You misplace your car keys… forget where you parked your car… and can’t seem to remember if you locked your front door.
Everyone fumbles through life’s little details from time to time, and the stress of these hard times can make your memory even fuzzier.
But if your “brain hiccups” keep stacking up, it could be a sign of cognitive decline… or worse, Alzheimer’s disease.
Fortunately, a new study finds there’s an all-natural compound found in plants that’ll give your brain a boost!
Yellow compound keeps you sharp as a tack
I’m talking about berberine.
It belongs to a class of compounds called alkaloids, and has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine for various conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.
And now a new study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine finds it could also protect against Alzheimer’s.
According to researchers, Alzheimer’s therapy should not be focused on just one cause – rather, it should be focused on several different pathways that lead to the disease.
That’s where berberine comes in!
For the study, researchers reviewed 15 different animal studies and they found berberine treatment seemed to work in several different ways, including:
- Tamping down inflammation
- Working as an antioxidant
- Blocking enzymes that break down neurotransmitters in your brain
- Fighting the accumulation of plaques linked to Alzheimer’s
The powerful benefits of berberine
And the benefits of berberine don’t just stop at the brain. This compound has also been found to:
- Reduce your risk of heart disease
- Stop cancer growth
- Lower cholesterol
- Help you to lose weight
So, if you want to enjoy the various health benefits of berberine, pick up a supplement at your local pharmacy or online.
I recommend taking 500mg three times per day.