Can BERBERINE Be a “Natural Ozempic” for Weight Loss?

Many people have been using berberine for weight loss and are seeing amazing results! Find out why berberine is referred to as “nature’s Ozempic!"

0:00 Introduction: Is berberine a natural Ozempic?
1:13 What is berberine?
1:24 The benefits of berberine
1:35 Berberine vs. Metformin
1:56 How does berberine work for weight loss?
4:00 Berberine dosage and side effects

Today, we’re going to talk about berberine. People all over social media are calling berberine a natural Ozempic, but if you do a quick Google search, you may have doubts.

There are several claims that berberine can give you diarrhea, gas, constipation, and stomachaches, and can even be fatal in large amounts. There are also claims that berberine can’t work as a substitute for Ozempic because there isn’t enough research.

Berberine is a phytochemical found in various plants that has numerous health benefits, especially for blood sugar. It has even been compared to Metformin, a popular drug used to treat type 2 diabetes.

The potential health benefits of berberine:
• Helps with insulin resistance
• Helps lower blood sugar
• Helps to activate vitamin D
• Supports longevity
• Has antiarrhythmic properties
• Helps decrease the risk of a fatty liver
•Has neuroprotective properties
• Helps make chemotherapy/radiation more efficient
• Reduces gluconeogenesis

Many health problems are related to problems with the mitochondria. Berberine increases the number of mitochondria (mitochondrial biogenesis), helps clean up damaged mitochondria, and makes mitochondria more efficient.

Berberine, in small amounts, has very few, if any, side effects! Combined with keto, intermittent fasting, and exercise, you could experience significant results when taking berberine.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness about the benefits of berberine. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @Ultra_Marathoner_Denis_Keane on April 16, 2024 at 12:03 pm

    Can Dr Berg be a natural cure for everything? = YES😊

    • @Ms.Bree8403 on April 16, 2024 at 12:05 pm

      Love this comment ❤️

    • @denisemaples6519 on April 16, 2024 at 12:32 pm

      As is keto and ACV 😂

    • @andreadamascceno2139 on April 16, 2024 at 12:42 pm

      No Dr Berg is not the cure.
      He does a very good job of explaining how the body works and the new research results.
      We have to figure how to apply it into our personal life.

    • @andreadamascceno2139 on April 16, 2024 at 12:47 pm

      I mean, I really like his videos and content.
      But if I don’t change my habits and figure out what applies in my life and how, it won’t really work.
      Information is fun.
      But using the information brings results.

    • @pamelatimbush3762 on April 16, 2024 at 1:16 pm

      Yes exactly 👏.
      I like Dr. Berg but he isn’t God!!!

  2. @Ms.Bree8403 on April 16, 2024 at 12:06 pm

    Well, im taking berberine, and im still here 😊

    • @EmilyBrowneyes on April 16, 2024 at 12:09 pm

      Has it helped with weight loss for you?

    • @noonr4741 on April 16, 2024 at 12:16 pm

      @@EmilyBrowneyes Been taking it for about a year. Personally I don’t notice a weight lost effect, but the neurological one is massive for me. I can recall, memeorize and think better. I personally take 3g a day.

    • @Leila10.8 on April 16, 2024 at 12:26 pm

      Have you lose Wight with

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on April 16, 2024 at 12:26 pm

      how much do you take per day?

    • @Ultra_Marathoner_Denis_Keane on April 16, 2024 at 12:28 pm

      Interesting, does this help with migranes/headaches aswell?​@@noonr4741

  3. @ACTMCC3150 on April 16, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    Maybe. I’ve been taking 1 x berberine 500mg capsule daily for about a month. I’ve noticed I feel less hungry than during my last 5 years doing keto/carnivore with intermittent fasting.

    • @darkwingduck-2-1 on April 16, 2024 at 12:28 pm

      When do you take it? With a meal?

    • @ACTMCC3150 on April 16, 2024 at 2:24 pm

      @@darkwingduck-2-1 immediately after my meal

    • @blickluke on April 16, 2024 at 3:19 pm

      That’s a low dose, take 2

    • @Arek_R. on April 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm

      Sounds like it’s just placebo.

