The brand names may vary, yet Procaine, Gerovital and GH3 all refer to the same drug, just marketed differently, but all relying and basing their effectiveness on research and development done by professor Ana Aslan to combat aging.
We DO NOT SELL PROCAINE, but have included this page as we find it of interesting in the field of anti-aging.
Information contained on this page was in-part obtained with permission from www.gh3.co.uk but has been edited and added to.
The information below is not intended as a medical reference, it has been written for lay people in order to promote a basic knowledge of the origins, history, usage and researched effects of that remarkable nutritional food - Gerovital (GH3).
The term "natural" as used herein relates to those substances occurring naturally within the human body, "unnatural" relates to laboratory contrived concoctions alien to the body and which are usually prescribed to treat the symptoms of a variety of diseases and conditions, often with disastrous consequences.
Wherever possible medical terminology has been omitted and, where its inclusion is unavoidable, it has been simplified to ensure the reader broader understanding. Those readers engaged in the healing arts are requested to overlook brevity arising from this policy. The object is to inform through needed detail, not to confuse by unnecessary technicalities.
Gerovital H3 (short title "GH3") has as its starting point the discovery by an Austrian biochemist, Dr Alfred Einhorn, of the substance "Procaine Hydrochloride". In 1905 Einhorn successfully synthesized and combined in an aqueous solution two products which occur naturally within the body (Para-aminobenzoic acid - PABA - a member of the B vitamin complex and Diethylaminoethanol - DEAE).
The name "procaine" was simply a label Einhorn hung on his work as a means of distinguishing it. Procaine itself proved extremely useful as an anesthetic. In America it was known as "Novocain" and was used extensively by the dental profession. It is highly effective, basically non-toxic and has no addictive qualities.
Although procaine was discovered in 1905 it appears that little further interest was taken in it beyond its known anesthetic use until the late 1940`s when Dr. Ana Aslan of the National Geriatric Institute in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, decided to experiment by using it by means of injection for the relief of pain in the arthritic joints of elderly patients.
The experiment itself was indeed successful resulting in decreased pain and increased mobility but, more interestingly, the patients began to exhibit improvements in both physical and mental well-being far beyond the arthritic benefits.
Ana Aslan was too good a medical research scientist to allow this phenomenon to go unnoticed and immediately set up a highly controlled program into the "side-effects" of procaine.
Basically it was a problem of stabilization, procaine rapidly hydrolyzed in the body and remained active for a comparatively short time. If it could be absorbed in greater measure and (hopefully) proportionately increase the benefits already noticed.
Working with her colleagues Dr. Aslan added potassium metabisulphite and di-sodium phosphate to the procaine which had the desired effect of sustaining it within the body for between 6 and 9 hours. In a word GEROVITAL H3 had arrived!
The "side-effects" of GH3 now became more marked and the legend of Bucharest was born. Today GH3 is available in over 70 progressive countries around the world and it is estimated to be used by more than 50 million people including world leaders. The amount of conclusive evidence as to its efficacy is prodigious and totally irrefutable - including much that was carried out by eminent medical authorities in America.
It follows that individuals or organizations (professional or Governmental) who seek to challenge or ignore the evidence were motivated to do so by other and less worldly motives, than a desire to establish the truth. There are of course none so blind as those who do not wish to see.
In 1956, Ana Aslan presented the research findings to the European Congress for Gerontology meeting in Karlsruhe, West Germany. Her conclusions were met with widespread skepticism, the fraternity listened politely but simply didn't believe, and the reason is not difficult to comprehend.
We have all, lay persons and medical professionals alike, been educated to assume that one takes a single remedy for a single problem - e.g. an aspirin for headache, another type of powder for stomach ache. For anyone to suggest, no matter with what sincerity, that a (previously considered) dental anesthetic held the secret of the mystery of rejuvenated cell life was rather more than could be mentally or emotionally digested. Ana Aslan had lost the battle - but she had no intention of losing the war!
Intent on proving her case beyond any reasonable doubt she then embarked on one of the worlds greatest research programs, probably the largest and most thorough double-blind study ever undertaken in the history of the health industry.
For almost two years 15,000 workers aged between 38 and 62 years were observed throughout Romania. Over 400 Doctors staffing a network of 154 clinics participated in the program.
All the patients were healthy but ageing (of course) and a whole range of astonishing results were forthcoming. Amongst those using Gh3, sickness diminished by over 40% (measured in days off work) prompting the Romanian Government to heavily subsidize the distribution of GH3 throughout the population, to assist the working economy.
