Bradford’s original bulk food and health supplement store Nancy’s Nifty Nook is proud to carry a wide array of products aimed at supporting overall health and wellness.
This month’s product spotlight is Berberine.
Berberine has become a popular product and has shown good results for those who suffer from diabetes. Berberine supports insulin sensitivity and enhances the activity and number of insulin receptors available to move glucose out of the bloodstream.
Aside from reducing elevated blood sugar, Berberine can also improve cholesterol balance, decrease inflammation and modulate the immune system.
A naturally occurring alkaloid, Berberine is found in certain medicinal plants such as golden seal, barberry and Oregon grape.
Also known as the ‘metabolic master switch’, Berberine exhibits antioxidants and antimicrobial properties.
In most cases, 500 mgs of Berberine should be taken twice a day. Nancy says in some cases, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence and abdominal pain can occur while taking the recommended dosage. This product should be avoided during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
For those with glaucoma, it is important to discuss Berberine usage with an eye specialist especially if it comes from goldenseal. Preferred Nutrition contains Berberine from barberry and is preferred for those suffering from glaucoma.
Want to know more about Berberine and if it can help you? Stop by the store located at 152 Holland Street E or visit Nancy's Nifty Nook online here.