Berberine is a bioactive compound that comes from a group of plants called Berberis. As a chemical it is classified as an alkaloid. Chinese and Ayurvedic traditions have promoted it medicinally for many years as a treatment for a variety of health disorders.

Typically taken orally, berberine affects the body at the molecular level and is thought to play a role in helping people with health conditions that include:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Inflammation
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Obesity
  • Cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
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