The US military is testing new “anti-aging” pills that may reduce or mitigate the effects of aging.
Developed by the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), this pill is part of the Department of Defense’s goal of “improving human performance.” Breaking Defense has been reported.
The drug helps reduce inflammation, delay neurodegeneration, and increase the levels of compounds that rejuvenate cells.
SOCOM plans to start clinical trials next year.
If the results are successful, Pill “may really delay aging and really prevent the onset of injuries-this is a surprising change in the game,” said Science and Technology Director of Special Forces, Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics. Lisa Sanders (SOF AT & L) told Breaking Defense.
U.S. Special Operations Command is working with the Institute’s Metro International Biochem to test a new “anti-aging” pill that raises the level of a compound called NAD + (file image).
To make pills, SOCOM has partnered with the private biotechnology laboratory Metro International Biochem.
Tim Hawkins of the Navy Cmdr, SOCOM spokesman, told Breaking Defense that the pill is based on “a small molecule of human performance.”
“These efforts are not about creating physical features that do not yet exist in nature,” Hawkins said.
“This is to strengthen the unit’s mission readiness by improving performance characteristics that normally decline with age.”
“Basically, we work with major industry partners and clinical research institutes to develop dietary supplements in the form of tablets suitable for a variety of uses by both civilians and military personnel. Improvement and faster recovery from injury.
Dietary supplements are products derived from healthy or medicinal foods in addition to the nutrients and minerals they provide.
Examples of dietary supplements include dietary supplements, fortified dairy products, and antioxidant additives.
Animal studies have shown that increasing NAD + levels prolongs the lifespan of mice and worms and helps rejuvenate cells. In short, pills can slow down aging and prevent injuries. Photo: Corporal Course Instructor of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group sees students climbing the rope section of the Obstacle Course in Camp Regene, North Carolina in March 2014.
The Metro International Biochem website states that it focuses on medicines that enhance nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide + (NAD +).
NAD + is a coenzyme, a non-protein compound required for the enzyme to function.
It is involved in energy metabolism and energy production, primarily converting food into energy used by cells.
Previous studies have shown that increasing NAD + levels can extend the lifespan of mice and worms, Scientific American reports.
In addition, animal studies have found that increased NAD + levels help rejuvenate mitochondria (cell motives) in aged mice.
SOCOM and Metro International Biochem hope to see similar results as human levels rise.
“We have completed preclinical safety and dosing studies in anticipation of subsequent performance testing in fiscal year 2022,” Hawkins told Breaking Defense.