Ambrosia’s founder, Dr Jesse Karmazin, said: ‘It’s like plastic surgery from the inside out’
Ambrosia, an American start-up, claims the procedures can reverse the effects of ageing.
Older US patients are being offered teenage blood transfusions in a bid to reverse the effects of ageing
More than 100 adults around the age of 60 have tried the procedure since its launch in 2016, the Sunday Times reports.
Jesse Karmazin, 32, a doctor trained at America’s elite Stanford university, is pleased with the “visible” results.
Mr Karmazin, who founded Ambrosia, said: “It could help improve things such as appearance or diabetes or heart function or memory.
“These are all the aspects of ageing that have a common cause.
“I’m not really in the camp of saying this will provide immortality but I think it comes pretty close, essentially.”
Ambrosia buys surplus blood from banks – ideally from teenage donors – and then separates the plasma from the cells.
Ambrosia, a US start-up company launched the procedure which has provided its patients with a range of benefits already
Jesse Karmazin, 32, a Stanford-trained doctor launched the procedure and insists positive effects are visible
During the procedure, patients are injected with two and a half litres of blood – mixed from several donors.
Criticising the treatment, Brit experts from UCL have blasted the procedure as a placebo.
Arne Akbar told the New Scientist, that the positive effects patients have felt could be down to the fact they’re paying so much money and hope to receive benefits from it – rather than it actually producing substantial results.
Patients experience the placebo effect when they see an improvement in their symptoms after receiving fake or empty treatment.
David Gems, also from UCL, said more tests were necessary to determine the procedure’s effectiveness.
Ignoring their comments, Mr Karmazin said blood transfusions are a well-known procedure – so more detailed tests are not necessary.
Two and a half litres of teenage blood is required for each treatment
Insisting the benefits are visible, Mr Karmazin said: “We’re already seeing people look better after just one treatment.
“It’s like plastic surgery from the inside out.”