WHAT IS BERBERINE?  It is a plant-based substance that has a history based in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine dating back at least 3,000 years. It is a compound found in plants such as barberry, tree turmeric, Oregon grape, goldenseal, yellowroot, and Chinese goldthread.

Berberine Uses in Functional Medicine

Berberine helps support blood sugar metabolism and decreases insulin resistance.  Berberine also activates an enzyme, AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase), which is also referred to as the “metabolic master switch”; it plays a major role in regulating metabolism.

Berberine has been shown to be helpful for those with the following conditions:

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • PCOS
  • Obesity
  • High LDL cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • High blood pressure

Also, berberine provides antimicrobial support; research indicates it has high activity against infections, such as:  bacteria, parasites, viruses, mold, fungi, candida and yeast:  thereby, helping heal and support the digestive system and gut microbiome.

We have two Berberine options in our natural pharmacy – our ONLINE SHOP:

Berberine SynergyBerberine Synergy – buy online

This is a 60-capsule dietary supplement.


Berberine Intrinsic – buy onlineBerberine. Intrinsic

This is a liquid dietary supplement.

shape dropsSHAPE is a unique formula which will help stimulate the body’s inherent ability to heal.  The primary function of the SHAPE drops is to balance brain chemistry by improving the communication between the hypothalamus (controls central nervous system) and the pituitary (controls endocrine system; hormones).  Miscommunication between the hypothalamus and pituitary can lead to a host of hormone and metabolic imbalances and other inflammatory conditions.

Berberine is also an ingredient in the SHAPE drops, offering immune-enhancing properties, as well as helping to balance blood sugar.

When used alongside an anti-inflammatory nutrition approach, the SHAPE program decreases inflammation, provides whole body support and helps achieve total health transformation.

Is this holistic health remedy good for you?

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Beth Bartlett


Initially posted in October 2017