Fountain of Youth? New Wrinkle Erasing Space Drink Promises to Reverse Aging
Wrinkle Erasing Space Drink Developed by NASA? Not So Much.
Looks like NASA got pulled in on a beauty product that promises their scientific involvement in a new wrinkle erasing space drink.
In a new story circulating online, AS10 is a drink supplement said to have been designed by astronauts, but is now available to the masses.
For just $50 for a 25-ounce bottle, AS10, which claims to have been formulated by NASA scientists to protect astronauts from sun's radiation, you too can experience the anti-aging power of the miracle drink.
AS10 is said to reverse signs of aging in just four months, noticeably reducing wrinkles with its blend of exotic fruits, including cupuacu fruit, acai, prickly pear, yumberry, acerola, grape, green tea, and pomegranate.
Vitamins and antioxidants round out the anti-aging elixir, as do phytochemicals to protect cells.
Researchers at the University of Utah found that the nearly 200 test subjects who drank two ounces of AS10 each day for four months experienced "a 30 percent reduction of UV spots (dark blemishes), and a 17 percent reduction in the amount of wrinkles," TheWeek.com reports.
Study leader Dr. Aaron Barson says the drink works to fight off oxidative stress skin damage, which he explains as "little Pac-men taking bites out of molecules that are essential for cells to function."
SpaceRef.com did their research and found no involvement by NASA or the University of Utah, however, writing:
"According to information provided by NASA PAO, the "AS10" food substance mentioned in this news story is not a NASA food product. This food substance may have been developed by someone else using a product developed originally by AmeriSciences but NASA itself has not used any material or food substance described in these various news stories related to wrinkles nor is it conducting any research related to the claims made in these news stories."
In other words, don't believe the hype.