Botanical name / Scientific Name: Berberine HCL, Berberis aristata
Common Name: Daruhaldi
Berberine 10%, Berberine 98%
Berberine is a bioactive compound that can be extracted from several different plants, including a group of shrubs called Berberis. Technically, it belongs to a class of compounds called alkaloids. It has a yellow color, and has often been used as a dye. Berberine has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, where it was used to treat various ailments. Now, modern science has confirmed that it has impressive benefits for several different health problems. Berberine affects the body at the molecular level, and has a variety of functions inside cells.
- One of the main functions is activating an important enzyme called AMPK, which regulates metabolism.
- It Increases glycolysis, helping the body break down sugars inside cells. It decreases sugar production in the liver.
- It slows the breakdown of carbohydrates in the gut. It increases the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
- Preliminary studies show that berberine may have benefits against depression, cancer, infections, fatty liver and heart failure. It also has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.