Do Beauty Drinks Really Work for Anti-aging?

Do those beauty drinks like Glowelle really work? They seem pretty expensive, but I'd consider using them if they were any good.

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Beauty in a Bottle? Think Before You Drink!

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Your mother probably told you that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. P.T. Barnum famously noted, "There's a sucker born every minute". Nowhere does this aphorism hold true more than in the case of the "benefits" of "beauty" drinks.

With slick packaging and marketing, these products claim to slow the biological clock. Buzz words like "anti-oxidant" and "phyto-nutrient" and exotic-sounding fruit not commonly found in your local supermarket, make these products seem to be must-have items in the anti-aging arms race.

In reality, most patients who have a healthy balanced diet, who exercise and stay well-hydrated, and who avoid environmental toxins like excessive alcohol, cigarette smoking, and sun damage, obtain all the benefits of these "beauty drinks" without the expense. In addition, these drinks also pack a hidden calorie punch that you might not expect, an extra 100 calories per drink, that may add up to a few extra unwanted pounds over time, as a side-effect of these "dietary supplements".

So, while they are clearly no more harmful than a Jamba Juice, so-called "beauty drinks" are probably also no more effective.

Bottled at the Source (The Fountain of Youth)? Don't bet on it. Think before you drink!

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