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Re: Supplements Berberine and Garcinia


@shoesnbags wrote:

@Trinity11 @SilleeMee 

Just wanted to let you know that I'm sitting here eating Cheezits with my healthy salad. 🤫 Wonder if they balance each other out?


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Re: Supplements Berberine and Garcinia


@shoesnbags wrote:

@Trinity11 @SilleeMee 

Just wanted to let you know that I'm sitting here eating Cheezits with my healthy salad. 🤫 Wonder if they balance each other out?


 

 

 

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You betcha! 😋

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Re: Supplements Berberine and Garcinia

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! 

@SilleeMee 

I ordered the Berberine you suggested. I already had it in my cart at Amazon. Just wasn't sure which one to try. I'm not going to try the Garcinia. I take Sertraline and I read that it's not good to take them together. Thanks again!🤗

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You're welcome @Starpolisher 

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Re: Supplements Berberine and Garcinia

Natural solutions appeal to me over an Rx. I hope it works.

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@AuntG wrote:

Natural solutions appeal to me over an Rx. I hope it works.


 

 

It's interesting that both metformin and berberine are made from plants. They both work in a very similar way to reduce blood sugar. The FDA has been researching berberine for several years now and they are looking at berberine to be used as a Rx drug to treat both blood sugar and cholesterol metabolism issues. Berberine helps lower LDL and raise HDL cholesterol plus lowers A1C at the same time.

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Re: Supplements Berberine and Garcinia

@SilleeMee  Would you happen to know if Berberine has any

known negative side effects or if it intereacts with any medications?  Is it okay to use, if you don't have a blood sugar issue? Thanks

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@Enufstuff wrote:

@SilleeMee  Would you happen to know if Berberine has any

known negative side effects or if it intereacts with any medications?  Is it okay to use, if you don't have a blood sugar issue? Thanks


@Enufstuff @SilleeMee 

I started taking Berberine about 2 years ago to help control my cholesterol and have not noticed any negative side effects. I take it in conjunction with a low dose of a statin. Berberine has not caused any weightloss for me...but then I don't want/need to lose any weight.

 

Not a doc, so can't speak to any impact for anyone else. I did tell my primary what I was doing and why and she did not yell at me. My numbers came back great within 3 months of the statin/Berberine combo.

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I take Berberine for a natural alternative to hypertension meds.  Thanks @SilleeMee as this brand is less expensive and I will only use veggie caps and organic!

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@Starpolisher wrote:

I'm looking to purchase these two supplements to aide with keeping my blood sugars low and weight loss. I'd like them to be 1000mg each. Can anyone recommend a good brand without anything extra in them? @SilleeMee,  @Shelbelle  Could use your help here! TIA, Starr

 

 

 


@Starpolisher  Don't overlook that Ceylon Cinnamon is also supposed to help with blood sugar too  This is the Berberine supplement I have on an Amazon subscription.  It doesn't have a lot of additives but does have the Ceylon Cinnamon included.

 

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