100% pure barberry

$69.50

this is the einstein of herbs when it comes to treating acne and also in body fat reduction.

-contains anti-viral and anti-microbial properties
-encourages autophagy – the process of cellular recycling
-helps restore gut barrier integrity
-supports healthy weight management
-supports healthy blood sugar levels
-can help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol
-boosts fertility

 

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Additional information

type

100% pure berberine 730mg 100 plant based capsules

ingredients

100% pure barberry and nothing else. Barberry contains berberine. Berberine is sourced from goldthread (coptis), barberry (tree turmeric), Oregon grape, and phellodendron (read below regarding goldenseal as a berberine source being avoided).
750mg per plant based capsule

1 capsule three times per day with a meal is recommended

plant based capsule: fermented tapioca starch, water, locust bean gum
100% organic or wild crafted, gluten-free, vegan, gmo-free
not for pregnant or nursing mothers

Berberine is a yellow alkaloid found in goldenseal root, barberry bark, Oregon grape root and coptis (goldthread) root. I have purposely left out goldenseal root as far as berberine’s chemical constituent sources, and instead use coptis because it is the most ideal substitute. Goldenseal can weaken intestinal flora and diminish vitamin B absorption. Also,  goldenseal is on the ‘to watch’ list for becoming endangered,

The rhizome of the Chinese herb coptis (Coptis chinensis; huang lian; Ranunculaceae family) has a bitter flavor and cold energy and affects the Heart, Large Intestine, Liver, and Stomach. It has anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antipyretic, cholagogue, and vasodilator properties. As a Chinese huang, or one of the “four yellows” (coptis, scutellaria, phellodendron and rhubarb), it is specific for treating inflammations and infections in the lower, middle and upper parts of the body such as high fever, irritability, meningitis, disorientation, delirium, sore throat, boils, carbuncles, abscesses, vomiting and/or acid regurgitation due to Heat in the Stomach, insomnia due to Heat in the Heart, hepatitis, gallstones, cirrhosis, jaundice, herpes, conjunctivitis, nosebleed, hemorrhage, blood in the urine, stool or vomit, dysentery, gastric pain (clears pylori bacteria), and bad breath – all due to Heat. As well, it is used topically for red, painful eyes, ulcerations of the tongue and mouth, canker sores, and scabies.

 

 

barberry benefits + history

The red berries or fruit of the plant are edible and a rich source of vitamin C with a very sharp taste. The fruit, stem and root bark contain alkaloids, the most prominent being berberine. In addition to berberine and vitamin C, barberry also contains contains the B vitamin thiamine; the carotenoids beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin; as well as chromium, cobalt and zinc.

Barberry is used to ease a large variety of inflammation and infection in the body. It helps with bladder, urinary tract and gastrointestinal infections. It also helps relieve common respiratory tract ailments, including sore throat, nasal congestion, sinusitis and bronchitis. Candida infections may also be improved through the use of this herb.

A few studies have suggested that it improves gastrointestinal problems faster than antibiotics, most likely due to its astringent properties.

Ayurveda: Berberis aristata has been used medicinally in Ayurveda for thousands of years. There is little medical evidence to support all of these treatments, but followers of the practice claim that Berberis aristata can cure a large number of conditions. The following list contains the many problems Berberis aristata is used to solve in Ayurveda.

  • Wounds
  • Diabetes
  • UTI
  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Eye conditions
  • Ear conditions
  • Mouth conditions
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis ulcers
  • Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Inflammation

In addition to berberine (9.4%), the root of the plant contains alkaloids (4.8%):

  • columbamine;
  • leontin;
  • oxyacanthin;
  • berberrubin;
  • jatroricin;
  • palmitin.

berberine benefits + history

berberine + mood

Studies show the improvement of mood and the ability to focus and maintain attention in people supplementing berberine-containing barberry. Although this is not conclusive, current scientific papers indicate that mood elevation is influenced by the high efficiency of the systems providing energy, stimulated by active AMPK. Thanks to this, berberine is recommended as antidepressant therapy supplementation.

berberine + fat loss

The influence of berberine on the organism by inhibiting tyrosine-protein phosphatase 1B is also worth attention. It is a factor distorting the activity of the insulin-leptin system, the main obesity factor. Limiting the activity of PTP1B in clinical studies caused body mass reduction and better tolerance of carbohydrates by the organism.

