Thursday, August 17, 2023


 Berberine From Dr. Keith Scott Mumby

Berberine is an herbal plant substance which surpasses all others!

It is a stunningly versatile plant substance, proven to have many useful pharmacological effects, including weight loss, glucose control, antimicrobial and antiviral activity (including anti-SARS-Cov-2 virus we’ve been hearing so much about), antitumor activity and it is a strong anti-inflammatory!1

Berberine is a naturally occurring plant alkaloid extracted from Turmeric goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) or orange-root, coptis, European barberry, goldthread, Oregon grape and Phellodendron (Cortex Phellodendri) or Huangbai.

We’ve been battered by the cholesterol hoax for decades.

Berberine can be used as an alternative treatment for patients who do not tolerate statins, because of its lipid-lowering effects. The findings of a 2021 review (meta-analysis) demonstrated that Berberine alone can reduce dangerous triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, fasting blood glucose and HOMA-IR levels in patients with metabolic disorders (HOMA-IR or Homeostatic Model Assessment for Insulin Resistance is the best measure we have of insulin resistance).

Compared with Berberine, metformin had little effect on lipid parameters. Compared with statins, Berberine is a miracle worker… and safer by far!

Several in vitro studies have shown that Berberine can promote glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, which is clearly better than injecting it. It had a positive effect on pancreas size, islet cells (which secrete insulin) and pancreatic insulin secretion.3

Another study found that Berberine treatment for 8 weeks could significantly reduce fasting blood glucose (FBG), which is something we want to keep as low as possible. Years ago, FBG was widely preferred as the number one marker for how long you would likely live!

In fact insulin resistance is one of THE markers for obesity, disordered metabolism and thus longevity. The mechanism is straightforward and not hard for the layman to understand. We eat too much sugar, insulin levels rise to lower blood glucose, typically by changing it to fat. But we eat MORE sugar and that means more insulin…

There comes a time when we consume so much sugar and other carbohydrates that insulin cannot get the blood glucose levels down. This is the state of pre-diabetes. If bad eating habits continue the blood glucose levels soar, so does insulin levels, but THE BODY IS NO LONGER LISTENING. Insulin cannot deal with the situation and this state we call insulin resistance.

It’s very bad news because insulin is very inflammatory in its own right. It tears up the lining of your blood vessels; that leads to heart disease, blood pressure  and stroke. VERY bad news.

You must get your insulin levels down, which means eat less (or no) sugar, and lower your hbA1C. BERBERINE DOES THIS FOR YOU. It’s ace at lowering glucose and insulin! Thus Berberine has emerged as a great herbal solution to pre-diabetes and diabetes.

In summary, Berberine is a potent oral hypoglycemic agent with modest beneficial effect on lipid metabolism. It is safe and the cost of treatment by Berberine is very low. It may serve as a new drug candidate in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.4

At one time Natures Sunshine weight loss program as prescribed by Dr. matt Tripp was to take 1 Berberine and 1 Probtioic 11 with every meal. The meals were high amounts of salads, meats and no carbos or sugars. Then he recommended a smoothie twice a day once in the morning and once in the afternoon. It was a very successful program for weight loss.