Berberine is an alkaloid extracted from plant roots. It is commonly found in Barberry, Turmeric, and Oregon Grape. Berberine has been used in many different studies looking at different aspects of cardiometabolic health including lipid health, insulin resistance, inflammation, and liver enzyme protection. In one study, 1 gram of berberine HCl had similar results in lowering fasting blood glucose when compared to metformin .
Blood samples were taken before and 2 months after therapy. Fasting blood glucose, hemoglobin A1c, triglycerides and serum insulin levels were measured, and the following was reported:
Berberine significantly lowered:
- fasting blood glucose by 25.9%
- Hemoglobin A1c by 18.1%
- Triglycerides by 17.6%
- Liver enzymes were also significantly reduced
- Serum insulin levels were reduced by 28.2%
In another study, 500 mg of berberine two times a day for 90 days in patients with high cholesterol. Cholesterol decreased 29%, Triglycerides decreased 35%, LDL decreased 25%.
When grape seed extract was added, there was a significant reduction in oxidized LDL.
MegaNatural®-BP is a premium grape seed extract backed by science. It is made in California from a special seed blend primarily from varietal white wine grape seeds and is extracted in water. A study examining the effects of MegaNatural BP in 27 adults with metabolic syndrome, found after 4 weeks of supplementation with either 150 mg or 300 mg, systolic (by 11 points in both groups) and diastolic (by 6 and 7 points, respectively) blood pressure measurements decreased from baseline. Those taking 300 mg also had a significant reduction in oxidized LDL compared to the 150 mg group and placebo.
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