These tablets degrade in sunlight and need to be kept cool. This presents an issue with black market sources seeing as dealers carry these things around in their training bags for weeks on end. The same applies with glucophages sister product Insulin.
The drug belongs to a group of drugs called the biguanides. A group of antihyperglyceimic drugs. Others include Buformin and Phenformin. These drugs increase the transport of blood sugar across the cell membrane into muscle cells. The action works by positvely effecting cellular insulin sensitivity.
Metforming is a little gentler on action than the other compound which hit so hard they can bring on lactic acidosis which would be counter productive.
This product that enhances the effect of insulin and by now we all agree insulin is the single most anabolic agent available.
This product is slowly absorbed over a six hour period with the half life being as long as 15 hours.
Metformin has got to be safer than oral insulin and combined with effective insulin therapy and the right diet the results have been excellent. Each tablet is 850 mgs. The best results came with a slow build up to three tablets a day taken morning, noon and night using a three day on one day regime. This was combined with indictable insulin. The top athletes took on 1 IU per 10 1KG of bodyweight three times a day. They were careful to use the humilin act rapid S and take 10 grams of carbs and five grams of whey protein 90 minutes after administration.
For example 100 1KG man would take three metformin a day. 10 IU of insulin first thing in the morning, 1090 grams Maltodextrin and 50 grams of whey 90 minutes later. This he would repeat early afternoon and early evening.
The most successful subject also took 50 MCG of T3 on the days they took the metformin and 4 IU GH as two separate 2 I U shots taken mid morning and thirty minutes after training.
Another product that enhances the overall effect is Creatine Monohydrate especially if combined with the amino acids Arginine, Glycine and Methionine
The worst side effects have been minor. A bad taste in the mouth and some stomach acid. This can be avoided by always taking the metforming with half a liter of water.
Potentially the possibility of lactic acidosis must not be ruled out and you must be aware of the symptoms. The most obvious symptom is death which would hardly be missed by even the most focused and intensive bodybuilder. Before this irreversible loss of bodymass you will have severe cramps and stomach pains with uncontrollable sweating. A simple blood PH test at the doctors would clear up any nagging doubts.
It is important to say that this is experimental material and in no way can I recommend the use of this product. The older you get the higher the risk that is not to say that every twenty year old can go crazy.
Diuretics make the effects hit harder and this is a big risk area. Somehow risks always seem to come back to diuretics. The same risk enhancement applies to the female pill and even nicotinic acid.
The essential point of any insulin altered therapy is that the strict dietary needs are met. Eating the right foods at the right time should become like a religion. Imagine your life depends on it.
The discovery of how to use insulin correctly has without a doubt revolutionized bodybuilding. It has produced competitors twenty pounds heavier.