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How Berberine Might Trick Your Body Into a ‘Fasting’ State

Longevity Series: Berberine - Activate AMPK + Metabolic Health - In Field With Person Doing Yoga

Berberine is a natural compound (phytogenous alkaloid) sourced from various plants including the berberis shrub and goldenseal. Used medicinally for thousands of years in China and South Asia, berberine is gaining attention for its impressive metabolic health benefits such as slashing waist circumference and reducing blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels.

barberries - berberine fruit

How Berberine works

Berberine also touts another significant metabolic-regulating health benefit, its ability to mimic fasting. How? By boosting AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) production. This enzyme is a metabolic master switch that signals whether fat will be stored or burned and assists the body in burning stored fat as fuel.

Activating AMPK in this fashion is similar to the mechanism of action of fasting which happens by limiting cellular energy when food is not being consumed. The body is tricked into a fasting state. Other fasting-related benefits of berberine include:

  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • Reduced inflammation levels
  • Weight management
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Cell rejuvenation and flushing of cellular waste (autogaphy)

Longevity series

Dr. Warner’s Berberine HCI supplement is sourced from the bark of Berberis aristata. It is part of her exclusive Longevity Series which was launched with the goal of reducing oxidative stress and promoting optimal aging.  The Longevity series combines products that work synergistically to slow aging naturally while also addressing our customer’s top concerns such as weight loss and brain health. All interventions, including medications, supplements, and surgery, will work best if combined with a healthy lifestyle.

This carefully curated line also includes:

Resveratrol
A powerful anti-inflammatory supplement that sustains metabolic health at the cellular level and combats oxidative stress. It supports DNA repair and insulin sensitivity. Reduces neuroinflammation that leads to age-related brain-related conditions.

NMN
NAD+ is one of the body’s most important molecules and plays a crucial role in regulating many biological processes. As we age, our levels get depleted leading to impaired DNA repair, aging, and lagging metabolic health.

NMN is a precursor molecule to NAD + and restores optimal levels in the body thus combating aging processes at a cellular level. When levels are ideal, metabolic health and muscle strength improve, DNA repair occurs and cell damage is reduced. Enjoy optimal aging naturally.

Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation
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