In Ayurvedic medicine, berberine-containing herbs are similarly used as they lower high Pitta (bile) and reduce Kapha (Phlegm). The Western bitter tonic properties of berberine equate to the function of “clear Damp Heat” in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Herbs that clear Damp Heat are strongly antibacterial and possess alterative, febrifuge, antipyretic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. They treat disorders with yellow discharges, bacterial infections, diarrhea, dysentery, urinary tract pain or difficulty, jaundice, hepatitis, septicemia, and skin conditions such as eczema, acne and boils.

Berberine is a yellow alkaloid found in goldenseal root, barberry bark, Oregon grape root and coptis (goldthread) root. It has been shown to:

• Exert significant beneficial effects on digestive health and the microbiome.
• Improve type 2 diabetes on par or better than conventional drugs including metformin.

• Improve blood lipid levels better than statins.
• Lower blood pressure in many subjects as well as any class of anti-hypertensive medication.

• Improve liver function and promote anti-obesity effects.
• Produce very encouraging experimental data in a wide range of modern health issues including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and others.

One of the clearest indicators of how berberine affects the microbiome is its effectiveness as a useful remedy for occasional diarrhea caused by several different types of parasites and infectious organisms. Berberine has also been shown to be effective at fighting harmful microbes, even over conventional antibiotics. It exerts a selective antimicrobial action by targeting a wide range of harmful organisms, yet leaves health-promoting bacterial species such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacter species alone. This is good for the gut.

 

dosage

First of all, it is cold in energy, which means anyone with Cold symptoms of no thirst, clear, copious, runny, and frequent discharges, excretions, secretions, and urination, cold extremities, pale face, lips and nails, lack of sweating, diarrhea or loose stools and poor appetite should avoid these plants or else combine them with herbs that have a warm energy like my nature’s pain relief + antidepressant.

According to a scientific article published in 2019, barberry’s compounds “have a strong impact on human health and can be used as a painkiller, as well as for the relief of fever, diarrhea and vomiting. They are also useful for curing liver and vascular problems and preventing many diseases.”

For children, it should only be used under the supervision of a qualified health care provider, if at all. For adults, it’s traditionally used at a dose of two grams three times daily or an equivalent amount in extract form.

For treatment of skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema, one capsule can be taken three times a day.

It’s not recommended for long periods of time (more than a week) without the supervision of your doctor.

risks, side effects, interactions + precautions

People using normal and appropriate doses of barberry don’t generally report any negative side effects. With high dosages, possible side effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, nosebleeds, low blood pressure, decreased heart rate, and decreased breathing. Don’t take a barberry by itself for more than two weeks, it is OK to have barberry as part of a formula in a lower dose for more than two weeks but you wouldn’t want to take for example straight for any longer than two weeks. The reason being is that they are quite potent and may irritate the mucous membranes. Think of it as nature’s antibiotic. Also, don’t take when pregnant.

Berberine is not recommended for very young children. In infants, it can interfere with liver function and might worsen jaundice.

Pregnant women should not take it because it may cause uterine contractions and trigger miscarriage. Barberry is also not recommended for nursing mothers since the berberine can be passed to the infant this way.

Barberry should never be taken at the same time as cyclosporine. Other drugs it may negatively interact with include medications changed by the liver including lovastatin (Mevacor), clarithromycin (Biaxin), indinavir (Crixivan), sildenafil (Viagra), and triazolam (Halcion).

You should also talk to your health care provider before combining barberry with anticholinergic drugs (drying medications), antihypertensive drugs and antidiabetes drugs, anticoagulant/antiplatelet drugs, sedative medications (CNS depressants), and some cholinergic drugs used for glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions.

Barberry might decrease the effectiveness of antibiotics in the tetracycline family.

In general, if you take any other prescription medicine, non-prescription medicine or supplements, check with your doctor before taking it. If you have any chronic health issues, such as liver problems or diabetes, check with your doctor before consuming any barberry supplements.

.Other Ingredients:None
Berberine has a half-life of several hours, so it is necessary to spread your dosage to several times per day to achieve stable blood levels.