Bryan Johnson: I’m a middle-aged tech mogul who spends $2 million a year hacking my body – now I’m 18 again
A MIDDLE-AGED tech mogul spends around $2 million a year hacking his body to regain his youth.
Bryan Johnson, 45, follows a rigorous daily routine that he claims gives him the heart of a 37-year-old, the skin of a 28-year-old and the lung capacity of an 18-year-old.
The software developer made his millions in his 30s when he sold his payments processing business to eBay for $800 million in cash.
He now has a team of more than 30 physicians and regenerative health experts managing his intense routine to reboot his body.
Johnson, from Southern California, told Bloomberg News, “What I’m doing may sound extreme, but I’m trying to prove that self-harm and decay aren’t inevitable.”
The biotech entrepreneur wants all of his 78 major organs to function as if he were in his late teens.
The strict regime, known as Project Blueprint, requires him to eat a strictly vegan diet of 1,977 calories per day with a mix of soft and solid foods.
He wakes up at 5am, takes 24 supplements, works out for an hour and drinks a green juice with creatine and collagen peptides.
The supplements include metformin, turmeric, zinc and a small dose of lithium for brain health.
Johnson also brushes and flosses while rinsing with tea tree oil and antioxidant gel.
Before going to bed, he wears glasses that block blue light for two hours.
And while he sleeps, Johnson is hooked up to a machine that counts the number of erections he has during the night to see if they resemble those of a teenager.
He also has monthly ultrasounds, MRIs, colonoscopies and blood tests to keep a close eye on his health, and measures his weight, body stats and blood sugar levels daily.
Oliver Zolman, a doctor leading the team Johnson hired, said they wanted to prove a human could reduce the medical age of their organs by 25 percent.
Dubbed the ‘rejuvenation doctor’, the 29-year-old said: ‘There isn’t a person in the world who is 45 chronologically but is 35 in every organ.
“Eventually, if we can clinically and statistically prove that Bryan made this change, then the effect size will be so large that it must be causative for the intervention and beyond what is genetically possible.”
Johnson recently launched a website called Rejuventaiton Olympics.
It features an “epigenetic leaderboard” – a ranking of the world’s 1,750 people fighting the aging process.
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