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Berberine: Nature's Secret Weapon for Blood Sugar

Berberine: Nature's Secret Weapon for Blood Sugar

What is Berberine?

Berberine is a yellow-colored alkaloid compound found in several different plants, including European barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, Oregon grape, phellodendron, and tree turmeric.

Berberine has a long history of use in traditional Chinese and ayruvedic medicine, where it was used for it's many health promoting properties.

How Does it Work?

Berberine has been show to have a powerful biological effect on the body. Its main function is to activate a particular enzyme in cells known as "Protein Kinase." This enzyme plays a major role in regulating metabolism and properly breaking down sugars.

Blood Sugar Regulation:

Elevated glucose levels can be caused by a lack or excessive amount of insulin in the body. It is very vital to regulate blood sugar levels before they get too far out of range.

Blood sugar levels that are excessively high can cause many negative health effects.

Berberine's Role in Healthy Blood Sugar Management:

.Helps support healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range.

.Helps support cardiovascular health

.Helps support healthy weight management

Other Incredible Benefits:

 Weight Loss Management: 

Berberine has been used by many as an effective aid to a weight loss regiment. Berberine can help power a lethargic metabolism and surpress excessive sugar cravings.

A recent 12 week long study of obese individuals that were given 500 mg of berberine 3 times a day, yielded some promising results. The average individual lost an average of 5 pounds, and 3.6% of their body fat. [2]

Cholesterol Management:

Berberine has been shown to regulate cholesterol levels, lower triglycerides and raise the body's healthy cholesterol.

Its ability to help spike your metabolism and control weight gain also helps reduce your risk for high cholesterol and other other reprecussions of unhealthy obesity. [3]


1. Gunnars, Kris. “Berberine – A Powerful Supplement With Many Benefits.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 14 Jan. 2017,

2. “Lose Weight, Lower Blood Sugar with Berberine.” Alivebynature - Evidence Based Reviews, 16 Aug. 2017,

3. Goldman, Rena, and Kathryn Watson. “Berberine: Can It Lower My Cholesterol?” Healthline, Healthline Media, 1 Mar. 2016,

Berberine: Nature's Secret Weapon for Blood Sugar
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