An actress is risking her life for ‘eternal youth’ by injecting herself with doses of a 3.5 million year-old bacteria discovered in Siberia, Mail Online reported. The 45-year-old from Munich, Germany, who goes by the moniker Manoush, has been pumping an extract of Bacillus F into her blood stream for the past three months and says it has made her look and feel younger.
The ancient bacteria was discovered in the permafrost of north-west Russia by scientists in 2009 and some have hailed it a ‘scientific sensation’.
The team, who unlocked its DNA code in 2015, say that unlike most cells in nature, Bacillus F shows no signs of aging and believe it could hold the key to unlocking improved human health and longevity.
Samples containing extracts of the bacteria have been given to Manoush by Doctor Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University.
The injections are just the latest in a longline of procedures for mother-of-one Manoush who has already spent £36,800 (€41,700) on plastic surgery over the last 20 years.
“My skin is as soft as a baby’s bottom,” she said. “You can’t really see it in the photos but if you see me in person you can see there are no marks or blemishes.
“I have never felt better. I have never slept better, deeper or longer. When I work out I can workout longer. I can run three miles instead of the usual two miles.
“I think my skin looks good. These are just the little things that have got better.”
She added: ‘This summer we had huge temperature changes and normally I would get a cold. I didn’t this time.
‘I can’t prove that it is because I have been injecting this bacteria. It could be other reasons but I do believe that it is the effects of using the bacteria on myself.’
Manoush, had blood tests taken before she started injecting Bacillus F on July 22, so that they can be analysed along with blood samples she’s having each month.
The sample was given to her by Doctor Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, at a meeting in London.
As the procedure is experimental, no doctor would inject her, and would most likely lose their license.
Instead she performed the procedure herself, with friends and a local doctor there for support in case of an emergency.