Carbon60, or C60 for short, is one of the biggest buzzwords in the healthcare industry. It’s the most common type of fullerene, a special type of manmade carbon particle touted as a “miracle molecule,” “the world’s most powerful antioxidant”, and “one of the greatest health discoveries of our time.” Its discovery was so significant that its discoverers received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996. Given the hype, you’re probably wondering what C60 actually does and whether it can help you. Take a closer look at what happens to C60 in the body and why so many people swear by it.
C60 Neutralizes Free Radicals
Environmental stressors such as alcohol, processed foods, pollution, and microwaves all create free radicals in the body. This is in addition to the free radicals your body produces just converting the food we eat into the energy our cells need. These free radicals, which contain unpaired electrons, react with cellular structures, causing damage to our cell membranes and even our DNA. C60 neutralizes the effects of free radicals by donating its electrons. Once a free radical has paired electrons, it becomes more stable and is no longer able to cause damage within the body.
By fighting free radical damage, C60 can improve your body inside and out. It can make your skin seem brighter and more youthful. All of the below mentioned benefits have been confirmed on animal models other than humans. This is not meant to imply that humans will receive the same benefits.
C60 Reported to Protect the Skin Against Sun Damage
Free radicals aren’t the only elements that C60 fights. A 2014 study from the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology found C60 can also protect the skin from damage caused by the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. If you do happen to get burned, studies suggest that C60 can encourage skin regeneration to heal sunburn more rapidly. C60’s powers are about more than avoiding tender skin and lobster looks, though. By reducing UV damage and encouraging skin regeneration, C60 could potentially lower your risk of melanomas and other complications of sun damage.
C60 Could Protect Against Radiation Damage
A 2010 study published in the Radiation and Environmental Biophysics found C60 could also protect against damage from radiation. The study found C60 helped preserve the intestinal crypt cells of rats and human lymphocytes, immune cells found in the blood and lymph tissue. This study could have massive implications to the way that we treat cancer, as radiation therapy tends to kill the lymphocytes that attack tumor cells along with the cancerous cells. Boosting the body with C60 could therefore help people undergoing radiotherapy preserve lymphocytes and beat cancer more efficiently. More research needs to be done to confirm this.
Cancer patients aren’t the only ones who stand to benefit from this property of C60. Research has also shown that C60 can help the body resist damage from more common forms of radiation, such as those emitted by 5G and Wi-Fi networks.
If you suffer from muscle fatigue, C60’s potential as a therapeutic agent is likely to interest you. When skeletal muscle fatigue sets in, the body shows higher levels of hydrogen peroxide and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, which are both oxidative stress markers. After people who suffered this muscle fatigue received a solution containing C60, they had lower levels of these stress markers.
Researchers believe the C60 may boost muscle endurance, so people can work their muscles for longer and harder before feeling fatigued. It may mean people who struggle with muscle fatigue that take a C60 supplement can work out for longer and live life more fully. They may also be less likely to develop chronic conditions associated with skeletal muscle fatigue such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and various cancers.
C60 Could Be Used to Treat and Reduce Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s
The blood of healthy people contains light chain proteins which protect against infection. When these proteins don’t function properly, they can clump together into thready strings called amyloid fibrils. As the body ages it can’t clear the amyloid fibrils away completely, they can deposit themselves in tissues and organs, building up amyloid plaque. One place where amyloid plaque can develop is the brain. When this occurs, the brain’s neurons degrade and people see their cognitive abilities decline, leading to diseases such as Alzheimers. The good news is that C60 may combat this problem too, so it may be the key to treating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. More research needs to be done to confirm this.
The first sign of C60’s cognitive benefits came in 2008, when mice prone to dementia received the molecule. Those mice lived longer and retained the ability to navigate a maze. In contrast, mice in the control group lost their spatial memory and died more quickly. In 2009, Russian scientists photographed C60 molecules preventing the formation of the amyloid fibrils that cause the amyloid plague typical of Alzheimer’s disease. They also found that a C60 derivative destroyed mature amyloid fibrils and prevented new ones from forming. In 2012, Argentinian researchers confirmed C60 could destabilize the protein and prevent the formation of amyloid plaques.
C60 Could Improve Cognitive Function and Mental Health
You needn’t have a serious cognitive condition to benefit from C60’s brain-boosting benefits. C60 can rebalance the brain by removing oxidative chemicals that impact its signaling chemicals. This enables people to think more clearly, helping them work more efficiently and improving their recall. It can also help people struggling with common mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. What’s more, people say they notice the effects in minutes, compared to common mental health medications which can take weeks or even months to work.
C60 May Control Allergic and Inflammatory Conditions
Several allergic and inflammatory conditions have links to hypersensitive responses to allergens including asthma, eczema, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and common allergies. Many medications for these conditions focus on neutralizing or preventing the allergen response. However, C60 could potentially provide a new, more effective way to treat these conditions.
C60 suppresses the body’s natural hypersensitivity by reducing oxidative stress and potentially the allergic response. It does this by stopping the body’s mast cells from releasing histamine when confronted with free radical triggers. The C60 simply traps the free radicals and removes them from the body before they can cause damage or trigger the mast cell response.
This power of C60 has significant implications, as mast cells aren’t just associated with the allergic and inflammatory conditions above. There’s also a strong link between mast cells and wide-ranging diseases including heart disease, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. If C60 can prevent mast cells from releasing histamine and causing an allergic reaction, they have the potential to stop the response of mast cells in people with other medical conditions, too. Again, the research has been on non-human animal models. More research needs to be done to confirm this potential in humans.
C60 Studies in Fighting Against Viral Infections
In 2019, European scientists found that fullerene derivatives can help the body fight off a wide range of viruses. These derivatives can bind to the virus and reduce the risk of infection and replication in the body.
This research is substantial at a time when viruses account for 95% of all infectious diseases. Researchers have already observed similar results for key viruses including influenza, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and herpes simplex virus (HSV), so there’s reason to be hopeful that C60 could hold the key to greatly reducing or even eliminating all these viruses, other known viruses, and viruses of the future.
C60 molecules usually don’t dissolve in water, so you can’t simply take a current C60 substitute and enjoy the benefits. However, scientists will be able to use this information to create new antiviral medications that are more effective and less toxic than existing drugs.
C60 May Increase Life Expectancy
A 2012 French study suggests C60 could hold the key to a longer life. Researchers gave rats solutions of water, olive oil, and olive oil containing C60. At the conclusion of the study, they found the rats that received C60 with olive oil had increased their lifespan by up to 90%. Note: SES Research is the company that provided the C60 and we are actually mentioned in the published paper. While it’s difficult to say how much a similar solution could prolong the life of humans, the science is promising. C60 fights aging by protecting the cells from oxidative stress and damage from free radicals. All of the work this miracle molecule does prevents and reduces the impact of diseases also plays a part.
The extra years C60 provides should hopefully be good ones, as this molecule has been associated with increases in the length of the telomeres, which are parts of DNA at the end of chromosomes linked to health and longevity. As a person ages, their telomeres usually shrink. However, some studies have found people taking C60 supplements have longer telomeres than when they began. After just two years, some research subjects have telomeres indicating that they are up to 15 years younger than their biological ages.
Incorporating C60 into your routine is easy with products from SES Research. We offer C60 in olive oil (most popular), MCT coconut oil, and avocado oil. These are high-potency, solvent-free C60 products designed to maximize benefits. All mixtures are mild, so you can add them to your favorite foods or sip them directly from a spoon. Shop the range of C60 oil supplements today at SES Research to start enjoying this remarkable molecule’s advantages sooner.