Venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, and Trump delegate Peter Thiel is onboard with the concept of increasing his lifespan through science. Thiel has a multi-faceted plan to live to the age of 120 which includes taking human growth hormone pills, and now, in an interview, Thiel has admitted that he is very interested in parabiosis, which includes getting transfusions of blood from younger people in order to reverse or stall the aging process. Peter Thiel has invested in a number of companies, including those who study stem cell technology.
The Inquisitr reported that Charlie Sheen also was investigating transfusion treatments in Mexico as a way to slow down the progression of his HIV. Charlie Sheen explained to Dr. Oz that he had gone off of his HIV medication and was working with a man named Samir Chachoua, who, unbeknownst to Sheen, did not have a license to practice medicine. It seems that then Samir Chachoua injected himself with Sheen’s blood via a transfusion. This treatment plan sadly allowed Sheen’s viral load to increase, and on his show, Dr. Oz made Sheen promise that he would return to taking his HIV meds.
Vanity Fair is reporting that Peter Thiel thinks that parabiosis is very interesting, and might be the next step towards extending life in a quality manner. Thiel seems excited about the prospect of being able to maintain health through the injection of young people’s blood.
“I’m looking into parabiosis stuff, which I think is really interesting. This is where they did the young blood into older mice and they found that had a massive rejuvenating effect,” he said. “And so that’s… that is one that… again, it’s one of these very odd things where people had done these studies in the 1950s and then it got dropped altogether. I think there are a lot of these things that have been strangely under-explored.”
Thiel is also interested in cryogenics and stem cell procedures and believes that we no longer have to accept the aging process. Biotech start-ups are big with the Silicon Valley crowd, who are keen to fight the aging process, and Thiel is leading the way.
“You can accept it, you can deny it, or you can fight it. I think our society is dominated by people who are into denial or acceptance, and I prefer to fight it.”
Gawker, who refers to Peter Thiel as the tech billionaire-turned-Trump delegate who successfully bankrupted Gawker Media, reports that Thiel is now obsessed with anti-aging technologies. Thiel believes that people have been conned by “the ideology of the inevitability of the death of every individual,” and is interested in not only increasing his own life span but also making it available to others.
In a conversation with Jeff Bercovici of Inc. Magazine, Thiel admitted that he was interested in adding young-to-old blood transfusions to his personal health regimen, along wth caloric restriction and the human growth hormone pills.
“I’m looking into parabiosis stuff… where they [injected] the young blood into older mice and they found that had a massive rejuvenating effect…. I think there are a lot of these things that have been strangely underexplored.”
Peter Thiel says that he has not yet injected himself with the blood of younger humans, but there have been rumors that he has started the process.
Inc, Magazine which published the interview with Peter Thiel called the piece “Peter Thiel is Very, Very Interested In Young People’s Blood,” and it explained that Thiel has channeled millions of dollars into start-ups researching all forms of anti-aging medicine. Thiel says that he has immersed himself in all of the ways one can extend their time and quality on earth.
“There are all these things I’ve looked into doing. I haven’t quite, quite, quite started yet,” he told me, adding that he is “always really uncomfortable giving general advice on this stuff.”
Thiel says that he doesn’t believe that there is a single path to reverse aging, but there are a lot of “really interesting” programs on the horizon.
Do you think that Peter Thiel has a good idea, or does it sound a bit witch doctor to you?
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