Used in Chinese medicine for over 3,000 years, it's found in many different plants such as Japanese and European barberry (Berberis vulgaris), Oregon grape, goldenseal, and tree turmeric.
How Does It Work?
Berberine activates the enzyme known as "Adenosine Monophosphate-activated Protein Kinase" (AMPK), helping to moderate glucose production in the liver and lowering cholesterol. Research has shown it to have a dramatic and beneficial effect on regulating the body's metabolism.
Berberine also acts as an inhibitor of Protein-Tyrosine Phosphatase 1B (PTP1B), an enzyme which plays a role in the regulation of insulin signalling. As a result, Berberine increases insulin sensitivity and helps to combat obesity.
By improving your metabolism, Berberine helps you improve your mind. It increases blood flow to the brain and gives you better focus, faster mental processing and the ability to solve problems more quickly.