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The Benefits of Berberine

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Berberine is an alkaloid compound that can be extracted from several plants. It is a widely used supplement in personalized medicine and is also beginning to get some traction within the conventional medicine space. Berberine is mainly used in the GI tract for its antimicrobial effects, but as it relates to gut health, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. What is even more fascinating is berberine’s vast systemic metabolic influences.

In today’s episode, we dive into the wide array of berberine’s important effects. Not only on the gut, but also on detoxification systems, skin, eyes, lipid and blood glucose control, hypertension, and cardiovascular health.

Today on The Lab Report:

  • 4:00 Berberine – not an herb – where does it come from?
  • 6:55 Overall gut modulator, skin health, and detox
  • 13:05 Metabolic dysfunction – blood glucose, protein, lipids
  • 14:50 Cardiovascular effects and heart health
  • 16:00 Contraindications and safety considerations
  • 18:00 What’s in a name?

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