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You’ve just ended your first workout in years and you are wiped. As you try to catch your breath and check your pulse you notice your friend is not so winded. Why is that? Could it be the carbon 60 they took before we started? And just what is carbon 60 anyway?

In basic terms, carbon 60 is a collection of 60 carbon atoms. Carbon 60 (also known as C60) was first mentioned in 1965 in an article written by scientist Harry P. Shultz titled Topological Organic Chemistry. Polyhedranes and Prismanes. C60 wasn’t mentioned again until 1970 when Toyohashi University of Technology professor Eiji Osawa forecasted C60’s existence. At the time he was describing the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecule, a structure that looked like five hexagons surrounding one pentagon. In this description, he hypothesized that there could be a spherical version of this structure.

The Breakthrough

In 1985, with the help of mass spectrometry, Harold Kroto of the University of Sussex, along with James R. Heath, Sean O’Brien, Robert Curl and Richard Smalley from Rice University, were finally able to give proof of Carbon 60. They named the new arrangement of carbon atoms Buckminsterfullerene after Richard Buckminster Fuller. Fuller was a famous architect whose geodesic domes resembled C60. Any cluster of atoms like C60 then became part of a family class called fullerenes.

The C60 discoverers were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1996.

See for Yourself the Miracle of Carbon 60

 


Olive oil with C60 made the rats live longer.


The Groundbreaking Studycarbon 60

C60 was on the verge of changing scientific many fields of study, but the biggest change turned out to be in biology. The groundbreaking study was done by Tarek Baati, Fanchon Bourasset, Najla Gharbi, Leila Njim, Manef Abderrabba, Abdelhamid Kerkeni, Henri Szwarc, and Fathi Moussa and published in 2012.

In the study, the researcher team bought ESS60 C60 from SES Research to see its effects on Wistar rats. They separated the rats into several groups. Some groups were given 1 ml of water, some were given 1 ml of olive oil, and the last groups were given 1 ml of olive oil with ESS60C60. Upon studying the rats’ urine, blood, and brain samples, they discovered something amazing. The rats that were given olive oil had increased their lifespan by 30%. But the rats that were given the olive oil with ESS60 increased their lifespan by almost 90%!

In short: olive oil with ESS60-C60 made the rats live longer.

So How Does C60 with Olive Oil Work?

As we mentioned in our last blog, one of the keys to preventing aging is to have a diet rich in antioxidants. What’s so amazing about antioxidants is that they can give free radicals the electron they need without becoming a free radical themselves. They are the real givers of nature. And so is C60. Because of C60’s unique atom structure and antioxidant properties, they can stabilize several free radicals without destabilizing themselves. While this has not been studied in humans, C60 with olive oil could be a quick way to the antioxidants you need for a healthier life.

Are You Ready to Feel Better and be Healthier?

If you’re looking for a quick boost and a better, healthier life, try taking ESS60 Carbon 60 in olive oil today. Many who have taken C60 in olive oil say it makes their usual workout routines easier to complete and leave them less winded at the end. To learn more about what C60 can do, click here.

The Study: What Happened and How They Did it

C60As mentioned in the abstract, “the in vivo fate and the chronic effects of this fullerene remain unknown.” While the substance has the potential to help out various industries such as biomedicine, health, etc., its potential is yet untapped.

The researchers set out to answer the question “What are the effects of C60 on a living organism?”


If the potential of C60 and derivatives in the biomedical field have to be fulfilled, these issues must be addressed.


The researchers obtained the C60 from SES Research in Houston, Texas.

They utilized male Wistar rats as test subjects and did a variety of tests pertaining to each subject area, as follows.

Pharmokinetics:

Rats were acclimated for seven days prior to dosing, and each had their own individual cage. These cages were housed in an air-conditioned room. The rats were given access to sufficient food and water as well as placed on a 12-hour light/dark cycle for consistency.

These rats were then catheterized, recovered for a day, and then researchers flushed the blood catheter with a 0.9% sodium chloride solution in order to “avoid possible clot obstruction.”

One night prior to treatment, the rats were fasted, but given access to water. Then, researchers injected or fed a single dose of C60 (4 mg/kg of body weight) to the rats, in 2 groups of 3 rats each.

