Origin: Derived from the roots, rhizomes, stems, and bark of plants such as barberry, tree turmeric,
Oregon grape, goldenseal, yellowroot, Amr cork tree, Hinese goldthread, prickle poppy, and Californian poppy.
Also Known As:
Overview: Berberine is a bioactive compound extracted from a group of plants called Berberis. It is a yellow-colored alkaloid that has long been used as a dye for wool, leather, and wood. It has been used in traditional folk medicine since 3000 BC. In modern times, it is used as a natural supplement to lower blood sugar, promote weight loss, and improve heart health.
- Reduction of blood sugar levels
- Aiding weight loss
- Lowering cholesterols
- Reducing risk of heart disease
- Potentially fighting depression
- Fighting harmful microbes including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites
- Reducing fat buildup in the liver
Common Dosage: The common dosage for Berberine HCl is 500 mg taken three times per day.