Our Sally-Ann Creed® Berberine Complex is a unique formulation containing berberine, milk thistle, chromium, a 4-strain probiotic blend as well as B vitamins (B1, B6 & B12). A plant extract from a group of shrubs called Berberis, Berberine has been used for many years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, and is gaining traction in the medical field due to its varying benefits, and near pharmaceutical drug effectiveness.
Why we love it:
Reduces blood sugar levels
Assists with weight management
Assists in lowering cholesterol, and may reduce risks of heart disease
Potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
Reduced fat build up in the liver
An ancient panacea with a modern twist!
Berberine has an ancient history for its use in traditional Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern medicine. On its own, it is effective in lowering blood glucose levels and improving cholesterol levels but is poorly absorbed by the body. Our Sally-Ann Creed® Berberine Complex has been developed with this in mind, and contains:
Milk Thistle that assists with the bioavailability of Berberine by acting as an inhibitor of the transporter that limits its absorption, while promoting liver health;
A powerful, 4-strain probiotic blend built into the recipe, that supports the gut microbiome, and may assist in lowering cholesterol;
Chromium, which may assist with blood glucose levels; and
Several B Vitamins – notably B1, B6 and B12. These vitamins may help to control homocysteine levels and prevent anaemia.
Some additional benefits of this wonderful supplement may include:
Reduced blood pressure
Assistance with diabetes, due to berberines ability to improve insulin resistance and promote insulin secretion
Anti-aging effect on skin, thanks to berberines antioxidant properties
Help for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Increased ability to metabolise carbohydrates, fats and proteins
Contribution to tissue formation
Contribution to normal red blood cell formation
Anticancer effects, due to berberine being able to block the proliferation of and to kill cancer cells
Each capsule contains:
Berberine HCI 500mg
*Probiotic Blend 100mg
Vitamin B1 12.50mg
Vitamin B6 12.50mg
Vitamin B12 12.50mg
Milk thistle, herba (Silybum marianum) 20.00mg
*Probiotic Blend (lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifodobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lacttis)
Dosage and directions for use:
Adults: Take 1 capsule three times a day, after food
Not suitable for children
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Store in a cool, dry place at or below 25°C
Protect from direct light
Warnings and special precautions:
Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Contact your doctor or healthcare professional immediately if this applies to you.
Safety in pregnancy has not yet been established. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new supplements when pregnant or breastfeeding.
If Milk Thistle is taken in combination with this medication it has the potential to raise the level of the drug, causing unpleasant or even dangerous side effects. Milk Thistle may mimic the effects of estrogen and should not be used in combination.
Chromium should be used with caution with anti-diabetes medication, as it could increase the risk for hypoglycemia. Chromium can decrease the absorption of levothyroxine (used to treat hypothyroidism).
Do not use if diagnosed with kidney, liver or gallstone complaints.
Seek professional advice before using long term.
Many medications are processed by liver enzymes, therefore consult a medical practitioner before using the supplement in combination with other medications.
This product is Halaal certified by the MJC
This information is not meant to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Nor does it take the place of professional medical advice. If professional assistance is needed, a qualified physician or licensed health care practitioner should be consulted.
This unregistered health product has not been evaluated by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for its quality, safety or intended use.