Mo’ metformin

Mo’ metformin

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  The FDA sometimes gets things right and on those occasions, it is good to congratulate them.  For example after travesties like  THIS  and THIS  and THIS,  the FDA just approved the drug Metformin for an Anti-Aging Study on Humans. Granted they are 20 years too late, but better late than never. They were also late in approving the drug for diabetes use in the USA. After being approved for diabetics to use in England in 1957, the FDA delayed allowing it into the USA for an bewildering 37 years!

Why is metformin so valuable?  Well, let’s let top researcher share their enthusiasm

 

Although it might seem like science fiction, researchers have already proven that the diabetes drug metformin extends the life of animals, and the Food and Drug Administration in the US has now given the go ahead for a trial to see if the same effects can be replicated in humans.”

I have been doing research into aging for 25 years and the idea that we would be talking about a clinical trial in humans for an anti-aging drug would have been thought inconceivable…20 years ago aging was a biological mystery. Now we are starting to understand what is going on.”

Scientists think the best candidate for an anti-aging drug is metformin, the world’s most widely used diabetes drug which costs just 10p a day. Metformin increases the number of oxygen molecules released into a cell, which appears to boost robustness and longevity.”

Dr Simon Melov of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging added:

“You’re talking about developing a therapy for a biological phenomenon which is universal and gives rise to all of these diseases. And if you’ve got a therapy for this thing, these diseases just go away.” 
In addition to lowering blood sugar (itself an anti-aging benefit),  metformin stimulates an important enzyme found within all of our cells called adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK)  This enzyme activation augments the beneficial effects of calorie restriction which scientists have proven years ago to be the most reliable method of slowing and reversing biomarkers of animal and human aging especially when paired with optimal seed nutrition and adequate daily exercise to oxygenate the blood and all tissues.

How can you get metformin?  Well if you are not in Mexico where you can just buy it from the drug store clerk, you will need a prescription.  But to get the benefits of metformin, you can take the natural non-prescription version:  Berberine Plus  and SugarAssist.  As in all cases where patented prescription drugs offer a benefit, there are naturally occurring herbs, amino acid or vitamins/mineral combinations which offer the same benefits in a more ‘centsible” manner – safer, more effective and more cost effective.

 

1) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12017112/Worlds-first-anti-ageing-drug-could-see-humans-live-to-120.html 

2) http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/new-anti-aging-drug-could-extend-human-life-span-to-120-years/ar-AAfTYgX?li=BBnba9O

3) http://www.ibtimes.com.au/us-fda-gives-ok-human-trial-metformin-anti-ageing-drug-prolong-life-until-120-years-1488127

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Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  The FDA sometimes gets things right and on those occasions, it is good to congratulate them.  For example after travesties like  THIS  and THIS  and THIS,  the FDA just approved the drug Metformin for an Anti-Aging Study on Humans. Granted they are 20 years too late, but better late than never. They were also…
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