SOLUTION VS. SUSPENSION AND HOW THAT AFFECTS GRESKA’S CARBON-60

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Bob Greska, Founder and CEO of Greska’s Carbon-60 says: “We pack a lot of Carbon 60 into our product. There are two methods of getting the Carbon 60 into the oil. One is dissolving the carbon 60 into solution, showing clear.  The other method is suspending the carbon 60 as a colloidal suspension, showing black.

In this installment we will walk you through the steps that led us to the conclusion that Greska’s Carbon-60, does contain C60, both in solution and in colloidal suspension.

So why does Greska’s Carbon-60 Organic look black straight out of the bottle? That’s because Greska’s Carbon 60 is both a dissolved solution and a colloidal suspension. How did we come to that conclusion?

First, let’s learn more about the differences between a dissolved solution, a suspension and a colloidal suspension.

What is a Solution?

  • A dissolved solution is a mixture of molecules
  • Dissolved solutions are transparent or clear, meaning you can see through them.
  • Dissolved solutions have a particle size about .1 to 2 nanometers (nm)
  • Gravity has no effect on molecules in a dissolved solution

What is a Suspension?

  • A suspension has bigger particle/molecule sizes larger than about 1,000 nanometers (nm)
  • Suspensions may look cloudy or murky
  • Particles/molecules in suspensions settle out after time due to gravity

What is a Colloidal Suspension?

  • A colloidal suspension (or dispersion) is a solution and a suspension
  • A colloidal suspension contains particle sizes between about 1 to 100 nanometers (nm)
  • They are evenly distributed throughout the liquid and don’t typically settle out
  • Some colloidal suspensions include: milk, shampoo, orange juice and paint
  • Some colloidal suspensions need to be mixed or stirred after prolonged periods where the particles begin to settle at the bottom due to gravity, for example: orange juice or paint, even our product after about a year will show evidence of the colloidal suspension settling
  • BUT, researchers believe that “…the C60 molecule could be considered as a colloidal particle itself due to the fact that it’s diameter equals to 10 Å”(1 nanometer).

Angstrom (Å), unit of length used chiefly in measuring wavelengths of light, equal to 10−10 metre, or 0.1 nanometer. It is named for the 19th-century Swedish physicist Anders Jonas Ångström. 10Å equals 1 nanometer

C60 Molecule is a Colloid

“Because we have C60 in a Solution and an abundance in a colloidal suspension, I believe this is what makes our product work so well.” said CEO Bob Greska.

Here is a test you can do at home to see whether something is a solution or a suspension. As we know, salt looks like white crystals. But, when you stir salt into a glass of water the salt becomes transparent as it goes into solution. If you keep adding salt to the glass of water, at a certain point, you will over-saturate the glass with salt. The excess salt will no longer dissolve into solution and start to collect at the bottom of the glass. Now if you stir the glass, the liquid will temporarily become a cloudy white color. After a short amount of time, the excess salt in suspension will again collect at the bottom. The salt in solution will again show clear.

So how did we determine we have both a solution and colloidal suspension?

NASA Science: The Physics of Orange Juice

According to an article by NASA, some colloidal suspensions need to be mixed or stirred after prolonged periods where the denser particles begin to settle at the bottom due to gravity. For example: orange juice and paint, even our product after about a year will show evidence of the colloidal suspension settling. To get the C60 back into colloidal suspension give the bottle a good shake for about 30 seconds.

Watch this video as Bob Greska demonstrates dissolved solution and colloidal suspension

But, we needed to further explore this in our own testing. So, here’s what we did:  We took 21 small bottles and filled them with approximately one teaspoon of our organic sunflower oil. We then added our raw C-60 powder to the first bottle of our organic sunflower oil and the solution remained clear. In the second bottle we added an additional incremental amount of our raw C-60 powder, this also remained clear. We kept adding incremental amounts to the following bottles. As one would imagine, the first bottle was transparent. The second bottle was also transparent. By bottle No. 5, the mixture began to turn dark. By bottle No. 21 we had reached our full concentration of our product.  The mixture was the familiar black color that Greska’s Carbon-60’s loyal customers have come to expect.

C60 Sunflower Oil DemonstrationAnother question that might come up—can C60 in oil be both a solution and a colloidal suspension? We would answer YES! Some examples of a substance being both a solution and a suspension at the same time are:

  • Sand suspended in salt water
  • Homemade lemonade (simple sugar syrup mixed with lemon juice)
  • Blood (a solution, a suspension and a colloidal suspension)

Remember…some colloidal suspensions need to be mixed or stirred after prolonged periods where the particles begin to settle at the bottom due to gravity, for example: orange juice and paint, even our product after about a year will show evidence of the colloidal suspension settling.

In conclusion, we our product is super concentrated, having both a solution and colloidal suspension.

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