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How can the phytochemical berberine be used to treat diabetes?

How can the phytochemical berberine be used to treat diabetes?

Not as far as I know: It has a lot of drug interactions and if cautiously taken under supervision would be to improve strength of the heartbeat. It is not a supplement to be taken lightly or with ought doctor approval. It could do more harm than good, an I am all for supplements when helpful and good! ...Read more

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Is berberine good to take to help lowering your hba1c. And to help lower the blood sugar.

Is berberine good to take to help lowering your hba1c. And to help lower the blood sugar.

If you are : Diabetic, the best thing you can take is a supplement of vitamin b1. Diabetics lose enormous concentrations of b1 in urine and a supplement helps to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Do any natural antibiotics like berberine, wild oregano, or peppermint work? I want to treat SIBO.

Do any natural antibiotics like berberine, wild oregano, or peppermint work? I want to treat SIBO.

Yes, as well as abx: A recent research study shows herbal medicines can be even more effective than the standard antibiotic used to treat SIBO. The herbs you mentioned may help, as well as others including garlic, olive leaf extract, Hu Zhang and Andrographis. See http://chriskresser.com/sibo-what-causes-it-and-why-its-so-hard-to-treat/ and click on the link to the study. I also advise probiotics and dietary changes. ...Read more

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My fingernails are fluorescent orange today, not yesterday, took berberine 2days, ate cashews n pistachios 2day. polished 2wk ago NO remover used?

My fingernails are fluorescent orange today, not yesterday, took berberine 2days, ate cashews n pistachios 2day. polished 2wk ago NO remover used?

Berberine: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1126-berberine.aspx?activeingredientid=1126&activeingredientname=berberine Eyes yellow?It can slow the excretion of bilirubin and has a bright yellow color like tumeric.Would check your bilirubin level today as if it is elevated do not take berberine. f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more