45-year-old biotech CEO Bryan Johnson may have reduced his biological age by at least 5 years, reports Bloomberg. He is aiming for a body of an 18-year-old.
Inside $2 million lifestyle project reversing age by 5 years
The anti-aging olympics are coming to a health arena close to you. Meet the 'Project Blueprint', a program that is a fountain of youth.
According to test results from the program:
- He now has a heart of a 37-year-old
- Skin of a 28-year-old
- Lung capacity of an 18-year-old
- Gum inflammation of a 17-year-old
- Teenager erections (recorded by a device that tracks Johnson's rate of nighttime erections).
The program is led by 29-year-old physician Oliver Zolman who calls himself the "rejuvenation doctor". He is supported by a team of 30 health experts.
Under their supervision, Johnson is put through a rigorous medical program that cost about $2 million a year.
"What I do may sound extreme, but I'm trying to prove that self-harm and decay are not inevitable," Johnson was quoted saying.
The health program is currently still in its experimental stage with constant adjustments. It an intense plan of carefully selected supplements, meals, exercise and body tests.
- At 5 am, Johnson starts his day with two dozen supplements of various health and brain benefits. The menu includes lycopene, turmeric, zinc, and, for brain health, a small dose of lithium, among others.
- His meals are a mix of soft and solid vegan foods restricted to 1,977 calories a day.
- Exercise involves three high-intensity workouts per week.
- Body tests include blood tests, brain scans and colonoscopies each month.
His efforts since 2021 have compounded into what he claims is a world record age reversal. He is moving to encourage others to follow his program by turning his pursuit of youth into a competition called 'Rejuvenation Olympics'.
He's currently number one of the 1,750 people in the world fighting against mother nature's clock.
Reversing age versus lifestyle changes
According to this article by Adiv A Johnson, Bradley W English, Maxim N Shokhirev, David A Sinclair, and Trinna L Cuellar, the interventional methods in slowing down the aging process share similarities with non-interventional studies.
They both record high quality sleep, physical activity, healthy diet, caloric restriction. However, the interventional methods involve introduction of drugs like the ones Johnson is undergoing and molecules such as antihypertensive drug doxazosin or the metabolite alpha-ketoglutarate.
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