Gerovital is a natural anti-aging supplement that is also called Procaine hydrochloride. Dentists know it by “Novocain” because it is used as a pain killer before dental work. It is made from PABA, DEAE, and B vitamins. All of these are naturally occurring in our bodies. It is fast acting in comparison with other supplements and even prescription drugs which can take weeks to be fully effective. At one time, Gerovital was banned from being sold by the Federal Drug Administration. Some say that taking this supplement is a waste of money, and others say it is incredibly effective. The belief in its benefits has recently brought back its popularity.
Alternative Medical Practices
The use of Gerovital is included as an integrated therapy in alternative medical centers. In these unique facilities, ancient herbal medicine is combined with other alternative health therapies such as cupping acupuncture and acupressure. There are many supposed benefits to take Gerovital. Claims as to its regenerative abilities include helping with the following health issues:
- Acting as an antidepressant by blocking cortisol production
- Reversing dementia from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
- Reversal of hair loss and returning natural color to gray hair
- Reduction of high blood pressure and clogged arteries
- Anti-inflammatory effects that reduce arthritic pain
The Side Effects
The Food and Drug Administration banned Gerovital for good reasons. Its side effects are dangerous. It can cause systemic lupus, severe headaches and other health problems. One of the biggest reasons for the supplement being banned was the promises of its ability to act as a fountain of youth restoring vigor and younger appearances back to those who have aged. While it holds the possibility of helping people in some ways, there is no actual cure for aging. It is a natural process of life. By falsely advertising Gerovital as a cure-all for many diseases, huge amounts of money was lost by people who bought it hoping it might be true. The lies told by internet websites who are currently promoting the banned supplement have many health practioners concerned. They compare Gerovital to old remedies called “snake oil” that were sold years ago to cheat desperate consumers out of their money.