Berberine: For Healthy Plumbing

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Gastrointestinal health is very important to your overall well being.  We have written about the roles vitamin D, fish oil and probiotics play in supporting your digestive tract.

When someone has intestinal inflammation, such as inflammatory bowl disease, they seek out additional help because it can be debilitating.  A new study shows that berberine, a natural substance found in various plants, may help.

Rats with damage to their intestines or colitis were given berberine.  The research showed that it helped to reduce inflammation and promoted recovery.

Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012

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