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"GH3 is a major step forward in the field of anti-aging. The metabolites of procaine have enormous impact on restoring key physical areas. Gerovital-H3 has deservedly earned a strong reputation among the older population - it enhances joint mobility and arterial health, improves mental acuity while chasing the blues away, and it also rejuvenates the skin. It's what you can call an all-body formula for postponing the signs of aging".
Dr. Paul Yutsis, M.D.

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Of 17 patients who "wanted to age better" - 15 reported a sense of well being, relaxation, better sleep, energy and sex drive.

(UCLA: Cohen/Ditman)

"A number of studies indicate that GEROVITAL H3 containing an active ingredient (procaine hydrochloride), has beneficial effects on various chronic diseases and complaints of old age, including arthritis, depression and hypertension"

(USC: Hrachovec)

"The weak, reversible fully competitive inhibitor of MAO produced by GH3 is in marked contrast to the potent, irreversible inhibition of MAO produced by currently available agents. The mechanism by which Gerovital inhibits MAO may help to explain the absence of severe adverse reaction with GH3 that is traditionally associated with irreversible MAO inhibitors".

(USC: MacFarlane/Besbris)


"It is the purpose of this report to show that the membrane Anaemia rigidity which is associated with "irreversible sickle cells" is reduced in the presence of Procaine Hydrochloride and that ISC may be made deformable by the same material".

(USC: Baker/Powers/Haywood)

UCLA = University of California, Los Angeles
USC = University of Southern California

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The origins, history and usage of Gerovital H3

Originally by © David Rathborne - Investigative Journalist
Originally published by White Rose Marketing, Kansas, USA - 1982

The very beginning of Gerovital, "Fountain of Youth" tablets took off from the discovery made by, Dr Alfred Einhorn, an Austrian biochemist, with regards to the substance "Procaine Hydrochloride". Einhorn, in 1905, succeeded in synthesising and combining in an aqueous solution two products that occur in nature within the body (Para-aminobenzoic acid- PABA - a member of the B vitamin complex and Diethylaminoethanol - DEAE).

"Procaine" was a name derived from the simple label that Einhorn hung on his work in order to be able to distinguish it. Procaine, as an anaesthetic, has proven itself to be extremely useful. The people in America named it "Novacaine" while the dental profession made use of it extensively. The product is effective and basically does not have any toxic effect, and neither does it have any addictive qualities. In spite of the fact that it shares an identical name, procaine does not in any way have any semblance or similarity whatsoever with cocaine. Einhorn could have, indeed, opted for one of the numerous titles when he was searching for what to name the product.

In spite of the fact that the discovery of procaine was made in 1905, not much interest was focused on it beyond the fact that it was known for its use as anaesthetic. It was not until the late 1940`s that Dr Ana Aslan connected with the National Geriatric Institute located in Romanian capital city of Bucharest came up with the decision of experimenting on the product by injecting it as a means of relieving pain in elderly patients suffering from arthritis in their joints. The experiment turned out to be successful as it led to reduced pain and improved mobility. However, it turned out to be more fascinating that the patients began exhibiting improvements in both physical and mental well-being that were far beyond the benefits for arthritis.

Hair loss beforehair loss and color after Ana Aslan, being a medical research scientist far beyond excellent, would not let this phenomenon pass by unnoticed. She immediately set up a programme that was highly controlled in her Gerovital formula to look into the "side-effects" of procaine. It was basically a problem of stabilisation, as there was a rapid hydrolysing of procaine in the body where it stayed active for a reasonably short time. If there is any possibility of it being absorbed in higher measure and (with any luck) increase the benefits already observed proportionately. Dr Aslan, working with his colleagues, added potassium metabisulphite and disodium phosphate to the procaine and the result was that the desired effect of sustaining it for approximately between 6 and 9 hours within the body was achieved. To say this in one word, GH3 had been born!

The "side-effects" of the new compound now known as Gerovital GH3 became additionally marked (listed later in the following paragraphs), and here was born the legend of Bucharest. The extent of conclusive evidence is prodigious and completely irrefutable when it comes to its efficacy, and this includes much that was undertaken by American eminent medical authorities. It follows that individuals or organisations in the form of professional or Governmental seeking to challenge or disregard the evidence were driven to act so by other and less worldly motives compared to the desire that provides benefits to humanity.

