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Is cinnamon safe while trying to conceive?

Is Cinnamon Safe While Trying to ConceiveWell, it depends on how it is that you’re utilizing cinnamon because if you’re using it as a food within your food, within smoothies, in those types of context, it will absolutely be safe while trying to conceive.

If you are using it as a herbal extract, then no, it’s not going to necessarily be safe in the second half of the cycle because it can have some uterotonic activity associated with high levels and therapeutic dose of cinnamon. It can act as an emmenagogue (herbs which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus; some stimulate menstruation)

Although cinnamon is also a fantastic herb for balancing blood sugar level and helping to balance blood sugar levels for men and women – also an extremely important aspect of optimum fertility – essential for the females out there,  you want to avoid cinnamon as a liquid extract in the second half of the cycle, when you are trying to conceive.

As a food throughout the entire cycle, it’s going to be perfectly safe and perfectly okay. It just depends on if you are using it as a balancing of blood sugar, where there are blood sugar issues you obviously need to use a therapeutic dose. However, for a woman, that’s going to be problematic in the second half of the cycle. For men, it’s not so much of an issue.

For more information read Food to Avoid for Fertility and join us for the next  Fertility Challenge to ask your questions of our fertility experts.

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Gabriela Rosa MScM, ND

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