C60 the next big thing for health?

What Is C60?

Researchers first discovered the C60 molecule in 1985 and were surprised by its properties including its shape (think of a sphere or soccer ball). C60 was found to be an extremely stable molecule that can handle high temperatures and pressure with ease. (1)

The researchers who discovered C60 were awarded a Nobel Prize in 1996. Since then further research has revealed C60’s efficiency at cleaning up free radicals, which cause oxidative damage in the body. However the major breakthrough happened in 2011 where researcher Fathi Moussa and his team initially set out on their research to test for potential toxicity in C60. (2)

To the contrary, when all was said and done, the study’s results actually led Moussa to conclude that C60 is one of the least toxic substances known to man.

Ok, so it is non-toxic, so? Well it was shown to not only does it appear to be non-toxic. It seems to be anti-toxic.

 

Moussa and his team did an experiment on 3 groups of rats, separating them into:

1. Having daily doses of C60 Olive Oil
2. Having just plain water.
3. Having olive oil.

By the end of the study, all of the water-fed rats were dead and of the olive oil group, 67% were dead. Astoundingly, 100% of the C60 Olive Oil-fed rats were still alive.

And the added bonus!? Well it was shown that the C60-fed rats saw their natural lifespans increased by as much as 95%. That is nearly double!

Please note we do not advocate animal testing however this study speaks for itself and is worth mentioning as it was the first study to create the potential health improving use of C60.

 

 

So How Does C60 Works?

C60’s power primarily lies in its antioxidant properties.

Research has shown that a lot of what we consider “aging” and “age-related damage” is the work of free radicals. C60 penetrates deep into the body’s cells, allowing its antioxidant capabilities to eradicate free radicals. (3)

Free radicals can enter your body from any number of sources. This includes everything from bad food, medicines, pollution in your environment to chemicals in cigarettes and pesticides.

A healthy diet can also give your body powerful antioxidants to combat free radical damage. However, current research suggests that there may be no other substance we know of that is as powerful at this than C60.

 

Ok… So Are You Saying I Can Double My Lifespan?

Well it would be amazing if that was the case however, this study was performed on rats and hasn’t been research to prove the same effectiveness on humans. However there’s a lot more to growing old than just free radical damage. Everyone is predisposed to different ailments and conditions, so there’s absolutely no guarantee of anything.

Further, there have been no comprehensive studies looking into C60’s potential life-extending properties in humans. We simply don’t have the data to say, one way or another, if it will increase your life or not.

That said, there still is plenty of research that suggests you may want to consider taking a C60 supplement. This research suggests it can impart the following tremendous effects:

  • Reduced inflammation, especially in arthritis patients (4)
  • Potential prevention of osteoarthritis (5)
  • Reduced obesity and metabolic syndrome symptoms (heart disease, stroke, diabetes) (6)
  • Destruction of bacteria (7)
  • Protection against UV damage (8)

 

These benefits are all thanks to C60’s helpful antioxidant capabilities. With effects like the ones above, it’s no wonder C60 is becoming such a hot topic in the supplement market.

In fact, the market likely has plenty of room to grow. One concern regarding this, however, is the limited supply of quality C60.

If you are interested in C60, check out our Olive-Oil form here or our new capsule form here.

~ C60 Australia Team

 

Precautions

As with any supplement, you should be sure to speak with a medical professional before taking C60.

As mentioned earlier, researchers believe C60 is one of the least toxic compounds on the planet. However, research still hasn’t told us what might happen regarding C60 consumption in different scenarios, such as when mixed with water or taken in large, unfiltered quantities.

Because C60 is such a powerful detoxifying agent, it is possible that it might neutralize some forms of medication in your body. This is why it’s extra important to consult with your doctor before taking it, as you should with any non-prescribed supplement.

Sources

(1) https://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1641

(2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18654548

(3) https://www.davidwolfe.com/c60-health-benefits/

(4) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23957171

(5) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17907184

(6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17907184

(7) https://rd.springer.com/article/10.1134%2FS1070427214070246

(8) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20036139

* Please note the FDA has not approved C60 Olive Oil for human consumption. The information on this website has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration or any other medical body. We do not aim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. Information is shared for educational purposes only. You must consult your doctor before acting on any content on this website, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition