Every cancer patient who enrolls in one of the Clinical or Home Distance Programs of the Budwig Center, depending on the health needs and requirements, receives Berberine. So you may ask the question, why is Berberine an integral part of our cancer programs?
Why is Berberine so Crucial in our Cancer Protocol?
According to Healthline.com, Berberine is a bioactive compound that can be extracted from several different plants, including a group of shrubs called Berberis. It can be detected in more than 400 plant species, such as barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, Oregon grape, and tree turmeric. It is essential in starving cancer of glucose. In a randomized trial of 116 patients with type 2 diabetes, it was clear that this compound has a significant blood-glucose-lowering effect.
Additionally, as well as being a potent anti-inflammatory, it also helps with many common health issues such as:
- high cholesterol
- high blood pressure
- Alzheimer’s disease
- infections from all types of pathogens
- intestinal parasites
- uterine and vaginal disorders
Other Health Benefits
Berberine improves blood supply to the tissues and benefits patients with heart failure. Also, it improves the heart’s ability to contract and reduces irregular beats. Lab studies demonstrate it expands blood vessels by boosting nitric oxide production and lowers elevated blood pressure.
Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? Well, Berberine lowers cholesterol by a different mechanism distinct from statins. All by itself, this plant extract reduced “bad” LDL cholesterol in 67 patients by 23.8% compared to only 14.3% of the group that took statins.
Berberine Vs. Chemotherapy and Tumors
For cancer patients who come to our clinic who have recently had chemotherapy or are still on chemotherapy, Berberine protects the liver, kidneys, and lungs and reducing inflammation by 31.8%. Furthermore, this compound enhances chemosensitivity and induces apoptosis (cancer cell death)
In a lab study in 1990, Berberine was tested on six malignant brain tumor cell lines. It killed a staggering 91 percent of them, compared to a cell kill rate of only 43 percent for the chemotherapy drug carmustine. additionally, when the two treatments were combined, the cell kill rate raised to 97 percent.
In December 2018, scientists wrote in Anticancer agents in medicinal chemistry: “Berberine has multitudinous anti-cancer stem cell effects making it a highly promising candidate substance for the next-generation cancer therapy.”
Final Thoughts and Considerations
While Berberine is generally well-tolerated and safe at doses ranging from 500 to 1500 mg per day, it can cause mild to moderate gastrointestinal upset in the form of nausea, constipation, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.
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