C-60: Fact v. Fiction

C-60: Fact v. Fiction

There is a lot of information available these days about the benefits about Carbon 60. Some of it’s true and some of it isn’t. So how can you separate fact from fiction.

First, let’s try to understand what makes Carbon 60 such a powerful antioxidant. A free radical is a molecule that has been damaged by losing at least one of its electrons and it’s desperately searching for a replacement. It’s highly reactive, bumping into other molecules as it tries to take the other molecule’s electron to heal itself, creating a chain reaction of continued damage, leading to oxidative stress. If left unchecked just keeps on creating more problems. Medical studies have shown free radicals are the cause of many health problems.

Carbon 60 molecules are a superior anti-oxidant because each C60 molecule has 20 sides to help heal these damaging free radicals. By “borrowing” an electron from C-60 (remember, just one C60 molecule has more than 20 electrons to give) then the free radical can heal itself and it is no longer creating havoc with other molecules.

Additionally, their tiny mono-molecular size allows them to travel freely throughout your body. But is it important to note that to be the most effective, these C60 molecules work best when they single or mono-molecular to provide all those electrons the best opportunity to scavenge and repair free radicals and allow your body to heal.

But there is one study above all that is cited by C-60 supporters as to the tremendous power of C-60. Its called the Baati study, and it is named after Tarek Baati, the scientist whose name came first on the University of Paris report. Dr. Fathi Moussa has been the spokesperson for the study since it first came out back in 2012. Here is the abstract of the report as noted by the U.S. Library of Congress:

Countless studies showed that [60]fullerene (C(60)) and derivatives could have many potential biomedical applications. However, while several independent research groups showed that C(60) has no acute or sub-acute toxicity in various experimental models, more than 25 years after its discovery the in vivo fate and the chronic effects of this fullerene remain unknown. If the potential of C(60) and derivatives in the biomedical field have to be fulfilled these issues must be addressed. Here we show that oral administration of C(60) dissolved in olive oil (0.8 mg/ml) at reiterated doses (1.7 mg/kg of body weight) to rats not only does not entail chronic toxicity but it almost doubles their lifespan. The effects of C(60)-olive oil solutions in an experimental model of CCl(4) intoxication in rat strongly suggest that the effect on lifespan is mainly due to the attenuation of age-associated increases in oxidative stress. Pharmacokinetic studies show that dissolved C(60) is absorbed by the gastro-intestinal tract and eliminated in a few tens of hours. These results of importance in the fields of medicine and toxicology should open the way for the many possible -and waited for- biomedical applications of C(60) including cancer therapy, neurodegenerative disorders, and ageing.

Here’s a link to the full report.

It was found that the rats who received C-60 lived almost twice as long as those who didn’t get any. The rats that didn’t get the substance died of tumors or pneumonia. What makes the study even more interesting is that researchers gave just 24 doses of the substance.

  • The researchers did come up with two major reasons as to why C60 was able to prolong the lives of the rats:
  • The molecule can remain in cells and mitochondria for weeks or even months. This enables it get ample amount of time to exhibit its antioxidant effect at the cellular level. It doesn’t get used up.
  • While working at the cellular level, C60 reverses damage that may have been done to cells, including by free radicals. It offers protection against methyl groups that can harm the DNA.

Another group of researchers found that C60 treatment commenced half-way through the usual lifespan of mice made the animals lived up to 14 percent longer.

So far, there haven’t been any other independent reports to support the Baati study, although there are indications additional studies are underway.

Now let’s move on to another myth – that C-60 is only going to work if you take it in olive oil, preferably the extra virgin kind. As of now, there are several competing products on the market in various oils: olive, avocado, coconut and, of course, sunflower oil. All of these are viable and work well to suspend the C-60 molecules. They all have similar nutritional value, but it is very important to note, the anti-oxidant qualities of Carbon 60 far outweigh any anti-oxidant benefit provided by the oil itself.

But why does it come in a variety of oils/flavors? The simple answer is taste. Proponents of olive oil will tout the oil’s expanded antioxidant properties as a major benefit. And olive oil does have several redeeming qualities: its rich in monounsaturated fats; contains large amounts of antioxidants and it may help fight certain diseases. Avocado oil reduces cholesterol and improves heart health, its high in lutein, a powerful antioxidant and it may help fight certain diseases. Coconut oil can increase fat burning, can kill harmful microorganisms, can raise your good cholesterol and may help fight certain diseases.

“We found Sunflower oil has a pleasant, almost nutty taste. it has a better shelf life than many other oils, and is less likely to go rancid,” said Bob Greska, founder and owner of Greska’s Carbon 60 in Organic Sunflower Oil, which can be purchased at C-60.com.

“We hit upon Organic Sunflower Oil because it has very good suspension of the carbon 60 molecules,” Greska said. “We adhere to the strictest quality control standards that assure the purity of our Carbon-60 Organic Sunflower Oil. We carefully test our Carbon 60 throughout the manufacturing process to ensure maximum purity and yield.

“Our Sunflower Oil is made right here in the USA. It is cold-pressed, gluten free and contains no GMOs,” Greska said. “In my opinion, there is no better delivery mechanism.. Our Carbon-60™ Organic Sunflower Oil is full of free-radical busting, anti-oxidant-rich, single Carbon 60 molecules.”

Another myth is that C-60 can unwind your DNA and RNA, bind and deform nucleotides, turning you into a giant pile of goo or, even worse, a member of the Zombie Apocalypse. There is no evidence to support this.

There are some that claim C-60 is a mind-control agent that passes the blood-brain barrier, lodges in your brain until the government (any one of the alphabet agencies, or so it seems) deems it necessary to “switch you off.” Despite videos you may have seen on Youtube, there isn’t any evidence to support this, either.

Lastly, some believe C-60 is toxic. And, when it was first discovered, many believed this to be true. In fact, the Baati study’s original premise was to prove C-60’s significant toxicity. So, they began their study with 18 rats. Six were treated as normal, six were given olive oil, and six were given C-60 in olive oil.

The results were startling.

Not only was C-60 not toxic, but the opposite was found to be true. In fact, the lifespan of the C-60 rats was increased almost 90 percent. If that were to be transferred to humans, the average lifespan would go from a current age of 78.74 years to a whopping 149.6 years.

Now wouldn’t that be something?

REFERENCES

Baati Study
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/224004891_The_prolongation_of_the_lifespan_of_rats_by_repeated_oral_administration_of_60fullerene

Top 9 Surprising Benefits of C60 Oil (Fullerene) – Selfhacked (https://selfhacked.com/blog/fullerene-top-10-benefits-c60-oil/)

What is C60 Olive Oil? – C60 Olive Oil (http://c60.net/what-is-c60-olive-oil/)

Health Benefits of C60 For Humans – Organic C60 Fullerene Food Alchemists – Glutathione Acceleration Experts (http://www.thehelix12project.org/health-benefits-of-c60-for-humans.html)

C60 / Buckminsterfullerene: Side effects, toxicity? (http://c60antiaging.com/c60-faq/c60-buckminsterfullerene-side-effects-toxicity/)

Disclaimer: Greska’s Carbon-60™ Organic Sunflower Oil or Carbon 60, Inc. makes no health claims regarding its product: Greska’s Carbon-60 Organic Sunflower Oil. This information is provided for informational purposes only and is not to be considered medical advice or instruction. We believe all the information, statements, suggestions and product descriptions for this website are accurate and correct. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician or healthcare provider for medical advice.

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