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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.
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.
Olive oil with C60 made the rats live longer.
The Groundbreaking Study
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
As 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.
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.
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).
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