Berberine is a conventional component in Chinese medicine and is characterized by a diversity of pharmacological effects. However, due to its hydrophobic properties along with poor stability and bioavailability, the application of berberine hydrochloride was hampered for a long time. Berberine is a supplement that may help control or stabilize your blood sugar levels. This is a good product for people who have uncontrollable diabetes.
Berberine is an herbal extract that is sold as a nutritional supplement. Metformin is a drug that requires a prescription. However, they work in a similar way: both activate AMP-activated protein Kinase (AMPK). AMPK is our cellular “fuel gauge”. When energy runs low, it signals the mitochondria to generate more ATP and at the same time conserve energy use. It does this by increasing the formation of new mitochondria so the cells can produce more energy; stimulating the activity of glucose transporters, which move blood sugar into the cells; and curbing the production of excess glucose in the liver. AMPK reduces inflammation and oxidative stress and protects the vascular system. It also has a safe, natural compound that has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.
The suggested dose of berberine is 500 mg two (2) or three (3) times a day for lowering blood sugar and twice a day for health maintenance and prevention. Berberine is safe and well tolerated, although it may cause constipation in some people.
Dr. Whitaker believes that berberine isn’t a cure-all, but it’s one of the most promising therapies that he has come across in years for warding off disease and enhancing health span.