Berberine is an organic chemical compound of plant origin. It belongs to isoquinoline alkaloids and is obtained mainly from plants from the Berberidaceae family. It is characterized by high biological activity – it shows a powerful antidiabetic potential, has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, promotes lowering of blood pressure, has a positive effect on the lipid profile. What is more, it can accelerate the process of reducing body fat.
Berberine is most often used to optimize carbohydrate metabolism and improve insulin sensitivity. Many studies confirm that the effectiveness of berberine action is parallel to that of metformin – one of the most popular anti-diabetic drugs. Supplements with berberine are recommended mainly to people who struggle with insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome or obesity. They can also serve as an element of prevention and support for treatment of civilization diseases – primarily type 2 diabetes, as well as atherosclerosis, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases.
Our store includes a wide range of preparations with berberine. Due to the relatively low bioavailability of this compound, manufacturers usually place in the form of hydrochloride in their products. Berberine acts synergistically with many other compounds – its effectiveness can be strengthened by combining it with e.g. cinnamon, fenugreek seeds, alpha-lipoic acid. Such multi-component formulas can also be found in our store's offer.