Is Berberine Nature’s Ozempic?

A dietary supplement called berberine is gaining momentum on social media platforms like TikTok for its weight loss effects, with some even calling it “nature’s Ozempic.”

Ozempic, a drug intended for use as a type 2 diabetes treatment, has recently become a popular weight loss aid. However, it has a lengthy list of side effects, and demand for the drug has caused supply issues, resulting in shortages for people with diabetes. Now, internet users claim that berberine can mimic the effects of popular weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy. So, is berberine a better alternative? Here, we explore what you need to know what berberine, especially when using it as a weight loss aid.

What is berberine? Berberine is a naturally occurring compound found in plants like barberry, goldenseal, tree turmeric, and Oregon grape. It’s linked with many health benefits, including weight loss, and is usually available in supplement form.

Excerpted from Healthline

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