Friday, January 20, 2006

The Fountain Of Youth - Part2

The Pioneer of the Romanian school of GH3 was Dr. Ana Aslan, Director of the Institute of Geriatrics in Bucharest, who studied the anti-ageing effects of GH3 for over 40 years. In 1956, she published a paper based on a study of hundreds of elderly patients proclaiming her formula (Gerovital H.3) dispersed depression, built muscular vigour, and achieved spectacular results in hypertension, arthritis and angina pectoris. Despite the apparent rigour of Aslan's test, Gerovital H.3 did not enjoy immediate acceptance. Her extraordinary success with such an ordinary compound like Procaine-Hydrochloride seemed too fantastic when scientists in England and the United States failed to replicate her findings, she attributed their difficulties to the use of Procaine alone. In contrast, Russian and Eastern European doctors who employed G.H.3 plus Benzoic Acid ( a preservative ) and potassium metabisulphite (an anti-oxidant)- repeated the Romanian experiences.

Intent on proving her case beyond a reasonable doubt, Dr. Aslan devised a mammoth study involving 15,000 healthy, but ageing workers between the ages of 40 and 62 in 144 centres throughout her country. All receiving the best medical care during the two-year experiment, however, some also got G.H.3. Did these workers fare any better? Were they discernibly "younger" than their comrades after the testing period?

Indeed, they were, in 1972, Dr. Aslan reported her amazing findings to the International Symposium of Gerontology in Karlruhe. In every measure of health workers tested with GH3 exceeded the non-treated. For example, the blood pressure of those treated with G.H.3 showed an improvement of 85 per cent, compared to only 60 per cent of the controls; twice as many workers on G.H.3 improved their muscular strength compared to the controls; and in terms of prevention, the number of sick days in the G.H.3 group declined nearly 40 per cent compared to the pre-test years. Surely these results indicated that G.H.3 retards the normal signs of age. Blood pressure is not supposed to normalise, nor muscles harden nor sickness diminish in the sunset years. Yet the old do not seem to get appreciably older on a diet of G.H.3 at the same rate.

A particular point of interest was the anti-depressant effect which G.H.3 had on 75 per cent of patients suffering from the complaint. Research carried out by Dr. McFarlane showed beyond doubt that not only was Gerovital able to prove of significant benefit, but that, more to the point, it was the only safe anti-depressant on the market- all others possessing dangerous, even lethal, side- effects.

Sidney Cohen, a U.C.L.A. psychiatrist, and a former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and Dr. William Zung, affirmed that Dr. Aslan had not exaggerated the anti-depressant value of her formula.

Although nobody knows for sure how Procaine-hydrochloride seems to charge up the body and relieve so many conditions, the best guess is that it tones up the cells somehow and hence spreads the healing powers systematically, fighting off the advances of debilitation wherever they have shown up. "I believe that Gerovital H.3 improves the oxygen capacity of the blood" remarks Dr. Kratz of Florida, when that happens you improve every organ in the body. Gerovital H.3 has different effects on different people. Sometimes you do not even notice what is happening to yourself until somebody asks you if you've had a facelift. Dr. Kratz feels that GH3 should not be delayed until one's declining years. At what age do you begin to deteriorate? Some of us start to age in our teens. All good nutrition does is prevent ageing, and nobody is too young for a good diet.

So who did get G.H.3? The list reads like a specialised Who's Who: John F. Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle, Konrad Adenauer, Marlene Dietrich, the Gabor sisters, Kirk Douglas, Salvador Dali, all have been named as visitors to the Otopeni Clinic in Bucharest..

Many people smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol. It is not for me to sit in judgement on people's habits, but the fact is, for the price of one packet of cigarettes per week or two gins and tonic per week, it is possible to purchase a substance which might improve and keep on improving your health, even through advancing years.