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Apples & cinnamon – try Endefen

Endefen contributes to the upper GI health and the immune system. Endefen contains arabinogalactan extract which may enhance the body’s response to  pneumonia exposure, according to a new pilot study that supports the immune-boosting properties of the ingredient.

The arabinogalactan extract is from Larch gum. Other ingredients include green tea, cinnamon, plantain, apple fruit powder.

Larch arabinogalactan has been found to improve immunoglobulin levels.

I especially like the flavor – I mix it with warm water and sip it down like tea. It tastes like apples & cinnamon. I mix two tablespoons in about 4 ounces of water. Try it daily for a  few months and let me know what you notice. I suspect you’ll see some GI improvement and it will be interesting to see if you get as many respiratory issues.

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Cinnamon improves blood sugar, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels

The natural ingredient cinnamon extract can help prevent type 2 diabetes: In one particular  research study, more than 20 subjects with metabolic syndrome (a key risk factor for developing diabetes) were given a cinnamon extract or placebo for 12 weeks. Those in the cinnamon group ended up with significantly lower levels of fasting blood sugar compared to placebo. 

Subjects in the cinnamon group also increased lean muscle mass, while losing body fat and lowering blood pressure. 

Researchers found that one gram of cinnamon extract is the amount required, taken for 40 days, to  improve blood sugar, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels. 

Endefen (1 1/2 scoops)  by Metagenics has cinnamon, Plantain fruit, green tea extract and other ingredients that provide the benefits I mention in this post. Endefen also supports the integrity of the gastric lining, promotes healthy gut flora, and GI immune system function. Order Endefen @ www.DrJeffreyTucker.meta-ehealth.com

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