Berberine Balance 60 C by Douglas Labs

Berberine Balance by Douglas Labs

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Berberine Balance supplies berberine combined with alpha lipoic acid and grape seed extract for healthy blood sugar and cardiovascular support. Recent studies indicate that berberine, a naturally occurring alkaloid found in a number of plants, is an effective supplement for helping to maintain cardiometabolic health. Grape seed extract is a well-known antioxidant with heart health benefits, and alpha lipoic acid helps to support proper insulin function.

Supplement Facts

Amount Per Serving: Serving Size 1 Vegetarian Capsule

Servings Per Container 60 - each vegetarian capsule contains:

  • Berberine HCI (from Berberis aristata extract, root) 500 mg
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid 50 mg
  • Grape Seed Extract 50 mg

    Other ingredients: Cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, vegetable stearate and silica. Suggested Usage: 1, twice daily

    Information on berberine studies:

    Berbereine has a long history of medicinal use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It has been long used as an effective natural antibiotic. Berberine has a long list of problems that it addresses but one of the most effective uses is with type-2 diabetes. There have been many studies done on Berbereine and type-2 diabetes. One three month study conducted by Yib,J.H.Xing, et al. on the efficacy of berberine in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus concluded that average fasting blood sugars in the berberine group dropped from 191 to 124 milligrams per deciliter average post -prandial blood sugar (blood sugar after eating) dropped from 356 to 199 milligrams per deciliter and average hemoglobin A1c dropped from 9.5 to 7.5 percent and fasting tryglycerides dropped from an average 99 to 78 milligrams per deciliter.

    The researchers wrote, " compared with Metformin, berberine exhibit and identical effect in the regulation of glucose metabolism. In the regulation of lipid metabolism, berberine activity is better than metformin. By week 13 of the study, triglycerides and total cholesterol in the berberine group had decreased and were significantly lower than in the metformin group. Ref: Yin,J.H. Xing, et al (2008) Efficacy of berberine in patients with type - 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism 57 (5): 712-7..
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