Known Name Brands: Debeone, Fenformin
Description: Phenformin - "Debeone - 25 mg. tablets","Debeone
'DT' -50 mg. capsules. Debeone is just a brand name for phenformin
which is another oral hypoglycemic drug. Phenformin was made to
be used to control mild to severe adult onset diabetes . This
drug was no longer made accessable to the public after 1977 since
it was associated with the development of lactic acidosis. This
drug is will increase the body's ability to transport glucose
into the muscle cells much better by increasing insulin sensitivity.
This substance will also inhibit the body's formation of sugar
by the liver whereby lowering insulin secretion in the body. This
substance is very similar to Glucophage (see page) that is also
an oral hypoglycemic except that phenformin is considered the
harsher of the two compounds. Phenformin is considered to be from
5 - 10 times stronger than Glucophage at what it does for the
body on a mg. per mg. comparison. Glucophage has signifigantly
less side effects than phenformin has as well. The chance for
an overdose causing hypoglycemia with the use of Glucophage is
dose related whereas you almost have to take a lethal dose. Phenformin
will increase insulin sensitivity in the body as well.
As far as bodybuilders are concerned, this product is used as
an oral form of insulin. It will cause greater glycogen supercompensation
during carb-ups as well as lowering blood glucose for those that
are using the BodyOpus or Atkins diet to induce ketosis more easily.
This drug is commonly taken as well to increase pumps and vascularity.
Common side effects of Phenformin are a metallic taste in the
mouth, nausea, and vomiting. This drug is also associated with
the development of lactic acidosis, which has a mortality rate
of 50 - 75 % of the people who contract this disease. I would
recommend staying away from this one since Glucophage is available
and the side effects don't include diseases with a tendency twords
death. That is just me though.
Effective Dose: At the very most, you would take 150 mgs. taken
in three divided doses with water before meals.
Street Price: Unknown
Stacking Info: This compound is commonly taken with Creatine in
order to help shuttle the creatine into the muscles more effectively
since this product increases insulin sensitivity.