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Actually, no one can be as blind as people who purposely chose not to see, and these types of individuals are always encountered time and time again in all facets of Humanitarian cause. Ana Aslan made a presentation of the research findings in 1956 to a meeting of European Congress for Gerontology held in Karlsruhe, West Germany. There was widespread scepticism with regards to the conclusion of her presentation as the fraternity simply failed to believe after listening politely to her presentation. The reason for their refusal to believe was not that difficult to understand. There are always lay people and Medical Professional equally educated, who always come to the assumption that taking one remedy only caters for one problem just like aspirin is used for headache and a different type of powder takes care of stomach ache. For somebody to come up with the suggestion, irrespective of sincerity, that the secret of the mystery of rejuvenated cell life was held by a (previously considered) dental anaesthetic was, in fact, more than one could mentally or emotionally digest.

gerovital baldness before gerovital hair baldness afterThe battle was over for Ana Aslan but she never had no intention of losing the war. Bent on proving her case beyond any shadow of doubt, she went on to undertake research programmes that would prove to be among the world’s greatest and possibly largest and most comprehensive double-blind study that was ever embarked in the history of the health industry. Observation was made for close to two years on workers numbering 15,000 whose ages ranged between 38 and 62 years throughout Romania. Participants in the programme included more than 400 Doctors who staffed a network of 154 clinics. All patient participants were healthy although they were already ageing. An entire range of fascinating results were about to manifest. There was, for example, diminished sickness among individuals using Gerovital by more than 40% (measured in days off work) resulting in the government heavily subsidising GH3 distribution across the entire population as a help to the working economy.

Specifically, there was normalisation of blood pressure, (up or down, either way), improvement in respiratory functions, increase in muscular vigour, increase in basic sex drive, improvement of arthritic conditions, disappearance of peptic ulcers, normalisation of cholesterol levels, and the rest. In a nutshell, there was halting of the advancing age degenerative effects and even reversal to a remarkable degree that sometimes reached 80% of the subject being scrutinised. Participants who did not receive GH3 were rather given placebo. However, no one, including the medical staff was aware of who got what, as only the institute’s computer knew this secret (thus the term double-blind").

There was an influenza epidemic which respected no national boundaries that swept across Europe at the time that this study was being undertaken. The sufferings that visited both Communist and Capitalist countries were identical but only 2.7% death rate was experienced by the research group taking Gerovital H3 while the death rate among individuals receiving "normal" medical treatment was at 13.9% rate which was more than 5 times higher than those on Gerovital H3. Such alone indicated the heightened degree of basic sound good health and resistance against infection brought about by this remarkable food ingestion to have a careful examination on a daily basis. The European Congress of Gerontology met Dr Aslan again to conduct a careful examination of the mountain of evidence she now presented, and convicted of the accuracy of her presentation, and now accepted it based on the truth contained in her conclusions. Ana Aslan was given a warm welcome and received remarkable recognition for her work.

Independent testing was now being conducted in different countries of the entire Western and Eastern Europe as well as in the United Kingdom and finally followed by America. Where researchers adhered to the Aslan technique, the same astounding results manifested, and where they failed to do so (and one would have to ask why they failed to do so?) there were minimal results and such came forth by simple trick of utilising only Procaine in the absence of the buffering agents. Oddly enough during that time and until today in America, these results were the only ones that were widely published.

When it comes to being made available to the public, the more than 400 correct research programmes and results did not basically exist, and once more, it is appropriate to pose the question, "Why is it so"? It is quite sad that posing this question “Why” is a very unprofitable venture, considering the fact that the authorities who are walking the extra mile to produce false conclusions that decried Gerovital GH3 are not ready to provide any explanation themselves and their story, in any event, failed to end at that point. The floodgates, with regards to GH3, were open as one country after another came to accept the findings of Aslan, often reaching the decision after making confirmation by conducting their own research.

Dr Ana Aslan medical meetingReviewing the situation now will show that more than 70 countries have made Gerovital accessible to their people with no prescriptions required while approximately fifty million users have, to a greater or lesser degree, benefited from it. The country of Germany is one of the world’s greatest consumers of alternative and herbal products, and there, a version of Gerovital known as KH3, containing half the procaine and several vitamins, has become one of the top ten most popular and most marketed dietary supplements. An intern in America by the name of Dr. Sapse never forgot the evidence of his own eyes while working with Dr. Aslan and with an intention of obtaining pre-market permission for the testing of the product as an anti-depressant for the elderly. The request was approved and Sapse sourced money to establish his company Rom-Amer to begin marketing Gerovital. As things turned out, and sad to say, immediately after passing GH3 through the first phase of safety of the three required FDA trials, things were moving successfully ahead when F.D.A. altered the rules!

