If you’re concerned about your heart health, blood glucose levels, reducing symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), weight loss, or aging, you’ll want to know more about berberine.
What Is Berberine?
Berberine is a phytogenous alkaloid derived from numerous plant species including barberry, phellodendron, goldenseal, meadow rue and more. Its medicinal use traces back thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments in China and South Asia.
Dr. Warner’s Berberine HCl supplement, comes from the bark of Berberis aristata, otherwise known as barberry.
What Can It Do For You?
This phytochemical activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) production, which encourages energy production in the cells, restoring energy homeostasis and improving mitochondrial health. AMPK production is also shown to reduce aging at the cellular level.
Berberine HCl also increases your sensitivity to insulin, therefore lowering blood glucose levels and mimicking the action of diabetic drug Metformin.
This more effective glucose processing and energy production can also lead to weight loss and a smaller waist circumference in those who take Berberine consistently.
In fact, Berberine helps improve all five markers of your metabolic health, including what we’ve already talked about - blood sugar levels and waist circumference, along with triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels, and blood pressure!
Lowering your blood pressure can improve your overall heart health and decrease your risk for a heart attack or stroke.
If you have PCOS, you may be aware that the side effects include disproportionate cholesterol levels, insulin resistance and increased weight - so you can see where Berberine will help you, naturally!
Longevity Includes Berberine
Dr. Warner’s Berberine HCl supplement is a part of her Longevity Series - where the goal is aging optimally.
The Longevity Series is now available on The Healing Sole website, and includes Berberine alongside Resveratrol and NMN. Science has shown that these supplements combined may help reduce oxidative stress, risk for disease, and combat aging at the cellular level.