For those of you who have done any research on the health benefits of Cinnamon and Honey, you probably know already that the kind of Cinnamon and the kind of Honey you use in your cures is critical. Your Honey must be Raw and Unpasteurized, and your Cinnamon must be Ceylon Cinnamon.
TYPES OF CINNAMON
There are two kinds of Cinnamon out there; Cassia and Ceylon. Cassia, which is much more common, is the one you see on your grocery store shelves. While more accessible to the average shopper, it is vastly inferior to Ceylon Cinnamon. There are many reasons for this, but the only thing you really need to know is that Cassia Cinnamon will not work for you or anyone, because it has a very high level of Coumarin in it. Coumarin is a naturally occurring substance found in Cassia Cinnamon, and is extremely toxic to humans. Taken regularly for even a moderate amount of time, it causes liver failure. For anyone on a cure of Cinnamon and Honey for any length of time, Cassia Cinnamon simply isn't an option.
Ceylon Cinnamon is a vastly superior product to its counterpart, Cassia Cinnamon. Not only is the taste lighter and sweeter, but its levels of Coumarin are almost non-existent, making it much safer to consume over long periods of time. Unfortunately, it isn't that easy to find. I know grocery stores don't stock it, and usually Health Food stores don't carry it either. I know mine doesn't. I was at my favorite Health Food store last week, and couldn't find it. In fact, the guy I asked didn't even know what I was talking about! So what does a person do?
GO ONLINE !
While this probably isn't a thrilling option for a lot of you (the shipping cost and the wait being amongst the first reasons to turn you off), there really isn't any way around it. I too revolted when I first learned I would have to get my Ceylon Cinnamon online, but when I finally settled down and came to terms with the fact that the only place I was going to find it without hunting high and low was the Internet, I discovered this might not be as painful as I first thought, because it becomes much less expensive when you buy in bulk.
When I say bulk, I don't mean 32 lbs. at a time, but you're going to need some! The reason for this is that you will be taking your cinnamon and honey cure at least once or twice daily, which adds up. It doesn't make any sense to order a dinky little bottle you'll go through in a few days. A one pound bag only makes sense, given the fact that you'll be using it regularly in the initial stages.
WHERE TO BUY CEYLON CINNAMON AND ITS COST
Vitacost.com has a great deal on Ceylon Cinnamon. A 1 lb. bag will cost you $21.09, plus $4.99 shipping. This may sound like a lot, but for Ceylon Cinnamon, it really isn't. Ask me, I know; I've checked around. Not only is the price good, but this particular product has all kinds of rave reviews! To check it out, click here. People really like the taste of this cinnamon, and it's the right kind that won't hurt you! (Remember the Coumarin issue I talked about above? You won't have that problem with this cinnamon.)
I hope this gives you an idea of what to look for and where to go for the best deal on Ceylon Cinnamon. If you can find Ceylon Cinnamon at your local retailer, Go Team! but I think the majority of you will be ordering online for this one. It just isn't that easy to come by locally.
Best of luck to you in your cure!