I am not diabetic but was diagnosed with insulin resistance a few years ago. I was prescribed Metformin (500 mg x 3) but, before I had a chance to start it, I stumbled upon an article about Berberine and have been taking it since (500 mg x 3). My cravings are gone, and I have lost 20 kilograms rather effortlessly (without dieting). I no longer need to snack between meals, but just stick to three main meals a day.
However, I just stumbled upon this article which I find rather worrying, although I am not sure how much faith I should put in it:
Has anyone else successfully tried Berberine and, if so, do you plan to stay on it long-term? I have to admit I'd find it difficult to stop taking it as it has proven so helpful to lower my blood sugar and insulin levels (both have gone from top of normal lab range to below midrange after 12 h fasting).