Metformin is commonly prescribed for those with diabetes; however, it is common knowledge that the side effects of this drug are serious. The Lancet just released a study examining the effects of Metformin on the cardiovascular system. The study found that Metformin does not improve glycaemic control in those with Type 1 diabetes.
Other studies have linked Metformin use with impaired brain function. In 2013, an Australian study found that those who were diabetic had worse cognitive performance than those who were not, and those on Metformin had even worse cognitive performance than those who were not. This year, Taiwanese research seemed to support this trend, as it found that diabetics using Metformin have an increased risk of developing dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
All of this can be avoided if people practice healthy lifestyles from the start. If you are concerned about your blood sugar levels, consider L-Glycine, Vanadyl Sulfate, and Chromium Picolinate.