AMERICANS are willing to go to the ends of the earth to slow aging as some turn to blood masks while others ramp up the amount of sex they have, a new poll has revealed.
Other so-called anti-anging hacks people have resorted to include using caffeine gel as self-tanner and dousing themselves in flour and vinegar.
A study of 2,000 respondents found that more than half – 54 percent – have gone on the internet to research ways to retain their youthful looks.
Respondents were also asked to choose options from a list of treatments to help slow aging, which revealed some were willing to agree to an entirely fictional one.
When asked to identify real anti-aging procedures, people opted for made-up “Xenon” injections (17 percent), “stratum fillers” (17 percent), and even the real, but dubious blood transfusions from the TV show “Silicon Valley” (14 percent).
The research, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Tru Niagen, also revealed people are no less gullible when it comes to nutrition myths.
One in five believe if something is considered “healthy,” it must taste bad, and more than one in three think if food is green, it must be good for you.
A quarter of respondents still fall for the common misconception that “carbs are bad for you.”
And more than half believe if they eat something healthy later in the day, they can cancel out the fast food they ate earlier.
Meanwhile, 51 percent think they can cancel the effects of eating poorly by working out later that day.
“With so much information to sift through online these days, it’s often difficult to separate fact from fiction,” Dr Alyssa Dweck, a medical advisor at Tru Niagen, said.
“This is particularly true as it applies to health; it’s easy for misinformation to become mainstream.
“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
Thankfully, seven out of 10 (74 percent) would rather embrace their age than force themselves to look or act younger than they are.