Berberine for lower blood sugar, better cholesterol control. Herbal and natural.
From WedMD: Possibly Effective for:
Diabetes. Berberine seems to slightly reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Also, some early research suggests that taking 500 mg of berberine 2-3 times daily for up to 3 months might control blood sugar as effectively as metformin or rosiglitazone.
High cholesterol. There is early evidence that berberine can help lower cholesterol levels in people with high cholesterol. Taking 500 mg of berberine twice daily for 3 months seems to reduce total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in people with high cholesterol.
The main ingredient is a chemical found in several plants including European barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, Oregon grape, phellodendron, and tree turmeric.
People take it for heart failure. And to support healthy blood sugar levels.
How does it work?
It might cause stronger heartbeats. It also might also be able to kill bacteria. We’ve added 100mg of Bitter Melon Fruit and 25mg of Banaba.
Banaba is an herbal remedy extracted from the leaves of Lagerstroemia speciosa, a tree native to Southeast Asia. Long used in folk medicine, banaba is available in supplement form. Proponents claim that banaba can promote weight loss and treat a wide range of health problems.
Bitter melon, also known as bitter gourd or Momordica charantia, is a tropical fruit-like gourd said to offer a variety of benefits. Bitter melon may be consumed as a food, as a juice known as karela juice, or as a tea.
Bitter melon is said to help treat and/or prevent the following health problems:
- Menstrual complaints
- Ulcerative colitis
Banaba is touted as a natural remedy for the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Kidney disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Urinary tract infections
Rich in corosolic acid (a substance found to possess blood-sugar-lowering, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties), banaba also contains ellagitannins, a class of compounds with antioxidant effects.