Have you heard of Berberine, the supplement that is all over TikTok and news? Can it be a natural substitute for OZEMPIC and Wegovy, the more popular weight loss prescription medications? Now, here’s what you need to know.
Berberine claims that it can help you reduce your blood sugar, heal your gut. It can also even contribute to reducing inflammation and maybe even lower your cholesterol levels. But let’s stick to the facts. Let’s share with you what you really need to know.
Number one, it is not FDA approved, so you have to be careful. Make sure you consult with the physician, even though you can buy it online or at a store, you need to make sure that it can be used safely.
Number two, it’s not scientifically designed like Ozempic and Wegovy. Keep in mind, Ozempic and Wegovy mimics a very special hormone called GLP one in both your gut and your brain to enhance your insulin secretion, help you effectively metabolize your blood sugar. It also helps you feel full sooner and reduce your cravings and control your appetite, and it has a much more dramatic weight loss.
And finally, number three, again, berberine is claiming that it can help you lose weight when we’re talking about weight loss, maybe two, three pounds off a month versus 15% body weight reduction with Ozempic and Wegovy.
Now, either way is fine. Berberine yes is only about 40 bucks compared to Ozempic and Wegovy which, if not covered by insurance, it can be a thousand plus a month. So lots to consider.
Let’s talk about your options, really understand where your gap is and let’s get you healthy, but in a safe way. Click the link here and let’s get started!
Dr. Angela Tran D.O.