I inject myself with my teenage son’s blood to keep me young – I’m on a mission never to grow old
A father injects himself with his teenage son’s blood to prevent him from growing old.
Multi-millionaire Bryan Johnson tries to slow his aging process with a series of bizarre blood transfusions.
The 45-year-old ultra-rich tech mogul is known for pouring millions of pounds a year into treatments he hopes will give him his youth back.
Johnson has previously received blood transfusions from healthy, anonymous donors, whom he carefully screened to ensure they had an ideal body mass index and were disease-free.
But now he has taken the drastic step and won his 17-year-old son Talmage over to the blood plasma swap.
One liter of blood is taken from each participant and converted into parts using a high-tech machine.
The blood is broken down into liquid plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
This is then injected into Mr. Johnson’s veins where he hopes it will rejuvenate and repair his old blood and make him look and feel young.
The American tech tycoon also recruited his father Richard, 70, to join him on the three-generation blood product exchange.
Last month, the trio visited Resurgence Wellness, a medical spa in Texas, where Talmage had a quart of blood drawn — about a fifth of the blood in his body.
Subsequently, Johnson donated a liter of his blood to Richard, and Talmage did not draw blood from either his father or grandfather.
The father-of-three documented the bizarre incident on Instagram, sharing with followers a topless shot of him and his son holding a vial of blood.
He wrote, “My son, father and I have completed the world’s first intergenerational plasma exchange.”
“One divided by spirit, now united by biology.”
In addition to blood transfusions, Johnson follows a strict daily routine that he says 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.
He now has a team of more than 30 physicians and regenerative health experts to manage his intense routine to reboot his body.
Johnson told Bloomberg News: “What I’m doing may sound extreme, but I’m trying to prove that self-harm and decay are not inevitable.”
The biotech entrepreneur wants all of his 78 major organs to function as if he were in his late teens.
Johnson claims he wakes up at 5 a.m., takes 24 supplements, exercises for an hour, and drinks a green juice loaded with creatine and collagen peptides.
Supplements include metformin, turmeric, zinc and, for brain health, a small dose of lithium.
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 “Doctor of Rejuvenation,” the 29-year-old said: “There is not a person in the world who is 45 years old chronologically but is 35 years old in every organ.”
“Eventually, if we can clinically and statistically prove that Bryan made this change, then the effect will be so large that it must be causative and beyond what is genetically possible.”
However, the results of blood exchange for rejuvenation are unproven and would not be recommended by medical professionals.
In 2019 the US Food and Drug Administration warned consumers against receiving plasma infusions from young donors, noting that they have “no proven clinical benefit” for age-related or other human diseases.