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Is Metformin a Miracle Drug? w/Nelson Vergel

Metformin is one of the oldest and most studied drugs on earth, but many in the medical community are still hesitant to prescribe it. What are the benefits of this drug for people with different health problems and needs? What does it do for weight loss, insulin levels and high blood sugar? Does it make people hypoglycemic? On this episode, Nelson Vergel gives a presentation on different studies of Metformin and why it’s such a powerful anti-aging medication.

Testosterone-metformin combination therapy decreased total and LDL cholesterol, uric acid, hsCRP, homocysteine and fibrinogen, and it increased plasma testosterone. – Nelson Vergel

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At the start of the show, we talked about why metformin is such a hot topic right now, and Nelson began his lecture on Metformin, starting with its history, benefits and some of the reasons why it causes patients to lose weight. We also discussed its benefit for people with cancer, and overweight people. Towards the end of the show we talked about what people get wrong about the ketogenic diet. We also discussed;

  • How metformin affects the gut biome
  • Metformin’s impact on HIV positive patients
  • Why metformin is better than berberine
  • Metformin and diabetic mortality rates

Metformin is a hot topic right now, and with good reason. It has many benefits, is affordable and numerous studies backing it up. It dilates vessels, decreases insulin and blood sugar, improves metabolism of glucose, offers significant cardiovascular protection and it also decreases body fat and lipids. Testosterone and Metformin work very well together when it comes to body composition and inflammation. Metformin has also shown an ability to increase lifespan for people with cancer, and it helps people with HIV a great deal. There are minimal risks with Metformin unless you have some sort of renal issue, or take a drug that is contra-indicated. If you’re going to start using it, we recommend you start low and go slow. Guest Bio Nelson Vergel is a chemical engineer who, by his own necessity, has become a leading advocate for sports nutrition, supplementation, hormone and therapies, and the promotion of wellness. His search for cutting-edge health knowledge started when he was diagnosed with HIV over 25 years ago during a hopeless era. This life-threatening diagnosis propelled him to explore therapies to save his life and that of his peers by reviewing available literature, attending numerous health conferences, becoming an advocate member of NIH research committees, moderating online groups, and networking with many progressive clinicians. With his survival knowledge he has been able  to help people to lead a healthy life regardless of their health status or background. He is the author of “Testosterone: A Man’s Guide” and co-author of the book “Built to Survive“; the founder of the nonprofit organizations Body Positive Wellness Clinic and Program for Wellness Restoration; the Nutrition and Exercise forum expert at; and a bilingual speaker on body composition, exercise, nutrition, supplementation, testosterone replacement, metabolic disorders, and medication side effect management. Go to for more information. To Get YOUR FREE PAPERBACK COPY of The Metabolic Blowtorch Diet, CLICK HERE!


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