Patient One endocrine support supplements are designed to support healthy hormone balance by optimizing health and function of the thyroid and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Our formulas’ standardized, high-potency Ayurvedic and adaptogenic herbs address the far-reaching effects of hormonal imbalance -- helping to promote energy, stress resistance, healthy mood, mental clarity and more.
Berberine is a botanical compound found in plants including barberry, goldenseal, Oregon grape, and tree turmeric. Used in Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years, berberine's diverse benefits and mechanisms of action are also supported in modern research. Its primary mechanism is its ability to activate the enzyme Adenosine Monophosphate-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) while inhibiting Protein-Tyrosine Phosphatase 1B (PTP1B).
Clinical evidence shows that berberine may help to support and promote glucose and lipid metabolism. Berberine also displays anti-bacterial properties and it may support gut microbiota and help to protect the gastrointestinal system. Some studies suggest that berberine may promote hormone balance and support regular menstrual cycles in women of reproductive age. Further, berberine is thought to influence the genes involved in fat metabolism, leading to a reduction in the production and storage of fat in the body and making it an attractive natural option for individuals looking for support in maintaining a healthy weight.
Patient One Berberine supplies 500 mg berberine HCl per capsule, the dosage used in clinical trials for glucose and lipid health.
Berberine has been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol among diabetic participants in several controlled trials.
In controlled trials berberine reduced HbA1c levels in diabetic participants with comparable efficacy to metformin. Among participants with the metabolic syndrome berberine has been shown to reduce waist circumference and body weight, blood pressure, triglycerides, and improve insulin resistance compared to placebo, with similar benefits in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
A clinical trial comparing standard therapy with or without berberine among patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention showed improvements in multiple inflammatory markers.
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Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value**
(from Indian Barberry extract) (Berberis aristata root)
This product is free of milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish, soy, tree nuts, wheat, yeast and gluten.
This product is free of ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Take 1 capsule 1-2 times daily as a dietary supplement, preferably with a meal or shortly after, or as directed by a health practitioner. Store in a cool, dry place.
If pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive, do not use this product. Consult your health practitioner before use if taking any medications. Discontinue use and consult your health practitioner if any adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Use only if safety seal is intact.