The Science and Technology of Growing Young. By Sergey Young

A very insightful view of the near and far few of longevity. Sergey is very experienced in the field and I’ve followed his presentations on several formats. He has gathered knowledge of healthy ageing from across the world for this book and summarised it really well. Whether you agree or not with some of the mid and long term medical developments mentioned, they are being worked on by organisations across the world and many will happen. That can only help mankind over time. Although a longevity advocate, he also provides a balanced view of the ethical effects on societies. On a personal level, it’s simple, follow his advise, and you’ll have a healthier life, that leads to a longer happier one. It’s a book to read over and over again.

Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary with a mission to extend healthy lifespans of at least one billion people. To do that, Sergey founded Longevity Vision Fund to accelerate life extension technological breakthroughs and to make longevity affordable and accessible to all. Sergey is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR) and the Development Sponsor of Age Reversal XPRIZE global competition designed to cure aging. Sergey is also a Top 100 Longevity Leader who is transforming the world one workplace at a time with Longevity@Work – the first non-profit corporate longevity program of its kind. Sergey has been featured as a top longevity expert and contributor on Fox News, BBC, Sky News, Forbes, and Thrive Global.

According to Sergey the best drugs/substances that have an impact on aging are:

  • Sugar.
  • Nicotine.
  • Water.
  • NMN (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) – More information here. “It is also widely recognized that NMN is a potent precursor for NAD+”.
  • Metformin – Preliminary studies suggest that metformin may actually slow aging and increase life expectancy by improving the body’s responsiveness to insulin, antioxidant effects, and improving blood vessel health.
  • Resveratrol – Over a decade ago, researchers found that resveratrol can mimic calorie restriction in some ways and extend the lifespans of yeast, worms, flies and fish. Resveratrol affects the activity of enzymes called sirtuins. Sirtuins control several biological pathways and are known to be involved in the aging process.
  • Sleep.

Read the facts before doing any of this.

In summary what got me thinking about the next paradigm of wealth as we have moved from solving issues of money into solving issues of the body with longevity being the new wealth. Scary…