Friday 29th July 2016
RAY KURZWEIL’S BRIDGE 1 STRATEGY
One of the most aggressive approaches to surviving Bridge 1 is Ray Kurzweil’s supplement regime.
In 2012 Ray stated that he takes about 150 pills per day (which is 70-80 different things) as part of his quest to get to “Bridge 2”.
By 2015 he had managed to get this down to 100 pills per day by finding more bio-available forms.
This costs him a few thousand dollars per year, although he says it’s not necessary for everyone. “It’s not one size fits all. A healthy 30-year-old might just need basic supplements”.
Kurzweil has been accused of being “reckless” with his level of supplementation, which he refutes:
I monitor my body regularly. I’m not just flying without instrumentation. Being an engineer, I like data and I monitor 50 or 60 different blood levels every few months, and I’m constantly fine-tuning my program.
All of my blood levels are ideal. I scan my arteries to see if I have plaque buildup, and I have no atherosclerosis. I come out younger on biological aging tests.
So far, so good. But this program is not designed to last a very long time. This program is what we call bridge one. The goal is to get to bridge two: the biotechnology revolution, where we can reprogram biology away from disease.
Below is a list of some of the supplements Ray has previously mentioned taking:
For Cell Membranes
- Intravenous phosphatidylcholine
ANALYSIS OF NOTABLE BRIDGE 1 LONGEVITY OPTIONS
FOR THE CELL MEMBRANE
90% of the cell membrane in a 10 year old is made up of a substance called Phosphatidylcholine.
This depletes over time and the membrane gets filled in with inert substances like cholesterol and heart fats. By the time you’re 90 it’s down to 10%.
This is a major aging problem and is why the skin in an elderly person sags and organs don’t work very well.
The process can be alleviated by supplementing with Phosphatidylcholine.
It is one of Ray Kurzweil’s top 3 supplements for surviving to the Singularity.
Kurzweil says the best way to take it is intravenously to get it right into the blood stream where it can be delivered to the cells (every week he has an I.V). He also takes it every day orally and says this does a fairly good job.
More information about supplementing with Phosphatidylcholine can be found here.
CONCLUSION: BRIDGE 1 ANTI-AGING STRATEGIES
BEST OF THE CURRENT BUNCH
ANTIOXIDNTS & GENERAL HEALTH
MAINTAINANCE OF THE CELL’S MITOCHONDRIA
MAINTAINANCE OF THE CELL MEMBRANE
ONES TO WATCH (MOST PROMISING)
Near – Medium Term
Nicotinamide Riboside (NAD+)
Medium – Long Term
Stem Cell Therapy