Berberine is an understudied herbal supplement that has effects that are similar to Ozempic without the high price tag. Experts suggest this understudied supplement’s pound-shedding properties are unclear and mostly unproven.
According to a recent blog article, “Berberine is an extract from plants that has anti-inflammatory properties. It was used in ancient medicine for its antimicrobial benefits, and it might also impact metabolism.”
Ozempic has side effects such as nausea and gastrointestinal upset with a recently reported effect of malnutrition and the fact that its effects last only as long as you are willing to take the drug. There are others as well but Ozempic costs much less in other countries and some anecdotal evidence suggests it is inexpensive to manufacture bringing the high price you pay as a consumer into question.
Berberine’s effect may actually be that it helps to decrease insulin resistance, the cause of diabetes type 2.
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Is berberine actually a natural alternative to Ozempic? Here’s what to know
By Claire Wolters | Fact-checked by Davi Sherman | Published June 8, 2023
Ozempic’s high demand and steep prices have pushed some people into the supplement aisle to browse for weight loss alternatives. Dubbed ‘Nature’s Ozempic,’ berberine is one supplement that people have gravitated toward. But experts say that berberine’s pound-shedding powers are unclear and understudied.
What is berberine? And can it help you lose weight?
Berberine is an extract from plants that has anti-inflammatory properties. It was used in ancient medicine for its antimicrobial benefits, and it might also impact metabolism. Whether or not it goes so far as to induce weight loss is unclear but not unfounded.