Aloe vera is a cactus plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family. It grows in dry climates such as those found in parts of Africa and India and has been used medicinally for centuries. Aloe vera gel (the juicy/jelly part of the leaf) comes loaded with nutrients like glycerin, sodium palmate, sodium carbonate, sodium palm kemelate and sorbitol. These substances are extremely good for the skin and nourish your skin from within, giving skin that has a healthy glow.

Various studies have been conducted to examine the benefits of the aloe vera plant. The studies found that aloe vera does, in fact, have several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, hair and scalp problems to many more.
According to the Mayo Clinic, it is also considered to be useful in treating wounds and burns, minor skin infections, cysts, diabetes, and elevated blood lipids in humans. Aloe vera also shows promise in treating more serious and persistent conditions such as eczema, genital herpes, dandruff, psoriasis, canker sores and skin ulcers.

Here are a few benefits of using aloe vera:

1) TREATS SUNBURN
Aloe Vera helps with sunburn through its powerful healing activity at the epithelial level of the skin, a layer of cells that cover the body. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture. Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, the skin heals quicker.

2) MOISTURIZES
Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it`s perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion. For women, who use mineral-based makeup, aloe vera acts as a moisturizer and is great when applied to the face prior to makeup application, preventing skin drying out. For men: Aloe vera gel can be used as an aftershave treatment as its healing properties can treat small cuts caused by shaving.

3) TREATS ACNE
Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. Aloe is soothing and can reduce skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness, while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. Additionally, in Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.

4) FIGHTS AGING
As we age, everyone begins to worry about the appearance of fine lines and the loss of elasticity in their skin. Aloe leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.

5) LESSENS STRETCH MARKS
Skin is like one big piece of elastic that’ll expand and contract as needed to accommodate growth. But if the skin stretches too far, too fast (due to pregnancy, rapid weight gain or loss) the elasticity of the skin can be damaged. This is what causes those unsightly stretch marks. These marks appear due to minor tears in the layers of the skin caused by sudden and excessive stretching. Aloe vera gel can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks by healing the wounds.

Our company has recently developed a unique product with aloe vera for the sensitive skin around the eye area. This cream incorporates all the benefits of natural Aloe Vera, in order to significantly improve the condition of eye skin area. This product has received a tremendous response within the market, in just a very short period of time. We encourage you to try this extremely beneficial cream and enjoy the outcome! Visit our website to view this product: http://bit.ly/2zOph9S


Do you know that Turmeric Can Beautify Your Skin?

Can you dry up pimples, fade dark spots, slow the aging process, and protect from dangerous UV rays, all with one natural ingredient? If you’re talking about turmeric, the main ingredient in curry, the answer is yes.

Women aged 25 to 55 were able to reduce the appearance of age spots by an average of 15 percent after eight weeks of using a turmeric cream twice a day. Our skin is affected by many factors, including our environment, health, the food we eat, and more. Turmeric, a renowned ancient spice, has a direct impact on all aspects of skin health.

Seven Turmeric Skin Benefits

Modern medicine has embraced turmeric, with over 3,000 publications dealing with the root over the past 25 years. Some of the most recent studies have involved turmeric’s effects on the skin. In addition to scientific evidence, we have other clues as to how turmeric may help us to look younger.

1) Protects from sun damage

In a 2009 animal study, researchers applied turmeric extract to skin that had been damaged by long-term, low-dose ultraviolet radiation. They found that it protected the skin from UV rays, prevented the formation of wrinkles, helped retain skin elasticity, and reduced the appearance of dark spots. Two years later, a study mixed turmeric extract into a skin cream, and then applied it to the skin for six weeks. Results showed that the cream protected against the sun, and also improved the skin’s ability to naturally moisturize itself. The researchers suggested that the extract could be incorporated into sunscreen formulas.

2) Helps reduce acne

Turmeric appears to have natural oil-controlling properties. In 2013, researchers evaluated cream with turmeric extract on acne sufferers. They first evaluated the amount of oil, or sebum, on the skin of the volunteers. They then gave some the cream with the turmeric, and others a cream without turmeric.

Results showed that those using the regular cream actually experienced an increase in skin sebum (more oil production) starting the sixth week of the study. Those using the turmeric cream, on the other hand, experienced a reduction in skin oil starting in the fourth week of use, and that reduction reached 25 percent by the end of the study period (10 weeks).

