Berberine is a plant alkaloid presenting in various plants, including a group of shrubs called Berberis. Many herbalists have shown this particular alkaloid leads to many positive benefits of typical tonics. Berberine is an essential component of blood sugar (glucose) metabolism and cardiovascular function. Berberine helps to sustain stable blood sugar and total cholesterol levels that are already below the normal range.
That's why Natural Factors WellBetX Berberine with this main component can contribute plenty of health benefits.
Reduction In Blood Sugar
Berberine has been shown in several trials to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels. Its usefulness is similar to that of the widely used diabetes medication metformin (Glucophage).
In a sample of 116 diabetic patients, one gram of berberine a day reduced fasting blood sugar levels by 20%, from 7.0 to 5.6 mmol/L (126 to 101 mg/dL), or from diabetic to normal levels.
It also increased blood lipids, including cholesterol and triglycerides, and lowered hemoglobin A1c (a proxy for long-term blood sugar levels) by 12%.
Besides, berberine is as effective as oral diabetes medications, including metformin and glipizide, according to a meta-analysis of 14 trials.
Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease
Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the world. Several blood-based factors have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. However, many of these causes are improved by berberine.
It may, according to a study of 11 reports:
Reduce total cholesterol by 0.61 mmol/L (24 mg/dL).
Lower LDL cholesterol by 0.65 mmol/L (25 mg/dL).
Reduce triglycerides in the blood by 0.50 mmol/L (44 mg/dL).
Raise HDL cholesterol by 0.05 mmol/L (2 mg/dL).
It has also been shown to reduce apolipoprotein B levels by 13-15%, a significant risk factor.
Assist With Weight Loss
Berberine can be helpful as a weight-loss supplement as well. So far, there are two studies have looked at the impact on body weight.
In a 12-week study of obese people, taking 500 mg three times a day resulted in an overall weight loss of 5 pounds. In addition, the subjects lost 3.6% of their body weight.
Another research involving 37 men and women with metabolic syndrome was even more remarkable. The participants in this study took 300 mg three times a day for three months.
In only three months, the participants’ body mass index (BMI) fell from 31.5 to 27.4, or from obese to overweight. They have reduced belly fat and increased a number of health indicators.
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