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Newage
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Re: Metformin

Post by Newage » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:21 pm

Thanks OzSport.
Links show some of the positive and negative aspects of taking Metformin.
It seems the positive benefits are beginning to outweigh the negative ones being the effect when exercising and possible side effects.
Time to talk to my doctor about scripts...


drkris69
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Re: Metformin

Post by drkris69 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:42 pm

Yes newage I would. Ive been taking Metformin now for 8 mos only because of Dr. Sinclair's protocol. I recently had bloodwork done last week and my A1c is excellent so maybe its due to the Metformin.....LOL
Boxcost
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Re: Metformin

Post by Boxcost » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:47 am

Based on the research I am thinking of restricting metformin to days that I don't or can't for some reason exercise. Blood test next month for baseline and potentially start with metformin.
OzSport
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Re: Metformin

Post by OzSport » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:17 pm

drkris69 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Yes newage I would. Ive been taking Metformin now for 8 mos only because of Dr. Sinclair's protocol. I recently had bloodwork done last week and my A1c is excellent so maybe its due to the Metformin.....LOL
Interesting stuff, drkris69! While taking Metformin, have you experienced any "brain fog"? I was chatting with an elderly person the other day who was prescribed Metformin due to high blood sugar (they don't have diabetes but doctors gave it to them to reduce the blood sugar levels) and they said that they had a really bad reaction to it - experienced the "brain fog" for quite some time and didn't feel like themselves.
Fred

Re: Metformin

Post by Fred » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:01 am

OzSport wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:17 pm
drkris69 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Yes newage I would. Ive been taking Metformin now for 8 mos only because of Dr. Sinclair's protocol. I recently had bloodwork done last week and my A1c is excellent so maybe its due to the Metformin.....LOL
Interesting stuff, drkris69! While taking Metformin, have you experienced any "brain fog"? I was chatting with an elderly person the other day who was prescribed Metformin due to high blood sugar (they don't have diabetes but doctors gave it to them to reduce the blood sugar levels) and they said that they had a really bad reaction to it - experienced the "brain fog" for quite some time and didn't feel like themselves.
I'm also taking metformin and reduced cognition is not a listed side effect. Actually metformin may prevent cognitive decline if animal data is any clue.

No brain fog here, to counter an anecdote with another.

Metformin increases cellular NAD+.
drkris69
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Re: Metformin

Post by drkris69 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:55 pm

No not me either Ozsport. Thats too bad maybe if you friend takes a smaller dose starting out.
OzSport
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Re: Metformin

Post by OzSport » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:14 pm

Thanks for the feedback, Fred and drkris69!
NewLifeScience
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Re: Metformin

Post by NewLifeScience » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:37 pm

I have been taking Berberine for about 5 months now. I can tell it 'equalizes' my sugar levels.

I may wait a while before asking my doc for metformin... only because he is 700 km away and we are on lock down. I guess I have been stalling, but i think Berberine serves a similar if not as effective purpose.
Taking:
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