Berberine extract is a compound that has been shown to help individuals who have PCOS. Herbs containing berberine have been used in Chinese medicine to treat diabetes for thousands of years.
In one medical study of 109 women with PCOS, berberine was found to be as effective as the drug metformin in terms of improving insulin sensitivity, reducing testosterone levels, reducing blood sugar levels and weight loss.*
However, berberine was superior to metformin in several respects:
- Better at reducing total cholesterol and "bad" LDL cholesterol, and better at increasing "good" HDL cholesterol.
- Better at reducing waist circumference.
- Better at increasing sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG is very important for properly managing your hormones.
- Better at reducing triglycerides, a fat found in the blood.
The individuals in this study took 500 mg. of berberine 3 times a day.
Berberine was also found in another study to reduce testosterone production in ovarian cells.
It appears that berberine may be a viable alternative to the use of metformin. Some individuals cannot tolerate the side effects of metformin, or don't wish to be on a medication for the long term. Berberine does not have the side effects that metformin has.*
Berberine has been also used for centuries to support healthy bowel function.
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Each capsule contains: Berberine (extracted from berberis aristata root) (500 mg)
Suggested Dosage: 1 - 2 capsules 2 times daily, or as directed by your doctor. Do not take berberine while pregnant unless advised to do so by your doctor.
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