– Sustainable and preferred source of berberine from the seeds of barberry (Berberis vulgares).
– Enteric-coated to prevent self-aggregation and formation berberine crystals that reduce absorption.
Enzymedica’s Berberine is provided in a targeted delivery capsule to prevent the breakdown of the capsule and subsequent release of berberine in the stomach. This type of capsule is recommended for berberine as in an acidic environment berberine will bind with other berberine molecules to form insoluble complexes that do not get absorbed. Prevention of the formation of these complex is thought to double the absorption of berberine possibly.
Recommended adult dose/ Interactions
One 500 mg capsule before meals with a glass of water two to three times daily.
Berberine and berberine-containing plants are not recommended for use during pregnancy.
Berberine may interfere with the absorption of tetracycline and related antibiotics. Berberine produces significant inhibition of CYP3A enzymes in humans. Because these enzymes metabolize most drugs, berberine may decrease the clearance of many medications thereby potentiating their effect.
100% vegetarian capsule. Contains no gluten, milk, casein, soy, egg, artificial colours or flavors.