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Health Benefits of Berberine

Recognized for its health benefits for centuries, Berberine is a natural compound with a diverse range of studied health benefits, and it’s been used in traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 2000 years. Berberine is a bioactive compound found in many plants, including goldenseal, Oregon grape, and barberry. 


Berberine has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, which means your body needs less insulin to achieve the same blood sugar control.  It’s also been shown to lower blood glucose levels by slowing down the absorption of sugar.  Research suggests Berberine’s ability to regulate glucose metabolism, aid in weight management, and contribute to a balanced gut environment.


Healthy Glucose Metabolism and Insulin Sensitivity

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is essential for overall well-being.  When our bodies don’t regulate blood sugar levels properly, it can lead to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a condition in which high blood sugar levels persist and cause detrimental damage to various organs and systems in the body.  Extensive research has shown that Berberine exhibits antidiabetic effects in the body.


Here are some of the ways Berberine stabilizes glucose levels: 

·         Enhances Insulin sensitivity.  Berberine helps cells take up glucose more effectively, which can help to lower blood sugar levels.

·         Protecting pancreatic cells.  Berberine offers protection to the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, which can help to prevent or delay the onset of T2DM.

·         Promotes glucose uptake and glycolysis.  Berberine promotes glucose uptake and glycolysis, which are the processes of moving glucose into cells and breaking it down for energy.

o   This can help to lower blood sugar levels.

·         Inhibits inflammation.  Chronic inflammation plays a significant role in impairing cells’ ability to respond to insulin and effectively take up glucose. Berberine has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help resolve persistent inflammation.

·         In a clinical trial involving 218 individuals with T2DM, researchers found that Berberine supplementation was as effective as the antidiabetic medication, metformin, in controlling blood sugar control after a 3-month period.

o   They also reported that Berberine reduced body weight as effectively as metformin.


Verifiable Science: Pure Encapsulations Berberine UltraSorb - Enhanced absorption berberine.

Berberine UltraSorb provides Berbervis®, a berberine phytosome with enhanced bioavailability.  Several randomized, placebo-controlled clinical studies indicate that berberine promotes healthy insulin receptor function and signaling, thereby supporting glucose metabolism.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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