Berberine is a natural alkaloid found in the forests of India. Berberine has been traditionally believed to have many beneficial properties including acting as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and immune-enhancing agent. Sufficient studies have shown the effectiveness of Berberine in the treatment of Diabetes. In fact, as early as 1500 years ago, berberine in plant form was documented for its antidiabetic action in China. Berberine is believed to work as an extremely efficient blood sugar and lipid metabolism regulator in Diabetics. It is believed that Berberine works through multiple mechanisms, including increased utilization of glucose into the cells, improvement of insulin sensitivity, and reduction of glucose production in the liver.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that has become incredibly common in recent decades, causing millions of deaths every year. It is characterized by elevated blood sugar (glucose) levels, either caused by insulin resistance or lack of insulin. Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage the body’s tissues, organs, and central nervous system, leading to various health problems and a shortened lifespan. Many studies show that berberine can significantly reduce blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid extract that has shown promise as a hypoglycemic agent in the management of diabetes in animal and human studies. Mechanistic studies have revealed beneficial effects of berberine on diabetes-related complications. View research
Heart disease is currently the world’s most common cause of premature death. Many factors that can be measured in the blood are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. As it turns out, berberine has been shown to improve many of these factors. Statins, such as simvastatin, pravastatin and others, are the most common medications used to treat high cholesterol. Unfortunately, some people are unable to tolerate the side effects of statins. Berberine may be a safe alternative for these people. Because it operates on a different mechanistic pathway than statins, your license practitioner may recommend it be combined with statins as a more effective treatment than using either alone. View research
Berberine Hydrochloride is a naturally occurring compound extracted and standardized from the Indian Barberry root (Berberis aristata).