A middle-aged nine-figure software developer says he spends about $2 million every year to bio-hack his body to regain his youth.
Bryan Johnson, 45, who made his fortune in his 30s selling his payment processing company Braintree Payment Solutions to eBay for $800 million in cash, touts a daily routine he says gave him the heart to a 37-year-old man. , the skin of a 28-year-old, and the lung capacity and physical condition of an 18-year-old.
Johnson has a team of 30 doctors and regenerative health experts overseeing his regimen, he told Bloomberg News.
His goal is to eventually have all of his major organs – including his brain, liver, kidneys, teeth, skin, hair, penis and rectum – functioning as they did in his late teens. , Johnson said.
The initiative, known as Project Blueprint, requires Johnson to adhere to a strict vegan diet of 1,977 calories a day, an hour-long daily exercise regimen, high-intensity exercise three times a week, and to sleep every night at the same time.
“What I’m doing may seem extreme, but I’m trying to prove that self-harm and decay aren’t inevitable,” Johnson told the outlet.
Johnson wakes up every morning at 5 a.m., takes two dozen supplements, works out for an hour, drinks green juice mixed with creatine and collagen peptides, and brushes and flosses his teeth. while rinsing with tea tree oil and antioxidant gel.
Before bed, Johnson wears glasses that block blue light for two hours. He also constantly monitors his vital signs and undergoes monthly medical procedures to maintain his results, including ultrasounds, MRIs, colonoscopies and blood tests.
While sleeping, Johnson is hooked up to a machine that counts the number of nocturnal erections. He also takes daily measurements of his weight, body mass index, body fat, blood sugar and changes in heart rate.
“I deal with athletes and Hollywood celebrities, and no one pushes the envelope quite like Bryan,” Jeff Toll, an internist who is on Johnson’s team, told Bloomberg News.
Johnson said his interest in Eternal Youth was sparked by a severe deterioration in his mental and physical health before he sold Braintree to EBay.
Johnson told Bloomberg News he was overweight, depressed and almost suicidal, the result of accumulating stress and working long hours.
Oliver Zolman, a 29-year-old doctor who leads the medical team hired by Johnson, said his goal was to prove that a human being can reduce the medical age of each of their organs by 25 percent.
There is no one in the world who is 45 chronologically but 35 in every organ,” Zolman told Bloomberg News.
“If we can possibly prove clinically and statistically that Bryan brought about this change, then it will be such a large effect size that it will have to be causal to the intervention and beyond what is genetically possible.”
Johnson founded Kernel, a startup that makes $50,000 headphones that measure brain signals and the impact of meditation and pharmaceutical interventions on chronic pain.
In recent years, Silicon Valley billionaires, including Peter Thiel and Jeff Bezos, have invested huge sums of money in startups that have tried to deliver technology that will allow humans to live well in the hundreds.