Berberine: a natural overachiever!

Berberine Structure

There’s simply too much information for me to completely compile and post on this incredibly powerful compound! Studies indicate that it can help treat diabetes, obesity, gut health, and cancer to name just a few! It has been used in traditional chinese medicine for thousands of years and comes from goldenseal, barberry, Oregon grape, and tree tumeric. See below for just a few of the many links to primary research on this near-miraculous product. I’ve linked a source below for a liposomal formulation of it too.

Berberine (BRB), an alkaloid with anti-hyperglycemic and hypolipidemic properties, was recently shown to inhibit cellular lipogenesis, and respiratory complex I activity, exerting antiproliferative activity against tumor cell lines and tumor xenotransplants7–10, through mechanisms involving mitochondrial functions11,12. We, therefore, explored the in vitro cytotoxic and cytostatic effects of BRB on circulating leukemic cells derived ex-vivo from the peripheral blood of CLL patients and cultured in the presence of activating microenvironment stimuli.

Berberine affects mitochondrial activity and cell growth of leukemic cells from chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients

Effects of Berberine and Its Derivatives on Cancer: A Systems Pharmacology Review

Berberine, an Epiphany Against Cancer

The Anti-Cancer Mechanisms of Berberine: A Review

Source: (Of course Amazon carries tons of berberine, but liposomal form is harder to find)

Berberine 97% Liposomal

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