Cinnamon bark helps support a healthy glycemic balance by supporting healthy blood sugar metabolism. Gaia Herbs uses dual extraction technology to deliver the broadest spectrum of herbal constituents: Solvent-free supercritical CO2 extraction, yielding fat-soluble Cinnamaldehydes, and water and alcohol extraction, capturing water-soluble Phenolic compounds. Gaia Herbs Cinnamon Bark is made from the dried inner bark from the shoots of the tree from the Lauraceae family. Ceylon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Indonesian (Cinnamomum burmanii), and Chinese cassia (Cinnamomum cassia) are the most commonly found species of commerce. In addition to its thousands of culinary uses across a number of various cultures, it has been used for thousands of years as a carminative, astringent, local stimulant, antiseptic, hemostatic, and is widely used in traditional herbal medicine to support healthy digestion. The bark of the preferred species (zeylanicum and burmanii) contain up to 10% volatile oil content in which the constituent Cinnamaldehyde is found. Cinnamaldehyde has antioxidant properties and helps support fat and cholesterol levels in a normal range. The phenolic compounds, especially the polyphenolic polymers, have been studied for their effects to support insulin and blood sugar levels within a normal range and promote healthy blood flow. Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is vital to promoting healthy vision, heart, circulation, kidneys and a healthy nervous system.