Vampirism for Longevity?

The somewhat spookily named Ambrosia clinic in California is where – for $8000 – anyone over 35 can get a transfusion of blood from a young person. This young-blood treatment is picking up fans in Silicon Valley, among them mega-investor Peter Thiel: “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,” the tech billionaire told Inc. magazine. “I think there are a lot of these things that have been strangely under-explored.”

He is reported to be spending $40,000/quarter on transfusions (but not from Ambrosia). There is considerable disease risk in taking in any human blood product. It’s one thing if you need it for an operation, or some emergency. It’s a whole other thing to be taking it on a regular basis. We suspect that there may be benefits, and that these have to do with the increased number of stem cells in the younger person’s blood. But there are other ways to get your stem cells and hormone levels up besides going full Dracula. More on this next week.

David Stewart
David Stewart
David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.

More Stories

The Importance of Sun-Proofing Your Eyes

We all know about the dangers that UV rays pose when it comes to our skin: skin cancer, premature aging, wrinkles. But many people...

Artist John Mosler’s Show: The Decline of Intimacy

We have been following John Mosler’s radical career pivot for some time. We profiled John back in 2017. He had spent the previous decade...

Monika Gerber, 62, Just Say Yes

Just say yes and good things happen.For most of us, radical changes can be a daunting prospect. Leaving old habits behind and reinventing yourself...

Over-50 Shoe Solutions for the Modern Guy

Men’s style over 50 is always a bit of a confusing struggle. Should it be forward looking? Should I be wearing what I did...

How I Got My Teeth Tuned Up

Here's my tooth tale: Growing up in sunny Southern California, I was always outside having fun with my friends. A game of Marco Polo...