Do You Know Why Our Cinnamon is Different Than the One in the Store? : Renegade Health Store Special

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Ceylon cinnamon tea to the left and holy basil tea to the right, served chilled at a recent event I spoke at! (The Stillheart Institute)

It’s been just about the 6 weeks I promised to get our amazing Ceylon cinnamon back in stock from Costa Rica…

Yes, I did say “Ceylon cinnamon from Costa Rica” even though Ceylon is a region now called Sri Lanka.

When we were visiting Central America a few years ago, we stumbled upon a sustainable, organic farm that was growing many things — including cinnamon. Cinnamon that originated in Ceylon long ago and was able to be grown in Costa Rica because the climate was very similar.

At the farm, we took a tour then were invited to try some tea after our tour.

Our guide handed me a cup of reddish, brown tea.

“Té de canela,” she said. (Cinnamon tea.)

I tried a sip.

It was chilled. It was sweet. It was delicious.

But then I thought it might be too sweet, so I told her that I couldn’t drink it.

She asked, “porque?” (Why?)

I said, “porque, lo tiene azucar.” (Because it has sugar in it.)

She smiled and told me that the bark was naturally sweet and that was some of the magic of Ceylon cinnamon — or “true” cinnamon.

I was floored that this was true and began to ask her how I could bring this back to share with my friends, family and Renegade Health readers.

It took a while, but we finally got everything together.

The first time we ordered a batch, we brought in a few kilos and completely sold out in days.

The next time, we brought in double the amount.

Sold out again in days.

The last few times, we still brought in more and sold out in the same time.

(I’m sure this time it will be the same.)

Why our Ceylon cinnamon?

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Our guide showing us the bark that was just harvested on our visit… (She’s a Yankee’s fan, I think!)

Because we care about you.

Here’s why you can be assured this is true…

When you purchase something from us, you can be sure that we’ve done a good degree of due diligence.

In this case, we’ve seen the farm, the operation and tried the product right there on the spot.

This product is harvested — 90% of the time — when we call. That means when you get your product, it means that it’s only been off the tree a few short weeks. If it’s been longer (or the other 10% of the time), it’s been off the tree for maybe 6-8 weeks max.

You can compare this to the time that the cinnamon from the store has been on the shelf — which could be up to a few years.

Our source is a small operation and they don’t harvest more than they need to.

This is why it tastes so different and also why we don’t always have it in stock. In fact, I prefer it that way.

We could easily go to a Supply show like Expo West and source other cinnamon suppliers, but we would have no idea of the quality from batch to batch — and likely we’d see a drop in freshness since our harvest to shelf time is so short.

We love the idea of providing you with the best possible product we’ve found — and only that. If we can’t get it, we don’t swap it with something else.

It’s not the best money move in terms of our bottom line, but for me it’s the best integrity move.

This is a product I want you to experience for what it is, not what it used to be.

The same product I tried in the mountain jungle of Costa Rica.

Sustainable practices, organically grown…

Another fantastic benefit of purchasing our cinnamon is that it is grown sustainably — again which is confirmed by someone who’s been at the farm.

Cinnamon farming requires the cutting down of the full tree and many plantations just grow cinnamon trees which is not great for the surrounding environment.

The source we use has many permaculture practices in place and they grow many different foods and spices all throughout their property.

(In case you’re wondering, in the jungle a cinnamon tree can fully regrow from it’s stump in 3 years, so there’s no replanting necessary, either.)

Finally, it just plain old tastes great (and has great health benefits as well!)

This type of cinnamon tastes 200 times better than the regular cassia cinnamon you’re likely used to. You know, the dark brown, hard-sticked kind you can find everywhere.

I promise when you try our product, you’ll be amazed at the difference in flavor. I’m still always in awe of how good it is.

One client of ours asked if “magic” was an ingredient in the tea after she took her first sip — it’s just that good.

(The recipe to make the tea is on the label and on the product page, so be sure to check it out!)

As for the therapeutic benefits, cinnamon has been shown to decrease blood sugar levels. This is fantastic for not only diabetics, but also for you.

Lower blood sugar and lower insulin levels (brought on by less blood sugar) are very strong markers of longevity.