One of Professor Aslan's first patients. On the left, before treatment for alopecia. On the right, the same patient after three year's treatment.
Specifically blood pressures normalized (either up or down), respiratory functions improved, muscular vigor increased, basic sex drive increased, arthritic conditions improved, peptic ulcers disappeared, cholesterol levels normalized etc etc. In a word the degenerative effects of advancing age were halted and even reversed to a significant extent in up to 80% of the subjects under scrutiny.
Those who were not receiving GH3 received a "placebo" instead, but no one - including the medical staff - knew who was getting which! (hence the term "double-blind"), only the institute computer held the secret.
During the study, an influenza epidemic swept across Europe and was no respecter of national boundaries. Communist and Capitalist countries alike suffered mightily, but whereas the death rate amongst the research group on GH3 was 2.7%, amongst those receiving "normal" medical treatment it was 13.9% - more than 5 times higher!
This in itself was an indication of the heightened level of basic sound good health and resistance against infection produced by the daily ingestion of this remarkable food. Dr Aslan again confronted the European Congress of Gerontology, which carefully examined the mountain of evidence she now presented and, being convinced of its accuracy, accepted it as a basis for the truth of her conclusions. She received tremendous acclaim for her work.
Independent testing now took place in a number of countries throughout Western and Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom and finally America. Where researchers followed the Aslan method the same astonishing results were forthcoming, where they did not (and one would be entitled to ask why they did not?) the results were minimal and were arrived at by the simple ruse of using only Procaine without the buffering.
Strangely enough at that time - and to this day in America - these were the only results widely published. In terms of availability to the general public the (over 400) correct research programs and results were basically non-existent and once again it is in order to ask "why"?
Unfortunately asking "why" is not a very profitable occupation as the authorities who went out of their way to produce false conclusions decrying GH3 are not in the business of explaining themselves and in any event the story does not end at that point.
As far as GH3 was concerned the floodgates were open, country after country accepted the Aslan findings, often coming to their decisions after confirming matters through their own research. As we look at the situation, now over 70 countries have GH3 available to their people, usually without prescription, and an estimated fifty million have benefited to a greater or lesser degree.
In America a Dr. Sapse who, as an intern working with Dr. Aslan, never forgot the evidence of his own eyes, approached the Food and Drug Administration with a view to obtaining pre-market permission to test the product as an anti-depressant for the elderly.
This was granted and Sapse raised the money to start up his company (Rom-Amer) to market GH3. Unfortunately for him no sooner were preparations well under way the F.D.A. changed the rules! It seems that wild reports in the media ("The Elixir of Life", "Will we live for ever" and suchlike flights of editorial fancy) alarmed them to the point of informing Sapse that he should research the product on a vast number of patients over a limitless number of years to confirm the claims of the (Newspaper) media men.
In vain did he protest his interest was limited to that of one factor, they were adamant. The financial implications of this development were of such horrendous proportions that the good doctor was literally stopped in his tracks and his company bankrupted.
It is of course intriguing to conjecture why the FDA would set up such a roadblock considering that Sapse had restricted himself entirely to the anti-depressant aspect of GH3 and that the Authority itself had already decided there was no safety problem with the product (based on American research) - an opinion they maintain to this day.
As, like all bureaucratic institutions, the FDA sees itself operating at a higher level than mere public interest, it sees no requirement to explain its actions to those humdrum members of society whose lot it is to support it. We are left therefore in the position of having to decide for ourselves what the truth may be, and this is not so difficult as it may seem.
If we take as a standpoint the fact that GH3 works - and research provides overwhelming evidence that it does, we then have to consider what effect this seemingly beneficial nutrient would have were it to be generally available here as it already is (and has been for some 30 years) in most developed countries world-wide - including the communist block where there is no money to be made from medications of this nature, as all health industry is state run and state owned.
The key to the riddle lies in the known fact that GH3 does work, not only that, but it works - "across the board" - on a number of seemingly unrelated conditions and diseases and that these conditions and diseases are presently being "treated" (for want of a better word) by an ever increasing range of highly expensive unnatural drugs which produce an ever increasing range of hideous side-effects which are then treated by more unnatural drugs - which produce more side-effects, which are then treated by...etc...etc.
To put the matter into simple and accurate perspective, if GH3 was easily accessible to the public it would strike a monumental blow at the lucrative synthetic drug industry, an industry which in size, scope and revenue is second only to the oil industry.
