What is Berberine?

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Found on the shelves of Organic Roots Vitamin department for years, Berberine is a supplement that has gained recent fame. Being touted as “nature’s ozempic”, those looking for natural alternatives have preached the benefits of supplementing Berberine to help with Weight Loss, as well as many other things. Berberine is a chemical compound naturally found in plants such as goldenseal and barberry, making it difficult to consume in your diet and therefore a great option to supplement.



Weight Loss

The biggest claim to fame for Berberine in recent times is the benefits it has given people in aiding weight loss. In one study, obese individuals lost an average of 5 pounds in 12 weeks while taking 500mg Berberine. Other studies have shown relation to taking Berberine and lowering BMI and waist circumference.


Regulating Blood Sugar

One thing Berberine has been shown consistently to do is help lower blood sugar levels, particularly in people with Type 2 Diabetes. In one study, taking 1 gram of Berberine daily helped reduced blood sugar by 20%. It is considered to be very beneficial when taken daily alongside  lifestyle changes like diet and exercise in regulating long term blood sugar levels.


Ease PCOS symptoms

Many people looking to treat symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome have found great success in adding Berberine to their daily supplements. Since a common symptom of PCOS is insulin resistance, it’s no suprise that this supplement would help. One study found that individuals that took 500mg of Berberine twice a day found it helped them balance their insulin levels, lower their BMI, and aid in weight loss.

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