Sunday, January 15, 2006

gerovital (GH3)

Gerovital is still popular as an anti-aging remedy despite more than 30 years of use during which no scientific evidence for its effectiveness has been established. Its main ingredient is the local anesthetic Novocaine. Gerovital was first introduced in Romania in the 1950s by Dr. Ana Aslan. Gerovital has been claimed effective against practically every illness and physical change associated with aging. However, in controlled scientific studies it has not produced benefits in elderly patients. Gerovital's main ingredient (Novocaine) can produce side effects in some patients, although these are rarely severe. These side effects may include nervousness, dizziness, blurred vision, tremors, and convulsion.
See also AGING, BIOLOGICAL THEORY OF.
Meiter, K. A. "The 80's Search for the Fountain of Youth Comes Up Very Dry," in Aging, Goldstein, E. C., ed. Vol. 2, Art. 76. Boca Raton, Fl.: Social Issues Resource Series, Inc., 1981.

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