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A vampiric property tycoon claims to have the biological age of a five-year-old.
Multi-millionaire Ari Rastegar, 39, reckons injecting himself with own blood has made him into a real-life Peter Pan.
He claims the controversial stem-cell treatments and meditating in a near pure oxygen chamber gives him a "competitive edge".
The health fanatic CEO says he also survives on four hours' sleep like his idol ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
He told the New York Post: "I always joke that, apart from my baby daughter, I’m the youngest Rastegar.
“I think my lifestyle and health give me the competitive edge. Margaret was an unbelievable human being in so many ways."
Rastegar was on Monday listed in the 2021 Power 100 of most powerful real-estate tycoons.
He reportedly put his success down to extreme, trendy practices such as stem-cell therapy and meditation inside a hyperbaric chamber.
Rastegar has visited a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, three times over the past 18 months for stem-cell infusions.
The controversial, scientifically unproven procedure is not authorised in the US and costs $7,000 (£4,950) a pop.
Stem cells are young versions of cells which haven't specialised yet and can divide indefinitely in the body, such as in embryos.
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It involves extracting small amounts of blood and “spinning” it in a centrifuge to separate the red and white blood cells and the platelet-rich plasma.
Then the concentrated substance, full of health-boosting platelets, is injected back into the body.
A similar method is being used to treat injuries such as damaged cartilage and some forms of cancer.
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Mr Rastegar, originally from Texas, US, said: “They inject between 15 million and 100 million stem cells directly into the vein for overall health and wellness."
He receives his own stem cells rather than others who get them from the umbilical cords of newborns.
“It’s bish bash, get what you need in 15 minutes, and then you’re back in the car,” he said.
He believes the benefits of stem cell treatment include improved sleep quality, better cardiovascular function and increased mental clarity.
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“I’m in the best shape of my life,” said the former Wall Streeter.
“But it’s not a vanity or egotistical thing. I’m in risk management and it’s an investment in my health."
The "biohacker" has nine percent body fat but doesn’t see himself as a “narcissist who wants to live forever.”
He said: “I’ll eat pizza with my kids on weekends and I love a good cheeseburger.
“But 90 percent of the time, I’m living healthfully.”
He says he also medidates for 70 minutes three times a week in the hyperbaric chamber.
The dad-of-three entrepreneur also does near-daily workouts with a personal trainer and regularly wears orange lens glasses to lower blue light intake from his cellphone.
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