Can You Biologically Reverse Your Age? Science Says It’s Possible

Yes! With specialized health programs and the right hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) protocol, it may be possible to reverse your biological age. How? It involves targeting the key biomarkers responsible for the body’s aging process. This quick guide dives into all the details.

Learn more about age-related decline and how Aviv Clinics can help.

What Are the Two Types of Age? 

First, it helps to understand the two types of age: 

  • Chronological age or how many birthdays you have had
  • Biological age or “the aging of our body’s functions”

Biological age refers to how old a person’s body and cells are. It’s often measured by evaluating a person’s various biological markers, such as:

  • Epigenetic changes: Your behavior and environment can impact how your genes function.
  • Telomeres: They protect the ends of chromosomes from deterioration. As we age, our telomeres naturally shorten.
  • Senescent cells: Over time, these cells can accumulate in the body and prevent cells from growing. The increase in senescent cells contributes to age-associated medical conditions.
  • Stem cell exhaustion: As we age, we produce a smaller amount of stem cells.

Additionally, biological age takes into account a person’s:

  • Health
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Genetics

A healthy adult who has a chronological age of 60 years can be much younger in biological age if they have long and healthy telomeres and low levels of senescent cells — these can be achieved with the right lifestyle. 

Researchers note “biological age is a better predictor of morbidity risk than chronological age.”


Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Reverse Aging? 

A unique protocol of HBOT has been scientifically proven for reversing biological age. 

Several studies illustrate HBOT, when administered in a specific protocol: 

  • May increase telomere length and encourage the “clearance of senescent cells.” This illustrates the potential HBOT has in slowing aging. 

Keep in mind, the type of HBOT protocol is important. Not all HBOT programs are created equal. There are different types of oxygen chambers, and each provides a unique process. Reversing biological age has been scientifically proven only in multi-chamber suites, such as those at Aviv Clinics.


The Aviv Medical Program

The Aviv Medical Program offers a more robust and extensive treatment program compared to other clinics. The program has been clinically proven to reverse biological aging by: 

  • Lengthening telomeres
  • Reducing senescent cells
  • Promoting stem cell proliferation
  • Targeting other areas of the brain and body to improve cognitive and physical performance   

Our program consists of a treatment plan that begins with: 

  • In-depth review of health history
  • Comprehensive physical and neurological exams
  • Highly advanced brain imaging scans
  • Neurological and neurocognitive tests
  • Body composition analysis
  • A detailed report of our assessment findings

Based on the results of the above, as well as your goals, needs, and symptoms, your customized medical program may include:

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) provided in the specific protocol used in the above studies
  • Cognitive training
  • Physical training
  • Dietary coaching

All of this is included in Aviv’s physician-designed program tailored to each client’s needs.

Learn more about how Aviv Clinics unique hyperbaric protocol can help you reverse your biological aging – contact the clinic.

4 Ways the Aviv Medical Program and HBOT Can Promote Reverse Aging and Actionable Tips:

Let’s dive more into specifics and break down the four main ways the Aviv Hyperbaric protocol and program can help reverse aging. You’ll also find additional strategies to give your mind and body the holistic care they need for optimal performance.

Note: Speak to your doctor before you pursue any lifestyle changes.

  1. Cognitive Health

Common cognitive decline with age includes memory issues, language processing, and sleep disorders. Health experts note harnessing oxygen via HBOT along with cognitive training can help. Breathing in a pressurized environment with fluctuating oxygen levels can: 

  • Turbocharge the body’s self-healing mechanisms.
  • Slow down the biological aging process.

Cognitive training inside the HBOT suite can be more effective as well. Aviv Clinics provides clients with a personalized cognitive training program that is performed on a tablet inside the HBOT suite/ chamber. Benefits include: improved memory, attention, focus, information process speed and executive function.

Additional Strategies for Optimal Cognitive Performance:

  • Find healthy ways to cope with stress: If not managed, chronic stress can take a neurological toll, raising the risk of cognitive issues (e.g., memory and attention problems). Safeguard your cognitive health by engaging in healthy coping mechanisms for stress.
  • Engage in brain games: Playing brain games can improve cognitive performance and enhance the overall quality of life. The fact that these games are fun is just the icing on the cake.
  1. Physical Health

Our bodies grow less efficient at channeling oxygen when we age. This is one of the reasons why we may feel “slower” in terms of mental and physical performance. 

