Berberine is a plant phytochemical with a broad range of biological activity, including anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antiviral activity (Warowicka A, et al., 2020).
Berberine has shown to reduce virus replication and it targets specific interactions between the virus and its host (Warowicka A, et al., 2020).
Research has shown it inhibits the replication of herpes simplex virus, human cytomegalovirus, human papillomavirus, and human immunodeficiency virus.
In addition to that, berberine supports the immune system leading to viral clearance.
The results of laboratory studies strongly suggested that berberine may also damage the structure of bacterial cell membrane and inhibit synthesis of protein and DNA, which cause Streptococcus agalactiae bacteria to eventually die (Peng L, et al., 2015).
Berberine provides a lot of other benefits as well, reducing blood glucose levels and cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides.
There is even research showing that it reduces body mass index and waist circumference (Xiong P, et al., 2020).
Lianci Peng, Shuai Kang, Zhongqiong Yin, Renyong Jia, Xu Song 1, Li Li, Zhengwen Li, Yuanfeng Zou, Xiaoxia Liang, Lixia Li, Changliang He, Gang Ye, Lizi Yin, Fei Shi, Cheng Lv, Bo Jing, Antibacterial activity and mechanism of berberine against Streptococcus agalactiae, Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2015 May 1;8(5):5217-23.
Xiong P, Niu L, Talaei S, Kord-Varkaneh H, Clark CCT, Găman MA, Rahmani J, Dorosti M, Mousavi SM, Zarezadeh M, Taghizade-Bilondi H, Zhang J.The effect of berberine supplementation on obesity indices: A dose- response meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized controlled trials.Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2020 May;39:101113.
Alicja Warowicka, Robert Nawrot, Anna Goździcka-Józefiak, Antiviral activity of berberine, Arch Virol.2020 Sep;165(9):1935-1945.
- This formula contains Berberine and Green Tea and was designed to support a healthy glucose metabolism and the cardiovascular system.
- It also exhibits anti inflammatory and antiviral activities.