to provide the primary source of energy for the body’s cells.
Generally, glucose levels rise after meals for an hour or two by a few grams, and are typically lowest in the morning prior to the first meal of the day.
If the body fails to maintain normal blood sugar levels, problems can arise. Sustained high blood sugar levels can damage organs such as the kidneys, retina and arteries, while sustained low blood sugar levels can cause weakness, drowsiness, irritability, or even loss of consciousness or brain damage.
In short, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels that are already in the normal range is important for optimal physical and mental health.
Cinnamon Benefits for Healthy Blood Sugar Support†
Cinnamon. The word alone can drum up the unmistakable pleasing aroma of this spice.
Hailing from a tropical, evergreen tree that can grow up to 45 feet high, cinnamon has a highly fragrant bark as well as leaves and flowers.
And while it’s a warming scent and seasoning, cinnamon is also known to offer support in a variety of ways, including supporting already-healthy blood sugar levels.†
Likewise, cinnamon and its constituent cinnamaldehyde can offer benefits.
But there’s even more goodness in Ancient Apothecary Fermented Cinnamon!
Ancient Apothecary Fermented Cinnamon also contains ashwagandha in the form of Organic Ashwagandha Extract (Root and Leaf).
Often hailed for its stress-relieving effects, Ashwagandha truly is amazing, and the organic ashwagandha extract in Ancient Apothecary Fermented Cinnamon can:
- Support a healthy response to physical, emotional and mental stress†
- Boost energy and reduce fatigue†
- Enhance focus and mental stamina†
- Assist in sustaining energy levels†
- Help to support restful sleep†
Combined with the Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend PLUS the Organic Fermented Botanical Blend AND the power of clinically studied Ashwagandha, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Cinnamon is a top pick for promoting healthy blood sugar (already in the normal range) and for supporting a healthy response to stress.†
To Use: Adults take 3 capsules daily with 8 ounces of water or your favorite beverage. May be taken with or without food.