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Item: SW1411

  • Natural alkaloid nutrient utilized by herbalists that may help support cardiovascular health

  • Naturally extracted from the roots of Berberis aristata

  • This berberine supplement supports healthy cholesterol and glucose levels already within the normal range

400 mg 60 Caps
Caps Size: 00

Retail $16.49
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  • Natural alkaloid nutrient utilized by herbalists that may help support cardiovascular health

  • Naturally extracted from the roots of Berberis aristata

  • This berberine supplement supports healthy cholesterol and glucose levels already within the normal range

Berberine is a natural alkaloid found in a wide variety of traditional herbs including goldenseal, barberry and Oregon grape. Many herbalists credit this unique alkaloid for the benefits of ancient herbal tonics used by native populations throughout the world. Swanson Premium Brand Berberine delivers a guaranteed 400 mg of pure Berberine HCl, naturally derived from Indian barberry or tree turmeric.

Berberine is favored among herbalists because it may help support overall cardiovascular health. Specifically, berberine has been shown to support healthy cholesterol and glucose levels already within the normal range. This combined action sets berberine apart from other herbal supplements or specialized heart health formulas that typically focus on either glucose or cholesterol health, but not both. Give your heart an extra serving of support with this berberine supplement.

Rich Traditional Origins
Berberine-containing herbals have found a place in traditional health practices around the world. Goldenseal, for instance, was popular in Native American traditions. Phellodendron remains a valued ingredient in traditional Chinese herbal preparations. Barberry is a traditional European herbal. Found in the stems, bark and roots of these plants, Berberine is now believed to be the most instrumental ingredient behind the multi-faceted benefits of these various herbal traditions.

Science Supports Historical & Future Benefits
Today, Berberine has emerged from the shadows of its herbal carriers to gain a name for itself, regardless of its source. Thousands of studies have been published (easily searchable online) within the last decade, and they point toward new applications while providing rationale for the traditional use of Berberine-containing herbs.

Many studies demonstrate Berberine's effect on smooth tissues such as those found in the GI tract. Others document the alkaloid's ability to influence metabolic functions and support healthy lipid metabolism—actions that may promote liver health, cardiovascular health and insulin function with auxiliary benefits for healthy weight management, cellular health and more.

How it Works & What's to Come
Scientists now believe that many of the benefits observed with Berberine may be related to its action on an important enzyme known as AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase). AMPK is a systemic enzyme that influences how the body creates and uses cellular energy. This action has a cascading effect on a wide variety of metabolic processes, cellular health and more. AMPK activation is now believed to be the central mechanism of action behind Berberine's benefits.

Current research is focused on further understanding Berberine's potential benefits for lipid metabolism as it relates to a variety of applications, including healthy blood lipid maintenance, weight and glucose management and more. Scientists are also investigating potential benefits for cellular defense and physical comfort.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions


Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Berberine HCl(from Berberis aristata root) 400 mg *

*Daily Value not established.

Other ingredients: Gelatin, calcium palmitate, stearic acid, brown rice flour, silica.

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule one to two times per day with a meal.

WARNING: Not intended for use by children or pregnant or nursing women. Consult your healthcare provider before use if you are taking any prescription medications or have a medical condition.

