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Berberine For Promoting Weight Loss

Berberine shows clinical evidence in promoting weight loss.

There have been a lot of studies on the wonders of Berberine which has been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. CM Core (Cardio Metabolic) is a unique formula using a powerful combination of berberine and alpha lipoic acid (ALA). This supplement offers multidimensional support for optimizing cardiovascular and metabolic health. Cardiometabolic health is driven by many different parameters including dyslipidemia, (abnormal amount of lipids, e.g. cholesterol and/or fat, in the blood), insulin resistance, hypertension, inflammation, and elevated liver enzymes. 

The ingredients in CM Core, including berberine and ALA, have been studied to support each of the following health factors:
1.    Insulin Levels 
2.    Fasting Blood Sugar 
3.    Hemoglobin A1c 
4.    Total cholesterol 
5.    Triglycerides 
6.    Liver Enzymes 
7.    Blood Pressure

Why These Natural Ingredients?
Berberine is an alkaloid found in numerous plants used in traditional Chinese medicine. Berberine is an emerging nutraceutical for cardiometabolic health. Studies show berberine is beneficial in patients with metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and has positive effects on cardiovascular risk markers. Berberine has also been shown to promote the uptake of glucose through a mechanism that does not require insulin, promoting better glucose usage within the cell through activation of AMPK. 

AMPK is found inside every cell and serves as a “master regulating switch” in energy metabolism. Overall, the activity of this enzyme plays a major role in determining our body fat composition and especially the amount of visceral “belly” fat that we carry. When we are young, AMPK is more active, but as we age the cellular AMPK activation decreases leading to visceral fat accumulation and loss of muscle mass.

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a nutrient required for cellular metabolism, specifically the breakdown of carbohydrates and fatty acids. ALA is also a potent antioxidant. It scavenges free radicals while aiding in the regeneration of the body’s antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E and glutathione. Through its antioxidant-boosting mechanisms, ALA helps maintain healthy blood vessel and circulatory health.

Ask Dr. Sinda about weight management suggestions at your next appointment or work with a health care practitioner to determine the dose of berberine or other supplements that will work the best for you. To book a consultation with Dr. Sinda, call (952)922-2345. 

Published on: 03-07-2018