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298: Does berberine REALLY work?

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Supplements—feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone. With so many options on the market, it’s so confusing to know which are helpful or hype. That’s why today, based on treating patients for over 25 years with diet and supplements alone, I’ll reveal the top 10 supplements that I see make the BIGGEST improvement in my patients’ bloodwork. 

Curious about which fish oil is most beneficial? Or what supplements to take if you’re trying to seal a leaky gut? How about vitamin C and which type your body can actually absorb instead of just getting peed out?  I reveal these answers and my essential supplements for every budget on this episode.

Plus, I’ll also discuss the supplement touted as the ‘healthy alternative to Ozempic’ or Berberine. Berberine has so many more benefits than its current reputation. And I’ll take a deep dive into these berberine benefits. And finally, I’ll discuss the worst weight loss methods to avoid and also the healthiest weight loss methods. 

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • Your Vitamin C is probably a waste of money (and what to switch to) (3:20) 
  • Want better sleep and emotional well-being? Try THIS essential supplement—especially if you’re on a low-carb diet (6:25) 
  • Magnesium: Try this simple trick to avoid unpleasant side effects (10:09)
  • Vitamin B is USELESS, unless you take this type and THIS way (12:47)
  • Which supplement I take every day for maintaining gut health and integrity
  • Why DOSAGE is crucial when buying a fish oil supplement (18:38)
  • 3 must-have premium longevity supplements (if budget allows) (21:00)
  • Is this natural alternative to Ozempic as effective? (31:10)
  • Ditch calorie counting for weight loss and try THIS instead (43:13)

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Episode Transcript:

298 Transcript


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About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”