Found in nature, improved by science…
In 2012, the unexpected results of an experiment to discover the toxicity of C60 were published by scientists at the University of Paris-SUD. Laboratory rats when given enough C60 believed sufficient to cause their death instead lived 90 % longer.1
The researchers wrote :
“…The expected lifespan of this animal species [Wister rats] is thirty to thirty-six months…what is noteworthy is that at M38 [the 38th month], all C60-treated rats were still alive and all the rats in the control group were dead. The C60 rats lived 60 to 66 months without any signs of pneumonia or tumors, their most common cause of death.… based on previous investigations, C60 should be the most efficient ever material for extending lifespan.”1
– The Baati Rat Study
The results of the Baati study (2012), which evaluated C60 fullerene toxicity spurred interest in the scientific community as well as the public; in particular, in anti-aging and alternative medicine circles. The Baati study (2012) not only demonstrated an absence of toxicity of C60 in laboratory rats but also showed the potential of C60 in free radical antioxidant protection.2
C60 is one of the most powerful and effective natural antioxidants. Because of its ability to protect against free-radical damage which causes oxidative stress, C60 is known as a “free-radical sponge” with an anti-oxidant efficacy several hundred-fold higher than conventional anti-oxidants.3
Oxidative stress is viewed as an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and their elimination by protective mechanisms, which can lead to chronic inflammation. Oxidative stress can activate a variety of transcription factors, which lead to the differential expression of some genes involved in inflammatory pathways. The inflammation triggered by oxidative stress is the cause of many chronic diseases.4
What’s more, most of the degenerative diseases that afflict humanity have their origin in deleterious free radical reactions (ROS). These diseases include atherosclerosis, cancer, inflammatory joint disease, asthma, diabetes, senile dementia and degenerative eye diseases.5
Not all C60 is equally effective as antioxidants. The Baati researchers noted, C60 is active only in soluble form and C60’s solubility in vegetable oils is not high,1 and almost all C60 products are suspended in oil, e.g. olive, coconut, avocado, sunflower oil, etc.
C60’s low solubility in oil results in large clusters that are far less effective in neutralizing free radicals “…larger aggregate size was found to be associated with lower antibacterial [antioxidant] activity.”6 The high concentration of C60 in the Baati Rat Study, 80mg C60 per 100ml olive oil, creates large clusters that exhibit low bioactivity, i.e. reduced antioxidant effectiveness.
The researchers noted, “…It is to be stressed that dissolved C60 appears hundred times more active than when it is in suspension [in oil];” and, until 2019, C60 was only available suspended in oil.
In 2019, Len Heflich, a chemist with a background in food safety, dissolved C60 using an FDA-approved food-based solvent, releasing for the first time C60’s full bioactive powers. In November 2020, he was granted a patent for “Dissolved C60 and Method of Producing Dissolved C60”.
DISSOLVED C60 HELPS THE BODY HELP ITSELF
The Baati researchers wrote “…the effects of the C60 treatment are long-lasting. It can be thought that a longer treatment could have generated even longer lifespans…this work should open the road towards the development of the considerable potential of C60 in the biomedical field, including cancer therapy, neurodegenerative disorders and ageing.”1
For more information on dissolved C60 and how to order, go to www.dissolvedC60.com.
1. The prolongation of the lifespan of rats by repeated oral administration of  fullerene
2. Influence of many-month exposure to light with shifted wave range and partial Fullerene hyperpolarization on the state of elderly mice.
3. The applications of buckminsterfullerene C60 and derivatives in orthopaedic research
4. Oxidative stress and inflammation: What polyphenols can do for us?
5. The role of free radicals in disease.
6. Biological effects of C60 fullerene revealed with bacterial biosensor – toxic or rather antioxidant?