Berberis Formula contains Berberine which is indicated for parasitic, bacterial and viral infections, candidiasis, yeast, urinary tract and bladder infections, intestinal flu, streptococcus and staphylococcus (1).
This supplement combines standardized extracts with whole, fresh herbs to ensure the high alkaloid content of berberine, oxyacanthine and columbamine, known for their antibacterial, antiviral and antiparasitic properties.
Research shows that environmental pollutants, lack of exercise and inadequate nutrition can lead to increased allergies, and parasitic and bacterial infections which, in turn, release toxins into cells, damaging tissue and leading to chronic degenerative disease.
Supplement Facts Serving Size 1 Capsule Servings per Container 90
Other ingredients: Cellulose, hypromellose, silica
The capsules are made from 100% pure vegetable sources, free of preservatives and additives. Guaranteed to contain no added wheat, starch, yeast, gluten, corn, soy, sodium, sugar, artificial coloring or flavoring, antimicrobial preservatives, dairy or animal products. Ideal for vegans.
Suggested Use: Take one capsule daily, away from meals or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Risk Information: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use. Consumption with alcohol, other medications and/or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner if the following symptoms occur: nausea, vomiting, drop in blood pressure and/or difficulty breathing. High dosages of berberine can depress respiration, stimulate intestinal smooth muscle and reduce bronchial constriction.
Quality Assurance: Safety-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken.
Berberine also has cholesterol normalizing effects. A published research study in the Journal of Nature Medicine, touted Berberine for its cholesterol lowering properties. The title of the study is "Berberine is a novel cholesterol-lowering drug working through a unique mechanism distinct from statins". Nature Medicine 10, 1344 - 1351 (2004) Published online: 7 November 2004. Unlike statins, Berberine has no negative side effects on the liver, or libido.
Berberine is a bitter-tasting, yellow, plant alkaloid with a long history of medicinal use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Berberine is present in the roots, rhizomes and stem bark of various plants including Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal), Coptis chinensis (coptis or goldenthread), Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape), Berberis vulgaris (barberry), and Berberis aristata (tree turmeric)
Goldenseal (dried root and rhizome) at 0.6-3 grams per day is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help alleviate infectious and inflammatory conditions of the digestive tract such as gastritis, as a bitter to aid digestion, as a bitter to increase appetite, to help relieve digestive disturbances such as dyspepsia and as a mild laxative (2).
To evaluate the antisecretory activity of berberine sulfate (BS), 165 adult patients with acute diarrhea due to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) and Vibrio cholerae were studied in randomized controlled trials. In patients with ETEC diarrhea who received 400 mg of BS in a single oral dose, the mean stool volumes were significantly less than those of the controls during three consecutive 8-hr periods after treatment. At 24 hr after treatment, significantly more patients who were treated with BS and had ETEC diarrhea stopped having diarrhea as compared with the controls. In patients with cholera who received 400 mg of BS, the mean 8-hr stool volume during the second 8-hr period after treatment declined to 2.22 liters, which was significantly less than the 2.79 liters found in the controls. These results indicated that BS is an effective and safe antisecretory treatment for ETEC diarrhea, whereas the activity against cholera is slight and not additive with tetracycline (3).
References: 1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10767672?dopt=Abstract 2. NHPD Monograph on Goldenseal-Oral. January 2010. 3. Rabbani GH, Butler T, Knight J, Sanyal SC, Alam K. Randomized controlled trial of berberine sulfate therapy for diarrhea due to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae. J Infect Dis. 1987 May;155(5):979-84. Abstract
Our family has been using Berberris over 15 years. Recommended by Homeopath. We keep it on hand and use as a natural antibiotic effect - when feeling a flu virus coming on or if there is any kind of infection.
not as effective
6/16/2015 Berberis Formula by Genestra3
Reviewed by BeWell from NY.
I heard great things about this product, but it wasn't as effective for me.
5/5/2015 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by lucy from Nottingham.
Excellent product. I am still taking it. I take one a day at dinner time and still have a ways to go, probably a month more. There are 90 capsules in this bottle, so it's taking a while to complete. So far, I have to say, it must be doing something, because I have not had the reacurring perioral dermatitis. So far, so good.
3/8/2014 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Sparrow from Vancouver, BC.
Can this formula be used in conjunction with milk thistle?
Also does this formula make you drowsy?
9/17/2013 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Grandma from California.
Love this product. At the first sign of a cold, flu or travel day I take this and so far it has kept me from coming down with a full blown case of yuckies!
5/19/2013 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Barbara from California.
Very satisfied. I'll be ordering more soon.
6/6/2012 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Stacy from NY.
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5/14/2012 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Laura from NV.
I have enjoyed this product as it makes me feel better. Thanks!!!
Berberis kills yeast
1/23/2012 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Scott from Wisconsin.
Berberis helps combat the effects of candida yeast. Because of my high carbohydrate diet, I am prone to the growth of candida. I take this and all is well.
12/21/2011 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Julie from Vermont.
This product work very well with viral infections, and has helped me over the years with a number of tenacious bugs.
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11/20/2011 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Beata Roukis from Gurnee, IL.
I have used this product as a combination with other herbs 12 years ago, it worked beautifully and it is still working. Love Genestra it is a great brand. It is great for any viral or bacterial infections.
Phase 1 - cleanse
12/28/2010 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Tummy Troubles from Fredericksburg, VA.
My doctor recommended this to begin my 3 part cleanse. I had no negative side effects and a steady increase of energy as it destroyed bad bacteria in my system.
11/1/2010 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Jack from NC.
Happy with this product
9/26/2009 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Euphemia from Spokane, WA.
I have used this product for years for yeast infection and it has helped greatly. Thanks for your continued great service.
Great natural product!
11/16/2008 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Kristen from San Ramon, CA.
This is a great natural antibiotic! I have used this along with other supplements and it works! I trust Rockwell products for their high quality.
5/5/2008 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Lenora from Denver, CO.
Berberis is my choice for a natural antibiotic! The service provided by your company has been professional and first rate.
4/2/2008 Berberis Formula by Genestra5
Reviewed by Therese from Chadds Ford, Pa.
I have been taking Berberris in conjunction with several other supplements for indications of Lyme. And yes, I am feeling 100% better. I plan on continuing with this protocol for at least another 6 months. Your company has been extremely available and hel