The C60 Buckyball molecule is an electron reservoir that neutralises free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that have one or more electrons too few or too many, and they will damage any biological molecule they come in contact with. The Buckminster-fullerene C60 molecule can accept several electrons in case of a free radical with an electron surplus, and donate several electrons in case of a free radical with an electron deficit. C60 thus is an incredibly effective antioxidant, not in the least because it does not get degraded or become unstable by accepting or donating electrons.
The olive oil of the lipofullerene C60 binds the C60 into the cell layers, also those of the mitochondria, the energy factories in the cell. Hence the cells and mitochondria get an integrated nano-scale antioxidant system implanted into their cell walls. This is totally unique. No other antioxidant supplement can be reused indefinitely. No other antioxidant supplement can both accept and donate electrons, let alone multiple electrons. No other antioxidant supplement sits for weeks in the lipid bilayers, exactly where it is needed the most – except for C60, which can do all these things.
One way C60 functions as an antioxidant, is to neutralize Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) by accepting an electron from them. The unique aspect of C60 is that accepting an electron does not alter the structure of the C60 molecule, effectively infinitely recycling it. C60 can accept or donate many electrons (it works as an electron reservoir), so it is an incredibly powerful antioxidant in the cell walls (270 x better than vit. C, even disregarding the recycling effect!), constantly neutralizing damaging free radicals that reach the cells or mitochondria.
Countless studies have shown that C60 fullerene could have many potential biomedical applications. Several independent research groups showed that C60 has no acute or sub-acute toxicity in various experimental models. Oral administration of C60 dissolved in olive oil (0.8 mg/ml) at repeated doses (1.7 mg/kg of body weight) to rats not only Does Not cause chronic toxicity but it almost Doubles Their Natural Lifespan.
The effects of C60-olive oil solutions in an experimental model of CCl4 intoxication in rat strongly suggest that the effect on lifespan is mainly due to the reduction of age-associated increases in oxidative stress.
Pharmacokinetic studies show that dissolved C60 is absorbed by the gastro-intestinal tract and eliminated in 20 to 30 hours. Carbon 60 fullerene can distribute more or less evenly in the organism and penetrate in various tissues and organs. It is also well absorbed through the skin.
These results of importance in the fields of medicine and toxicology should open the way for the many possible – and waited for – biomedical applications of C60 including as an adjunct in cancer therapy, neurodegenerative disorders, and ageing.
Carbon 60 (C60 – Lipofullerene) is Totally Non-Toxic and has in fact been shown to have “Negative Toxicity”. Its use has demonstrated stronger growth and longer life in several trials on lower as well as higher organisms.
The original study by done by Tarek Baati and his research team in 2011, showed that Carbon 60 almost doubled the normal lifespan of rats. When the last rat in the control group had died, all rats in the C60-olive oil group were still alive and well – they went on to live for an average of two more years!