Why You Care - helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, lowers lipids, modulates gut microbiota*

This is one of our favorites. Berberine helps regulate glucose metabolism and lowers blood lipids. Researchers think it does all this fancy stuff through modulation of gut microbiota, so it's good for your gut, too.*


Suggested stack: Berberine + Turmeric

Suggested Use

Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule twice a day, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

Research Notes

"In summary, that berberine is a potent oral hypoglycemic agent with modest effect on lipid metabolism. It is safe and the cost of treatment by berberine is very low. It may serve as a new drug candidate in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. "

- Yin J, Xing H, Ye J. Efficacy of berberine in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism. 2008 May;57(5):712-7. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2008.01.013. PMID: 18442638; PMCID: PMC2410097.*

"Berberine is an alkaloid with strong pharmacological activities that are currently receiving great interest, and it is believed to be effective in patients with the metabolic syndrome in terms of risk factors, its course, and the consequences of the disease. Berberine prevents the development of atherosclerosis, DM2, and cardiovascular disorders. Furthermore, it has been shown to be administered preventively and it decreases the risk of developing the metabolic syndrome due to its neuroprotective and antidepressant activities. Berberine is also effective in the case of dyslipidemia, liver cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic or alcoholic steatohepatitis, infertility, and ovulation disorders. However, the most important and widely studied property of berberine is its anticancer activity, which is crucial, since the implication of the metabolic syndrome is a significantly increased risk of certain malignant neoplasms."

- Och A, Och M, Nowak R, Podgórska D, Podgórski R. Berberine, a Herbal Metabolite in the Metabolic Syndrome: The Risk Factors, Course, and Consequences of the Disease. Molecules. 2022 Feb 17;27(4):1351. doi: 10.3390/molecules27041351. PMID: 35209140; PMCID: PMC8874997.*

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Improper Use Can Be Bad For Your Health

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