OxyMax, VasoMax, Progest-Max
Mark had a medical problem, which he embarrassingly referred to as a ‘senior slump,’ but he refused to visit a doctor because he considered them to be quacks. Thus, he continued to suffer poor erections despite self-dosing with copious amounts of Viagra® and Cialis®, which he obtained over the internet.
Eventually, Mark’s wife convinced him to see me and I meticulously questioned and examined him. Mark’s blood pressure was low and he was dehydrated. He urinated frequently at night. I eventually learned that when Mark incurred a three-centimeter slice on his finger due to an accident with a power mower, he bled a copious amount of blood due to lack of coagulation. He was often thirsty at night and felt compelled to urinate frequently. Worse still, he had memory problems and complained about not ‘thinking straight’ anymore. In my office, his blood pressure (BP) measured 95 over 60—which is fine for a highly trained athlete, but a bit low for a deconditioned middle-aged man, age 47 years. Along with low BP, he felt that he had lost energy compared to his younger self.
Antiaging medicine to the rescue
Both vasopressin (ADH) and oxytocin are hormones made in paraventricular and supraoptic nuclei cells in the hypothalamus, a small gland located in the brain (Fig. 1). Both hormones are transported inside axons, long nerve endings of the neurons, to the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland where they are secreted into the bloodstream (1). Vasopressin is essential for maintaining sufficient BP and ensuring a sufficient amount of blood in an erect penis or an aroused clitoris. In his aging body, Mark was obviously lacking vasopressin (VasoMax™) as well as other hormones such as thyroid (Armour®) and oxytocin (OxyMax™). He was probably lacking oxytocin since the same cells in the hypothalamus produce both vasopressin and oxytocin, and a deficiency of one usually means a deficiency of the other.
My meticulous examination revealed the following signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism: loss of the outer third of the eyebrow; swollen eyelids; dry, thick, brittle hair; swollen lips and tongue; dry, rough skin; cold hands and feet; excessive laxity of the fingers; brittle, slow growing nails; constipation and abdominal bloating; thick, swollen calves and especially ankles; sluggish and slow thinking and moving; attention deficit; bradycardia and faint heart sounds; and slow Achilles tendon reflexes (2).
I recommended that Mark start consuming 30 mg Armour® thyroid every morning without any caffeine, because, according to Dr. Hendrickson, caffeine interferes with Armour’s action (3). I further recommended that he add to this remedy 10 units (one spray each) of vasopressin (VasoMax™) and one 10 IU spray of oxytocin (OxyMax™) at bedtime.
I referred Mark to a well-known urologist for a digital rectal exam in order to ascertain if Mark’s frequent bathroom visits might be caused by BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia or enlarged prostate gland). BPH is an all-too-common problem in older men who produce excessive amounts of the essentially female hormone estradiol without balancing it with natural progesterone (See chart below for Progest-Max™.
His urologist reported that Mark’s prostate was slightly enlarged but shouldn’t cause problems for many years to come. Thus, Mark began my program, consuming three vital and deficient hormones (Armour®, vasopressin and oxytocin) daily.
Two months later there is energy and sparkle
Two months after our original meeting, Mark entered my office with energy in his step and a sparkle in his eye. He was cured of many of his problems and he offered me his profound thanks. I thanked him in return for being such a good patient.
Most people middle-aged or older could stand maintaining their aging bodies just as they would maintain their aging cars. This was certainly the case with Mark, who only needed a little confidence in a competent anti-aging-trained physician, who could readily diagnose a patient and arrive at needed remedies.
In addition to the vasopressin and oxytocin, high on the list of needed remedies was Armour® thyroid, which is lacking in many older people --especially in women, for reasons unknown. Thyroid has long been known to be deficient in aging populations. According to a 1957 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 40% of American women living in the Mid-West have ongoing and undiagnosed thyroid deficiencies (4). Unfortunately, conventional medical doctors ignore these deficiencies because no expensive synthetic drug exists to replace Armour®. One should not rely on what I believe are erroneous laboratory reference values for thyroid hormone blood levels, and fail to treat many card-carrying hypothyroid patients. Another little-used remedy is to employ the Russian thyroid bio-peptides, which can often reactivate failing thyroids.
