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Balmoral waters key to Queen’s longevity

For an octogenarian, the British Queen is definitely a picture of good health...

By: PTI | London |
September 18, 2007 11:07:47 pm

For an octogenarian, the British Queen is definitely a picture of good health.

But, now scientists have come up with an explanation for Royal longevity — whether it’s Queen Elizabeth II or the Queen Mother, who lived to 101, or Queen Victoria who reigned for 64 years — the pure waters of a Scottish spring, the Daily Mail reported today.

Recent tests by a bioscience company have revealed that mineral water which rises from a spring on the edge of Balmoral, after flowing through the substrata of the Royal estate, keeps the skin youthful into old age and also protects against toxic molecules linked to age-related diseases.

The Queen stays at Balmoral every summer while the Queen Mother also loved visiting Scotland and spent long periods on the Deeside estate.

“There is potential for the mineral water to be used as a repair and rejuvenating product for human skin. It increases tubule formation by an average of 20 per cent, a very significant increase on normal levels, and this will increase the flow of nutrients to the skin,” Dr Hugh Matheson, of TCS Cellworks which conducted the experiments, was quoted as saying.

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