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Berberine and Goldenseal Supplements Review
 

Initial Posting: 12/10/17   Last Update: 10/26/18
Berberine and goldenseal supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Choose the Best Berberine & Goldenseal Supplements

CL Tests Reveal Problems With 25% of Berberine and 67% of Goldenseal Supplements 


Alphabetical list of berberine and goldenseal supplements compared in this review
Amazing Formulas Berberine GNC Herbal Plus Goldenseal Root Extract Organika Goldenseal
Bluebonnet Goldenseal Root Extract Herb Pharm Goldenseal PipingRock.com Goldenseal Root
Dr. Whitaker Berberine 500 mg NutriCology TriBiotics Spring Valley [Walmart] Goldenseal
Dr. Whitaker Berberine GlucoGold Only Natural Berberine Thorne Research Berberine-500
Eclectic Institute Goldenseal Root    
Amazing Formulas Berberine Bluebonnet Goldenseal Root Extract Dr. Whitaker Berberine 500 mg Dr. Whitaker Berberine GlucoGold Eclectic Institute Goldenseal Root GNC Herbal Plus Goldenseal Root  Extract Herb Pharm Goldenseal NutriCology TriBiotics Only Natural Berberine Organika Goldenseal PipingRock.com Goldenseal Root Spring Valley [Walmart] Goldenseal Thorne Research Berberine-500
Make sure the berberine or goldenseal supplement you take passed our test and is right for you!
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Berberine is a compound found in goldenseal root that may help control blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels, and, potentially may aid in treating certain heart conditions. It is available as a supplement, usually as berberine HCl, or from goldenseal root powders or extracts -- although these typically contain just a fraction of the berberine that's in berberine supplements.
 
Finding the best quality berberine or goldenseal products was a challenge because many products on the market don't provide the amounts listed on their labels. 
 
ConsumerLab.com purchased and tested a range of popular berberine and goldenseal supplements. What did we find? Most goldenseal supplements do not contain their minimum expected amounts of berberine. In fact, one did not contain any detectable berberine despite bearing multiple seals of quality on its label. Even among berberine supplements one was found to provide only 78% of its listed amount of berberine.
 
Fortunately, we did find a few products that contained what they should and were properly labeled. Among these, we identified those that provide the best value — making them our Top Picks.
 
You must be a ConsumerLab.com member to get the full test results along with ConsumerLab.com's Top Picks. You'll get results for 13 supplements: 10 selected by ConsumerLab.com and three that passed the same testing in our voluntary Quality Certification Program.

You'll get the following information about berberine and goldenseal supplements in this comprehensive review:
    • Which supplements passed or failed testing - and an easy way to tell which are fake!  
    • Which berberine and goldenseal supplements were Approved for their quality, offer the best value, and are CL's Top Picks
    • What berberine and goldenseal can and cannot do for your health
    • How goldenseal root powder differs from goldenseal root extract
    • The dose of berberine for specific uses
    • What to look for on product labels and how to take berberine and goldenseal supplements
    • Cautions, side effects, and drug interactions with berberine and goldenseal
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