It is not used in any supplements or other products like multi-vitamins – it is a stand-alone type of product for a particular purpose. There are over 5000 papers published on PubMed on Berberine as it has so many dozens of areas in which it is so incredibly effective.
For the purpose of this post though I’ll touch on FOUR areas but gosh there are SO many more applications:
- Cell-cycle arrest
- AMPK activation (weight loss and anti-ageing)
DETOXIFICATION – Berberine Complex boosts glutathione production which boosts liver detoxification – highly desirable for any state of health. Berberine is synergistic with Milk Thistle – together they enhance detoxification significantly more than on their own.
CELL-CYCLE ARREST – repairs damaged DNA (may stop cancer) and prevents damaged DNA replicating. It’s like stopping when you have a flat tyre – keep driving and you cause irreparable damage. Stops replication until damage is repaired.
APOPTOSIS – is when the cell is too badly damaged, and it needs to be taken away because it’s now dangerous. Apoptosis of cells is where they ‘commit suicide’. You have about 60 billion cells a day. These cells commit apoptosis daily to protect you. This must happen to protect the body. Berberine supports the cell pathways to undertake apoptosis safely.
ACTIVATES THE AMPK PATHWAY – by far the greatest area of study. Boosts mitochondrial energy production – huge among anti-ageing scientists. Anything that activates this pathway will be vital in anti-ageing, weight loss, body strength and prevent illness. Berberine is used to treat high blood pressure, modulate heart function, high blood sugar, cardiac output, liver detox due to the fact that it is a powerful activator of the AMPK pathway. So weight loss and anti-ageing are powerful reasons to use Berberine and Milk Thistle Premium together.
You can get away with less Berberine a day if you add in Milk Thistle Premium – due to their powerful synergy. You can get both Berberine Complex and Milk Thistle Premium (a nice high dose of “feel good” liver detox) from https://sallyanncreed.co.za/shop – I haven’t been a day without Milk Thistle for 26 years!
You can simply click on the name of each product mentioned above (in bold) and a hyperlink will take you directly to the product for an easy purchase.
Originally published on https://www.facebook.com/SallyAnnCreedSA/ in 2020.