With my fasting glucose at 90 the last test (not high by any means), I’ve made it a point to see what I can do to get it into the mid to low 80’s.

Cinnamon tea is one of those tools I’ll use.

Two kinds to choose from…

When you order this awesome product from us, you have the option to get either bark or powder.

Many people ask which one is best, and here’s my breakdown…

For me the powder is for smoothies, breakfasts, desserts, and anything else you’d use cinnamon for in baking or food preparation.

The bark is for making tea for therapeutic use or enjoyment. I love to make the tea and chill it for a refreshing drink that I can sip during the day.

I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about it except…

That when they try to buy it, it’s not in stock!

That complaint is hardly one of poor quality, if you ask me. LOL!

Anyway, I don’t believe much in talk. I truly believe in trying something for yourself.

I hope you’ll not take my word and assume this product is good, then not do anything about it. I’d love for you to try it yourself and form your own opinion.

Right now, since our Ceylon cinnamon is in stock now, and on sale, I truly recommend that you get some now before it goes and we’ll have to wait another 6-8 weeks.

The last time, it was all gone in 72 hours, so be sure to act now…

Click here to get our Ceylon cinnamon powder or bark today!

Your question of the day: Have you had Ceylon or “true” cinnamon before?

Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Donna says:

    I use cinnamon in my hot tea drinks nearly every day. I have never had Fresh cinnamon before, and can only imagine how awesome it is!
    It is so good that you go to the scource and see for yourself that it is grown sustainably. We have an on-line locally grown(SC) farmer’s market, and one of our deepest principles is that we must actually visit the farms. I feel that we owe it to the people who trust us to go and see how their food is grown. Kudos to you for doing this, too.

  2. Nicole says:

    Hi Kevin,
    I am hearing so much about your cinnamon, I have been waiting for it to be in stock to try it but was very disapointed when going to the check out that it would cost me triple the amount for delivery $14 became $41. Please let me know if it can be purchased in australia? Thanks.

  3. chusmacha says:

    I would like to visit this farm in Costa Rica.
    Where is it and what is the name?

  4. Holly says:

    It seems everytime you get this Cinnamon in, I am too late in ordering. I was lucky this time and was able to order. I have not had the Ceylon, however, am excited about trying it!!!
    Thanks, Kev

  5. I have been using Ceylon cinnamon for some years now. I was diabetic, so cinnamon was a good thing. But the Cassia cinnamon contains 5% coumarin – a blood thinner. It’s also called warfarin when used as a rat poison. Ceylon cinnamon contains only .004%. A significant improvement. I buy mine direct from Druera in Ceylon in the form of a 1 pound can of rolls. These I grind to powder as I need them, assuming the cinnamon stays fresher as a roll. Haven’t checked your prices against what I’ve been paying, but my source is not much more expensive than buying the Cassia cinnamon in the supermarket.

  6. Lori says:

    Kev’s cinnamon is the very best, I bought the bark for tea and I love it! Thanks for all you do Kev!

  7. Frank Berg says:

    I have had the tea but I didn’t order enough. I make tea for my thermos every day. I love to include Ceylon “true” cinnamon when I mix Par D’Arca, Horsetail, Holy Basil and a bit of Dandelion Leaf. I use each one for their special benefits. By doing so I also hope to get minerals from plants grown in the soil of other countries. Our soil in North America is so low on minerals that I feel we need to reach out to every corner of the world to get minerals where ever we can. Our bodies need more that 90 minerals every day and our soil only has perhaps twelve or fifteen. Keep up the good work.

  8. Jane says:

    I take Ceylon cinnamon pills @each meal for health purpose. Would like to try the tea. Looks delicious!

  9. I love cinnamon and I add it to most things I eat. Once you’ve had Ceylon, you’ll never go back – so watch out :]
    It’s delicious!!!
    I made the tea but it was in fact a bit too sweet for me – even tho it was all natural sweetness. But good once in a while :]

  10. LynnCS says:

    Yum!! Thanks for the info!!

  11. Pat says:

    I live in Canada and would like to order the Ceylon cinnamon but you are out of stock, can you tell me if you do shipments to Canada and when do you expect to get stock. I look forward to your reply.

    Thanks very much, Pat

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