As the rate of diabetes is rising steadily around the world, studies are showing that berberine deserves a place amongst other natural remedies for diabetes. During one study, berberine was found to lower blood glucose, helping to prevent and treat type II diabetes and its complications, including diabetic cardiovascular disease and diabetic neuropathies.
One of the most impressive studies on berberine compared taking 500 milligrams of the compound two to three times daily for three months with taking the common diabetes drug metformin. Berberine was able to control blood sugar and lipid metabolism as effectively as metformin, with researchers describing berberine as a “potent oral hypoglycemic agent.”
Additional studies have also indicated that berberine improves glucose and lipid metabolism disorders. More particularly, a study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine that berberine can improve insulin sensitivity by adjusting adipokine secretion.