C-60: Fact v. Fiction
C-60: Fact v. Fiction
Did you know C-60 cures cancer? It cures the common cold, too. Its molecules can be strung together to create a shield for battle greater than anything ever known. It tastes good. It heals free radicals in the body and, thus, has the potential to be a game-changer in the health-care field.
Most of those statements are false or misleading at best.
There is no scientific evidence, as of yet, that C-60 cures cancer or even the common cold. There is some evidence, since the molecule is more durable than a diamond, that it could one day be fashioned into body armor for troops. Taste is a matter of one’s own perception.
As for free radicals? Well, C-60 is a game-changer in that area. Let’s examine how that works before we get into the benefits and what’s fact and what’s fiction.
A free radical left unchecked just keeps on creating more problems. 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. Medical studies have shown free radicals are the cause of many health problems.
The C-60 molecule has at least 20 electrons it can share or give-away to free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that have lost an electron and are desperately searching for one. When clusters of these free radicals get together, they can form all sorts of bad things inside of our bodies. Some researchers theorize some types of cancer cells are formed when free radicals band together. By “borrowing” an electron from C-60 (remember, just one molecule has more than 20 to give) then the free radical can heal itself and gone is any chance that molecule will turn into something bad.
Carbon 60 molecules are a superior anti-oxidant because each C60 molecule has 20 sides to help heal these damaging free radicals. 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.
There is some empirical evidence to support C-60’s work in doing away with pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses. In at least one reported instance, C-60 was helpful in getting rid of certain strains of Streptococcus, which is responsible for issues such as toxic shock syndrome and skin infections. Researchers also found the molecule may assist in combatting the harmful effects of viruses spread by mosquito, such as malaria.
But there is one study above all that is cited by C-60 proponents 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 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 do you good 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.
Sunflower oil can help fight cardio vascular disease, reduce fats, is rich in anti-oxidants that can help fight cancer and other diseases, reduces inflammation from such maladies as arthritis and has been shown to effectively reduce the early signs of aging. It has even been used to treat Athlete’s Foot.
“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 than our Greska’s Organic Sunflower Oil. 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?
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