The Fountain of Youth!

ANTI-AGING IN A BOTTLE

How much would you pay for a taste of anti-aging?  And I do mean a taste! Is there really a bottle of special juice that could turn back the clock on wrinkles, dark spots, and other sun damage? According to researchers at the University of Utah, this fountain of youth might not be science fiction.

The beverage, called AS10, was originally developed to combat the harmful effects of solar rays on astronauts who travel outside the protective layer of the Earth's atmosphere.  Then the scientists started thinking... hmmmm... could it work ON EARTH? 

So,  AS10 was tested on 180 skin-damaged adults and showed promising results. After four months of drinking two servings daily, dark spots were reduced by 30% and wrinkles by 17%. Digital skin analyses were used to confirm the results.

AS10 contains high levels of free-radical fighting anti-oxidants derived from fruits including acai, acerola, prickly pear, green tea, pomegranate, and cupuacu (a member of the cacao family).

The active compounds in AS10 were originally tested on mice in a study published the journal Radiation Research in 2011. Scientists found that animals exposed to high levels of radiation who received supplements had an 80% survival rate at 250 days and reduced symptoms compared to a 30% survival rate for the control group.

The big drawback to the new space drink? The cost.  A monthly supply of AS10 costs over $100.

AND YOU THOUGHT THAT STUFF THE ASTRONAUTS WERE DRINKING WAS TANG!