Berberine is an alkaloid present in a number of plants, including barberry, tree turmeric, Oregon grape and goldenseal. Its history dates back 3 000 years, when it was used in traditional Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Berberine has fast become one of the most researched plant extracts and remains in the scientific spotlight supported by 4500 published studies.
Whilst berberine has a series of benefits, one of this important plant extract’s most significant benefits pertains to conditions related to metabolic syndrome. This is because berberine is one of the few compounds known to activate AMPK, which is an enzyme inside your body’s cells. It’s sometimes called a “metabolic master switch” because it plays an important role in regulating metabolism. The unique way in which berberine acts on the body makes it a useful nature-based option for supporting blood sugar balance.
Modern research shows that berberine supports healthy blood sugar, blood pressure and blood lipid levels as well as overall general health. An additional benefit is that berberine may support healthy weight management as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle plan.
In every capsule of Bio-Berberine® Complex, the benefits of berberine are further enhanced by 25 mg of Origine 8® – a liposome-infused, polyphenol-rich green tea extract – and 25 ug chromium, an essential trace mineral that can improve insulin sensitivity and enhance protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
Indications: Supports glucose metabolism and healthy blood sugar levels as well as cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health.
Adults and children over 12 years: Take 1 capsule 2 to 3 times daily before or with meals, or as recommended by your healthcare provider.
[15 mg Phytophare® green tea extract (of which catechin EGCG 6 mg and 10 mg phosphatidylcholine complex)
The other ingredients are silica and Organic Nu-Rice® in a clear vegetable capsule.
Contains no known allergens, no sugar or gluten, no artificial flavours or preservatives.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity (allergy) to any of the ingredients
Concurrent administration of ciclosporin.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Warnings and special precautions:
If you are taking blood pressure or diabetes medication or antibiotics or have any other medical condition, consult your healthcare professional before taking Bio-Berberine® Complex. For more details, please see the Patient Information Leaflet.
Category D: Health Supplement
This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.