Humans Have Been Searching a Long Time to Extend Life
Going back to the 16th Century, the famous Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León set out to find the rumored “Fountain of Youth” in the New World. The rumor is that the Native Americans told him it was on the islands of Bimini, which are found east of Miami, Florida, and the closest islands in what we know as the Bahamas.
Juan Ponce de León never found the legendary Fountain of Youth that he was searching for, but scientists today think they have found something just as revolutionary by scientific standards.
Humans Still Want to Live Forever
In modern-day times, humans are still fascinated to prolong life while here on Earth. Famous billionaires such as Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Peter Thiel (PayPal) are publicly known investors in the company Unity Biotechnology with a mission: “To extend human healthspan, the period in one’s life unburdened by the disease of aging.”
Michael West, the CEO of AgeX Therapeutics says “the market for age-related disease and aging is a trillion-dollar market.”
However, anybody can go online and find a wide variety of products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that claim to help with aging.
But Hollywood has been buzzing for some time about a mystery supplement, and only recently, the scientific data is coming back on it.
The Powerful Antioxidant called “The God Molecule”
In 2013, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison donated hundreds of millions told aging research, noted in The New Yorker. In this 2017 article, titled “Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever” it is noted that an antioxidant known as ‘Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells and their mitochondria, which provide energy; some in Hollywood call it “the God Molecule.”’ However, it was noted even then, that if this compound was taken in excess, it could cause liver or kidney functions, or…