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Does berberine lower blood sugar and which berberine supplement is best?

Question:
What is berberine? Can it really lower blood sugar? Are there any cautions? Which supplements are best?

Answer:
Berberine is a compound found in plants such as barberry and goldenseal. There is some clinical evidence that it may lower blood sugar and cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes. However, berberine may not be safe for certain people and it can interact with a number of medications. In addition, tests by Pinoypharmacy.com have revealed that some berberine and goldenseal supplements on the market do contain the expected amounts of berberine. For more about the clinical evidence for berberine and goldenseal, safety, dosage and the best way to take these supplements, our tests of products, see the Berberine and Goldenseal Supplements Review >>

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This CL Answer initially posted on 8/29/2015. Last updated 8/16/2017.
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