3) Reduces risk of skin cancer

Here’s another reason manufacturers would be wise to add turmeric to sunscreens — it has anti-cancer activity. We have many studies showing that this natural ingredient helps slow the growth of cancer cells, and even shrinks tumors. An earlier 2005 study found similar results, with turmeric killing and stopping the growth of melanoma skin cancer cells. (Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer.)

Our company recently performed a trial testing our turmeric cream on a skin neoplastic formation, located on a man’s forearm. The measurements of the targeted spot were taken on a weekly basis during two consecutive weeks with the following results observed:

 

 

Images of subject’s arm at various stages during trial period.

4) Helps heal wounds

Turmeric has a long history of being a wound-healer. Whether one was to suffer a bruise, insect bite, infected wound, or even mouth inflammation, a turmeric salve or paste was the answer. Modern research has confirmed this is a good idea.  In 2012, researchers tried turmeric patches on wounds and found that not only did it improve healing time, but it also helped the skin repair itself, encouraging the production of collagen and promoting tissue regeneration.

5) Helps treat psoriasis

Turmeric has a natural anti-inflammatory action, which we now know can help treat the symptoms of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis have elevated “PhK,” a particular type of protein associated with the disease. In 2000, researchers found that turmeric helped inhibit the activity of PhK — with a corresponding decrease in the severity of psoriasis symptoms.

6) Delays the appearance of aging

Turmeric contains potent antioxidants known to protect cells against free radical destruction. In a 2014 study, for example, researchers reported that curcumin protected cells from oxidant damage linked with Alzheimer’s disease — and that it did so in a way linked to preserving long life.

It makes sense that topical application of turmeric may also help delay the appearance of aging on the skin.

7) Fades hyper pigmentation

Tired of age spots and melasma? Turmeric may help. The spice seems to be able to affect melanin, which is the substance in skin responsible for pigmentation. If you have melasma, you have too much melanin on your cheeks, chin, and forehead. Age spots are also created by too much melanin in one place. Turmeric is capable to block the activation of proteins that increase and regulate melanin production.

Think twice about what you put on your skin: As the largest organ in your body, your skin is essentially a sponge. Your skin can be affected by your internal health, like the food you eat, and it can also be affected by the cosmetics you use each day. The makeup and creams you apply every morning has a direct entry point into your body through the delicate barrier that is your skin, with the potential to absorb up to 10,500 unique chemical ingredients found in beauty products. When you think of it this way, it becomes clear that using toxin-free creams is more important than ever. A 100 percent natural cream from Toulison Nutraceuticals Inc. is a safe alternative to the chemical-laden cosmetics found at the local drugstore. The Toulison Nutraceuticals Inc. line is made with nourishing and protective natural ingredients – and it’s completely free from harsh artificial chemicals and preservatives.

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Silver is an ancient and natural all-purpose healing agent. It wipes out bacterial infections in a safe and clean manner, without compromising our immune system like manufactured antibiotics do.

Colloidal silver consists of silver atoms suspended in distilled ion-less water. The particles of silver are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level through the bacterial cell membrane (Fig.1)  and destroy pathogens of all types, including bacteria, fungal spores, parasites, and viruses (Fig.2)

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Not only does silver get rid of pathogens, it helps promote rapid healing of the tissues infected or destroyed. Colloidal silver has many applications and is easy to apply. It has no adverse side effects and it leaves beneficial bacteria intact. Recently, there have been reports of argyria (skin turning blue) which have been greatly exaggerated, which is not surprising. The Medical Community has a tendency to blow up rare incidents of minor adverse effects from natural remedies. They blow them up as scare tactic, while ignoring the hundreds of thousands of adverse side effects (reported annually) from correctly prescribed pharmaceuticals medicines.

Silver effectively vanished from the medicinal market in the early 20th century, because it could not be patented and thereby couldn’t fetch extraordinary profits for the pharmaceutical industry. In modern lab tests (e.g. by NCBI), silver is getting its fame back as a safe, multi-purpose bacterial killer. It is known to kill superbugs (e.g. MRSA) and has been tested against 650 common and exotic infections and diseases.

