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Item: SW1411

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

  • Found in a wide variety of traditional herbs

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

400 mg 60 Caps
Caps Size: 00

MSRP $16.49
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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Berberine HCl 400 mg *

*Daily Value not established.

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

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.

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.14 lbs

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

  • Found in a wide variety of traditional herbs

  • 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.

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.

Swanson Premium Berberine Reviews

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Berberine is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 71.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Make Product Better ! I have read all sorts of things about Berberine, and I found yours to be the best value. However, this product could be better. It needs to be 97-98% pure, meaning a minimum of fillers, to have good effectiveness. This stuff does work, but it needs that purity. Also, I would suggest that you also have a version with at least Vanadium, Magnesium, Chromium picolinate, and some other herbs that were suggested in a previous review.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from read many recommendations for berberine. have tried swanson brand and like it
Date published: 2016-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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. "
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Berberine Berberine is very cool for some of us aging seniors. If you need it, Swanson's price is the best.
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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)
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Did exactly what I wanted and what my research said it would do.
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just started Gave it 3 stars for effectiveness haven't used it long enough but it seems equivalent to other brands
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Berberine Berberine, seams to be helping me feel much better, I would recommend this product to others.
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value I have been searching for this supplement for awhile and found it at Swanson for a great price.
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your products are great! Taking my vitamins and taking care of myself keep me healthy! You make it affordable!
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the GUT Berberine keeps my gut clean and running at top performance during the day.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Source Swanson was only one that carries this supplement.
Date published: 2013-08-12
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