Research shows a specific HBOT protocol may: 

Additional Strategies for Optimal Physical Performance:

  • Exercise regularly: Commit to at least 30 minutes of exercise for a minimum of four days a week. Make sure your exercise regime involves cardio and strength training.
  • Engage in intermittent fasting: Calorie restrictive diets most notably, intermittent fasting, have been shown to have a significant health benefit overweight reduction (or something that covers the same meaning)
  1. Mental Health

Mental health is another vital area to nourish with age. It is estimated that 20% of people age 55 or older experience some type of mental health concern. This may be attributed to life changes or events and injuries (e.g., environmental stressers, old or recurrent concussions or cardiovascular brain changes). 

Evidence suggests Aviv’s proprietary HBOT plan can: 

  • Improve neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to adapt in response to an injury or disease. This means the brain can rewire itself after suffering an injury and strengthen its neural connections—key aspects to improving and maintaining cognitive health.
  • Enhance brain functionality – regain brain functions lost due to age-related cognitive decline.
  • Help PTSD survivors alleviate their symptoms. 

Additional Strategies for Optimal Mental Performance:

  • Try meditation: Meditation offers many brain health benefits, such as helping to cope with anxiety, depression, and overall mood. Following a simple daily practice will provide moments of groundedness and clarity.
  • Lean on your support system: Reach out to family and friends for support. Human connection can be a lifeline to healing.
  1. Sexual Health

Various reports state that “frequent sex can improve…our general quality of life and may even extend our life by years.” 

“Men tend to marry younger women, die sooner and care more about sex.” But until what age is a man sexually active? Experts say, “at age 55, men can expect another 15 years of sexual activity.” But this state isn’t universal—conditions like erectile dysfunction (ED) can minimize the quantity and quality of sexual health. 

Luckily, studies illustrate HBOT may be a promising supportive or independent treatment for ED. It can encourage new blood vessel formation and improve blood flow, which can help improve symptoms of erectile function.

Additional Strategies for Optimal Sexual Performance:

  • In addition to HBOT, take good care of your physical, mental, and cognitive health with the suggestions we’ve listed above.
  • According to researchers, “Modifiable risk factors for ED include smoking, lack of physical activity, wrong diets, overweight or obesity, metabolic syndrome, and excessive alcohol consumption.”
  • Therefore, following a healthy diet and exercise regime are key to overcoming ED and promoting better sexual activity in older adults.

Invest in HBOT to Reverse Your Age

Reversing your age may sound fantastical, but with the right medical team by your side, that goal may be possible. Learn more about the benefits of investing in your health and how Aviv Clinics can help.


Anti-Aging Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Shown to Reverse Aging Biomarkers in Humans

A landmark study in Israel has found that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can reverse two key biological signs of aging in humans—the first study to ever make this finding. 

Published in the peer-reviewed journal Aging, the study shows that it is possible to target and reverse the aging process at the basic cellular-biological level.

This breakthrough in the biology of aging provides scientists with a new foundation for investigating ways to slow the aging process. Learn more about the empirically validated anti-aging effects HBOT can have.

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The 2 Key Biological Signs of Aging 

Two common signs of biological aging are: 

  • Shortening of telomeres on our chromosomes: Telomeres are like the hardened ends of shoelaces. They protect the ends of chromosomes from deterioration. As we age, our telomeres naturally shorten, but a yearly decrease of their length by 20–40 bases is associated with serious illnesses.
  • Accumulation of senescent cells: Senescent cells are cells that are still alive, but have stopped multiplying. Over time, these cells can accumulate in the body and  their increase contributes to age-associated conditions.

In the groundbreaking study, patients aged 64 and older underwent a series of unique HBOT anti-aging programs. Multiple blood tests conducted during the study showed “HBOT may induce significant senolytic effects including significantly increasing telomere length and clearance of senescent cells in the aging populations.”

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The “Holy Grail” of the Biology of Aging

A different study released in 2020 showed that HBOT also improves cognitive functions of memory and processing speed, among other areas. 

The studies have been conducted over a decade of research and caused Dr. Shai Efratithe study’s co-authorto develop a unique medical program available at Aviv Clinics.