Other benefits of vasopressin
Vasopressin has other benefits when supplemented. Patients can now reverse the aging of their faces and hands by having their dermatologist apply DermaPen™ therapy (5). This therapy is a type of mesotherapy, which has been employed in Europe for many years. It literally turns back the clock on patients’ faces and hands with the help of vasopressin (VasoMax™) and other hormones. In the skin on one’s hands and face, vasopressin (VasoMax™) prevents dehydration, which is responsible in part for fine lines and wrinkles.
Before employing the Dermapen™, a dermatologist applies a numbing cream (lidocaine) to the face and hands and waits an hour. Then, the physician will move a DermaPen™ pen over the surface of the skin. This electric pen contains 40 or 50 tiny needles that are often adjusted to penetrate the skin to a depth of 0.50 mm. On sensitive tissues such as the forehead and eyelids, the depth of the needles is set to only 0.25 millimeters. This pen punctures and opens the skin down to the dermal layers and allows improved blood flow to underlying tissues. During this process, slight bleeding and short-term inflammation will occur. The body’s own stem cells are attracted to the site of injury, which, in turn, encourages new collagen growth. To encourage the good formation of collagen, vitamin C cream and hormones such as vasopressin and sex hormones should be applied to the pen-treated areas immediately after.
After a half dozen or more treatments spaced at least four weeks apart, the face and hands become plumper and softer due to better collagen production. If you look at the back of a 70-year-old’s hand, you will notice that the collagen filling material has nearly vanished. This effect is due to aging-- and by-and-large, only tendons remain with unsightly blue veins running across the surface of the tendons. Also, the lack of collagen filling material leaves the skin of the hands and sometimes the face translucent and pale. These are the signs of advanced aging we all face if we do not accept and take advantage of the latest techniques in antiaging medicine.
The advantages of vasopressin
Dr. Henrickson said that vasopressin (VasoMax™) would improve kidney health. He stated emphatically that signs and symptoms of a vasopressin deficiency are deep and sunken eyes, sharp wrinkles, soft eyeballs, poor memory and dehydration folds on the upper eyelids. In his practice, he recommends vasopressin to improve sleep by approximately 45 minutes per night. He stated that vasopressin (VasoMax™) combined with oxytocin (OxyMax™) is often his effective treatment for schizophrenia. In reference to aging, he claims that vasopressin will increase one’s chance of survival by a factor of four. He also advised that a lack of vasopressin might be a cause of short-term memory loss and low electrolytes, such as sodium. Another cause may be lack of Deprenyl®.
When I questioned prominent English doctors practicing in London, few of them appreciated Dr. Henrickson's approach. This reminds me of what Winston Churchill said about people not open to accepting new knowledge: “Some people walk along their path in life and stumble upon the truth. Then, they pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and proceed on their way as if nothing had happened!”
On the other hand, many American physicians have taken Dr. Hendrickson far more seriously, and I for one have used many of his recommendations. Consequently, I can confidently state that he has not exaggerated. For example, I have checked my progress in reversing my aging by doing numerous medical tests during the last four years. Recently, I took a stress-EKG test at the local hospital’s cardiology department. A technician hooked me up with electrodes on my chest, and I ran for five minutes on a treadmill and rested for five more minutes. My resting BP was 128 over 73, which indicated that I was ‘young-at-heart’ and capable of heavy aerobic exercise. All of my values were so exceptional that the cardio tech asked me if a mistake had been made when I wrote down that I was 70 years old. He said that I scored like a person twenty or thirty years younger.
- Jackson, A. S. Hypothyroidism, JAMA, Sept. 1957, 165(2),
Tells Us More:
Estrogens stimulate the sympathetic nervous system in women that may cause anxiety and irritability, while progesterone stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which has a calming effect.
Did you know that...:
- one of the psychic complaints of an estrogen deficiency is an increased irritability, esp. as premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
- women with long-term progesterone deficiency are more likely to develop breast cancer, breasts and ovarian cysts, and endometriosis?
- physical signs of estrogens and progesterone deficiencies are often opposite signs?