[ExI] Sources of metformin for longevity

Gabe Waggoner lostmyelectron at protonmail.com
Mon May 31 18:36:26 UTC 2021

Hello, all,

I consider the contributors to this list a treasured resource, and I'm hoping to consult your collective wisdom. I recall metformin's being discussed on this list, but my mail program has practically no search functionality. I apologize if, as seems likely, I'm asking something already covered.

I'm reading David Sinclair's _Lifespan: Why We Age—And Why We Don't Have To_, which has only strengthened my resolve to investigate metformin for longevity. Would anyone comfortable doing so kindly share ideas (on- or offlist) for getting metformin as a nondiabetic? My HMO doctor would never prescribe it to me—like many, he would not consider aging a disease but rather the inevitable result of entropy. I've found several outfits online through which I could supposedly get a prescription, but I'm unsure of their credibility. Several have less-than-stellar ratings from LegitScript (though for all I know, even LegitScript isn't legit). I would be delighted to use the same approach as one of you. I'm also curious about dosage and whether regular or extended-release metformin is more appropriate, though I figure the screening process by any reputable prescriber would take those factors into account.

Great thanks in advance—

Gabe Waggoner, MS, ELS
Science Writer–Editor
7318 Edmonston Rd.
College Park, MD 20740-3018
lostmyelectron at protonmail.com

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