It is well known that the suppression of competing products and materials has long been commonplace in all large industries world-wide. For years the recording tape was held up by the disc manufacturers as it would have decimated their business. Similarly the "Pogue" carburetor, patented in 1933 and giving 204 miles per gallon when fitted to a gas guzzling Ford - with greater power! vanished off the scene as soon as mention was made of it in the press.
However we cannot isolate one group as being the only obstructive factor in the case of GH3 , they need help to keep it off the market, they could not do it alone. To whom should they turn for this help? Why, to those who have governmental authority in these matters - The Food and Drug Administration - and what of the American Medical Association?
Why the reluctance of these two powerful entities to carry out swift and accurate research (using GH3 not procaine) to "satisfy themselves" on what the rest of the world has known for two decades? Here again, we must cite vested interest. And what of the efficacy of the drugs which the FDA is so keen to promote throughout the health industry? Is it not the case that the use of unnatural drugs has spawned an entire new financial bonanza?
One - where the long suffering public is now prescribed lethal and near lethal substances to "treat symptoms" rather than receiving help to cure their conditions!
Drugs are prescribed, which can only save then from terminal disease by killing then ahead of the natural process - as is the case more often than not with chemotherapy and cancer surgery!
Any patient who is continually receiving highly expensive treatment for his symptoms is worth much more to the medical industry than one who is cured.
It's a fair question to ask - where does the American Medical Association stand in the matter of GH3?
The answer is "they don't", they have done a highly professional job of ignoring it totally, in stark and shameful contrast to their more enlightened brethren overseas.
Readers have to decide for themselves. None of the participants are likely to explain their actions, so it remains a matter of opinion. What is particularly appalling is that we are not talking of suppressing a kitchen gadget which might make life ten percent more convenient for those who could afford it, but of what appears to be a clear cut example of a totally mercenary decision to feast upon an ever rising tide of human misery for the sole and simple reason that - PROFITS COME FIRST!
Back in 1980 David Rathbone, an investigative Journalist wrote a definitive summary of Gerovital GH3 based on an earlier Bantam publication written by the million selling author of "Vitamin E, Your Key to a healthy Heart". Times have changed since 1980 - Gerovital GH3 is enjoying a resurgence in popularity and usage.
Procaine - how was it discovered and what does it do?
These are just a few of the questions that are answered in the following pages.
A case of premature aging where improvements in the condition of the hair in particular is striking after one year's treatment.
This forty-two year old patient suffered from premature ageing and psoriasis (a chronic skin disease). The image on the right shows the patient after one year's treatment.
Professor Aslan has stated that GH3 works at "the cellular level" in the body. Let us elaborate on that.
We are aware the body is made up of cells, cells of different types (skin, muscular, brain, nerve, bone etc., etc.)
Even in the womb, cells in a fetus multiply and the unborn grows larger. After birth the proliferation of new cells continues while some cells commence to die, an exchange and regeneration takes place. As long as more cells are being formed than are dying, we continue to grow. Basically, this remains the case until the early twenties, at which time the formation of new cells and the dying of old ones is in a state of balance.
When a person reaches their thirties, the average person loses more cells than they gain and a decline in overall health and efficiency commences, which accelerates in pace as old age approaches. Much of course can be done to minimize this deterioration (careful dieting, physical exercise, clean living) but this is usually too much bother for Mr. Average to attend to.
On the other hand, there are many remarkable instances of men and women of 60 years of age having preserved themselves to have the appearance and physical and mental abilities of a 30 year old.
When the cellular exchange shows a daily loss, the entire body/brain function begins to deteriorate. This is all but unnoticeable to commence with, but if for any reason an individual has a weakness in his body - e.g. liver in poor condition through over indulgence in alcohol, lungs in poor condition through smoking - these will be the areas in which the degeneration is likely to show up first.
Their lack of basic good health will ensure inability to serve the body efficiently and then of course problems become apparent. Should vital organs fail altogether the condition could well be terminal, depending on which one fails and the means of (effectively) treating it.
This then is the level at which GH3 does its remarkable work. It has the ability to feed the cells, to rejuvenate and even replenish and this in turn causes the ravages, the decline through the advancing years, to be slowed down and even in many cases actually reversed. In a word the majority of those treated with GH3 look and feel younger.
Obviously they aren't younger, a quick glance at their birth certificates will confirm this. And neither will they live forever!, but, the general effect of GH3 is to keep the person in a much more healthful bodily and mental state than would otherwise be the case and to allow them to actually enjoy their Indian summer rather than become a physical and/or mental derelict in their latter years, leading to a life without dignity, a burden to those around them and an embarrassment to themselves.
