Portion size: A Little Goes A Long Way
Portion size: A Little Goes A Long Way
Ever heard the old adage, “Good things come in small packages?” Well, it’s true. And, especially so in the C-60 world.
For instance, some manufacturers suggest servings of 10 milliliters. Others suggest 5 milliliters and one, Greska’s Carbon-60 Organic Sunflower Oil suggests just two-thirds (2/3) of a milliliter.
Portion size is defined as the amount of food or drink on a plate or in a glass as a single serving. This measure impacts how much we eat or drink. For those trying to lose weight, it is often recommended to cut down on portion size. For instance, choose a smaller plate and do not eat directly from the package to avoid overeating.
All of the Carbon 60 manufacturers place their product in some sort of oil: olive oil, linseed oil (also known as flaxseed oil), avocado oil, sunflower oil or coconut oil.
We’ve compiled all of the major C-60 manufacturers and their serving sizes for you to review. So, let’s take a look at the various oils and what they bring to the product.
Although coconut oil is a saturated fat, the thick, pasty substance is popular for its many advantages. In fact, studies suggest replacing margarine with coconut oil, using it to cook, or adding a spoonful to blended smoothies.
“Coconut oil has a delicious taste and is great when added to recipes for a flavorful punch, but it’s not calorie-free,” says Amie Valpone, author of The Healthy Apple blog and publisher of online gluten-free magazine Easy Eats. She recommends using only 2 tablespoons a day or less if possible, as even that small amount will pack on about 30 grams of fat.
According to the Linus Pauling Institute, every tablespoon of Sunflower oil has 8.9 grams of linoleic acid, which is an omega-six polyunsaturated fatty acid that is an essential part of a healthy diet. It is recommended you need at least 11 to 14 grams per day. Each tablespoon has 5.6 milligrams of alpha-tocopherol, a form of vitamin E that acts as an antioxidant in your body.
Also, Sunflower oil is a good source of vitamin E. Other good sources of vitamin E include most nuts, peanuts and olive, soybean, corn and canola oil. It is cholesterol-free and sodium-free.
There are many health benefits of other oils used by other retailers of Carbon 60 products, including avocado oil, coconut oil, flaxseed, and olive oil.
By far, the most prominent is olive oil, supposedly gifted by Athena to the ancient Greeks. Olive oil is often celebrated for its benefits, closely tied to its monounsaturated fatty acid content and antioxidant properties. And while using olive oil to cook is recommended, it’s important to watch your intake.
“Although it’s a good fat, [olive oil] comes with 14 grams of fat per tablespoon,” Valpone says. “Use 2 tablespoons per day: one in your omelet and one in your stir-fry, then use vinegar or chicken broth for the remainder.”
But is less better? Or is more the way to go?
We looked at a variety of sellers. We will look at them in alphabetical order.
C60 Labs offers their product in Organic Olive Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic MCT Coconut Oil, Organic Hempseed Oil and Organic Sunflower Oil. The bottle size is 120 milliliters for $59.95. The serving size is 4 milliliters. That’s a quarter of a tablespoon. Each bottle is a 30-day supply. That works out to a cost per serving of $1.99.
C-60 Purple Power comes in three bottle sizes, 118.29 milliliters, 236.58 ml and 473.17 milliliters. The price for each is $97, $190 and $370, respectively. The bottles contain 23.9, 48 and 96 servings. A recommended serving is “1 or more” teaspoons daily. That’s a cost of $4.05, $3.96 and $3.85, respectively, per serving.
Carbon 60 Olive Oil sells a 30-milliliter bottle for $15.75; a 100-milliliter bottle for $43.50; a 2-pack with 200 milliliters and a 10 pack, which contains 1000 milliliters. The cost for each is $82.50 and $367.50, respectively. The company recommends a serving size of 5 milliliters, no matter the bottle size. The cost per serving ranges from a high of $2.63 (for the 30 ml bottle) to a low of $1.84 per bottle (for the 10 pack).
Carbon60 Plus offers two products, both in 119 milliliters. One, though, is “extra strength.” They retail for $27 and $44, respectively. The company recommends serving sizes of 9.86 ml for the regular strength and 4.93 ml for the extra strength. The bottles contain 12 or 24 servings and run $2.24 to $1.82 per serving.
Good And Cheap Carbon 60 Olive Oil has one 100 milliliter product that retails for $18.99/ The recommended serving size is 10 ml and each bottle contains 10 servings at $1.90 per serving.
Greska’s Carbon-60 Organic Sunflower Oil (C-60.com) has a single, 29.57 milliliter bottle for $70, a 2 pack (59.15 ml) for $130, a six pack that comes as a “buy 5 get 1 free” promotion that has 177.44 ml and retails for $350 and a bulk price for 20 bottles (591.47 ml) for $1,000. The serving size for each is two-thirds of a milliliter. Here are the number of servings for each:
$70 bottle – 44.8
$130 bottle – 89.61
6 pack – 268.85
20-pack – 896.16.
The price per serving is as follows:
$70 bottle – $1.56
$130 bottle – $1.45
6 pack – $1.30
20-pack – $1.11
Also, Greska’s Carbon 60 Organic Sunflower Oil is super concentrated and manufactured using a proprietary process that does not utilize solvents.
Live Longer Labs has one 60 milliliter bottle that retails for $65. The recommended serving size is 5 ml. Each bottle contains 16 servings at a cost of $4.66 each.
SES Research is also a manufacturer, retailer and a supplier. They sell the raw powder to companies such as C60 Purple Power and also sell their own product to the masses. They sell two bottle sizes: one of 100 milliliters ($48) and one at 120 ml ($65). SES has set their serving size at 5 ml for both bottles. Servings per bottle are 20 and 24, respectively. That means a serving of the $48 bottle will run you $2.40 and a serving of the larger bottle will be $2.71.
Vaughter Wellness sells a single, 50-milliliter bottle for $15. They recommend a serving size of 1.88 ml and have 26.66 servings in each bottle. That’s a $0.56 per serving.
The antioxidant qualities of C-60 are well chronicled. While the oils themselves have antioxidants, it’s the C-60 that does the heavy lifting. The oil is merely the best device for getting the C-60 into your body.
This post is meant to be a guide to help you decide which product you want to use. Don’t be fooled into thinking you are getting a lot more bang for your buck by ordering larger bottles or that taking a larger serving means that you’re getting more C60.
If you’re ready to try C-60, order your Greska’s Carbon 60 Organic Sunflower Oil now, and use coupon code Sunflower$10 for $10 off your order.