Looking for Berberine? Here's What You need to Know

Looking for Berberine? Here’s what you need to know.

Berberine. You’ve probably seen it all over social media in the last few months and for good reason! Looking for Berberine weight loss benefits? This powerful plant-derived ingredient offers that and more. We’ll take a look at some of the possible benefits and share how to find the best Berberine supplement on the market to make your search a little easier.

What is Berberine?

It’s a chemical compound found in plants from the genus Berberis like the barberry bush. Historical records indicate that berberine extract was used in traditional herbal medicine as far back as 650 BC! Berberine works by activating an enzyme inside cells called AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) which helps support energy levels as well as metabolism within the body.

Vitauthority Berberine+ with Glucovantage Dihydroberberine for weight loss support and blood sugar control

What are the health benefits of Berberine?

Modern day science is now looking into further benefits for promoting heart health, ideal blood pressure and cholesterol, weight loss, and even supporting the health of ovaries, but here are just some of the known Berberine benefits:

Balancing Blood Sugar Levels

Helps support normal, healthy blood sugar levels by supporting improvements in insulin sensitivity. This helps prevent spikes and crashes in blood sugar, reducing the likelihood of overeating and promoting weight loss.*

Boosting Metabolism

May enhance metabolic rate, which is the body's ability to burn calories. This can contribute to weight loss by increasing the efficiency of energy use.*

Reducing Fat Storage

Has been shown to inhibit the storage of fat in cells. By limiting the accumulation of fat, it helps the body use existing fat stores for energy, aiding in weight loss.*

Appetite Control

May influence hormones related to hunger and satiety, helping to control appetite. This can lead to reduced food intake and, consequently, support weight loss efforts.*

Improving Gut Health

Has positive effects on gut bacteria, promoting a healthy balance of microorganisms. A balanced gut microbiome is linked to better weight management, as it can impact digestion and nutrient absorption.*

What are the potential side effects of Berberine?

Due to low bioavailability (how easy it is for the body to absorb), most Berberine supplements on the market require a higher dose of up to 1,500mg per day to see benefits, which means a higher quantity of capsules for the consumer. Regular Berberine has known side-effects of digestive upset in some people such as diarrhea, constipation, and bloating. It may also interact with some medications, so as with any health supplement it is best to speak with your Doctor before adding it to your daily routine.

What is the best Berberine supplement?

To stay on the cutting edge and provide the best Berberine supplement on the market, we’ve sought out the highest quality ingredient available today for our formula: dihydroberberine. Dihydroberberine is a metabolite of berberine (one of the parts berberine breaks down into within the body) that was developed as a solution to the berberine compound’s low bioavailability.

Recent studies have shown that dihydroberberine is more bioavailable than traditional Berberine and provides better, longer-lasting results, allowing the consumer to see greater benefits at a much smaller dosage. This lower amount translates to a smaller quantity of capsules required and a lower risk of side effects.

"This mix of DHB [dihydroberberine] and Ceylon is perfect to keep my numbers looking good and in range. My metabolic labs are better since started. I try to keep this around as much as I can. I’m glad a company was smart enough to know what nutrients to combine without a lot of extra junk and no side effects for me. Thank you."

Matthew D., Age 56 or Older, real Vitauthority customer testimonial

We chose a patented and rigorously tested form of dihydroberberine called GlucoVantage® Dihydroberberine and paired it with high quality ceylon cinnamon. This provides additional antioxidant and health benefits, and greater Berberine weight loss support. It's so easy to fit into your day with just a single capsule taken before meals, up to two times a day, also makes it much more manageable and cost-effective when compared to competitor supplements.

Why Ceylon Cinnamon?

Most brands will opt to use cassia cinnamon because it’s cheaper. Ceylon cinnamon is a higher quality, more expensive, but also safer form of cinnamon that contains 63 times less coumarin than cassia cinnamon. This is important if you're using any kind of supplement containing cinnamon as coumarin in large quantities may cause liver damage and other health issues.

Vitauthority Berberine+ includes the potent antioxidant benefits of ceylon cinnamon

Ceylon cinnamon is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals including maganese and Beta-Carotene, all of which provide benefits for immune, skin, inflammation, and glucose support. Research on Ceylon cinnamon dates back to as far as 1975. There are studies that suggest ceylon cinnamon helps in supporting healthy insulin sensitivity, has anti-inflammatory effects, and can help support healthy blood pressure levels.* 

"I have never felt better!!! Berberine and Ceylon cinnamon taken together has helped my glucose blood levels to stabilize. I have never been able to maintain a weight loss before, and I have now for over a year now. It also helped me lose the weight needed. I went from size 22 down to a size 12 or 14."

Beth Anne B. Age 56 or Older, real Vitauthority customer testimonial

What is the best way to take Berberine?

Since Berberine's main purpose is to balance blood glucose levels, it is best taken up to 20 minutes before your two largest meals of the day. This allows it to absorb into your blood system where it can most effectively do its work. Berberine helps support normal, healthy blood sugar levels by improving insulin sensitivity. This, in turn, helps prevent spikes and crashes in blood sugar (no more post-lunch crashes!), and helps in reducing the likelihood of overeating.

Vitauthority Berberine+ with Glucovantage Dihydroberberine for weight loss support and blood sugar control

Because we use Glucovantage Dihydroberberine, this means you only need to take ONE capsule per dose, and only up to two doses a day! That's a fraction of what most other berberine supplements on the market require, as many of them are 2-4 capsules per dose. What does this mean for you?

Easier doses. Happier belly. Healthier you.

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