Dear Pharmacist: I heard that cinnamon might lower blood sugar. Is this true? Can I use cinnamon spice to lower my blood sugar if I’m taking metformin? Does cinnamon have other health benefits? — E.G., Decatur, Ill.
A: There are different kinds of cinnamon, and the spice that you sprinkle on your oatmeal is not the best one in terms of health benefits. Yeah, for real. Didn’t you know there were varieties of cinnamon? Hang on.
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