Berberine is an alkaloid extracted from plants with a history of usage in traditional Chinese medicine. It is most commonly used as a supplement to promote healthy cholesterol. It may also help support cardiovascular and cognitive functions.
Berberine should be taken along with or directly after a meal in order to maximize its beneficial effect on cholesterol.
Berberine should not be combined with any prescription medications without first consulting a physician as serious adverse reactions can occur when it is combined with certain drugs, specifically Phosphodiesterase inhibitors and microlide antibiotics.