If there was a way to live longer, healthier lives and to slow down the ageing process, what would you choose? A pharmaceutical drug or natural alternatives?
For many of our readers, the answer is obvious… but when a drug promises to make you live until you are 120 years old, millions of people might be convinced to take that drug without a second thought.
Metformin – one of the most widely prescribed diabetes drugs – has recently been hailed as ‘the world’s first anti-ageing drug’.
Don’t believe the media hype. And don’t take this drug.
Metformin comes with a long list of side effects, including diarrhoea, nausea, breathing problems, muscle pain and cramping, painful and difficult urination, bloating, belching, heartburn, vomiting and passing gas.
Very charming indeed.
Who in their right mind wants to live to 120, walking around with heartburn, and farting and burping all the time? Not exactly ageing gracefully, if you ask me.
Then there are also the more serious side effects of this drug. These include:
- Lactic Acidosis: A life-threatening condition causing blood levels of lactic acid to rise, which is fatal in nearly half the people who develop this complication.
- Increased risk of heart failure: Metformin depletes vitamin B12 levels (raising levels of homocysteine) in the body and it also affects thyroid function, both of which are hidden heart risk factors.
Of course, none of these are mentioned in the headline-grabbing media reports, which only sing the praises of metformin’s potential anti-ageing powers… Not that it has been tested on humans yet!
In fact, metformin’s anti-ageing ‘super powers’ have only been tested on mice. And even though a human trial is on its way in 2016, Big Pharma and its media monkeys are already paving the way to turn this drug into another blockbuster.
If you believe the media hype, metformin will “usher in a new era of ‘geroscience’ where doctors would no longer fight individual conditions like cancer, diabetes and dementia, but instead treat the underlying mechanism ? ageing.”
I have never thought of ageing as a disease, but rather a fact of life – an inevitable one at that. And one that should be embraced and enjoyed, without having to take a side effect-ridden drug that will leave you bloated, burping, out of breath and on the brink of heart failure.
What kind of an old age is that?!
Fortunately, there are ways to slow down Father Time – natural alternatives that don’t have side effects and that can actually stick to the promises they make – giving you the chance to live a healthier and longer life.
Next week, we’ll be telling you more about these alternative age-conquering secrets, so keep your eyes peeled… And I promise you, none of them involve farting, belching and diarrhoea.
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Metformin Linked To Heart Failure In Men, published online 09.01.14, realdiabetestruth.com
Diabetes Drug Metformin Blocks Liver Fat Production, published online 05.12.13, realdiabetestruth.com
World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120, published online 29.11.15, telegraph.co.uk