Berberine is an active constituent found in a variety of species of plants. Newer studies have found berberine has biological effects in several pathways in the body, indicating it may be a potential treatment for metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is hypothesized as beginning with an accumulation of lipids in nonadipose tissues, known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Berberine also has studies supporting its ability to reduce symptoms associated with NAFLD, as well as showing significant antidiabetic effects and lipid-lowering capability. Historically, berberine has been used for its antimicrobial activity, as berberine is active against a wide range of organisms including bacterial viruses, fungi, helminths, and chlamydia.
Medicinal Ingredients per capsule:
Non-medicinal ingredients:åÊvegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and microcrystalline cellulose in a non-GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
Adults:åÊTake 1 capsule three times daily or as directed by your health care practitioner. Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 3 months.
Caution:åÊConsult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; if you have a kidney disorder; if you have blood pressure problems; if you have hypoglycemia or hypotension; if you have gall stones; if you have diabetes; if you have a liver disorder; if you have a cardiovascular disease; or if you are taking prescription medications, as berberine may alter their effectiveness. Some people may experience skin irritation, facial flushing, and slowed heart rate.
Known adverse reactions: 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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