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What are the side effects of Berberine?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 in General Health
Question: Pre Diabetes Is Berberine safe when watching meds that might interfere with kidneys? Is there another holistic supplement to help ward off diabetes for someone 87 yrs old?
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Yes Berberine is safe. This will prevent overt Diabetes.

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Hi welcome to Health care magic,

Yes Berberine is safe. This will prevent overt Diabetes.

Powdered/sprouted fenugreek is said to help.

And, no there is no other holistic supplement that can ward of Diabetes.

But for you I would recommend a very low dose of metformin--like 250 mg twice or thrice a day since at your age it is very difficult choosing appropriate diet.

Please discuss this with your doctor as he will like to make sure your kidneys are fine.

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