Douglas Laboratories Berberine Balance - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Douglas Laboratories Berberine Balance supplies high potency berberine combined with alpha lipoic acid and grape seed extract for blood sugar and cardiovascular support. Grape seed extract is a well known antioxidant with heart health benefits, and alpha lipoic acid helps to support proper insulin function. Berberine Balance is a useful dietary supplement for those individuals who wish to support blood glucose metabolism and/or cholesterol maintenance.
Berberine is a naturally occurring alkaloid and a primary constituent of several plants including barberry, goldenseal, and phellodendron. Recent studies indicate that berberine is a helpful supplement for maintaining cardiometabolic health and is considered effective and safe. Berberine has been shown to regulate glucose and lipid metabolism in vitro and in vivo. In several clinical trials, berberine supplementation for three months resulted in healthy blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
In vivo and in vitro experiments have also shown blood pressure support and vasorelaxatory effects of berberine. Nevertheless, the vascular sites for this activity of berberine are not clear. It seems that berberine acts on both the endothelium and the underlying vascular smooth muscle to induce vasorelaxation via multiple cellular mechanisms. Berberine’s history of usage in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine dating back approximately 3,000 years has shown to help maintain a healthy microbial balance.
Polyphenols, part of a broad class of bioflavonoids, are commonly found in grape seeds. One type of polyphenols known as proanthocyanidins is highly regarded for their strong antioxidant properties, and for their functions in supporting the capillaries. Proanthocyanidins appear to be especially effective in neutralizing highly reactive hydroxyl and singlet oxygen radicals. Both of these reactive oxygen species are involved in inflammatory processes.
Alpha lipoic acid is a nutritional coenzyme that is involved in the energy metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, has physiological functions in blood glucose clearance, and is able to scavenge a number of free radicals. This important coenzyme appears to be necessary for the normal transport of blood glucose into the cell. This may be explained by its functions in the glucose-metabolizing enzymes, PDH and alpha-KGDH, but some researchers suspect a more direct role in cellular glucose uptake at the cell membrane.
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Back in 1955, Sam Lioon, founded Douglas Laboratories on a simple promise: provide the highest quality nutritional supplements available with the highest level of personal service—anywhere. And with that promise began a legacy of leadership—and a never-ending quest to exceed their customers’ expectations to Raise the Standard for Nutrition and Wellness.
Today that legacy lives on as Douglas Laboratories proudly joins the Atrium Innovations group of companies. Atrium Innovations is an international company and global leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of dietary supplements, specialty fine chemicals, and active cosmetic ingredients.
Douglas Laboratories is supported by more than 300 Douglas Laboratories employees all dedicated to keeping the promise Sam made 50 years ago. Raising the Standard is more than a slogan—it’s a promise. As they enter their second half-century, Douglas Laboratories will continue to keep their promise to Raise the Standard with a custom approach to ytheir patients’ nutrition and wellness. With custom formulations ytheir patients can’t find anywhere else. Custom labels. Custom daily packs. And the industry’s largest and most innovative product line. And they’ll back up their promise with the kind of stringent criteria many other companies overlook, such as:
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State-of-the-art manufacturing, including ultra high-speed encapsulating machines, capable of producing over 35 million capsules and tablets daily!
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Douglas Laboratories continues to lead the way with clinical trials designed to validate the efficacy of their products. Their world-renowned Ultra-Preventive X (Ten) was rated the #1 multivitamin in the professional healthcare market, and their Vita-Big-Kids was rated the #1 children’s multivitamin overall by the independent Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements. Their commitment to help support patient outcomes is ongoing; look for their new in-office patient education posters, easy online ordering from their website and more innovative ideas designed to help ytheir practice grow in the days ahead.
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