Along with proved and profound anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory effect the colloidal silver has been shown to kill cancerous cells and has been considered as an alternative treatment to chemotherapy. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2996348/pdf/1756-9966-29-148.pdf)

Recently, COHL together with Toulison Nutraceuticals Inc. (The Development & Manufacturing Division of the COHL) completed a short study to test the anti-cancer properties of Colloidal Silver Water (a  product manufactured by the Toulison Nutraceuticals Inc.) on migration of human breast cancer cells (wound scratch healing assay). Note: Cell migration is the orchestrated movement of cells in particular directions to specific locations. Whereas, a wound healing assay is a laboratory technique used to study cell migration and cell–cell interaction. This is also called a scratch assay because it is done by making a scratch on a cell monolayer and capturing images at regular intervals by time lapse microscope. Compared to other methods, the in vitro scratch assay is particularly suitable for studies on the effects of cell–matrix and cell–cell interactions on cell migration, mimic cell migration during wound healing in vivo and are compatible with imaging of live cells during migration to monitor intracellular events if desired. Besides monitoring migration of homogenous cell populations, this method has also been adopted to measure migration of individual cells in the leading edge of the scratch. The idea is simple: the  stronger the cells are the faster they close the scratch and distance between them and vice versa: if they are affected by some inhibitor/killer their capacity to “heal the scratch” in monolayer capable to is slowing down or does not happen at all. We tested 4 sequential concentrations of Colloidal Silver water to evaluate the dynamics of repairing the scratch area in 24 hour timing point.

Here are the results:

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In our experiments the protective anti-cancer effect  increased proportionally to increasing the concentration of colloidal silver in cell culture media (Fig.3). The data were calculated against the sample (vehicle) with no colloidal silver added.


When you eat a grapefruit, what do you do with the seeds? I’m guessing you spit them out or remove them at the start. What if you were told that those grapefruit seeds, particularly in grapefruit seed extract (GSE) form, actually might hold a wealth of health benefits? Grapefruit seed extract comes from the fruit and seeds of grapefruit (the sub-tropical citrus fruit that grows all across the world), as such many cultures from South America to Europe and Asia use grapefruit seed extract as a tool to cleanse harmful organisms, as well as many other health benefits.

  

Why is Grapefruit Seed Extract So Powerful?

Grapefruit seed extract is rich in nutrients and phytochemicals. It’s a great source of plant antioxidants; one of which includes hesperidin, a natural immune system stimulant. Grapefruit seed extract also contains vitamin C, sterols, tocopherols, citric acid, limonoids, and trace minerals.

Grapefruit Seed Extract and Harmful Organisms

All over the world, GSE has been used for killing a wide variety of bacteria (such as: Salmonella, E.Coli, Staph and Strep germs), viruses, herpes, parasites, and fungi, including Candida. It is effective against more than 800 bacterial and viral strains, 100 strains of fungus, as well as a large number of single-cell and multi-celled parasites. It has also proven to be effective against food poisoning and diarrhea. Many professionals, such as doctors, veterinarians, farmers and consumers praise its value and effectiveness.

GSE can be combined with many herbs without creating adverse interactions. In fact, the antimicrobial properties of GSE helps the herbs remain more stable and potent for a longer period of time.

Inexpensive compared to prescription antibiotics, GSE is so effective that typically only a small amount is necessary. With the increase of antibiotic use has also come the increase of more antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, there is no evidence that microorganisms build up a tolerance to GSE.

Dr. llan Sachs D.C., C.C.N., Chiropractor and Certified Clinical Nutritionist, in his book “The Authoritative Guide to Grapefruit Seed Extract” states: “Many holistic physicians, myself included, consider Candida Albicans one of the greatest health challenges to people of the industrialized nations. The broad spectrum anti-fungal properties of GSE have made it an important part of successful anti-Candida programs – a fact that has linked the names Candida and Grapefruit Seed Extract. With the help of GSE, thousands of individuals have overcome the multiple effects of Candida”. (also known as “candidiasis”)

 Grapefruit Seed Extract Benefits 

  1. Serves as strong anti-oxidant
  2. Fights Candida
  3. Kills Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs
  4. Remedies Fungal Infections
  5. Treats Digestive Disturbances Associated with Eczema
  6. Works as a General Antimicrobial

