GH3 and KH3 – An anti-aging Treatment
In the 1940’s Prof. Anna Aslan, General Director of the State Institute for Geriatric Research and Geriatric Medicine in Bucharest, Romania, after several decades of research, discovered a method that slows down and sometimes reverse the premature decay and aging process. She called it the GEROVITAL GH3 TREATMENT. The original formula she developed consists of 100mg Procaine (a famous dental anesthetic) stabilized with benzoic acid, potassium metabisulfite and disodium phosphate. The Benzoic acid reacted chemically with the procaine forming a double salt. The chemical structure of the double salt protected the procaine from being destroyed in the blood stream by the cholinesterase enzyme thus increasing the half life of the procaine from 0.6 minutes (36 seconds) to over 6 hours. This increased life of the procaine hydrochloride, gave it time to transport into the cells where it is able to cause the cell to rebuild membranes, thus revitalizing the cell function.
Once the procaine is stabilized, ingested and rapidly absorbed it is then broken down to form p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), diethylaminoethanol (DEAE) and dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE). PABA is essential for certain cellular reactions such as the creation of folic acid. DEAE has a tonic effect on the heart and circulation while DMAE is a mild stimulant and has been used in the treatment of senility, fatigue, mild depression and chronic headaches.
Medical trials show that procaine improves alertness, concentration, recall skills and physical power. It also improves joint stiffness, hearing, has a positive effect on the heart, and can reduce stubbornness. As we grow older the blood circulation in the brain and body decreases causing bad memory, reduced concentration, mental disharmony, dizzy spells, poor skin tone and hearing loss. One way procaine works is by improving circulation in the brain and body thus improving mental and physical function. Procaine also works by increasing cellular oxygen consumption thus stimulating the cells of the body. Cells also become less excitable which can cause feelings of mild stimulation and high spirits. Cellular reactions speed up and protein synthesis increases due to increased DNA levels. Many benefits can be obtained by the regular use of procaine which include: improved circulation, decreased arterial hypertension which prevents heart attack, increased tropism of the skin giving smoothness and normal colouration, favours the growth of hair and its normal pigmentation, stimulation of the endocrine glands, improves reflexes, better hearing, less joint stiffness, activates memory, increases the ability to concentrate and improves fatigue that comes with age.
After GH3 was developed a German company aware of the benefits of GH3 and Prof. Aslan’s work with procaine produced a “knock off” version of GH3 where they used 50mg of procaine stabilized with hematoporphyrin. This product is known as KH3. There appears to be a lot of confusion as to difference between the two products and hopefully this should clear it up.
Our laboratory compounds both a GH3 and KH3 equivalent. Note: they are compounded and not made by the original manufacturer. They are made according to the original formulas in clear gelatin capsules.
Dose – Take one to two capsules daily before breakfast. Treatment should be continued for 5 months, after which a break of 2 to 4 weeks can be used to judge its effectiveness. For long lasting effects the treatment should be repeated several times. Elderly people should take it every day. It is well tolerated and safe to take for long periods of time.
Side Effects – KH3 is very well tolerated and side effects are rare even when taken every day. There have been a few cases of heartburn and headache which dissipate when treatment is terminated.
Contraindications – KH3 should not be taken by children, lactating or pregnant women or if you are allergic to procaine.
Drug Interactions – KH3 should not be taken with sulphonamide drugs as it inhibits their action.