  4. @PhajEsTeeb on April 16, 2024 at 12:22 pm

    Berberine is good for killing bad bacteria such as sibo and candida as well. I googled it. Thats how i know 😅

    • @Avengedsevenfoldrocks on April 16, 2024 at 1:32 pm

      I don’t want to be a negative Nancy but I can’t believe everything that I Google

    • @condesabeatriz9303 on April 16, 2024 at 1:32 pm

      That’s why I tried it, but it gave me gas & diarrhea.

    • @PhajEsTeeb on April 16, 2024 at 1:39 pm

      @@condesabeatriz9303 could be from the die off symptoms of the bad bacteria

    • @emteebee1872 on April 16, 2024 at 3:04 pm

      @@condesabeatriz9303 I took Berberine Pro from Dr. Rajsree N for the first time on Saturday AM. Went to a bbq at a friends house. After eating, I had a massive stomach ache. Then I realized I just needed to use the bathroom. After that, no more tummy aches (fingers crossed)

    • @blickluke on April 16, 2024 at 3:20 pm

      ​@@condesabeatriz9303sounds like die off, it’s working

  5. @I2AmUS on April 16, 2024 at 12:31 pm

    Still alive! 😂 When I take it consistently my blood sugar levels go down and I am not on metformin. I don’t know if it helps with blood pressure but my blood pressure has went to normal levels since taking berberine.

    I told my doctors that they can see me for visits but I am not taking the medicine. (Metformin or any high blood pressure medicine). They are keeping a close eye on me to make sure that I am within normal levels without taking pharmaceuticals.

  6. @ksharpe8137 on April 16, 2024 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been taking Berberine for over a year and although it’s brought my A1C down from 6.4 to 5.5 without any changes in my diet I haven’t lost one ounce of weight. My PCP is very pleased with my results and told me to keep taking it!

    • @riastrada on April 16, 2024 at 3:00 pm

      How many do you take? What dosage and how often? Thank you

    • @ksharpe8137 on April 16, 2024 at 7:13 pm

      @@riastrada I take the brand Luma Nutrition and I take 2 capsules a day which equals 1200 mg a day. I take one with my morning meal and one with my afternoon meal before dinner.

  7. @jcord0013 on April 16, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    Very potent substance for weight control when combined with some form of moderate fasting, proper diet, and exercise. I’m at my ideal weight at 57.

    • @enuphsayd9746 on April 16, 2024 at 1:14 pm


    • @kathyjean6806 on April 16, 2024 at 1:45 pm

      What brand of berberine do you take ?

    • @Drberg on April 16, 2024 at 2:16 pm

      Great. Thanks for your comment. Stay safe and healthy.

    • @natasharobinson5672 on April 16, 2024 at 4:28 pm

      What dose do you take and btw congrats 🎉 on your success!


  8. @frozenpann on April 16, 2024 at 12:42 pm

    Combined with Milk thistle! It helps with absorption and is way more effective.

    • @nevastrong2850 on April 16, 2024 at 12:47 pm

      Good to know!

    • @wompol7117 on April 16, 2024 at 1:17 pm

      liver function is vital so milk thistle will help in almost all combos

    • @Drberg on April 16, 2024 at 1:36 pm

      Sure. Stay safe and healthy.

    • @Drberg on April 16, 2024 at 1:46 pm

      Wow, thanks for the suggestion. Have a nice day!

    • @Xstr3ngthz on April 16, 2024 at 3:42 pm

      Theres always the one person trying to make things more complicated

  9. @mikeshay4866 on April 16, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    I stopped metformin.18 months ago and now take berberine combined with Keto, A1C went from 6.5 to 5.0

    • @francescag6889 on April 16, 2024 at 1:25 pm

      Did you change your diet?