 Anti-oxidative properties of GSE

The research facility of COHL tested water extract of GSE (manufactured by PureBulk, 10:1 Extract) on validated Wheat Kernel plant model treated with 50% Acidic water (pH=4.0)  known as a strong oxidizer causing oxidative stress. On  Figure 1 we can see that 50% Acidic water had a profound inhibiting effect on seeds germination process in comparison with treatment with a regular Tap/filtered water or with a group when water  extract of GSE was added in a  total concentration of 1 mg/mL. After treatment with GSE extract, plants were able to grow normally in 50% Acidic water. This figure demonstrates the strong properties of GSE as an anti-oxidant.

GSE’s extensive list of healing and disinfecting properties, makes this product an important addition to everyone’s medicine cabinet, vitamin shelf, and assortment of disinfectants, whether traveling or at home.





  

A plant extract of Calendula has been used throughout history in skin preparations. Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin.  Calendula also promotes fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial: Calendula has healing, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. In earlier times, it was often used to disinfect wounds, and treat burns and skin infections (like ringworms and athlete’s foot). Documented reports also reveals that in earlier times, calendula oil was even used as a treatment against staphylococcus infections. This was due to the oil effectively killing the nasty bacteria that ate away at the flesh.

Currently the essence, extract or oil of calendula, is incorporated into emollients and washes to fortify healing effects. Calendula-infused products are currently used by people who want to naturally aid the healing process for wounds. It is also commonly used to treat acne, dermatitis, diaper rashes, dry skin, eczema, insect bites, and hemorrhoids.

Antioxidant rich: Calendula is rich in antioxidants such as carotenoids and vitamin A pre-cursors. These antioxidants help to wipe away free radicals which can cause premature aging. Calendula is also very rich in tocopherols, or vitamin E, another antioxidant with amazing skin softening abilities. In addition, some preliminary studies indicate that the linolenic acid in calendula oil may also help reduce photo aging from the sun.

Brightening and regenerating: Calendula has an all-natural skin brightener, which is effective at reducing the appearance of scars. Studies reveal that the extract of this herb blossom can stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is very important in proper skin regeneration. For those with dull skin and want to regain their youthful, glowing skin, calendula-infused toners and moisturizers can surely do the trick.

Healing Properties: One of the best reasons to keep calendula handy is due to its healing abilities. If you apply calendula flower oil to your cuts, scrapes, bruises, and insect bites, you can quickly speed the healing process. This is partially due to the anti-inflammatory properties of the oil, as well as the unique antioxidant compounds found in this miraculous plant. By protecting against infections, it keeps wounds and scrapes safe, allowing them to rapidly and naturally heal.

Oral Health: Calendula also has certain antibacterial properties, that have made it very popular in recent years. You will often find it listed within the ingredients list of various herbal health and hygiene products. These products include: toothpastes, mouthwashes, soaps, and shampoos. In terms of oral health, toothpastes and mouthwashes that contain calendula are very effective in killing bacteria that cause everything from gingivitis to cavities.

Improve the Appearance of Skin: Aside from stimulating healing, calendula oil can significantly boost the appearance of your skin. It can affect blood flow to the skin cells, provide antioxidant protection that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and ages spots, and even the visibility of scars. If you want smooth, even-toned skin that glows with youthful vitality, consider adding some organic products that contain calendula.  Calendula can also be consumed in another form, such as tea.

Vision Health: Research has shown that calendula contains certain antioxidant compounds that directly impact your vision. Beta-carotene is essential for the health and functioning of your eyes, and Calendula is a wonderful source of this compound. Thru it’s use, you can prevent macular degeneration and the development of cataracts.

Inflammation: Regardless of where you inflammation is occurring, calendula can significantly reduce the discomfort. If you are suffering from a cough or congestion, calendula tea can be a wonderful remedy. If your joints are hurting from arthritis or gout, add some calendula oil to a skin balm and enjoy a rapid reduction in pain. Finally, if your stomach is upset, calendula can help normalize your gastrointestinal system and eliminate any inflammation that may be causing discomfort.

