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Berberine May Ease Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression — And Much More


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  • Berberine — an alkaloid compound found in goldenseal — has powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, antidiarrheal, antineoplastic, antidiabetic, neuroprotective and immune-enhancing properties
  • Having similar mechanisms of action as the drug metformin, berberine can be used as an oral hypoglycemic for Type 2 diabetics
  • Berberine improves blood lipid levels, lowers blood pressure, improves liver function and gut health, and can be useful in the prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and others
  • Many of berberine’s health benefits have been linked to its ability to activate AMPK, an enzyme and metabolic master switch that helps regulate metabolism. AMPK is also an important neuroprotector
  • Berberine also benefits your psychological well-being and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression by increasing key neurotransmitters and inhibiting glutamate

By Dr. Mercola

Berberine — a yellow-colored alkaloid compound found in several different plants, including European barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, Oregon grape and tree turmeric — has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, antidiarrheal, antineoplastic, antidiabetic and immune-enhancing properties. It has a long history of use in traditional medicine, including traditional Chinese medicine, and many of its historical uses now have scientific backing.

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