Metformin is the 1st of the TOP 10 Life Extension Nutrients and Drugs by American Academy for Anti Aging Medicine
Metformin was approved for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. However, it is discovered that Metfromin has a wide range of biological activities including:
- Treatment for diabetes mellitus;
- Weight loss and reducing blood cholesterol;
- Cancer prevention;
- Reducing risks for heart attack and other cardiovascular deaths;
Side effects and contraindications:
Metformin should not be used in patients with conditions that increase the risk of lactic acidosis (such as renal failure).
Metformin is very safe. Some people may have GI discomfort (nausea, vomiting and diarrhea) when the drug is initially started or when the dose is increased. In most patients, these side effects can be minimized or avoided by starting from a smaller dose.
Metformin is part of our weight loss protocol. American Academy for Anti Aging Medicine also recommend otherwise healthy people to take Metformin 50o mg twice a day for anti aging and cancer prevention purposes. Metformin is available at our offices.