Hello Everybody! I know some of you are worried about honey and cinnamon drink possible side effects. Well, for those of you, who are interested, and for everyone who’s been asking these particular questions for some time now – here are my answers:
Coumarin is a chemical compound contained in Cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum – aka Chinese Cinnamon) and is known to cause liver and kidney damage in high concentrations. True Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum – aka Ceylon Cinnamon) has negligible amounts of Coumarin, so no worries here folks as long as you use the True Cinnamon.
Coumarin toxicity is 275 mg/kg, which is relatively low compared to related chemical compounds. People are able to largely metabolize Coumarin to a compound that is of lower toxicity.
One teaspoon of Cassia Cinnamon powder contains 5.8 to 12.1 mg of coumarin, which may be above the tolerable daily intake value for smaller individuals. However, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BFR) only cautions against high daily intake of foods containing coumarin.
Its report specifically states that Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) contains “hardly any” coumarin.
Also pay attention to the key phrase here “high concentrations” – half teaspoon of cinnamon a day is not high concentration. So if you’ve been using a half teaspoon of Cassia to prepare the drink, instead of the Ceylon Cinnamon, you don’t have to be worried, just try to find true cinnamon.
Important notice: You should not overuse it, meaning you can’t use it forever.
If you reach your weight goal within a couple of weeks or a month – that would be fantastic. If you need more time, just use it for about 2 to 4 months tops.
I know that in my original honey and cinnamon post I recommend to make a paste from the honey and the cinnamon powder and then poor the hot water in the cup. However, I should agree that it’s better for the honey to be added after the water and cinnamon mix cools (let’s say about half an hour). Watch my video about how to prepare the Honey and Cinnamon Drink:
You are welcome to join here! There will be a lot of sharing and discussions about the original recipe preparation. Everyone is free to share their experience and weight loss results in our closed group. You will be able to post your photos and videos of making the Honey and Cinnamon Drink.