Blood was drawn both prior to and after dosing, and urine samples were taken at 24 and 48 hours after dosing. Rats were then sacrificed for organ collection and analysis.

Biodistribution:

In this section, 4 groups of three rats were treated every day for 1 week either by injection or orally. The dose of C60 was the same as in the pharmokinetics section (4 mg/kg body weight).

Again, researchers drew blood and urine, and sacrificed the animals for organ collection.

Chronic Toxicity and Effects of C60 on Survival of Rats:

Researchers acclimated the rats for 2 weeks before proceeding with the study. Three groups of rats (6 in each group) were given C60 every day for 1 week, then weekly until the end of the second month. After that, they received C60 doses every 2 weeks until the end of the seventh month. The doses were either given by gavages (like a feeding tube) with 1 ml of water, or C60 dissolved in olive oil (0.8 mg/ml).


Chronic Toxicity: The development of adverse affects as the results of long-term exposure to a stressor substance.


Effects of C60 Olive Oil Solutions on Oxidative Stress:

Researchers divided 60 rats into 10 groups. These rats were dosed daily for 1 week (orally or injected). Group A got 1 ml of water. Groups B and C were given 1 ml of olive oil for pre-treatment. Finally, Groups D and E were pre-treated with 1 ml of C60 Olive Oil.


Oxidative Stress: An imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to fight back, or detoxify, their harmful effects with antioxidants.


The researchers then studied the organs, urine samples, blood samples, and brain samples of the rats over time.

Conclusions of the C60 Study

Through this study, the researchers discovered the C60 has an extremely positive effect on the lifespan of rats. In fact, the discovery was pretty extraordinary:

“Our results show that while olive oil treatment can lead to an increase of 18% of lifespan of treated rats, C60-olive oil can increase it up to 90%, as compared to controls. The effects of olive-oil on health and ageing are well known, and its effect as a function of dose has been thoroughly discussed. But, what is noteworthy is that at M38 all C60-treated rats were still alive. Thus, based on previous investigations, C60 should be the most efficient ever material for extending lifespan.”

C60, as the researchers found out, is a very powerful antioxidant. It is very well armed to fight against the negative effects of free radicals. Even more interesting is the fact that during this study, the C60 dosing protected the liver.

“Pathological examinations show that even at very low doses, 500 times lower than that used previously, C60-olive oil solutions effectively protects the livers against CCl4 toxicity. These results are in agreement with those reported for very low doses of water solution of hydrated C60 fullerene in other experimental models.”

They were able to confirm, through this study, that C60 is a “powerful liver-protective agent” that operates under a “free radical scavenging mechanism.”

The researchers consider this study to “open the road towards the development of the considerable potential of C60 in the biomedical field, including cancer therapy, neurodegenerative disorders and ageing.”

Read the original study by clicking here.

 

Our C60 -

Our vision is to deliver the highest quality and most natural products. This is achievable in a country that is world renowned for its high quality products, standards and pristine environment. We are passionate about natural health and doing business with integrity. We source the purest form of C60 possible; 99.99% made with no solvents. We source from and support New Zealand single grove olive groves that practice organic and bio dynamic processes. We process our product using only natural processes that protect and preserve the C60 in extra virgin olive oil, including packaging in special glass bottles that not only protect but enhance the final product. Read below to find out more about Our C60 and research behind C60:

We source a pure form of C60; sublimed 99.99% C60 which is the highest purity of C60 available. The C60 is purified through a sublimation process which ensures there are no solvents in the C60 unlike C60 that is purified with solvents and vacuum baked to remove solvent residue.

- Research-

C60, or Buckminster fullerenes were discovered in 1985 by Richard Smalley, Robert Curl, James Heath, Sean O'Brien, and Harold Kroto at Rice University. It is basically charcoal, made from burning graphite tubes at very high temperatures. It is a unique form of carbon due to its spherical shape, hence the name fullerenes or bucky balls after Buckminster Fuller, whose geodesic domes it resembles. Since its discovery, C60 has since been used and tested for various purposes from industrial to medicinal. Overall it has been found that whatever C60 is added to, it enhances the qualities of that substance. Thus when added to a high quality oil, such as authentic extra virgin olive oil, it enhances the already present properties. According to scientific research, for extra virgin olive oil these properties include anti inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer prevention, cardiovascular protection andanti bacterial properties.

