Originally Posted by manwill67
What's your protocol with Metformin? Any sides?
I take 500mg three times per day with meals. On the weekends I refeed and take 1000mg with the really carb heavy meals up to 2500mg for the day. The first week you WILL have diarrhea and this is where a lot of guys fall off because of it. Once you get past that first week, it’s all good. I know my buddy started 500 once per day for a full week, then bumped to twice per day, and is now at the 1500mg and never experienced any stomach distress but he’s the exception.
Also, the good side effects and benefits far outweigh the diarrhea. Helps lower lipids, may help with BP (I take losartan so I don’t know for sure), and a whole bunch of other stuff. The life extensionist community has been using it for years. I notice I can have the same caloric intake as I’ve always had without any change to exercise, and I’m getting leaner and leaner.