What is Carbon 60?

What is Carbon 60?

Carbon 60 is a molecule of 60 carbon atoms, shaped like a football. C60 is a stable molecule formed by a combination of carbon atoms. It has 60 vertices and 32 faces, of which 12 are regular pentagons and 20, are regular hexagons. Its relative molecular mass is about 720.

Carbon 60 is the world’s most efficient known bad free radical scavenger. Carbon 60 fullerenes possess large amount of conjugated double bonds and low lying lowest unoccupied molecular orbital which can easily take up an electron from an attack of a free oxygen radical. Resulting in disabling them from causing any further damage.

The fullerene can react with many superoxides without being consumed. Carbon 60 fullerene derivatives are rapidly absorbed by tissues and excreted through urinary tract; low to no toxicity in vitro and in vivo in studies.

Carbon 60 fullerenes are so small that they are able to cross the blood-brain barrier.

Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body. Free radicals are oxygen-containing molecules with an uneven number of electrons. The uneven number allows them to easily react with other molecules.

Oxidative stress is linked with shortening of your telomeres, tail of your chromosomes, which is related with the ageing process on cellular level.

In humans, oxidative stress is also related to the development of most diseases like Arthritis, Auto-Immune, Asperger syndrome, ADHD, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, heart failure, myocardial infarction, Sickle Cell Disease, vitiligo, autism, infection, and chronic fatigue syndrome.


Have you checked out the C-60 ‘Famous Rat Study’?

If you haven't yet go check out the 'Famous Rat Study' on our blog page but a quick overview is that there were 3 groups of rats one group was fed water, another olive oil and the third group Carbon 60 in olive oil and to their surprise, instead of causing illness, disease or early death, the rats fed Carbon 60 olive oil actually lived 90% longer.

After three years, all of the water-treated rats were dead, matching up with the typical life-expectancy of a rat of around 2.5 to 3 years. The olive-oil-only rats lived, on average, 18% longer than the control (water-only) rats, while the Carbon 60 olive oil treated rats lived 90% longer on average.

Imagine what it could do for humans. Could it be possible for humans to live up to 150-200 years old? Who knows, only time will tell.


What if you could play harder, faster, stronger and recover quicker than ever before...

One of the biggest challenges for athletes is the recovery time after an intensive workout.

 What diminishes an athlete’s performance?


Oxidative stress is an athlete’s number one enemy. During exercise, oxygen consumption can increase by a factor of more than 10. This leads to a large increase in the production of oxidants and results in damage that contributes to muscular fatigue during and after exercise. The inflammatory response that occurs after strenuous exercise is also associated with oxidative stress, especially in the 24 hours after an exercise session. The immune system response to the damage done by exercise peaks 2 to 7 days after the session.

If you increase the body’s ability to overcome oxidative stress with a MUCH higher concentration of antioxidants, almost all forms of muscle fatigue and soreness due to oxidative stress are minimised.

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