Exercise, VO2 max, and longevity | Mike Joyner, M.D

Ever since listening to Attia’s book and the emphasis he places on maintaining high VO2 max, I’ve wondered why he isn’t pursuing known PEDs for longevity. If something like EPO can keep an elderly person’s VO2 max above the threshold he identified for good activity (I recall something like 20 mL/kg/min), why not use it to keep a person going for a few more years? It looks like there could be increased risk of heart issues, but it would seem possible to use much lower doses than athletes that dope, and possibly balance the cardio risks out with a blood thinner like Xarelto (rivaroxaban).

WADA explains that EPO thickens the blood, which “leads to an increased risk of several deadly diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and cerebral or pulmonary embolism.” Athletes who misuse recombinant human EPO are also at risk of serious autoimmune diseases.

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I do body by science, which is a once a week program

the problem for me is this https://www.issaonline.com/blog/post/can-ginger-help-with-exercise-recovery#:~:text=It%20was%20as%20if%20the,which%20means%20it%20has%20limitations.

it seems in some cases dietary anti oxidants do not go with exercise

I take substances like high gingerol ginger for health as well. in a lot of people’s stacks are there dietary anti oxidants which may or may not have synergy with exercise (though I am not an expert at all on this.) ?

so I have a once a week training program when I dont supplement, this may not be working the best though

Oddly, older people tend to have elevated levels of erythropoetin. They’re modestly resistant to it for some reason.

EPO has many minor effects, but is mostly known for stimulating red blood cell production. Oxygen transport is performance limiting in athletes at higher exertion levels, does the same hold for elderly people in normal activities?