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5+ Benefits of Cinnamon for Prednisone Side Effects

5+ Benefits of Cinnamon for Prednisone Side Effects
Written by: Dr. Megan Milne & Kelly Li

Prednisone is a medication that can be very helpful in treating various health conditions, but it may also have some side effects. Nutranize Zone is a special product designed to assist people in counteracting those side effects. One of its key ingredients is cassia cinnamon. Let’s explore how cassia cinnamon works and how it could benefit someone taking prednisone.

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What is Cassia Cinnamon?

Cassia cinnamon is a spice derived from the bark of the Cinnamomum cassia tree. It has a warm and sweet flavor and is commonly used in cooking and baking. Cassia cinnamon is different from the more commonly known cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, but they both have similar health benefits.

How Does Cassia Cinnamon Work?

Cassia cinnamon contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde, which gives it its distinct flavor and scent. Cinnamaldehyde has been studied for its potential health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties may help support overall health and combat certain side effects caused by prednisone.

Types of Cinnamon

  1. Cassia Cinnamon
  2. Ceylon Cinnamon
  3. Saigon Cinnamon
  4. Padang Cinnamon

All of these types of cinnamon are prepared from tree bark from around the world and are commonly used as a food spice or flavoring agent. Cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon are the most common type of cinnamon sold in North America. In this article, the use and benefit of cassia cinnamon with prednisone will be presented.

How Can Cassia Cinnamon Help Someone on Prednisone?

Prednisone can have certain side effects that may affect our bodies. Cassia cinnamon can potentially help mitigate these effects and support overall health. Here’s how:

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Which Side Effects of Prednisone Does Cinnamon Combat?

1. Reducing Inflammation

Prednisone can sometimes be prescribed because of inflammation in the body. Cassia cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming cassia cinnamon may help reduce inflammation and promote better comfort.

2. Supporting Blood Sugar Levels

Prednisone can cause elevated blood sugar levels, especially in people with diabetes. Cassia cinnamon has been studied for its potential to help regulate blood sugar levels by improving insulin sensitivity. Including cassia cinnamon in your diet may help support healthy blood sugar levels.

3. Boosting Antioxidant Activity

Prednisone can sometimes lead to oxidative stress in the body, which can damage cells. Cassia cinnamon is rich in antioxidants that can help combat oxidative stress and protect our cells from damage. Consuming cassia cinnamon may help support overall cell health and protect against certain side effects of prednisone.

4. Immune System

Prednisone can cause side effects such as an increased risk of a weakened immune system and high blood sugar levels. Cassia cinnamon has been shown to contain some immunomodulating and antidiabetic effects that may combat Prednisone’s side effects. Therefore, cassia cinnamon may be taken to strengthen the immune system and reduce the chance of high blood sugar.

How to Eat More Cinnamon?

Cassia cinnamon can be added to various foods and beverages as a spice or flavoring agent. It can be mixed in tea, smoothies, curry, or other desired dishes.

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Who Should Not Take Cinnamon?

  1. If you take any medications that cause liver damage, take caution in taking it with cassia cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon contains a substance called coumarin, which can increase the risk of liver damage at high doses.
  2. If you take any medications to lower blood sugar, be cautious in taking them with cassia cinnamon. Taking this combination together may further lower blood sugar. It may make it possible that you will need a lower dose of blood sugar medications, which may be good news! Just be sure to check your blood glucose level when taking cinnamon.

How Can Nutranize Zone Help?

Nutranize Zone, containing cassia cinnamon as one of its ingredients, provides a convenient way to ensure you’re getting enough of this beneficial spice. By taking Nutranize Zone while on prednisone, you can potentially reduce inflammation, support healthy blood sugar levels, and boost antioxidant activity.

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How Much Cinnamon is in Nutranize Zone?

You’ll notice the cinnamon is called by its chemical name, “Cassia Bark (Cinnamomum cassia)” on the Supplement Facts label. Nutranize Zone contains 60 mg per serving, which is 2 capsules, so each capsule contains 30 mg. Since the dose is 2 servings per day, that’s 120 mg of cinnamon per day in Nutranize Zone.


Cassia cinnamon is a wonderful spice that can help counteract some of the side effects caused by prednisone. By consuming enough cassia cinnamon through Nutranize Zone or incorporating it into your diet, individuals on prednisone can potentially reduce inflammation, support healthy blood sugar levels, and boost antioxidant activity. Always remember to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new supplement or making significant changes to your diet.

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