What is Carbon 60 (C60)?
This is the big question. What is carbon 60? And the answer is quite simple. C60 is one of the molecules of the fullerene family.
The carbon 60 is abbreviated C60 because it is the chemical symbol of this molecule. It is made up of 60 carbon atoms shaped like a football, or buckyball in English.
How was Carbon 60 (C60) discovered?
Carbon 60 was discovered in 1985 by Harry Kroto, Robert Curl and Richard Smalley. They sprayed graphite with a sophisticated instrument at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The powerful laser machine AP2 vaporized and organized the carbon, in the form of a new molecule. The carbon 60 had just been discovered. The research team won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for their work on a family of chemical compounds, fullerenes.
How Carbon 60 (C60) is made?
Carbon 60 is found naturally in a black mineral called shungite in Russia. Shungite is less than 5% C60. The benefits of shungite have been known for centuries, it purifies water for example. This stone is also used and worn as jewelry.
Soot and charcoal also contain carbon 60. This confirms the benefits of activated carbon in the diet.
Carbon 60 is manufactured in the laboratory from graphite, a pure form of carbon. Scientists spray graphite with a very intense electric current, which organizes carbon into C60 molecules.
Our carbon 60 supplier has been based in Germany for almost 20 years. This company specializes in the manufacture of high-tech compounds.
Why is Carbon 60 (C60) in oil?
The carbon molecule 60 or fullerene is not soluble in water, it does not mix with water. By mixing it with a vegetable oil, we make sure that the C60 molecule goes into the liver, which treats the oils. The liver will then distribute the C60 throughout the body via the blood system. We make our C60 oils with olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and oleic sunflower oil.
How long does Carbon 60 (C60) take to work?
Of course each person is different and the time to observe the first effects are very variable. As a rule we can observe:
- On muscles and recovery after physical exertion, it takes a week to see results. Fewer aches for example.
- On the brain and cognitive functions, the concentration shows improvements after 2 weeks.
- On the tonicity of the skin, age spots, wrinkles, we can see changes after 1 to 2 months.
- For eyes, sharpness of vision, cataract veil and macular degeneration (AMD), improvements are noticeable after 2 to 3 months.
- From scientific studies , the development of cancer metastases is stopped very quickly in a few weeks, if the diet is respected (diet low in sugars). These results are confirmed by our customers.
How much Carbon 60 (C60) should I take? What C60 dosage?
Usually the initial dose of C60 oil is one teaspoon per day, for a weight between 50kg and 90kg. This recommended initial dosage is about 50 times less than the dose that is used in scientific studies. If you want to increase the amount of C60 oil, you can do it gradually. Stay at least 1 week with the same dosage, to observe the effects.
What are the benefits of Carbon 60 (C60)?
The benefits of carbon 60 are many and varied. But each person is different and will not have the same effects. One of our BLOG articles lists in detail the many benefits of the C60, as well as 30 scientific studies. The generally observed benefits are:
- Lifespan: Carbon 60 oil can improve longevity, for better overall health. Scientific studies have shown that the telomere length increases with the C60. The DNA message is therefore better replicated in the new cells.
- Antioxidant: The C60 molecule is an excellent antioxidant for fighting against free radicals and cell oxidative stress. At present, it is the best known antioxidant, 172 times more effective than vitamin C. Most infections and diseases start with a local oxidative stress.
Our lifestyle is an important source of creation of free radicals, air pollution, pesticides, chemicals in food, cigarette smoke.
- Osteoarthritis and pain: Carbon 60 increases the production of chondrocytes. These cells regenerate the cartilage and tissue that covers the bone ends.
Inflammation decreases, which can help people with arthritis (osteoarthritis) or joint pain.
- C60 kills viruses: Scientific studies have shown that C60 destroys the flu and hepatitis C virus. Carbon 60 is also able to disable the replication of AIDS virus (HIV1).
- Skin health, wrinkles: The C60 can be applied locally on the skin, to reduce the depth of wrinkles, or fight against acne. Carbon 60 promotes collagen production and skin flexibility.
- C60 reduces UV damage: By fighting free radicals that form after a sunburn, carbon 60 helps repair skin.
- C60 destroys bacteria: Carbon 60 is also effective at killing streptococcal bacteria.
- Anti-cancer: Scientific studies have shown the very rapid effectiveness of carbon 60 in blocking the development of cancerous metastases.
Is Carbon 60 (C60) dangerous? Is C60 safe?