Cancer Prevention: Calendula oil has certain anti-tumor properties that make it very valuable in new cancer research, which are exploring natural solutions to this global epidemic. Cancer remains one of the great mysteries of our species in terms of collective health. Compounds like those found in calendula offer an interesting new angle on this critical issue. It certainly can’t hurt to try!

Cramping: Calendula also has anti-spasmodic properties, which many people have take advantage of. If you suffer from a nervous system disorder, have painful cramping due to menstruation, or some other type of spasmodic condition, adding calendula to your diet may be a wise choice.

Recently, more and more eco-conscious cosmetic brands have been using calendula as a feature ingredient. Natural skin care mavens, take note and read on to see what some the calendula skin care benefits are because they are rather impressive. So if you want to protect and improve your skin – strengthen it against the attack of free radicals and make it brighter – start looking for skin care products with calendula. Currently, you can find calendula oil and extract in a variety of skin care products. COHL thru it’s manufcaturing division Toulison Nutraceuticals uses calendula in our nourishing hand and body lotions as well as in our special face cream taking care of Rosecea problem.

Toulison Nutraceuticals is currently preparing a new collection of all natural skin care products, which will be advertised on our website shortly. Please stay tuned to www.cohlinc.com.


What is so great about grape seeds?

  

Most people know grapes for their plump, refreshing juiciness, as well as their characteristic seedlessness, when cultivated for snacking purposes. However, within this blog we are talking about grapes, that timeless aliment of kings and the fruit that dreams are made of − especially if you’re a wine aficionado. But in all seriousness, grapes have long held high status as being one of the world’s most popular fruits. And grapes just so happen to be loaded with miracle nutrients that can help reverse the aging process while warding off degenerative diseases like cancer.

The skins and seeds of grapes are particularly remedial for human health because they contain a treasure trove of powerful antioxidant compounds that science has linked to vibrant quality of life and longevity. In fact, nearly every imbalance, ailment, and pathology afflicting modern man is a potential target for the various nutritive substances found in grapes. This is why these bulbous little berries are among the most most-studied fruits within the realm of functional, food-based medicine.

Resveratrol in Grape Skins: An Anti-Aging Marvel

Like most foods that quietly boast medicinal properties, the popularity of the grape hasn’t traditionally centered around its therapeutic potential, at least not in the West. The average grape-lover today prefers this fruit because of its succulent tartness and sweetness, not because it has the ability to prevent cardiovascular events and infections. However this is changing, thanks to the devoted work of scientists who are uncovering how grape constituents such as resveratrol, found primarily in grape skins, can help prevent and treat a host of human health conditions.

Resveratrol is arguably the most well-known therapeutic substance found in grapes, a natural outcome of everything that science has uncovered over the years about its incredible anti-aging potential. A fat-soluble polyphenolic compound, resveratrol’s claim to fame centers around is prominence in longevity research. Many a study has shown its effectiveness at preventing and treating a wide range of age-related health conditions. Things like heart disease, type-2 diabetes, cognitive decline, and even cancer.

The strong antioxidant effects of resveratrol make it an ideal nutritional supplement for combating the oxidative stress brought about by free radical damage. Resveratrol essentially neutralizes free radicals throughout the body, preventing them from stoking the types of inflammatory responses that end up leading to chronic, and potentially terminal, health conditions like coronary heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.

One of the biggest contributing factors to rapid aging is hardening of the arteries, another area where resveratrol shines with flying colors. Studies have shown that resveratrol directly up-regulates endothelial progenitor cells. These are the adult stem cells that work to keep blood vessels elastic and healthy, helping to promote healthy circulation and blood flow to and through the heart. Long-term cardiovascular health is contingent upon a flexible, well-flowing circulatory system, and resveratrol is a perfect fit for this important job.

Can Grape Seeds Turn Back the Aging Clock?

The benefits of grape doesn’t stop at resveratrol. Grape seeds contain their own unique healing constituents as well that work symbiotically as a complement to resveratrol. Unfortunately,  grapes that actually contain seeds are becoming increasingly harder to find in the produce aisle as many people prefer the seedless varieties. But don’t spit out those seeds! Grape seeds are naturally rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPC), a class of plant metabolites that studies have shown bear strong antioxidant.

OPC are therapeutic in a number of ways, exhibiting antibacterial, antiviral, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and vasodilatory activities. They also help protect cell membrane lipids against oxidative damage; prevent platelet aggregation and blood clots; strengthen capillary integrity; and promote the function and efficiency of enzyme activity.

