"Berberine is a naturally occurring alkaloid and a primary constituent of several plants including barberry, goldenseal, and phellodendron. Recent studies indicate that berberine is a helpful supplement for maintaining cardiometabolic health and is considered effective and safe. † Berberine has been shown to regulate glucose and lipid metabolism in vitro and in vivo. In several clinical trials, berberine supplementation for three months resulted in healthy blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
In vivo and in vitro experiments have also shown blood pressure support and vasorelaxatory effects of berberine. Nevertheless, the vascular sites for this activity of berberine are not clear. It seems that berberine acts on both the endothelium and the underlying vascular smooth muscle to induce vasorelaxation via multiple cellular mechanisms. Berberine’s history of usage in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine dating back approximately 3,000 years has shown to help maintain a healthy microbial balance. †
Polyphenols, part of a broad class of bioflavonoids, are commonly found in grape seeds. One type of polyphenols known as proanthocyanidins is highly regarded for their strong antioxidant properties, and for their functions in supporting the capillaries. Proanthocyanidins appear to be especially effective in neutralizing highly reactive hydroxyl and singlet oxygen radicals. Both of these reactive oxygen species are involved in inflammatory processes. Alpha lipoic acid is a nutritional coenzyme that is involved in the energy metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, has physiological functions in blood glucose clearance, and is able to scavenge a number of free radicals. This important coenzyme appears to be necessary for the normal transport of blood glucose into the cell. This may be explained by its functions in the glucose-metabolizing enzymes, PDH and alpha-KGDH, but some researchers suspect a more direct role in cellular glucose uptake at the cell membrane."Berberine Balance supplies high potency berberine combined with alpha lipoic acid and grape seed extract for blood sugar and cardiovascular support. Grape seed extract is a well known antioxidant with heart health benefits, and alpha lipoic acid helps to support proper insulin function. †
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Berberine Balance is a useful dietary supplement for those individuals who wish to support blood glucose metabolism, cardiometabolic health and/or cholesterol maintenance.
Berberine Balance supplies high potency berberine combined with alpha lipoic acid and grape seed extract for 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.
Each vegetarian capsule contains:
Berberine HCl (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.
Adults take 1 capsule twice daily or as directed by a health care professional. Possible Side Effects: May cause gastrointestinal adverse effects in some individuals. Berberine may increase bilirubin levels. Berberine displaces bilirubin from albumin and increases total and unbound bilirubin concentrations. WARNING: DO NOT TAKE IF PREGNANT OR LACTATING
This product contains NO yeast, wheat, gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place. (59 ̊-77 ̊F/15 ̊-25 ̊C) (35-65% relative humidity) Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.