COMMENTARY: The Natural Way: Something good for diabetes, cholesterol
Listen up everyone, I've found a supplement that is shown to be excellent for pre-diabetics, type 2 diabetics and also for those with high cholesterol. This is clinically studied in people and tested in the laboratory. The herbal supplement is called Berberine which has been used by the old grannies and now has been discovered by medical science.
The old one's would utilize the benefit by making tea from Oregon Grape Root, Goldenseal, Barberry or Bloodroot. While each of these is a source for berberine, each herbal is used for different things. Berberine all by itself is what is so exciting.
The berberine researchers studied 36 adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and were randomly assigned berberine or the prescribed drug Metformin. They found the usefulness to be similar. They found no negative impact on the liver or kidneys and did find beneficial effects on cholesterol particularly lowering LDL and triglycerides. Some people had temporary belly cramps that went away on their own. Other studies prove a long list of benefits.
You don't have to have diabetes to use berberine but you should at least consider it. You see, it not only helps you manage sugar but it also helps with weight loss, reduces cirrhosis (fatty liver) and protects against heart disease/blood pressure.
All of these ailments are common to the diabetic. The list gets longer, too. Research supports potential for bacterial and fungal disease, prevention of some types of cancer, protection against Alzheimer's and other nerve diseases as well as helping with bone and cartilage regeneration. Some showed stabilization of arterial plaque as well as reducing inflammation and lowering blood pressure.
The science is so strong, pharmaceutical companies are looking to combine the active compounds with synthetic drugs to make berberine prescribable. You know in doing so the price will increase and side effects skyrocket.
Why not try nature's better solution as a simple Berberine supplement. If you struggle with diabetes give this a try. There is a huge overlap between diabetes, cholesterol and heart disease.
This supplement hits three of our worst and most common ailments: diabetes/weight loss, cardiovascular disease/cholesterol and antibiotic resistance bacteria -- pretty amazing.