The North Korean KCNA state news agency announced an anti-oxidation drink made by the Moranbong Carbonated Fruit Juice Joint Venture Company, which contains 60 kinds of “micro-elements” extracted from more than 30 species of plants. It has attracted “much interest from Chinese, German and other businessmen” at a trade fair in Pyongyang last month, the agency reports.

KCNA says: “It, with effects of both preventive and curative treatment, helps improve mental and retentive faculties by multiplying brain cells. It also protects skin from wrinkles and black spots and prevents such geriatric diseases as cerebral haemorrhage, myocardium and brain infarction by removing acid effete matters in time.”

The “super drink” is “much higher than quality cosmetics in anti-oxidation capacity, is efficacious for different skin diseases, including allergic dermatitis. It also makes skin fair, says the news agency, adding that “the drink has no side-effect.”

The agency quotes a company manager, Jong Song Ho, as saying the drink has “proved efficacious among workers of such industrial establishments as thermal power station and smeltery and at medical institutions.”

[Source: BBC News/ABC Online]