According to Efrati, director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at the Shamir Medical Center in Israel:

“After dedicating our HBOT research to exploring its impact on the areas of brain functionality and age-related cognitive decline, we have now uncovered for the first time in humans HBOT’s biological effects at the cellular level in healthy aging adults.”

Efrati called telomere shortening “the ‘Holy Grail’ of the biology of aging” and developed the Aviv Medical Program based upon the results testing, study, and research.

“The significant improvement of telomere length shown during and after these unique HBOT protocols provides the scientific community with a new foundation of understanding that aging can, indeed, be targeted and reversed at the basic cellular-biological level.” 





Study Findings on Anti-Aging Effects of HBOT 

Research reports


  • “Telomeres length of T helper, T cytotoxic, natural killer and B cells increased significantly by over 20% following HBOT” 
  • “There was a significant decrease in the number of senescent T helpers by -37.30%±33.04 post-HBOT.”

According to Dr. Amir Hadanny (co-author of the study)  the pioneering study has:

“Opened the door for further research on the prolonged cellular impact of HBOT to reverse the aging process. In just three months of HBOT, we were able to achieve such significant telomere elongationat rates far beyond any of the currently available interventions or lifestyle modifications.”


There is also the potential for HBOT to be used as an anti-aging mechanism for skin care. HBOT may serve as “an important component in skin rejuvenation, treatment of photoaging skin, and improvement in skin complexions.” 

Notable Individuals Who Have Pursued HBOT

Due to the impressive data-backed results, many notable individuals have decided to pursue HBOT themselves: 


  • Michael Phelps: 28-time Olympic medalist used hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help with his recovery from training. The high-altitude conditions and boosted levels of oxygen have aided in helping Phelps bounce back from his workouts and continue to win medals throughout his 24-year career. 
  • Justin Bieber: Having been diagnosed with Lyme Disease and dealt with drug abuse, the pop star regularly uses hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Bieber, who also mentioned he struggles with anxiety and depression, notes that HBOT helps alleviate his stress levels. 
  • Alon Day: The demands of professional racing are high, with reaction times measured in fractions of a second. Watch three-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champ Alon Day explain how the treatments offered by the Aviv Medical Program ensure he meets the sport’s high demands — both mental and physical.
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The Aviv Medical Program: What We Offer

The unique HBOT protocol from the extensive research outlined earlier is available in the United States only at Aviv Clinics. The Aviv Medical Program may include a combination of: 

  • In-depth review of health history
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Highly advanced brain imaging  scans
  • Neurological and neurocognitive tests
  • Body composition analysis
  • A detailed report of our assessment findings 
  • Cognitive training
  • Physical training
  • Dietary coaching
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • A post-program report of your improvements and recommendations for future progress

Each patient undergoes extensive assessments and evaluations before, during, and after their HBOT sessions to monitor and analyze progress. 

Here’s What Our Clients Have to Say

Aviv Clinic’s clients are a testament to the benefits our program offers. We’ll let these reviews speak for themselves: 

  • “I can’t thank the team at Aviv enough for helping me feel better than I have in over twenty years.  I have more energy, more focus and live a healthier and more fulfilling life. Your support and encouragement has made a total difference in my life. Thank you for all you do.”

—Barbara Christoph 


  • “My wife and I took the program together and had an amazing experience. Both of us are healthier and happier than before and are continuing on with what the program showed us. An amazing staff led by leading edge doctors who are second to none. I recommend this program to anyone suffering from the ailments of aging and loss of cognition.” 

—Andy Smith

  • “My goal for attending the Avivprogram was healthy aging. I also wanted to manage stress better, address chronic back issues, gain weight and improve cognitively…I have experienced several unanticipated and unintentional benefits of the Aviv program: I have reduced my alcohol consumption. Never having been one to turn down a glass (or two) of wine, I just don’t have the desire to drink as much; My skin seems smoother and more supple. I am told I look younger and that is always nice to hear; I have made incredible friendships through the Aviv program and met some celebrity athletes and renowned physicians. I am particularly grateful to an orthopedic surgeon I met who was also participating in the Aviv program that helped me focus my attention on managing my osteoporosis.”

—Zizi MacKinnon

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