All Products Containing Berberine

Found in specific herbs such as Indian barberry, Goldenseal, Oregon grape and Barberry; berberine is an alkaloid which has been used in herbal medicine for thousands of years.  Berberine affects the body at the molecular level, and has a variety of functions inside cells. One of the main functions is activating an important enzyme called AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which regulates metabolism.

Berberine is best known for its anti-microbial properties to support microflora balance in the gut and is an ideal choice for those who require a more gentle approach. Recent research suggests that berberine also has the potential to support blood sugar control and liver function, and lower triglycerides and cholesterol.

All Products Containing Berberine

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Berberine is a natural compound found in a number plants, including goldenseal, barberry, and Oregon grape. Studied for its potential health benefits, berberine has long been used in various forms of traditional medicine, particularly for antimicrobial support, and blood sugar balance.

Berberine is commonly used for its potential to support glucose metabolism and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Berberine is also known for its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a popular choice for those who may have a microbial infection in the gut.

It is recommended to take berberine around thirty minutes before eating a meal in order to optimise its absorption and effects.

The time it takes to experience the effects of berberine can vary depending on dosage, individual metabolism, and the specific health concern, amongst other factors.

Berberine plays diverse roles within cells, with one key function being the activation of a crucial enzyme known as AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase), which regulates metabolism. Berberine could support healthy blood sugar balance by supporting insulin sensitivity, and has shown antimicrobial properties by targeting bacterial cell walls.

Whilst berberine is considered safe for most individuals, pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with liver conditions, and those taking certain medications may need to avoid berberine or use it under the supervision of a healthcare professional due to potential interactions or contraindications.