A study was published this week in the Science and Nature Medicine that revealed transfusing young mouse blood into old mice can actually prevent the symptoms of aging.
This discovery could lead to many medical breakthroughs and the development of new medicine. These could be good things, but a report from the Vice health news outlet “Tonic” has pointed out far more sinister applications for the knowledge.
Rich, old people want to use the blood of the youth in order to live longer. pic.twitter.com/sfVZBWbLjG
— TONIC (@dailytonic) January 5, 2017
The report suggested that aging elites are using the blood of young people as a type of youth serum.
Last year a similar claim was made by a journalist named Jeff Bercovici, after he conducted several interviews with Silicon Valley aristocrats including Peter Thiel, and learned about a transfusion procedure called “parabiosis,” where the blood of young people is used to prevent aging.
“There are widespread rumors in Silicon Valley, where life-extension science is a popular obsession, that various wealthy individuals from the tech world have already begun practicing parabiosis, spending tens of thousands of dollars for the procedures and young-person-blood, and repeating the exercise several times a year,” Bercovici reported.
This is not a new practice, and I know it sounds outrageous, but these practices have been commonplace among aristocrats in various cultures throughout history. Not to mention the fact that it is only in the past few hundred years that the practice of cannibalism among royals has not been publicized. In Europe, around the time of the American Revolution “corpse medicine” was extremely popular among the ruling class.
The human body has been widely used as a therapeutic agent with the most popular treatments involving flesh, bone or blood. Cannibalism was found not only in the New World, as often believed, but also in Europe,” Sugg said.
“One thing we are rarely taught at school yet is evidenced in literary and historic texts of the time is this: James I refused corpse medicine; Charles II made his own corpse medicine, and Charles I was made into corpse medicine. Along with Charles II, eminent users or prescribers included Francis I, Elizabeth I’s surgeon John Banister, Elizabeth Grey, Countess of Kent, Robert Boyle, Thomas Willis, William III, and Queen Mary,” he added.
However, recent reports do not point to any specific person or provide any evidence of people drinking blood to prevent aging. One can only speculate…
This report was originally published by the Free Thought Project.