In 2012, a team of scientists in Paris investigated whether carbon 60 has toxic effects. They mixed C60 in extra virgin olive oil, then gave it to rats for several years.
The rats that took C60 lived almost twice as long as the reference rats! The type of rats that was used for the experiment normally develops cancerous tumors as they age, but none of the rats that received carbon-60 developed cancer.
The researchers then gave the rats a very toxic solvent, carbon tetrachloride, which destroys the liver. The toxic effects of carbon tetrachloride on the liver were greatly reduced and they healed very quickly after 24 hours !
The scientific study concludes that it was the C60 that protected the rats and they were physically much younger and without any cancerous tumor.
This another study demonstrated the absence of carbon 60 toxicity.
Are there any known side effects of C60, and what does scientific research say about its safety?
Great question! C60, often hailed for its potential health benefits, has been the subject of numerous scientific studies to determine its safety profile. Here's what we've gathered:
Antioxidant Properties: One of the most celebrated attributes of C60 is its potent antioxidant activity. A study published in the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology highlighted that C60 can neutralize several types of free radicals, which are often implicated in cellular damage and aging processes[^1^].
No Acute Toxicity: Research conducted on animals has shown that even at relatively high doses, C60 does not exhibit acute toxicity[^2^]. This is promising, especially for those considering C60 supplements.
Longevity Benefits: An intriguing study on rats demonstrated that C60 could potentially extend lifespan. Rats administered with C60 lived nearly twice as long, with no observed adverse effects[^3^].
Always Consult a Professional: While the initial findings are promising, it's essential to remember that individual reactions can vary. Before incorporating C60 or any supplement into your regimen, it's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional.
In summary, while C60 has shown a favorable safety profile in scientific studies, ongoing research will provide even more insights into its long-term effects and potential benefits.
Is C60 olive oil safe?
Most scientific studies use olive oil to demonstrate the benefits and the absence of carbon 60 toxicity.
It can be concluded that it is very beneficial to take C60 olive oil.
But oil is only the means of transport from C60 to the liver. It is therefore important that everyone take an oil that suits their taste, so that it remains a pleasure.
That's why we offer carbon 60 in olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and oleic sunflower oil.
You can read our article on how choose your C60 oil , depending on taste and dietary properties.
What effects can I feel when taking Carbon 60 (C60)?
The antioxidants of carbon 60 protect our body against free radicals, we can feel the following effects:
- Muscle repair after physical exertion:
The carbon 60 largely promotes muscle repair after intense physical exertion. There is much less muscle soreness and a shorter recovery time.
- Mental clarity and liveliness of the mind:
C60 and antioxidants are directly involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters. These biomolecules facilitate the electrical flow between neurons and nerve cells in the body and brain.
- Reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases:
C60 antioxidants help repair the artery wall and reduce local inflammation. Carbon 60 also fights against atherosclerosis.
- Lower blood pressure:
The C60 also helps lower blood pressure by stimulating collagen production to repair the intima, the inner layer of blood vessels.
- Lowering cholesterol levels:
Carbon 60 helps lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Preventing cancer:
According to numerous scientific studies, the regular consumption of antioxidants could reduce the risk of cancer by 30%, or even block the development of metastases.
The process is as follows:
-> Cancer cells (and many pathogens) accumulate very high levels of free iron.
-> Cancer cells do not produce a significant amount of a protective enzyme, catalase , which causes intracellular accumulation of hydrogen peroxide in these cells.
-> In the presence of the antioxidants of carbon 60, free iron produces, from hydrogen peroxide, a powerful substance called the hydroxyl radical (via a biochemical pathway known as the reaction of Fenton ). This aggressive pro-oxidant is the most toxic substance known to man, because it will destroy any molecule to which it will be exposed. Fortunately, in healthy cells, there is little Fenton reaction activity, since normal levels of catalase maintain very low levels of hydrogen peroxide, and there is very little free iron too.
-> If, on the other hand, there is enough vitamin C in a cancer cell, large amounts of hydroxyl radicals are produced because of the high levels of free iron and hydrogen peroxide. With enough Fenton reaction activity, a large number of newly created hydroxyl radicals attack vigorously and eventually destroy the contents of the cancer cell, and then the cancer cell itself.
- Protect the eyes:
Overall, all the antioxidant molecules are protective of the eye and the eye. Antioxidants in carbon 60 limit the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.
- Pushing back the effects of age:
Free radicals accelerate skin aging. When they are in large quantities in the body, free radicals degrade cell membranes. The skin deteriorates and is damaged more quickly. Again, the antioxidants of C60 limit the damage.
