Metformin is a prescription medication used to lower blood sugar (glucose) levels in people with diabetes.
As a first-line tool in managing type 2 diabetes (T2D), this medication is the most commonly prescribed drug when diet and exercise alone aren’t helping balance glucose levels.
This medication could also have anti-aging capabilities, according to some research.
In addition to lowering blood glucose levels, metformin may slow down aging in the body. Metformin does this by lowering the risk of some diseases and bodily processes that speed up aging and damage the body. It has cancer preventive properties and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Also shown to reduce fat mass.