According to scientific studies (links on bold text) C60 has the following effects:

Has been found to prolong the lifespanof rats by 90%

Effectively reduces the formation of amyloid fibrils present in cognitive disorders (such as Alzheimer’s)

Antiamyloid action of fullerenes C60 and correction of disturbed cognitive processes

Antioxidant/protective efficacy of hydrated c60 in liver and brain of rats with treptozotocin-induced diabetes

Reduces tumors in rats

Decreases ROS ( Reactive oxygen species) production directly in the mitochondria of the cell

Inhibits tumor growth and metastasis in mice

Protective effects against oxidative stress from radiation used in the treatment of malignant disease

UVA protection of human skin

Anti wrinkle properties for human skin

Anti inflammatory properties

Ability to correct and prevent skeletal muscle fatigue

Ability to suppress inflammatory response of vertebral bone marrow stromal cells supporting intervertebral disc regeneration

 

- Olive Oil -

The olive oil in the landmark rat study was a high quality virgin olive oil obtained from a Chemlali Bourghrara cultival in the Sahel area. The olive oil in of itself extended the lives of the rats significantly and protected their livers from the toxic chemical carbon tetrachloride which usually causes liver and kidney damage. Unfortunately most of the "extra virgin olive oil" found in supermarkets is oxidized and rancid due to poor process practices in harvesting, transport and storage and in many cases mixed with inferior refined oils such as canola oil. We have gone through tremendous lengths to source a high quality virgin olive oil for our C60 product as the olive oil itself will be the foundation of the health giving properties of this product.

 We personally source olive oil from Stone River, a local small scale New Zealand grove whose owners are committed to using sustainable organic farming practices without the use of any chemical pesticides or fungicidal sprays. This years lab report for the oil in our C60 product shows the polyphenol count at 307 (an amazing antioxidant, the higher the better, usually it ranges between 50-500 in a high quality oil) and the markers for oxidation and rancidity very low with peroxide values at 3 (high quality oil range being 0-20).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From our growers:

"We have been certified organic growers, since 2005.

We are certified by OrganicFarm NZ, Certification No. 1411. As individual producers, we are audited annually.

Our land lies on part of the old Waiohine River bed close to Greytown, with an extensive view of the Tararuas.

We believe strongly in the importance of producing high quality organic produce at affordable prices.

Our olive oils come from northern Italian cultivars. They are very high in antioxidants that are widely understood to contribute to good health."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Our Process -

Made in a certified food grade facility.

Made with certified organic extra virgin olive oil purchased directly from our supplier groves. We supply the grove with our own specially cleaned stainless steel containers and also supply them with inert gas when required for sealing each container without oxygen. We arrange and monitor all shipping ensuring the highest quality process are maintained throughout the 'food journey'.

Made with sublime 99.99% C60 which is created using a prolonged and time intensive, but natural non-toxic process, without any solvents. The C60 in the rat study was 99.98% C60 which is oven baked to get rid of toluene, a toxic solvent.

Sublime C60 does not come into contact with toluene or any other toxic solvent.

No heating or ultrasonication used anywhere in the oil process

Our mixing process is long time frame with slow stirring, providing maximum saturation while protecting the natural properties of the Olive Oil (generally a 21 day mixing period).

We mix using a specially designed blade, using only stainless steel components (blade, shaft, mixing tank).

We mix in a temperature controlled room (optimum temperature for Olive Oil), in full darkness, and in an inert atmosphere to negate oxidation.

Saturation of .8 grams of C60 per liter of olive oil.

Bottled in violet MIRON bottles which are superior to any other types of bottles for protecting and enhancing our product.

- Miron Glass -

Miron violet glass works like a natural filter that only lets the sunlight that protects and improves the quality of premium and sensitive substances. Miron Violet glass blocks the complete spectrum of visible light with the exception of the violet part. At the same time it allows a certain part to be permeable for radiation in the spectral range of UV-A, and infra red light. This unique combination offers optimal protection against the ageing processes that are released by visible light, thus lengthening durability and potency of products.

In the picture, three jars filled with chives after 2 months of sun exposure; the effects seen from left to right on Miron glass, amber and clear glass.

 

 

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