Berberine is an alkaloid that can be found in many different forms, and is often used to boost the medicinal effects of other herbs it is blended or formulated with.
Berberine is of particular interest to athletes because it stimulates the uptake of glucose into the muscle cell, improves insulin sensitivity and can reduce glucose production in the liver. This may translate into more energy output and muscle pumps in the gym.
It’s also why we added it to the Defining & Hardening Agent Blend in Best Creatine Defined™. Alongside creatine, berberine helps shuttle nutrients into muscle cells, which means carbs are used as energy, not stored as unwanted body fat. Another way berberine works to increase energy is by stabilizing blood sugar levels. This keeps more glucose readily available as fuel and prevents a sudden drop in serum blood glucose levels (aka a sugar crash).
Lastly, berberine has a metabolic benefit to pre-workout carbon, hydrogen and oxygen intake. The added efficiency increases cellular volumization for better pumps.
If you’re trying to build muscle, boost your strength and performance in the gym, and sculpt a leaner, more defined physique, start incorporating Best Creatine Defined™ into your supplement regimen. We recommend taking 2 scoops per day. The first can be mixed with your pre workout to maximize your efforts in the gym. The second should be taken with your post-workout meal, including protein and carbs. The creatine and berberine will help push the nutrients to your muscles for improved recovery, lean muscle building and glycogen replenishment.