Bryan Johnson, a wealthy entrepreneur from Venice, California, who is 45 and going on 18 years old, is fascinated by the thought of being biologically young once more. So much so that he plans to spend over $2 million this year alone on a variety of procedures and testing meant to make him seem younger; they range from electromagnetic pulses to strengthen the muscles in his pelvic floor to a device that counts the number of erections he gets each night.
Johnson also undergoes routine MRIs and tests for body fat, heart rate variability, blood, and stool. Johnson participated in tests for his company’s ‘Blueprint’ initiative, which sought to change the epigenetic makeup of individuals. Johnson wrote in his post that he had the lung capacity of an 18-year-old, the skin of a 28-year-old, and the heart of a 37-year-old.
He described himself as in a “bad spot” while establishing his startup ten years ago. He continued by saying that he was depressed due to the stress of the company and the difficulties of being a parent to three kids. He blamed himself for everything and engaged in self-destructive behavior. He continued by saying that he used to overindulge to unwind from stress, which led to weight gain and sleep deprivation. Then, he had the thought to design a system that could handle health care better than he could.
He said that to accomplish this, he assembled a group of medical professionals at his Venice, California, residence who focused on all of his body’s systems. The initiative is supported by a group of more than 30 health professionals and is led by 29-year-old doctor Oliver Zolman.
He has a home gym with floor-to-ceiling forest-themed décor, a collection of biographies, including those of Napoleon and Benjamin Franklin, and an infrared treatment lamp that he uses to simulate sun exposure. Speaking about his plan, he stated that he has been adhering to it consistently for the past two years. The “core” of the method emphasizes the importance of prioritizing getting enough sleep, working out, and eating wholesome foods like vegetables, berries, and nuts.
He has a medical facility in his home and follows a rigid routine. He gets up at 5 a.m. every day to take two dozen supplements or other medications, consumes 1,977 “vegan calories” per day, works out for an hour, and then goes to bed at the same time while wearing blue-light-blocking glasses.
He claimed he’s never been happier or healthier despite the medical treatment, which includes tight dietary guidelines and ongoing medical procedures. He continued by saying that the system was assisting him in being happier and healthier than he could be alone.
He has continued the effort ever since, starting to see results, despite criticism that it goes too far and prevents the spontaneity that is a key component of living a happy life. Receiving blood and plasma infusions from his adolescent son was a controversial component of Johnson’s schedule that he announced he was ending since he perceived “no benefits” from it. Receiving blood and plasma infusions from his adolescent son was a controversial component of Johnson’s schedule that he announced he was ending since he perceived “no benefits” from it.
Johnson has made it clear that he is not planning to stop any time soon, whether it’s out of a desire to remain active and young, outlive his own generation, or just to investigate the unrealized possibilities of developing longevity technology.
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