Berberina Yamamoto Research is a plant alkaloid with an intense yellow color, present in the bark and stems of Berberis plants. The benzoisoquinoline quaternary alkaloid contained in the roots, stems and bark of the plant is commonly known as "barberry". Berberine is the main compound present in the plant. Other important substances are: vitamin c (ascorbic acid), vitamin k, flavonoids, flavonols and coumarins. The supplement contains 180 mg of berber extract. The plant has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.
Berberine exhibits numerous bioactivities, including antioxidant, antidiabetic, antibacterial and cardiovascular protection. Studies show that using berberine lowers cholesterol. The natural active ingredient has hypoglycemic effects, lowering blood sugar levels, thus avoiding hyperglycemia. berberine increases insulin sensitivity and promotes the absorption and utilization of glucose in the body. According to some studies, it also regulates gluconeogenesis, a mechanism leading to the synthesis of glucose in the liver.
As a result, berberine reduces blood glucose levels, and thus counteracts hyperglycemia characteristic of type 2 diabetes. The final effect of AMPK stimulation is a decrease in blood glucose levels and an increase in insulin sensitivity. Berberine appears to reduce PCSK9 expression, and also reduces degradation of LDL-C receptors by stimulating hepatic uptake of blood cholesterol and promoting the removal of cholesterol from the blood. It also acts directly on LDL receptor expression and upregulates these receptors. In addition, berberine reduces the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines, increasing its excretion in the feces. Berberine is also a powerful antioxidant, protects against the accumulation of reactive forms in the body, and prevents cell aging.
1 capsule a day