LYNABIO Supply Healthcare Supplement Beberine Capsules and Rhizoma Coptidis Root Extract
What Is Berberine?
Berberine is a natural chemical found in several plants, including Oregon grape, goldenseal, goldthread, and barberry — all in the genus Berberis.
These plants grow wild around the world, though many people also plant them as ornamentals. Due to its vibrant yellow color, people traditionally ground up roots and stems to make dye — as well as natural medicine.
Its antioxidant and antibacterial properties make it a popular — and effective — health supplement.Berberine supplements are found as capsules, liquid extract, or topical gel.
Berberine is an “alkaloid,” a compound made from carbon and nitrogen with important physiological impacts on the body.Its incredible benefits have stood the test of time.
How Does Berberine Work?
As an antioxidant, berberine scavenges for free radicals and reactive oxygen species, which are damaging compounds that create an inflammatory environment that accelerates aging. Berberine may also increase levels of other antioxidants in the body, including glutathione and superoxide dismutase.
Berberine impacts various systems in the body through its activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), an enzyme that acts as a sensor for low levels of energy, or ATP, inside cells. When this occurs, AMPK works quickly to restore intracellular energy levels, which it does by redirecting metabolism and taking glucose from the blood and pulling it into cells.
Essentially, AMPK acts as a master metabolic regulator in the body, and berberine supports this process.
Benefits Of Berberine:
- l Provides immune function support and helps maintain healthy respiratory tract mucus membranes
- l Promotes healthy blood sugar metabolism and insulin sensitivity
- l Supports beneficial bacterial balance in the gut and helps to maintain a healthy microbiome
- l Studies have shown that Berberine can be effective in helping maintain a healthy weight*
- l Supports healthy cholesterol levels
How To Use It (Plus Dosage)
Berberine can be found in supplement form, most commonly as berberine HCL, online or in most health food stores.
Be careful not to confuse berberine with piperine (black pepper extract), berberrubine (a metabolite) or berberol (a brand name mixture of tree turmeric and milk thistle).
Since berberine has a short half-life, you generally need to take this supplement in divided doses (such as three times a day) to keep stable levels in your blood.
Many studies use dosages of 900 to 1,500 milligrams per day. It’s most commonly recommended to take 500 milligrams three times per day for a total of 1,500 milligrams per day.
It should be taken with a meal, or shortly after, to take advantage of the blood glucose and lipid spike that comes with eating a meal. High doses taken acutely may cause stomach upset, cramping and/or diarrhea, which is another good reason to take berberine in multiple doses throughout the day.
You can work with a natural health care practitioner to determine the dose that works best for you.
Some people also apply berberine directly to the skin to treat burns and to the eye to treat bacterial infections, like trachoma, that frequently causes blindness. It has been shown to be effective against a wide range of bacteria, protozoa and fungi that can affect the skin.
Power-Packed Trio: Berberine, Trans-Resveratrol, and NMN
The health-supporting effects of berberine can become even more pronounced when combined with trans-resveratrol and NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide). Both NMN and trans-resveratrol activate the expression of sirtuins, and both berberine and trans-resveratrol activate the AMPK pathway.
Trans-resveratrol — the most bioavailable form of the polyphenolic compound found primarily in red grapes and wine — increases NMN’s effectiveness. NMN is a precursor to the essential coenzyme NAD+, a compound that supports healthy aging. When taken together, this powerful trio works synergistically to support various health-promoting and anti-aging pathways.