Catherine Felegi is the founder and author of the blog Tea Love, a blog dedicated to all things tea-related. You can find this post and others on her page, http://cafelegi.wordpress.com/.
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, known for getting men on the moon, enduring astounding training sessions that few are capable of and - beverages?
Today, NASA announced that a drink that was initially developed to protect astronauts from the sun's radiation can also noticeably reduce wrinkles and signs of aging in as little as four months! One of the components included in the drink known as AS10? Green tea.
The drink, a blend of fruit and plant derivatives, including cupuacu fruit, acai, prickly pear, yumberry, acerola, grape, pomegranate and, of course, green tea. Not only does the blend provide a rich array of vitamins and antioxidants (exactly what green tea is famous for), but it also has a high dose of phytochemicals, a chemical that naturally occurs in plants and cause the lush, green color that we love to see in the spring. This chemical also acts to shield cells from the harmful effects of radiation.
When researchers at the University of Utah tested the effects of nearly 200 people drinking two ounces a day, they found that the drink had a dramatic effect on the people's faces. 30% of the people's dark spots were reduced and 17% had less wrinkles!
The drink is thought to be so effective because it helps to destroy free radicals, which damage skin cells.
This drink can be bought as 2.5 fl oz. bottles for $29.95 per six pack.
While this time, I cannot say that tea is the only beverage worth mentioning, the fact that this super-drink could be a part of such a powerful blend is absolutely astounding to me! Green tea has been toted as a miracle beverage for centuries and now, it can be added to another blend to create a scientifically proven elixir of youth, reversing the damage of the sun and giving people back their baby skin from years ago.
Would you buy this drink to get back your baby bottom face?
One of my Patch.com readers commented saying that he found the whole idea preposterous and wanted details. Not one to disappoint and leave my readers hanging, I went on a search and found oodles of news articles on AS10. However, I did find two that said that the whole ordeal was, in fact, fake.
I am keeping in mind that out of all the websites searched, two said the drink was fake and then the rest still keep to the idea that it is real.
I've attached some of the articles below but what are your thoughts? Is AS10 really the miracle drink it claims to be? Or is it just another beauty product hoax?
Article stating the issue is a false claim:
Other news sources fooled: