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CeyNoxy - NPN 80108944
Cinnamon has been traditionally used for its antioxidant benefits, so we have harnessed these active compounds by water extracting cinnamon sticks/quills to create CeyNoxy, the first in our new line of natural health products.
Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are harmful compounds may cause various types of cell damage, and have been linked to multiple illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants in True Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) have been shown to counteract the effects of free radicals in several ways:
Water extracts of cinnamon have been shown to inhibit the oxidative process by 87.5% due to the presence of key phenolic compounds including catechin, epicatechin and procyanidin B2 (1,2).
Bark extracts are particularly potent in free radical scavenging activity, especially against DDPH radicals, and ABTS radical cations, as well as hydroxyl and superoxide radicals (3).
The consumption of cinnamon tea (100 mg/300 mL tea) daily for 10 days showed a significant reduction in plasma Lipid Peroxidation Levels. More concentrated tea (100 mg/30 mL tea) consumed daily for 10 days had significantly higher Total Antioxidant Power and Total Thiol Molecule levels than patients receiving regular tea (4).
For other references highlighting cinnamon’s antioxidant properties, see the Health Canada Monograph on Cinnamomum verum here.
CeyNoxy is not a substitute for a healthy diet. It is important to tell your health care provider of any dietary supplements that you use, since cinnamon bark distillate may interact with medications or other supplements. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are breastfeeding, have diabetes, or gastrointestinal problems (5-8). Do not use this product if you are pregnant (6-10) or have any known allergies to cinnamon. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
- Mancini-Filho J, Van-Koiij A, Mancini DA, Cozzolino FF, Torres RP. Antioxidant activity of cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Breyne) extracts. Boll Chim Farm. 1998 Dec; 137(11):443-7. PMID: 10077878.
- Peng X, Cheng KW, Ma J, Chen B, Ho CT, Lo C, Chen F, Wang M. Cinnamon bark proanthocyanidins as reactive carbonyl scavengers to prevent the formation of advanced glycation endproducts. J Agric Food Chem. 2008 Mar 26;56(6):1907-11. doi: 10.1021/jf073065v. Epub 2008 Feb 20. PMID: 18284204.
- Mathew S, Abraham TE: Studies on the antioxidant activities of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) bark extracts, through various in vitro models. Food Chem 2004, 94:520–528.
- Kitazuru ER, Moreira AVB, Mancini-Filho J, Delincee H, Villavicencio ALCH: Effects of irradiation on natural antioxidants of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). Radiat Phys Chem 2004, 71:39–41
- NS 2018: Cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.) Natural Standard Professional Monograph, Copyright © 2012 [Internet]. [Accessed 2018 September 25]. Available from: http://www.naturalstandard.com/
- Brinker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, 4th edition. Sandy (OR): Eclectic Medical Publications; 2010.
- Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Boston (MA): American Botanical Council. 2000.
- World Health Organization. WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants, Volume 1. Geneva (CH): World Health Organization; 1999.
- Bradley PR, editor. British Herbal Compendium Volume 2: A Handbook of Scientific Information on Widely Used Plant Drugs-Companion to the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Bournemouth (GB): British Herbal Medicine Association; 2006.
- Blumenthal M, editor. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin (TX): American Botanical Council in cooperation with Integrative Medicine Communications; 1998.