Berberine is a natural alkaloid found in a wide variety of traditional herbs including goldenseal, barberry and Oregon grape. Many herbalists credit this unique alkaloid for the benefits of ancient herbal tonics used by native populations throughout the world.
Berberine is a chemical compound found in many plants including goldenseal, barberry, oregon grape and phellodendron. Usually extracted from the roots, stem and bark, Berberine has had a long history of use in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Herbalists have recognised the benefits that Berberine could have in cardiovascular health.
Unlike other herbal supplements for heart health, Swanson has selected Berberine for its combined action on maintaining both healthy cholesterol and glucose levels. Continued studies and trials into Berberine use in traditional therapies has indicated the wide possibilities Berberine could have in health including:
Research is still being conducted into how Berberine exactly works in the body, but later theories have suggested that it could be enhancing the action of the enzyme AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase) which influences how the body creates and uses cellular energy.
Leading a healthy lifestyle is a great way to support you from the inside out, but sometimes we like to give ourselves an extra boost or focus support on particular areas. Swanson Berberine is a daily health supplement sourced from nature that works with your body to keep your cardiovascular system healthy.