It follows of course that if GH3 has this remarkable effect on the cells in normal healthy people it works in an identical manner on those with health problems. By feeding the cells it attacks any condition which could be described as unnatural to normal bodily function.
This in effect means any condition from head to toe, be it physical or mental. And because it works through the circulatory system, through the blood which is the great transport system (for good or evil) on which we totally depend, it can and often does produce the most unique results in a manner no other substance known to mankind can duplicate.
The "active ingredient" in GH3 is, as we know, procaine. And procaine consists of two substances found naturally in the body - namely PABA and DEAE which belong to the B vitamin complex. The secret of GH3 is that, when combined, these two substances are infinitely more beneficial than their separate parts and this in fact gave rise to the description "H3" which was coined to describe the powerful factor contained within the procaine molecule.
Professor Aslan and her colleagues were unable to determine exactly why GH3 did its wondrous work, they decided therefore that as the chemical term for PABA was H1 and Folic acid (also produced in the body) was known as H2 they would label their nutrient H3, a decision which was to give rise to confusion in the days ahead. Using a substance which works but which no one understands why it works is no new thing to the healing arts, aspirin being a case in point.
GH3 was therefore procaine (the "active ingredient") buffered and stabilized by the addition of benzoic acid as a preservative and potassium metabisulphite as an antioxidant.
Whereas straight procaine has a pH factor of 7, GH3 has one of 3.3 which makes it an acidulous balance ensuring the prolonged stabilization which is so crucial to its efficacy, eliminating the anesthetic qualities (which are not wanted anyway).
GH3 breaks down in the intestine into its constituent parts (PABA and DEAE) and these ingredients play vitally important roles prior to final metabolizing. PABA stimulates "good" intestinal flora to produce vitamin B and also Folic acid, whilst DEAE helps generate choline and acetylcholine both of which are essential for the effective functioning of the spleen, liver, brain and nerve synapses.
In particular DEAE is the agent which normalizes the level of monoamine oxidase (MAO in the brain, thereby relieving depression. (Note: MAO is a bodily produced substance which controls the level of neurohormones.) Around middle age the level of MAO starts to increase in many people and has been found to be a major cause of depression.
The unique quality of DEAE is that it is a reversible inhibitor of MAO, all other medications currently in use are irreversible in their action. In other words they lower the level of MAO - by destroying the mechanism that produces it in the first place. The side effects for a body without MAO are extremely severe - including death from brain hemorrhage. GH3 has no side effects, it is totally safe.
As DEAE lifts depression it has also been observed to produce mental stimulation, a feeling of "well being" and, unlike amphetamines (which have no place in the body anyway) has no adverse side effects and no "rebound" period of depression. By working at the cellular level GH3 has been seen to have the ability to influence both body and brain in a wide variety of ways.
The body in fact possesses what is described as a "Homeostatic Balance", that is to say a sort of "internal clock", which might also be described as a three dimensional thermostat by which every function is regulated to a correct balance, thereby working to eliminate any "unnatural" condition of whatever type, both mental and physical. GH3 possesses the means (and remember the actual specific reason is unknown) to work towards this balancing process often with complete success.
To a great extent this is achieved by its capacity to not only increase the supply throughout the entire circulatory system at the same time, to increase the oxygen content of the red corpuscles (by up to 30%). Essentially this strengthens the immune systems thereby increasing the resistance to infection of any type.
The proponents of Procaine show research that, amongst others, the following conditions have at some time been observed to respond beneficially to GH3 (in some, not all persons): arthritis, migraine, abnormal blood pressure (up or down), peptic ulcers, acne, Parkinson's disease, Hodgkinson`s disease, sex drive, multiple sclerosis, arteriosclerosis, sickle cell anemia, hypoglycemia, hypertension, hypotension, diabetes, herpes, senility, rheumatism, poor hearing, poor eyesight, failing memory, muscle fatigue, bad circulation, heart disease, angina pectoris, osteoporosis, impotence, frigidity, liver spots, varicose veins, psoriasis, graying hair, balding, wrinkles, asthenia, edema, emphysema, neuralgia and excessive cholesterol.
Procaine breaks down in the body into its two main elements
By any standards this remarkable lady is a credit to herself, her profession and her nation. Ana Aslan has made her mark in a profound and unique manner by bringing countless benefits to countless of her fellow man. Professor Aslan was not honored by the Nobel Committee, though many have been so honored with far less reason than she.
The corruption of politics does not stay within national boundaries - those who chose to deny her recognition proclaim only their inherent dishonesty.
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