If this pill proves effective, it could mean a turning point not only in the beauty and health industry, but also in improving people’s living standards.
The question of eternal life, or at least the slowing down of aging, has always been a philosophical and aesthetic question. Every year, millions of people around the world spend an incredible amount of money to stay young and beautiful, at least on the surface. Some do it better, some don’t.
But it seems that the “pill of youth”, which should slow down the signs of aging, was developed by a somewhat unusual industry – the US military.
Next year, testing of the experimental pill should begin, which should slow down the signs of aging in soldiers. The testing will be conducted by the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), and if the clinical tests prove successful, the pill could find its way to the broad masses outside the camouflage uniforms.
And while millions of people will look forward to the test results, hoping that the pill will help them look younger for longer, the US military is not interested in having soldiers who look younger, but those who have the abilities of young people for as long as possible.
SOCOM spokesman Tim Hawkins does not aim to create physical characteristics that do not exist in nature.
He added that pre-clinical studies on the safety and dosing of the active substance have already been carried out and that clinical testing is now pending.
The composition of the pill is secret for now, but it is known to be a dietary supplement that stimulates higher levels of the molecule NAD + (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). It is a coenzyme that is present in all living cells, and whose level decreases with age. SOCOM hopes that by increasing the levels of NAD +, they would prevent the occurrence of injuries due to the aging of the body, improve the physical and mental condition of soldiers, but also enable soldiers to maintain combat readiness throughout their careers.
If this pill proves to be effective, it could mean a turning point not only in the beauty and health industry, but also in improving people’s living standards. But let’s wait for the results of clinical trials.