What is Berberine?

Category: Supplements

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Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid found in several species plants which has a fairly weak physiologic depressant action on the heart and CNS, and is a weak local anesthetic. It has also been found to have antibiotic properties.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 4 0
Leaky gut syndrome 2 2
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 1 0
General health 1 0
Irritable bowel syndrome 1 2
Prevent organ rejection 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Berberine

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Berberine

Dosage Patients
1 capsule(s) daily 1
1 capsule(s) three times daily 1
900 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Berberine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 1
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Duration

Currently taking Berberine

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Berberine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Berberine.