Cat Ebeling recently shared an article that displays the comparison between using Metformin medication versus a plant-based solution, Berberine to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Take a look at Dr. Josh Axe’s explanation of each of these treatment options.
The Growth of Type 2 Diabetes
According to the CDC, 90 to 95% of people with diabetes in the United States have type 2. Type 2 Diabetes is growing quickly among the United States. And many experts link this disease to unhealthy eating. It is believed that with lifestyle and nutrition changes, the symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes and even the disease itself, can be reversed.
Side Effects of Medication like Metformin
Metformin is a common treatment for Diabetes, however it often causes a variety of negative side effects including:
- Weight gain
- Vitamin B12 depletion
- Increased chances of neuropathy
How Natural Solutions Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes
There is a plant based solution, which is known as Berberine, that does not have harsh side effects and has proven to lower blood sugar and treat the disease. See below for additional side effects that Berberine can help resolve for Diabetes patients.
- Weight Loss
Berberine obstructs fat storage and also improves insulin function, leptin (a powerful hormone produced by fat cells) and adiponectin (a hormone secreted by fat cells that helps control glucose regulation and fatty acid oxidation). In fact, in a recent report, when overweight adults took 500mg of Berberine 3 times daily for 12 weeks, they easily lost an average of 5 pounds.
- Memory & Cognitive Function
Unfortunately, side-effects of Diabetes consist of memory and cognitive dysfunction and eventually can even lead to Alzheimer’s. In some animal studies, Berberine has been found to enhance memory function by preserving a brain chemical, acetylcholine, that is important for memory, focus and cognition. In addition to improved learning and memory, Berberine also proved to lower oxidative stress among patients.
When it comes to decisions for your health, it’s always important to consult your primary doctor. However, if it is possible for a plant solution with no harsh side effects such as Berberine to assist those with Diabetes, then we did feel inclined to share this report for informational purposes.