Relative Size

Printable Size Guide

Shipping Weight

.13 lbs

Swanson Premium Berberine Reviews

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 69 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does what it's supposed to but I started buying this a year ago and had better results than other supplements for blood glucose. I was taking it with another supplement but had side effects so I experimented and now take it with fenugreek. I bought some bulk berberine powder and started making my own pills, what I found is that 500mg is better than 400mg, and 6,7 or even 8 mg is better. The more you take the lower the glucose level. I still use this when I run out of bulk powder. While this is good it would be even better is swanson sold this in 500mg and also sold it in bulk powder without the fillers so we could fill our own capsules in the amount of mgs we really need. Hint, Hint, Swanson. I think they should also sell a lot of their supplements in bulk powder form without the fillers, why not? They sell empty capsules and the capsule machine but don't sell any bulk powders. That makes customers go elsewhere for the powders after buying the capsules and the machine. Some other supplements also need to be available in 500mg instead of just 400mg. July 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great value I take this in the morning along with my greens for helping me to loose weight. I believe it is helping but haven't taken it long enough to calculate substantial loss yet May 28, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not sure about this I have been taking Berberine for about three weeks and have not seen any significant changes in my health. Perhaps this product does not work with some medications I take or is just not right for my body. April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by read many recommendations for berberine. have tried swanson brand and like it January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Due Diligence Dr. Micozzi and others have researched berberine and proven that it crosses the blood-brain barrier. Research also shows that berberine provides many health benefits. January 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Berberine is hard to find - except at Swanson! This stuff works...check out the NIH study on line for uses. Very, very pleased with Swanson quality! December 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doctor knows best " My doctor says I need to take these until I die. He is pleased and so am I. I stock up on these. Thanks. " November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tops For Blood Sugar Health This is one of the very best supplements for blood sugar health and I trust it completely for that. It is very reliable as long as you do your part in eating a healthy diet that helps your individual situation and special needs. It has many other benefits that you can research on the Internet. Remember to do your part as supplements only supplement what you do RIGHT, they don't replace your responsibility or compensate for lack of it. September 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Berberine Berberine is very cool for some of us aging seniors. If you need it, Swanson's price is the best. June 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Berberine HCl is Excellent The review below stating: "Berberine HCl (from Berberis aristata root) is for an entirely different purpose than the Berberine talked about regarding blood glucose." Just not so... All capsulated berberine is HCI. I've been using berberine HCl for years, (maybe 4 or 5..) and it most certainly DOES do what it claims to... (apparently I can't get too specific due to gov regs) April 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by This version is for opthalmic support Berberine HCl (from Berberis aristata root) is for an entirely different purpose than the Berberine talked about regarding blood glucose. I read the other reviews and I suspect they believe something that might not truly be so. This formula is great - for opthamic support. NOTE: Always use the scientific name of the herb part used in a formula to obtain information regarding its health benefit. March 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by positive product I have been using Swanson Berberine for about 30 days and have been happy with the results so far. No ill side effects that reducing the dosage didn't fix. March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product Did exactly what I wanted and what my research said it would do. January 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just started Gave it 3 stars for effectiveness haven't used it long enough but it seems equivalent to other brands May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Berberine Berberine, seams to be helping me feel much better, I would recommend this product to others. April 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great value I have been searching for this supplement for awhile and found it at Swanson for a great price. December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'll never be without this supplement Too many reviews are written too soon to give a true review. I stated taking Berberine about 4 months ago I have lost well over 40lbs. I feel great, this has cut my craving for carbs and sweets way down. I just don't get the urge to overeat. Feel full quickly and have great energy. I take 3 in the morning right after breakfast & 3 before bedtime with my other supplements. The extra plus, I'm NOT on a diet, I eat what I want just want smaller portions then I ever eat before. I smile every time I get on the scale!! December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by It really seems to work! I've been using Swanson's Berberine for several weeks now and, as advertized, it seems to help my digestion! Will continue to take 2 to 4 capsules a day. December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by You wonder where the yellow went These bright yellow capsules are easy to take and have been taking them for several months after reading about it's possible benefits, So far -So good November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Your products are great! Taking my vitamins and taking care of myself keep me healthy! You make it affordable! October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for the GUT Berberine keeps my gut clean and running at top performance during the day. October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful Product I take Swanson's Berberine with Milk Thistle. The latter helps make it possible for my body to process the Berberine. I use this and all Swanson products to keep my immune system working at peak performance. August 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I originally purchased Berberine because I saw it on Dr. Oz when Dr. Junger, author of Clean Gut, spoke about it. I've done the clean program and it changed my life, and found Berberine was not easy to find. Swanson offers it at a great price, and I'm very happy with it. August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Source Swanson was only one that carries this supplement. August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Help with energy Berberine does help with raising the energy level and it certainly helped me. August 12, 2013
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