    • @mikeshay4866 on April 16, 2024 at 1:41 pm

      @@francescag6889 yes, went Keto, I’m 66 yrs old

    • @mikeshay4866 on April 16, 2024 at 1:42 pm

      @@francescag6889 also off of acid reflux pills, hi BP pills and statans

  10. @bambineal1956 on April 16, 2024 at 12:45 pm

    Been taking an 8 hour Berberine for 2 weeks with the Panax Ginseng. I had a fasting blood sugar 14 days ago of 221. Yesterday it was 96. I have never had these results with Metformin which gave me raging Diarrhea and almost nothing with Glipizide. I hope you create this supplement together. I am on Keto. Went from 225 to 218 so losing weight as well. Awesome video!

    • @impeccableshoegame7029 on April 16, 2024 at 2:47 pm

      That’s awesome! Do you mind sharing which brand(s)?

    • @nadyulik on April 16, 2024 at 2:52 pm

      I like that combination. I don’t have issues with sugar but for me it sounds delicious.

    • @cvs177 on April 16, 2024 at 2:54 pm

      I will ask you to please mention the companies name of
      Panex ginseng &

    • @ofeliayashayev8097 on April 16, 2024 at 3:43 pm

      Please share brands. I bought panax ginseng that did nothing…Ty

    • @bambineal1956 on April 16, 2024 at 4:30 pm

      NOW Panax Ginseng Extract, and Peak Performance Glucovantage Super Berberine. Dr Berg suggested the Ginseng with the Berberine for the Ozempic mimic effect in a previous video. There is 4 hour and 8 hour Berberine. I opted for 8 hours. More expensive but obviously worth it.

  11. @Kees247 on April 16, 2024 at 1:04 pm

    I take berberine 2x 500 mg daily (metformin gave me extreme muscle pain after a few years ) and I use Ozempic. Only the last one made me lose some weight. Another tip is Alpha lipoic acid to help against or reverse (if its not gone too far) nerve damage. Main thing will always be cut down on carbs.

    • @jeff-sq4fe on April 16, 2024 at 1:53 pm

      did u take any vaccines last 6 years??

    • @danadane25 on April 16, 2024 at 3:30 pm

      Have you noticed if taking Berberine and Ozempic cause low blood sugars? Or would you say your numbers are normal?

  12. @sunlbx on April 16, 2024 at 1:08 pm

    Since I started combining L-carnitine and Berberine, I’ve lost a lot of weight and also gained muscle (protein diet + weight lifting, no cardio at all, and I mean AT ALL)
    Also, somehow it’s been 2 years now without stopping… and I haven’t been ill once. That has never happened before in my life.

    • @myhappyplace2587 on April 16, 2024 at 1:49 pm

      What brand do you use and where can I purchase this?

    • @pastorteefabunmi8935 on April 16, 2024 at 2:33 pm

      @dr berg where do you get it from

    • @kathy4015 on April 16, 2024 at 3:02 pm

      How come these people never answer?

    • @dede5004 on April 16, 2024 at 3:38 pm

      ​@@kathy4015strangely I think people do it for the “likes”

    • @sunlbx on April 16, 2024 at 5:45 pm

      ​@@kathy4015 my comment got moderated, i suppose it was considered an advertisement, dunno. i just get my berberine from Аmaazz0oon, if you search berberrrrine with chro000omium, you might find the one I have been buying

  13. @bosshunterman on April 16, 2024 at 1:18 pm

    Apple Cider Vinegar works a treat, too.

    • @ehswissie on April 16, 2024 at 5:46 pm

      To lose weight?

    • @abbalabbababba on April 16, 2024 at 6:03 pm

      @@ehswissie bloodsugar control, it slows down digestion and helps lower bloodsugar. It also gives energy.

  14. @Starcraft2Sonic on April 16, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    I,have NAFLD (Fatty acid liver)
    Use berberine, milk thistle and red yeast rice (gærris)
    Combined with low aerobic and strength training, 7-8 hrs of sleep and IMF (18/6) with low carbs, high fibre and healthy fats + protein. Fat is flying off the most stubborn parts of my body (belly mostily)
    Tremendous effect…no side effects

    • @johnstamos4325 on April 16, 2024 at 4:32 pm

      INTERESTING…. 6 pack much?

