- Blood Glucose
- Blood Pressure
- Weight loss
- Cognitive function
- Depression and Anxiety
While this alkaloid compound has been used in ancient Chinese remedies for thousands of years, modern medicine is just starting to prove its efficacy in treating and preventing disease.
Blood glucose control: A new meta-analysis looking at the usefulness of berberine showed it to be as effective as two of the most popular anti-diabetic medications on the market (Metformin and Glyburide). Implying that this compound is one of the most effective natural methods to control your sugar. In another meta-analysis, 1,500 mg of berberine daily (the amount in our formula) showed a significant reduction in HbA1c.
Weight loss: Berberine is an ideal supplement to promote weight loss. In a study conducted on individuals with metabolic syndrome, (high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels) showed a decrease in their BMI around 31.5 to 27.4 in only 3 months.
Cancer: The anti-cancer benefits of berberine seems to be endless. While the supplement alone is not intended to cure cancer, many clinical trials show multiple different mechanisms in which it acts against cancer. This compound has been shown to kill cancer cells, stop their proliferation, and work synergistically with chemotherapy as a possible treatment adjunct for lymphoma, oral cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, brain cancer and many more.
Alzheimer’s disease: Alzheimer’s disease is responsible for around 70% of dementia cases. While the exact mechanism of this disease is not understood, the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain seems to be the end cause to the disease. Berberine has been shown in multiple studies to prevent and break down these dangerous plaques, making it a potential aid in the treatment and prevention of this disorder.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar’s health benefits are derived from its concentration of acetic acid. A natural occurring product of fermentation.
Blood glucose control: When apple cider vinegar is ingested in small amounts with each meal, it has the ability to decrease post meal glucose levels by 20%. It has also been shown that daily ingestion reduced fasting glucose in an immediate and sustained manner.
Weight loss: Apple cider vinegar has been shown to be beneficial in the use to control and lose weight by regulating metabolism in many ways. Studies have shown its daily intake increased satiety, enhanced energy expenditure, reduced lipogeneses (fat creation), and increased lipolysis (fat breakdown).
Cholesterol: The daily consumption of apple cider vinegar showed a significant reduction in the total serum cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL (bad cholesterol), with an increase in HDL (good cholesterol) in subjects with high cholesterol.
Chromium is an essential mineral that we must consume through our diet. With the depletion of minerals in our over-farmed soils, many of us find ourselves deficient in many minerals that are essential to our health.
Blood glucose: Among many important roles, chromium regulates the use of insulin in our cells. Supplementing to improve insulin action in the body is imperative in individuals that are deficient in this nutrient.
Depression and anxiety: The supplementation has been shown to improve many forms of depression and anxiety by increasing tryptophan availability in the central nervous system to increase neurotransmitters like norepinephrine.
Improved cognitive function: Chromium shows promise with the improvement of memory and neural function in older adults with cognitive decline. Studies have shown an improvement in learning recall and recognition memory.
White kidney bean extract
Phaseolus vulgaris extract from white kidney beans has been shown successful at blocking the absorption of carbohydrates, which lowers blood sugar and helps prevent weight gain.
Weight loss: Multiple randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies have shown that consuming white kidney bean extract (Phaseolus vulgaris) with meals showed a marked reduction in overall body weight, as well as a reduced adipose tissue (body fat) around the stomach, hips, and thighs.
Blood glucose: Phaseolus vulgaris showed reduced absorption of carbohydrates from meals which lowers the glycemic index of the food, and decreases its effects on blood glucose levels. Taking it with every meal can have a compound effect, leading to improvement in long term diabetic control.