Bryan Johnson, a 45-year-old biotech entrepreneur, is on a mission to game nature’s course of aging and restore his organs and health to that of an 18-year-old through an intense, data-driven experimental program called Project Blueprint. According to a recent Bloomberg profile, Johnson could spend up to $2 million on the program this year and early test results suggest he may be on track to unlocking the secret to age reversal.
The program is led by 29-year-old physician Oliver Zolman, who calls himself the “rejuvenation doctor,” and is supported by a team of over 30 health experts. While it’s still in its experimental stage and constantly being tweaked, the program consists of an intense daily regimen of carefully curated supplements, meals, exercise, and a slew of bodily tests.
Johnson’s mornings start at 5 a.m. with two dozen supplements for various health benefits, including lycopene, metformin, turmeric, zinc, and a small dose of lithium for brain health. His meals, a mix of solid and soft foods, are vegan and restricted to 1,977 calories per day. He exercises daily, with three high-intensity workouts a week, and goes through blood tests, MRIs, and colonoscopies each month.
According to Bloomberg, test results from doctors suggest that Johnson has the heart of a 37-year-old, the skin of a 28-year-old, and the lung capacity of an 18-year-old. Additionally, he has the gum inflammation of a 17-year-old and a device that tracks his rate of nighttime erections is like that of a teenager’s.
“What I do may sound extreme, but I’m trying to prove that self-harm and decay are not inevitable,” Johnson said. “All of my efforts in 2021 have amounted to what I claim to be a world record epigenetic age reversal of 5.1 years.”
Johnson hopes to encourage others to follow his data- and medical-driven program by turning his relentless pursuit of youthfulness into a competition. He recently started a website called Rejuvenation Olympics, which displays an “epigenetic leaderboard” ranking the 1,750 people in the world who are fighting against Father Time.
Whether or not Johnson’s claims can be validated, his determination and willingness to push the boundaries of what is possible with cutting-edge technology and medical advancements is truly admirable