Perhaps you’re familiar with a dietary supplement known as pine bark extract (PBE), often sold under the brand name of Pycnogenol, that’s marketed as an anti-aging supplement. PBE, it turns out, is composed of roughly 65-75% procyanidin compounds by weight. Procyanidin falls into the larger category of OPCs, which are also found in grape seeds.

Extracts of grape seed (GSE) containing high levels of OPC are similarly anti-aging in nature, performing a number of important functions inside the body. Like PBE, grape seed extract contains a wide range of catechins, procyanidins, phenolic acids, linoleic acid, and flavonoids that, biologically speaking, support life in a number of important ways.

Studies suggest that grape seed extract may help:

  • Strengthen bones and improve bone formation
  • Support oral health by protecting teeth against decay and remineralizing cavities
  • Normalize blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and guarding against oxidative damage
  • Improve circulation, thus preventing conditions like chronic venous insufficiency and oedema
  • Boost brain function and protect against cognitive brain conditions like Alzheimer’s
  • Prevent diabetes and blood sugar disorders by normalizing metabolic function
  • Reduce the likelihood of hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and other conditions symptomatic of poor circulation

 



Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods. The term “cinnamon” also refers to its mid-brown colour. Cinnamon is a powerful spice that has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years. It is still used daily in many cultures because of its widespread health benefits, not to mention its distinctly sweet, warming taste and ease of use in recipes. According to researchers, out of twenty-six of the most popular herbs and medicinal spices in the world, cinnamon actually ranks #1 in terms of its protective antioxidant levels!

The unique smell, color, and flavor of cinnamon is due to the oily part of the tree that it grows from. The health benefits of cinnamon come from the bark of the Cinnamomum tree. This bark contains several special compounds which are responsible for its many health promoting properties- including cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, and cinnamate.

Researchers have concluded that the health benefits of cinnamon can be obtained in the form of its pure bark, essential oils, in ground spice form (which is bark powder), or in extract form when its special phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and antioxidants are isolated. These compounds make cinnamon one of the most beneficial spices on earth, giving it antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, immunity-boosting, cancer and heart disease-protecting abilities:

 1. High Source of Antioxidants

Cinnamon is packed with a variety of protective antioxidants that reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process; in fact researchers have identified forty-one different protective compounds of cinnamon to-date.

The different antioxidants present in cinnamon help to reduce a multitude of symptoms and diseases as they are free-radical-scavengers. The health benefits of cinnamon include its ability to reduce many forms of oxidative stress, including the ability to limit nitric oxide build up in the blood and lipid (fat) peroxidation, which can both add to instances of brain disorders, cancer, heart disease, and other conditions.

2. Anti-inflammatory Properties

The antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, brain function decline, and more. Researchers have identified over seven kinds of flavonoid compounds alone in cinnamon, which are highly effective at fighting dangerous inflammation levels throughout the body.

Because cinnamon lowers swelling and inflammation, it can be beneficial in pain management, with studies showing that cinnamon helps to relive muscle soreness, PMS pains, severity of allergic reactions, as well as age-related pain symptoms.

3. Protects Heart Health

Studies have shown that another health benefit of cinnamon is that it reduces several of the most common risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol levels, high triglyceride levels, and high blood pressure.

The special compounds in cinnamon are able to help reduce levels of total cholesterol, LDL “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides, while HDL “good” cholesterol remains stable. Cinnamon has also been shown to reduce high blood pressure, which is another threat for causing heart disease or stroke. As well as these benefits, cinnamon has even more heart health benefits. Research shows that cinnamon is a helpful blood coagulant and prevents bleeding by helping the body to form blood clots. Cinnamon also increases blood circulation and advances bodily tissue’s ability to repair itself after it’s been damaged. This includes heart tissue which is in need of regeneration in order to fight heart attacks, heart disease, and stroke.

4. Fights Diabetes

Cinnamon is known to have an anti-diabetic effect. It helps lower blood sugar levels and also can improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin, which is the vital hormone needed for keeping blood sugar levels balanced.