    • @bambineal1956 on April 16, 2024 at 4:56 pm

      Dr. Berg Liver Cleanse is great too!

    • @desertbluesplaylist7550 on April 16, 2024 at 5:57 pm

      Oh good to know thanks!

  15. @numeprenume172 on April 16, 2024 at 1:27 pm

    Yes, it can be the healthier option! I took berberine, it doesn’t cause nausea or digestive disorders like Ozempic, only that the limit dose I tested was 1.5 grams/day, descending at 0.5 mg/day. I do not know of side effects at higher doses, in terms of digestive/pancreatic tolerance or other systemic side reactions.
    After 2 weeks, clinically I noticed a reduction in the severity of insulin resistance, in the sense of obtaining the desired results after the hypocaloric and normal hypoglycemic diet. I know immediately when a diet starts to work for me! And most importantly, the decrease was in centimetres, not the weight on the scale, and I lost visceral fat mass!

    Thanks for all the excellent information on your site, Dr. Berg!


    • @numeprenume172 on April 16, 2024 at 1:55 pm

      coincidentally I also associated S.O.D. (SuperOxide Dismutase) & Collagen Complex for cellulite, much improved. to me it is a real scientific discovery that gives results! I admit, administered in the short term, 4-6 weeks

  16. @Kenya__Single__again on April 16, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve been taking berberine for 6 months now and I haven’t experienced ANY of those symptoms

    • @mohienamjad3271 on April 16, 2024 at 1:50 pm

      why do you think that is?

    • @gulnara.aliyeva on April 16, 2024 at 1:53 pm

      Which brand?

    • @impeccableshoegame7029 on April 16, 2024 at 1:54 pm

      Me either, I do ADF workout 4x a week and eat a low carb diet.

    • @greekgiggler on April 16, 2024 at 2:02 pm

      @@gulnara.aliyevatoniiq is a great brand

    • @midlifemom5829 on April 16, 2024 at 2:11 pm

      Have u lost weight , and how much? With exercise and certain diet?

  17. @mwilliams369 on April 16, 2024 at 1:49 pm

    Your helpful advice has improved my health. Thanks for your continuous support, Dr Berg 🙏🏻❤

    • @Drberg on April 16, 2024 at 3:07 pm

      That’s amazing to hear.

  18. @fitwellhub247 on April 16, 2024 at 2:08 pm

    Dr. Eric Berg, your dedication to health awareness is truly inspiring. Thank you for empowering countless individuals with invaluable knowledge and guidance on their journey to wellness. Your contributions to the health sector are making a real difference in people’s lives. Keep up the amazing work!

  19. @SirOreo62 on April 16, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    I have used it for 1 year. I started taking it to lower my sugar levels. I have lost 50 pounds. My liver enzymes are mow on normal levels. I feel great and have not noticed any secondary effects. When I started I asked my endocrinologist whether I could take it. He said it was safe. It has been used in Asia for a long time.

    • @Drberg on April 16, 2024 at 3:29 pm

      Excellent. Glad it helped you. Take care.

    • @floredouss200 on April 16, 2024 at 5:57 pm

      What is a safe dosage?

  20. @thiagopedalino on April 16, 2024 at 4:21 pm

    I had asthma for 37 years. Tried all the possible medication you can imagine, been in a hospital several times.
    Finally I watched a 3 min video dr berg made a few years ago, and that video put an end to my illness.
    God bless dr berg.
    This man is a diamond

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on April 16, 2024 at 4:24 pm

      What did you do?

    • @thiagopedalino on April 16, 2024 at 4:27 pm

      @@fidelcatsro6948 I had a big deficiency in vitamin D and didn’t know. Any doctor in my entire life talked about vitamin D. And he showed how to breathe properly.
      Simple like that

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on April 16, 2024 at 4:31 pm

      @@thiagopedalino wow!

    • @queenshay on April 16, 2024 at 6:39 pm

      @@thiagopedalinoIn chinese medicine it clears heat. People who have asthma type symptoms have heat in the lungs… It helps clear heat which is why it helps with inflammation.

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