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.
- 9 Health Benefits Of C60
- C60 Risks
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
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].
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].
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].
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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