Does taking Carbon 60 (C60) have any side effects?
The only side effect observed sometimes in people who start taking carbon oil 60, are headaches. About 1 in 10 people have headaches in the first 3 or 4 days.
We recommend starting with 1 teaspoon per day. If you experience side effects, you should lower the dose to 1/2 teaspoon daily for 1 week.
The C60 is able to chelate heavy metals and chemical pollutants that remain blocked in the brain, carbon 60 removes heavy metals. If the chelation of pollutants is too fast, it causes headaches.
Is it safe to take C60 if I am pregnant?
Scientific studies of carbon 60 in mice have shown that C60 crosses the placenta. It can be deduced that the C60 will also cross the placenta of a pregnant woman.
For now, it's not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women to take carbon 60.
Can I have C60 in olive oil with food?
It is perfectly possible to take carbon oil 60 with food, fruit juice or breakfast.
According to Chinese medicine, verified by modern medicine, the liver functions optimally between 5am and 8am. The liver will therefore quickly treat the vegetable oil and the 60 carbon it contains more effectively.
But every person needs to find the best way to take C60 oil during the day, with or without other food.
Where does olive oil come from for the C60 preparation ?
Our supplier is an olive grower from Salon de Provence who owns his own mill and has complete control over the manufacturing process. With only 1400 trees, he works to preserve traditional knowledge. He offers five different oils, ranging from sweet to bold, and has won 17 medals since 2005. His products are approved for use in organic farming, ensuring that you receive a top-quality product. We use a sweet, spicy oil with a distinctive Provençal character, made from a traditional variety grown in the Alpilles region. It is delicate and round, with fresh, lively aromas of grapefruit and tomato.
What quality of Carbon 60 (C60) do you use?
We use laboratory grade 60 carbon at 99.99% purity, the remaining 0.01% being traces of 70 carbon, another fullerene that could have interesting properties for health.
The C60 we use does not contain solvents. Our supplier of C60 manufactures fullerenes in Europe.
How do you mix C60 oil and for how long?
We follow the manufacturing protocols that are described in the scientific studies. We use laboratory stirrers to mix carbon 60 with oil, for 2 full weeks without interruption.
Do you centrifuge and filter your C60 olive oil?
After mixing the 60 carbon and the oil, the preparation is filtered with micron size filters, to ensure that our C60 oil is perfectly pure.
The C60 oil is not centrifuged, so as not to modify the qualities and delicate properties of our oils. We want to keep the taste and quality that our producers put in their oils.
What color is Carbon 60 (C60) oil?
When carbon 60 is put into a vegetable oil, the C60 changes the color of the oil. Each oil contains different fatty acids, so the color is different.
C60 olive oil has a magenta red color.
Coconut oil C60 becomes purple.
C60 avocado oil is dark red, pure avocado oil is darker than olive oil.
And the color of C60 oleic sunflower oil is very similar to that of coconut oil, deep purple.
How to store olive oil Carbon 60 (C60)?
We put our C60 oils in dark colored glass bottles to protect them from direct sunlight. We also keep them safe from strong rapid temperature changes.
Do not put the carbon 60 oils in the refrigerator, the oils can freeze, become solid. Just leave them at room temperature for the C60 oils to become liquid again.
Why is it necessary to protect the Carbon 60 (C60) oil from light?
As with most vegetable oils, sunlight degrades the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the oil.
What is the shelf life of the Carbon 60 (C60) oil?
Vegetable oil suppliers indicate a shelf life of one year. Our olive oil supplier indicates a shelf life of 3 years. Indeed olive oil contains large amounts of vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant. As a precaution, we indicate a maximum use period of one year.
Do you have several capacities available of Carbon 60 (C60)?
You can find 100ml and 250ml flasks on our website.
How long does a C60 oil bottle of 8.45oz last?
With a dose of one teaspoon per day (5ml), you can use your bottle for 50 days, almost 2 months!
If you take a big tablespoon a day (15ml), you will have enough C60 oil for about 20 days.
For how long can I take Carbon 60 (C60)?
Scientific studies indicate no limitation supplementing time for C60 oil. On the contrary, the longer you take it, the more benefits you get.
What is the charging time of Carbon 60 (C60)?
Charging time is the time that your body will put to reach its optimum state. It depends on many factors, such as diet, the amount of C60 oil you take every day. According to our own experience and that of our customers, at a rate of one tablespoon a day, with a healthy and balanced diet, it takes about 3 months.