Tech Tycoon Wants to Reverse the Aging Process and Is Close to Getting an 18-Year-Old Body
Everyone has a unique relationship with aging. Some embrace it, while others try to prevent it as much as possible. Bryan Johnson, 45, is a tech mogul who says that he’s worked out a daily routine that has given him the heart of a 37-year-old, the skin of a 28-year-old, and the lung capacity and physique of an 18-year-old. But, of course, none of this came cheap.
Bryan Johnson made his fortune while he was in his thirties.
Johnson is a biotech who made his wealth when he sold his payment processing company, Braintree Payment Solutions, to eBay for $800 million in cash when he was in his thirties. He said that he became interested in staying youthful forever thanks to a severe downturn in his health before he sold Braintree. These days, he is trying to prove that the decay of the body is not inevitable, but his routine costs $2 million a year.
He shared his daily routine.
Johnson wakes up at 5 a.m., takes over 20 supplements, and works out for 1 hour. He drinks green juice laced with creatine and collagen peptides. After that, he brushes and flosses his teeth while rinsing with antioxidant gel and tea-tree oil. The foods he eats are vegan-friendly, and he’s restricted to just under 2,000 calories.
Before going to bed, he wears glasses that block blue light for 2 hours. The purpose of these glasses is to block out the brain-stimulating blue rays emitting from various gadgets’ screens. Throughout the day, he monitors his vital signs and takes measurements of his BMI, glucose levels, and heart-rate variations. He also does monthly medical procedures to maintain these results.
Johnson claims that he has reversed his age by 5 years.
“What I do may sound extreme, but I’m trying to prove that self-harm and decay are not inevitable,” said the biotech. He claimed that the efforts he puts into his health and routine have ended up reversing 5.1 years of his life, which is a world record epigenetic age.
The program is led by Dr. Oliver Zolman, who explained that the method used to monitor Johnson’s health state consists of comparing the state of his organs to the state of those of an 18-year-old. The chosen method of comparison claims that each organ has “markers” that vary depending on what the organ is.
He said that a marker for gum recession increases with age, while Johnson’s markers are equal to those of a teenager. Zolman also noted that this isn’t proof that Johnson has reversed the age of each organ in his body by 5 years. He said that more results and consistency are needed for such a conclusion to be drawn.
Johnson’s goal is to have all his major organs functioning as they did when he was a teenager.
The man is really dedicated to his goal. An internist of his team, Jeff Toll, said, “I treat athletes and Hollywood celebrities, and no one is pushing the envelope as much as Bryan.”
He’s called his initiative Project Blueprint and launched a website for it. There, he wrote, “My body’s 70+ organs speak for themselves, through hundreds of measurements (blood, saliva, stool, fitness tests, and imaging), communicating what they need to be optimal. Freeing myself from the moment-to-moment chaos of my mind has been the most liberating experience of my life.”
Bryan now claims that he ages slower than the average 10 years old, and his pace of aging dropped by nearly 10% since he began the routine.
As for his appearance, the tech mogul wrote: “[People say] ’You look 20 and 60.’ My kids say the same thing: ’Dad, I’m so confused.’”
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