Preferred Nutrition is a concentrated barberry root extract used to support health glucose metabolism and cardiovascular health in adults. Berberine is an alkaloid that occurs naturally in certain medicinal plants. It is a fantastic option for people who want to support blood sugar balance and healthy cholesterol levels with the convenience of just 2 vegetarian capsules per day.
Berberine is an alkaloid that occurs naturally in a variety of medicinal plants, including the roots of Berberis vulgaris (barberry). It has a long history of therapeutic use, with a large body of research focusing on its success in managing blood glucose, blood lipids, and insulin sensitivity (Tabeshpour et al., 2017). Multiple clinical studies support the benefits of berberine when taken at a dose of 500 mg twice per day (Firouzi et al., 2018).
Berberine’s activity begins during digestion when it inhibits some of the enzymes responsible for breaking down carbohydrates and starchy foods in the digestive tract. This helps lower the amount of glucose that is absorbed into the bloodstream (Firouzi et al., 2018). When glucose is absorbed, berberine helps the body use it more efficiently by activating an enzyme called AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). This encourages glucose uptake into cells and stimulates its conversion into energy (Firouzi et al., 2018).
This product does not contain artificial preservatives, colours, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs.
Directions & Cautions
Recommended adult dose: 1 capsule 2 times daily with meals or as directed by a health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months.
Consult a health care practitioner if you have leucopenia, a kidney disorder, hypotension, or blood pressure problems. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have hypoglycemia or diabetes. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. May cause gastrointestinal discomfort such as constipation, vomiting, abdominal pain, or diarrhea, in which case discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner. Keep out of reach of children.
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