Berberine

What is Berberine?

Berberine Ultra combines a powerful organic chemical compound known as berberine with a selection of nutrients for the support of optimal cardiovascular function. In addition to providing the body with cardiovascular support, this professional grade nutraceutical product has been expertly developed to promote healthy gastrointestinal (GI), metabolic and cognitive function.

Ingredients?

Berberine (as Berberine HCl)

Berberine is an organic chemical compound with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that has been classified as an alkaloid, which denotes that it contains nitrogen atoms in its structure. Berberine has been recognized for its ability to promote healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels as well as optimal cognitive function.

Folate (as L-Methyltetrahydrofolate Calcium)

Folate is a highly bioavailable (absorbable) form of vitamin B9, which is also commonly known as folic acid. Folate not only supports healthy cardiovascular function, but it also plays a critical role in red blood cell production and has been recognized for supporting optimal cognitive function.

R-Alpha Lipoic Acid

R-Alpha Lipoic Acid is a highly bioavailable form of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) that is known as a powerful antioxidant. ALA has been recognized for its ability to support optimal cardiovascular and cognitive function.

LeucoSelect® Phytosome (Grape Seed [Vitis vinifera] Extract / Phosphatidylcholine Complex)

LeucoSelect® Phytosome is a proprietary form of grape seed extract. This powerful antioxidant is known to support healthy blood pressure and blood flow, and it has been recognized for its ability to promote optimal bone density.

Why Do You Need Berberine?

In 2021, cardiovascular disease was responsible for one out of every five deaths in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. In fact, it is also the leading cause of death for people from most ethnic and racial groups living in the US. It is no secret that poor diet and a lack of exercise can lead to excess body fat and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle can go a long way towards supporting optimal heart health. In addition to the familiar vitamins and minerals from dietary sources that are known for supporting a healthy heart, there is also a variety of lesser known organic chemical compounds that have been recognized for promoting optimal cardiovascular function. Berberine, a plant-based chemical compound also known as berberine chloride, has long been utilized in Eastern medicine to support various aspects of whole body health with its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Today, the US nutraceutical industry recognizes the potential benefits of berberine to whole body health, especially in regards to cardiovascular function.

While berberine shares a similar name to the Berberis shrubs from which it can be extracted, this organic chemical compound can actually be found in several types of plants. Berberine is also classified as an alkaloid due to the fact that it contains nitrogen atoms. This bioactive compound has long been recognized for promoting optimal heart health with its strong anti-inflammatory properties, but it is also known for providing support for cardiovascular function through other avenues. 

Berberine has shown an ability to help the body break down a certain amino acid known as homocysteine. While homocysteine occurs naturally in the body and is not considered harmful in small concentrations, too much of this amino acid can actually contribute to cardiovascular disease by leading to blockages in the arteries and damage in the arterial lining.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the most common sources of cardiovascular disease. Berberine has shown a potential for reducing total and LDL (bad) cholesterol as well as blood triglycerides. In addition to being known for decreasing the proliferation of these factors that contribute to hypertension, berberine has been recognized for increasing HDL (good) cholesterol as well.

High blood sugar levels are another common factor in poor cardiovascular health. Over time, high blood sugar can lead to diabetes. Berberine has shown an ability to promote healthy blood sugar levels on multiple fronts. This organic compound has been recognized for its ability to decrease both the production of sugar in the liver and insulin resistance. At the same time, berberine is known to increase beneficial bacteria in the gut as well as glycolysis, which the body needs to break down sugars located in the cells. Excess body fat and obesity can also contribute to high blood sugar levels and other aspects of cardiovascular disease. Berberine has shown the potential to support optimal metabolic function, which can reduce the risk of accumulating excess body fat.

How can Berberine help me?

In addition to promoting healthy cardiovascular function, berberine is known to support other functions and processes that contribute to comprehensive wellness, such as fighting bacteria and infections. Not only can berberine support immune function with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, but it has also been recognized as an antimicrobial agent that can attack and disrupt harmful bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus. This effect that berberine has on harmful bacteria can also extend to the gut, where most of the body’s immune cells reside.

While berberine is not highly bioavailable (absorbable), the nutraceutical industry has spent years developing products like Berberine Ultra to deliver this supportive organic chemical to the body for the support of optimal heart health. This professional grade nutraceutical product from EVEXIAS Health Solutions combines berberine with folate (vitamin B9), R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) and a proprietary form of grape seed extract known as LeucoSelect® Phytosome. All of the ingredients in Berberine Ultra have been independently recognized for their ability to promote healthy cardiovascular function.


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