Berberine is a plant-based compound found in a range of plants such as barberry and goldeseal. It is best known for its blood sugar stabilising properties, its ability to support glucose metabolism and to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels in individuals who are already in the healthy/normal range.
Berberine’s health-boosting benefits come from its chemical structure as an alkaloid, which promotes its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Berberine activates the AMPK pathway which senses each cell’s energy status. It then triggers responses that assist the cell to maintain its optimal energy level. Berberine stimulates mitochondrial biogenesis and activates genes similar to those that are usually activated by exercise. This makes it supportive for healthy weight management.
Berberine also supports immunity, promotes cardiovascular health, supports healthy liver function and provides brain health support.