US commandos will try an anti-aging pill

The US Special Operations Command SOCOM will begin testing an anti-aging drug next year, Breaking Defense said.

The magazine dealing with defense issues quotes SOCOM chief Tim Hawkins.

“These efforts are not aimed at creating physical traits that no longer exist naturally,” Hawkins said.

“This is about increasing the readiness of our forces for a mission by improving performance, which usually decreases with age,” he said.

According to the article, SOCOM is partnering with the Metro International Biotech laboratory to develop the drug.

“We are essentially working with leading industry partners and clinical research institutes to develop a nutraceutical in pill form that is suitable for a variety of uses, both civilian and military, the benefits of which may include improved human performance,” such as increased endurance and faster recovery from injury, “Hawkins said.





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