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Nature has a solution for everything, even helping to metabolize blood sugar.*
The alkaloid berberine has long been used for various health benefits. Sustainably sourced from barberry, Enzymedica’s Berberine supports healthy blood sugar already within the normal range, along with the immune and cardiovascular systems.*
What is berberine?
An alkaloid found in many plants, including goldenseal, barberry, Oregon grape and goldthread, berberine has long been used as a natural compound for a number of common ailments. Over time, science has backed up what common wisdom has long told, especially with its power to boost blood sugar metabolism and promote weight loss.*
What makes Enzymedica's Berberine better?
Berberine can be sourced from many plants, including Barberry and Goldenseal. Unfortunately, Goldenseal is an “at risk” plant due to overharvesting in the wild and its use is strongly discouraged by plant conservationists.
Enzymedica’s Berberine is sustainably sourced from the barberry plant, which grows abundantly, is naturally sustainable and rich in valuable phytochemicals. Our Berberine is standardized at 95%.
What is science saying about it?
There are numerous research studies that support Berberine's use as a dietary supplement. In a series of two double-blind studies, Berberine was found to be influential for healthy weight management.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Q: What is berberine?
A: Berberine is a natural plant compound found in various plants, including barberry, goldenseal, and Oregon grape. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat various health conditions.
Q: What are the potential health benefits of berberine?
A: Berberine has been shown to have a wide range of potential health benefits, including improving blood sugar control, reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol levels, and supporting cardiovascular health. It may also have antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-cancer properties.
Q: How does berberine work in the body?
A: Berberine works by activating an enzyme called AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which plays a key role in regulating metabolism and energy production in the body. This activation of AMPK can help improve insulin sensitivity, reduce inflammation, and lower cholesterol levels.
Q: Is berberine safe to use?
A: Berberine is generally considered safe when taken as directed. However, it may interact with certain medications and can cause side effects such as gastrointestinal upset, headache, and dizziness. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider before taking berberine, especially if you are taking any medications or have any underlying health conditions.
Q: What is the recommended dosage of berberine?
A: The recommended dosage of berberine may vary depending on the brand and the reason for use. It is important to follow the instructions on the product label or consult with a healthcare provider. Typical dosages range from 500 to 1500 milligrams per day.
Q: Can berberine interact with medications?
A: Berberine can interact with certain medications, including antibiotics, blood pressure medications, and blood thinners. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider before taking berberine if you are taking any medications.
Q: Can berberine be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A: Berberine should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as its safety during these times is not well-established.
Q: What are the dietary sources of berberine?
A: Berberine is primarily found in the roots, rhizomes, and stems of various plants, including barberry, goldenseal, and Oregon grape. It is not typically found in significant amounts in the diet.
Q: Can berberine be used for weight loss?
A: Berberine has been studied for its potential to aid in weight loss by improving insulin sensitivity and promoting the breakdown of fat in the body. However, more research is needed to determine its effectiveness and safety for this purpose.
1 capsule with meals, three times a day.
100% vegetarian capsule (cellulose, gellan gum, water), rice concentrate, calcium laurate.
Contains no: Gluten, milk, casein, soy, egg, artificial color or flavors.
Consult with physician prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking medications or have medical condition.
Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing.
Keep closed in dry place; avoid excessive heat.
Please keep out of reach of children.