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C60 is still relatively new, but the studies on it showed results so profound that people think they are fraudulent. The process of peer-review is ongoing, although C60 Oil has dramatically increased the life spans of rats by 90%.

I’ll outline all the current interesting scientific findings on C60 Oil below.


Buckminsterfullerene, buckyballs or C60, is a powerful antioxidant that has effects on unsaturated fats [R].

C60 removes superoxide, which is a toxic by-product of cellular metabolism that contributes to tissue injury in many human diseases [R].

A review of scientific research has shown that C60 has longevity and antioxidant effects agiven its scavenging capacity for reactive oxygen species [R].

Some think that by absorbing nearby acid, protons, C60 is then attracted to the mitochondria and carries the protons, superoxide acceptors, to prevent the very source of damage from the electron transport chain

The proposed mechanism indicates that C60 has the ability to acquire positive charge by absorbing protons (positively charged hydrogen atoms) and this complex could enter the mitochondria, leading to a decrease in reactive oxygen species production [R].

Computer simulations have shown that C60 has the ability the pass through lipid membranes, enter the cell, and alter its functions [R].

Some C60 derivatives that are produced in the body are water soluble and apparently non-toxic below concentrations of 1 mg/mL [R].

9 Health Benefits Of C60

1) C60 Improves Longevity

Carboxyl C60 prevents nerve cells from dying by either dehydration or amyloid-beta (causes Alzheimer’s) and allowed mice to live 8 days longer in a 120 day lifetime [R, R].

Another study found that average lifespan can increase 5-14% by starting already half way through the lives of mice [R, R].

The above studies use a derivative of C60 while using actual C60 in olive oil can get 90% increase in lifespan for rats (using a dose of 1.7 mg/kg of body weight twice a month) [R].

2) C60 Protects Against Free Radicals

Free radicals can react with almost any molecule in your body and potentially damage it before leaving the molecule and going to the next one, but an antioxidant like C60 (carboxyl) prevents age-related decline in mice [R, R].

Carboxy C60 is significantly better than ubiquinone, preventing fat peroxidation and iron-induced oxidation in cells [R].

Also, malonyl-C60 inhibits nitric oxide synthase a creator of nitric oxide, a free radical in test-tubes [R].

3) C60 Prevents Inflammation

By inhibiting IL-1, matrix metalloproteinases, and TNF-alpha, hydroxyl-C60 prevents inflammation in mice [R].

4) C60 Kills Viruses


When the right kind of photons work with hydroxy C60 it can deactivate mosquito viruses [R].

5) C60 Protects Nerves

Nerves can die from being fired too often and worked too hard, hydroxyl C60 protects nerves from dying due to overwork in cell cultures [R].

Spherical fullerene molecule. 3D illustration.

6) C60 Prevents Osteoarthritis


Further, water-soluble C60 prevents stress-induced damage, prevents the breakdown of bones. It also prevents loss of bone cells, and prevents bone inflammation in rabbits [R].

7) C60 Improves Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Plus, C60 in squalene (shark oil) is a powerful antioxidant and can prevent fat cells from growing in size. It also prevents cells from increasing in number and prevent insulin resistance in cells [R].

8) C60 Kills Bacteria


Also, malonyl C60 killed and helped white blood cells to kill Group A Streptococcus (strep throat, skin infections, toxic shock syndrome) [R].

9) C60 Prevents UV Damage


Perfect for incorporating into a skin lotion, C60 Oil stops sunburn in models of human skin [R].

C60 Risks

When scientists gave rats much more than we would ever recommend, there were no changes in body fat, protein, sugar and many other normal molecules [R].

There are stories going around about C60 oil causing DNA damage, but the only study I found on this mentions that corn oil itself was worse than the C60 inside it. C60 Oil only changed the DNA expression of the lungs and liver [R].

Sister chromatid exchange and micronucleation occur more often from C60 – this can be a source of DNA mutation [R].

C60 Oil unwinding DNA could be good or bad [R, R]. Unwound DNA repairs more easily, as mutated mice missing DNA unwinding enzymes have shorter lives [R].

Even though a study on injecting live mice brains with carboxy fullerene suggested it could be useful in preventing stroke, 20% of the mice that were injected with too much died [R]. Also, the mice that didn’t have it injected directly into their brain didn’t receive benefits.


  • C60 Oil is best dissolved in oil with a centrifuge, as pure C60 can be toxic, as well as high doses [R].

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  • Sarah Vaughter

    High doses of C60-EVOO definitely are not toxic. The famous rat trial tried their best to poison rats with as high doses as possible and all that happened was that the rats lived twice as long. Bill: You should look for C60 in olive oil. That is the compound used in the rat trial. The exact name of the compound is Lipofullerene Buckminsterfullerene C60 / EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil).

  • David

    Hey Mitchell. When you say there were issues with people not handling c60 properly – what kind of issues were they?

  • Mitchell

    Bob, not to be contrarian, but I think the jury may be in on this one. C60 in its pristine form or when adducted to lipids is a pretty safe bet. There’s a mountain of data (still growing) and I personally work at a pet supplement company where 2 clinical trials on animals have been completed in addition to hundreds of cell culture tests and so far one new patent has been approved with a few more in the wings. Any issues I’ve seen over the past 5 years had to do with issues in the base lipids or people not handling the C60 properly (i.e. light exposure) which can cause singlet oxygen formation and can cause things to go awry from a warm and fuzzy biological perspective. That alone can lead to rancidity and very much askew peroxide levels in lipids. From the money where my mouth is perspective, I can say I’ve personally been ingesting them for many years now. But, if I spontaneously combust prior to your reading this, please disregard all of my misinformed comments.

  • Mitchell

    Carbon60 Olive Oil is probably the most common, but I’ve seen C60 Olive Oil, C60EVOO and Carbon60PLUS as well.

  • Bob Constantinoples

    This site is not helping. According to the above when something good happenned it was the C60. When something bad happenned then it was NOT C60. YOU DON’T KNOW. YOU CANNOT KNOW (yet)!

  • Bill Belmonte

    I’m seeing this marketed as Carbon 60 olive oil. Is that correct? or should I look for buckyballs?

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