According to Dr. Axe Berberine supliment is as good as taking metformin. This is an alternative and natural herb which works better than metformin and safe. Members opinion please
Berberine supliments to control and reduce ... - Diabetes India
Hi I have been taking berberine for a year now together with Chromium, Low carb diet, and my It did bring my A1C down to 5.6 from 8.8. I do not know if the berberine alone would have done it or not, but it cannot hurt. I never took metformin or any other medications
This is at the doctor's lab office. I only know the American numbers, do not know how to explain it, but one is full blown Diabetes( I guess glucose of around 220) the other is is Pre diabetes(122)
Berberine – A Powerful Supplement With Many Benefits
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A compound called berberine is one of the most effective natural supplements available.
It has very impressive health benefits, and affects your body at the molecular level.
Berberine has been shown to lower blood sugar, cause weight loss and improve heart health, to name a few.
It is one of the few supplements shown to be as effective as a pharmaceutical drug.
This is a detailed review of berberine and its health effects.
What Is Berberine?
Berberine is a bioactive compound that can be extracted from several different plants, including a group of shrubs called Berberis (1).
Technically, it belongs to a class of compounds called alkaloids. It has a yellow color, and has often been used as a dye.
Berberine has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, where it was used to treat various ailments.
Berberine is an active ingredient of our Indian Daru haldi. Taking Diabecon DS tablet twice a day before meals if more effective than taking just a single ingredient because Diabecon DS tablet contains 33 herbal ingredients in one single formulation. It is Himalaya Herbals product. I take it and it makes a large difference. See the ingredients list at below link.
Does Diabecon DS contain berberine? Some sites say it does, but some sites list all ingredients without mentioning berberine. But you notice a big difference when taking it? I'm interested as I have been considering taking it (not diabetic but pre-diabetic and don't want to take Metformin).
Have you tried it? Is it effective?
Thanks! I like the fact that it contains 30 different herbs so synergistic effects. Also inexpensive compared to many other supplements.
Curious: is it the same as Glucocare by the same company?