It appears that wildreports proliferating in the media like The Elixir of Life", and "Will we live for ever", as well as "Anti-aging miracle" and others like flights of editorial flights of fancy set up warning bells to the point of Sapse being informed that he should conduct research on the product using a large number of patients over a number of years that appeared to be limitless for confirmation of the claims made by the media men (Newspaper). No protest was made to his interest that was limited to that of one factor as they were resolute. The financial impacts of this development were in such terrible proportions that the good Doctor was practically prevented from moving forward, resulting in his company becoming bankrupt.

It is quite fascinating to speculate on the reason for the F.D.A. to do this, considering the fact that Sapse had confined himself completely to the natural anti-depressant features of Gerovital GH3, and for the fact that the authorities themselves had already settled on the decision that no safety problems were discovered with the product (on the basis of American research). This is an opinion that they still adhered to, even to this day. The F.D.A., like other various bureaucratic institutions, saw its operations at a higher level compared to public interest. It probably failed to see any reason to provide an explanation for its actions to those humdrum members of society whose lot it was to support. It probably saw no explanation regarding its action when it comes to those humdrum members of society that they are supposed to provide support to. The public is then left in a position of making the decision themselves regarding what they believe may be the truth as expressed by one opinion. If the fact that Gerovital GH3 works as a standpoint, based on overwhelming evidence provided with research that it does work, the public will then have to take into consideration what would have been the effect of this seemingly beneficial nutrient had it been widely available world-wide (not just reachable, which has been the case for 20 years) in in several countries of the developed world, and this include countries of the communist block where not much money is to be made regarding the discovery of this nature as common in all health industry run and owned by the state.

The fact that GH3 works is the key to the riddle and this includes the fact that it works "across the board" on a number of conditions that appear to be unrelated and the fact that an ever increasing variety of unnatural drugs which are extremely expensive are being utilised in the treatment of these conditions which, in effect lead to a series of hideous side-effects that are again being treated with more unnatural drugs resulting in further side effects, and the cycle of treatment with unnatural drugs continues.

Dr Aslan United NationsTo drive the matter straight to the point and paint a correct picture, in the event that the correct formula of Gerovital GH3 becomes easily marketable to the public, the lucrative synthetic drug industry will be hit with a shocking blow, considering the fact that this is an industry that is in size, scope and revenue which is only second to the Oil and Arms industries. It is a common knowledge, known for a long time now, that suppression of competing products and materials has been ongoing in all large industries across the globe. The recording tape, for example, has been held up for a number of years by the disc manufacturers since their business would have been decimated by the product. It is in the same manner that the 1933 patented "Pogue" carburettor that has the ability of giving 204 miles for every gallon and possesses greater power when mounted to a gas guzzling Ford L.T.D, vanished off the scene as soon the press mentioned the phenomenon. Nonetheless, one group cannot be isolated as the lone obstructive factor when it comes to Gerovital, for the simple reason that any group would need the help and cooperation of others as no one group is capable of succeeding when it comes to keeping Gerovital off the market by doing it alone. The problem lies on whom to turn to, to offer them help.

What are governmental authorities in these matters like the Food and Drug Administration and other medical authorities doing? How about the American Medical Association? Why are these powerful bodies very reluctant to use GH3 and not just straight procaine in carrying out swift and accurate research in order for them to satisfy themselves regarding that fact which the rest of the world has known for twenty years now? Again, it is not out of the way to suggest that vested interest lies behind all these. Again what is the extent of the efficacy of the drugs been keenly promoted throughout the health industry by the F.D.A. and other medical authorities. This is the case of the use of unnatural drugs spawning a completely new financial windfall where the long suffering public is now being prescribed deadly and near deadly substances for the treatment of symptoms rather than providing them with the help to have their conditions cured.

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To the medical industry, patients receiving highly expensive treatments on regular basis for their illnesses are worth far more compared to those patients that have their symptoms cured. The fair question to pose is “What is the position of the Medical Associations when it comes to Gerovital GH3? The answer is that they do not have any position as they have performed a highly professional job of completely ignoring the issue. This is in plain and shameful contrast to the position of their more free-thinking brethren.

The decision has to be made by the readers themselves. There is the likelihood that no participant should give an explanation regarding his/her action; thus, everything would continue to be a matter of opinion. We extend our gratitude to all those that we place our trust in.



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