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Botox, bovine collagen, now beer--the antiaging market is exploding. Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle, a brewery near Berlin, is set to bring its Anti Aging Bier to market this year. The brew is fortified with vitamins and minerals from algae, according to brewmaster Stefan Fritsche. "The sun is always shining on the algae, so there is a lot of energy in algae, for example, a lot of minerals, a lot of vitamins.... So, we put this inside the beer," the brewmaster said in a recent news report. "You will not be younger if you drink our beer, but you will stay in a better shape, maybe," he added. "Bierophiles" may debate whether the drink can even be called beer. The venerable Reinheitsgebot, or German beer purity law of 1516, stated that beer can only be made from barley, hops, and water. According to a company spokesman, "It tastes like beer more than it tastes like anything else." Just don't think about the algae.

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Title Annotation:Indications
Author:Berger, Joanne M.
Publication:Family Practice News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 15, 2004
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