There are two kinds of Cinnamon – Cassia and Ceylon.
Cinnamon is one of the healthiest kind of spice that is known for having many health benefits, but not all types have the same benefits. The Cassia is known to be as the cinnamon which is “fake,” and Ceylon is known to be as the cinnamon which is “true.”
The majority type of cinnamon which is distributed all over different supermarkets in the United States is the “fake” cinnamon.
Cinnamon has three powerful elements, (1) cinnamyl alcohol, (2) cinnamaldehyde, (3) cinnamyl acetate. These three elements are antifungal & antibacterial agents. These are just some of the various benefits that true cinnamon can offer.
Cassia cinnamon is not as sweet as the Ceylon. Cassia contains a lot of coumarin which can actually be harmful for your body when taken in high amounts. This toxic compound can cause damage to various parts of the body (liver, kidney, lungs.)
Although Ceylon (True) Cinnamon can be hard to find and is more expensive compared to Cassia (Fake) Cinnamon, you can still avail of its various health benefits through taking in Natural Ceylon Cinnamon Supplements.