Everyone dreams about eternal youth. However, some people are willing to do anything to achieve it, even if the methods used aren’t exactly conventional. Recently, a new “trend” has appeared, and people get young blood infusions.
Not only that this technique is quite unusual, but no medical benefits have been proved. There are many clinics which claim that this procedure can offer several advantages. For example, these infusions are supposed to reverse aging and memory loss, and, more than that, it is claimed that they can even cure certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, or PTSD.
Are these benefits real?
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t, and that is the case for these infusions. Health officials are warning people that there are no proved benefits. The FDA called these infusions “unproven and not guided by evidence from adequate and well-controlled trials.”
More than that, we can’t even be sure that these infusions are completely safe. “Simply infusing plasma is not a benign intervention and should not be used in such cavalier fashion,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
The FDA explained that such procedures need to be tested in order to prove that they are effective. Only then they will be allowed to enter the market. Needless to say, young blood infusions have not been tested properly. The FDA explained that there is no proof that plasma can treat any diseases, memory loss or aging. More than that, this might be a use of plasma. “We have a lot of public health concerns. This is not an appropriate use of plasma,” Gottlieb said.
More than that, the quantities of plasma used are unknown. Patients might receive large volumes, and these are usually associated with various risks, including allergies and infections.
Karen and her husband live on a plot of land in British Columbia. They aim to grow and raise a significant part of their food by maintaining a vegetable garden, keeping a flock of backyard chickens and foraging. They are also currently planning a move to a small cabin they hand built. Karen’s academic background in nutrition made her care deeply about real food and seek ways to obtain it. Thus sprung Anna’s interest in backyard gardening, chicken and goat keeping, recycling and self-sufficiency.