Introduction to C60 Oil
C60 is a very interesting carbon molecule. A lot of studies have been done regarding its use in making electronics, rocket fuel, and many other materials but almost no one thought that it could ever be useful for human consumption.
In some of the most recent studies done on C60, scientists have reported that it can be very beneficial to human health in various ways. However, most of the research on this molecule were done on lab rats. The good thing is that the results from these studies are really promising. There’s also some anecdotal evidence that confirms some of the effects associated with the molecule.
Here is all the information is known about Carbon-60 so far.
What is C60?
C60 or Carbon-60 is also known by its other names Buckminsterfullerene and Buckyballs. The molecule was discovered back in 1985.
The carbon-60 molecule contains 60 carbon atoms that are arranged in a shape known as a truncated icosahedron. In simple terms, this shape looks like a soccer ball and perhaps that’s why it is also referred to as a Buckyball. It comprises of 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons with a single carbon atom positioned in each vertex with a double bond on the edges.
Most of the incredible properties that make this molecule so popular stem from its structure. The shape and strong double bonds in the edges keep the molecule from breaking under intense pressure. Scientists also place substances such as metals inside the buckyballs. The metal will be protected in the vacuum interiors. This property is also the reason why C-60 serves as an excellent superconductor or nano-transport vehicle. The fact that C60 is also resistant to chemical corrosion and radiation makes them an even better nano-transporter.
Carbon-60 molecules are also tiny and this is how they maneuver through cell membranes. They can even fit in between woven strands of your DNA.
Benefits of Carbon 60
- Boosts longevity
Aging is as a result of lots of chemical processes which negatively affect the structure and functioning of your cells. Once the cell structures are affected, the performance of your tissues starts to deteriorate resulting in aging. Numerous studies involving mice and lab rats showed that Carbon-60 has a high affinity for mitochondrial and cellular membranes which allows them to protect the structure of these membranes. As a result, your cells will function optimally for a very long time.
Carboxyl C60 was also seen to be very essential in preventing the death of nerve cells from amyloid-beta and dehydration. One study used this compound on mice where it extended the lifespan of the mice by 8 days in a 120-day lifetime.
Another different study reported that using derivatives of C60 can increase one’s lifespan by 5-14%. The most exciting trial was the Baati Rat research done using actual C60 found in olive oil. The oil was injected to lab rats at a dose of 1.7mg per kg of body weight given twice every month. The lifespan of rats went up by 90%!
- Protects your cells against free radicals
Free radicals account for some of the most dangerous cell damages that happen in the body. These radicals react with almost all molecules inside the body leaving the user with serious health issues. To avoid all this, physicians will advise you to take antioxidants.
Carbon-60 is a very powerful antioxidant that will rid your system of free radicals. Reports comparing C60 to other antioxidants showed that this molecule has an antioxidant capacity that is several hundred times higher than typical antioxidants. What this means is that unlike standard antioxidants which bind to free radicals on the basis of molecule-for-molecule, a Carbon-60 molecule can accumulate a lot more radicals before its capacity is maximized.
Another advantage that C60 has over other antioxidants is its strong buckyball structure. The structure protects the molecule against the free radicals that are binding on it. It will hence retain its structure which means that it’ll continue to clear out the free radicals for as long as it is in the system.
Therefore, a small dose of C60 will do a significant job compared to taking lots of other antioxidants. Carbon-60 outshines antioxidants such as ubiquinone in preventing fat peroxidation, nitric oxide synthase and iron-induced oxidation at cellular levels.
Superoxide is a harmful by-product made by cells. One research showed that a certain form of C60 can function like SOD to remove superoxide from the body.
By fighting free radicals, the molecule offers solid protection against severe allergic reactions. Carbon-60 was seen to reduce levels of IgE’s, histamine and several other inflammatory compounds linked with allergies.
- Boosts Immune System
Carbon-60 stimulates the production of white blood cells in the body. These are the cells responsible for fighting off infections. An increase in the number of white blood cells increases your body’s capability in preventing infections and tumor cells.
Carbon-60 will also improve the production of cytokines like TNF-alpha which boosts the immune system even further.
- Reduces Inflammation
Trials done on rats and human cell cultures showed that water-soluble Carbon-60 is effective in suppressing inflammation in the bones and joints. These promising results suggest that C60 can be an excellent treatment for arthritis.
Carbon-60 is also useful in maintaining mitochondria at a perfect balance and this reduces bodily inflammation while enhancing the immune system.
- Protects Neurons
The problem with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease is that a lot of neurons die while the body cannot create enough new neurons for replacement. This results in cognitive decline, memory loss, and other similar issues.
One trial used human neuron cultures and exposed them to excitotoxins to investigate the effects of C60. The results showed that C60 protected the neurons from apoptosis (death of cells) by between 50% to 80%. The study also hinted to the possibility of C60 aiding in neuron growth.
Various other studies provided more evidence that indeed certain derivatives of C60 can promote the growth of new neurons. This means that C60 isn’t just a potential treatment for neurodegenerative disorders but it can actually be used to enhance cognitive performance.
- Protects Cartilage
Scientific papers show that other than promoting bone density and fighting arthritis, Carbon-60 can also protect your cartilage tissues. One study involving rabbits induced with osteoarthritis showed that water-soluble carbon-60 prevented both the death and premature aging of cartilage.
Additional data shows that C-60 might also stimulate the production of cartilage and fighting enzymes that destroy it.
The data also suggest that Carbon-60 could be more powerful than hyaluronic acid. This is the fluid that surrounds cartilage in the joints. It is also used in treating osteoarthritis. If indeed C60 is superior to Hyaluronic acid, then it is a more effective treatment for osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
Other potential benefits of using Carbin-60 include:
- Killing bacteria and viruses
- Preventing obesity
- Inhibiting the growth of tumor
- Preventing male infertility
- Boosting skin health
- Preventing UV damage
Side Effects of Using Carbon-60
Since there is limited clinical information on the effects of C60, it is rather difficult to comprehend the full spectrum of adverse reactions that this molecule can cause.
The few information available shows that the side effects of C60 that one may experience will vary depending on the form of the molecule and how it is used.
The following are some of the possible adverse reactions of taking C60:
- Minor eye irritation
- All positively charged derivatives of C60 are toxic and will turn into free radicals once they are inside the body
- C60 becomes toxic if it is not dissolved properly
- Direct sunlight will oxidize carbon-60 solution making it unstable and toxic. Water-soluble C60 doesn’t go through the same effects when it is exposed to sunlight or heat
C60 might also be dangerous to pregnant and lactating women. High doses of C60 can also be very dangerous.
How much C60 should I take?
There is no published scientific report showing the optimal doses of C60 that are both beneficial and safe for humans. Anecdotal evidence shows that more people have witnessed the benefits of C60 by using 5ml per day. A few people have also seen C60 be most effective at 10ml per day while others had to go down to 1-3ml to minimize negative reactions. To be on the safe side, we’d urge you to never use more than 5ml every day.
There is so much about Carbon-60 that is still unknown. A lot of the information available about this molecule is based on cultures and lab rats. On the bright sides, a big majority of the studies are providing promising results. Hopefully, we will see more studies in the near futures that will provide clarity on the benefits it can deliver, potential side effects and the doses required.