Diabetes is formed when insulin resistance occurs and poor glycemic control takes places, or someone develops the inability to manage how much sugar (glucose) enters the blood stream. The same problem with insulin resistance is also associated with other conditions like metabolic syndrome and weight gain.

These benefits from cinnamon exist because it plays a part in blocking certain enzymes called alanines, which allow for glucose (sugar) to be absorbed into the blood. Therefore, it has been shown to decrease the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream after a high-sugar meal, which is especially important for those with diabetes.

5. Defends Against Cognitive Decline & Protects Brain Function

Research also shows that another benefit of cinnamon’s protective antioxidant properties is that they can help defend the brain against developing neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

One way that cinnamon protects cognitive function and brain health, is it activates neuro-protective proteins that protect brain cells from mutation and undergoing damage. This further reduces the negative effects of oxidative stress by stopping cells from morphing and self-destructing.

Because cinnamon contains so many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that reduce the effects of aging on the body and brain, in the future we may see it being used as a possible natural therapeutic treatment or prevention for age-related neuro-degenerative diseases.

6. Lowers Risk of Cancer

Because of its antioxidant abilities, cinnamon can protect against DNA damage, cell mutation, and cancerous tumor growth. Studies have revealed that the health benefits of cinnamon come from a compound called cinnamaldehyde include its ability to inhibit cancer tumor growth and protect DNA from damage, while also encouraging cancerous cells to self-destruct (called cell apoptosis).

This is especially true in the colon; studies show that cinnamon can improve the health of the colon, thereby reducing the risk of colon cancer.   Cinnamon is now being investigated as a natural anti-cancer agent because of its strong antioxidant abilities, so in the future it may be useful to supplement with cinnamon extract for those who are at higher risks for cancer.

7. Fights Infections & Viruses

There are many benefits of cinnamon when it comes to defending the body from illnesses. Cinnamon is a natural anti-microbial, anti-biotic, anti-fungal, and anti-viral agent. The immune-boosting abilities of cinnamon are found in cinnamon’s essential oils.

Cinnamon is used in many cultures to naturally help fight harmful infections and viruses. Cinnamon oils also have protective abilities against various bacteria which can cause negative symptoms in the digestive tract, on the surface of the skin, and can lead to colds or the flu.

Cinnamon is so powerful at boosting immunity that some studies even show that it may be able to reduce the risk of contracting the HIV virus.

8. Helps Fight Allergies

Studies have concluded that those with allergies can find relief thanks to the benefits of cinnamon’s compounds. Cinnamon has been shown to be helpful in fighting common allergy symptoms because it reduces inflammation and fights histamine reactions in the body. For the same reason it can also help to reduce symptoms of asthma attacks.

Cinnamon also has immune boosting abilities and is beneficial for digestive health, which helps to cut down on auto-immune reactions that can take place after consuming common allergen foods.

Cinnamon Recipes

You can incorporate cinnamon into your diet by trying some of these cinnamon recipes:

Honey and cinnamon to lose weight fast

This honey and cinnamon to lose  weight recipe is claimed to help you shed pounds fast in a natural way.
Please remember any kind of store-bought appetite suppressant can be dangerous and may not necessarily help you with your weight loss goals.

There are so many weight loss recipes out there and it can be very misleading.
Many of you may not think of eating honey  and cinnamon to lose weight, but when combined they can reduce food cravings.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp of organic honey

1 tsp of organic cinnamon

1 cup of filtered water

To make it simple: One part cinnamon and two parts honey is what is required  for this weight loss recipe.

DIRECTIONS:

Put the cinnamon in a  bowl

Boil 1 cup of filtered water

Pour the hot water over the cinnamon

Steep for 15 minutes

Add honey to the cooled liquid

Always add honey to the cooled liquid – hot liquid will destroy the enzymes in the raw honey.

Note: Drink this twice a day: 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup before going to bed. Take on an empty stomach.

 

Secret Detox Drink Recipe

This first recipe is one of my favorite ways to use cinnamon’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties…in a  detox!  Combined with these other powerhouse cleansing ingredients you can bring down any inflammation and get your body on track fast!

Total Time: 2 minutes

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 glass of water (12-16 oz.)
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 dash Cayenne Pepper(optional)
  • stevia to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blend all ingredients together.
  2. Enjoy your healthy drink!!