C60 (also called Fullerene) is a molecule that resembles a soccer ball. It is a molecule in the shape of a spherical ball, made of sixty carbon atoms (C60). It is found in nature, typically in soot or other carbon based ash in very small amounts.
The physical properties of C60 made them a medical curiosity many years ago, because they are physically inactive (they won’t react with anything, & therefore thought to be harmless), they are a very strong, very light carbon that could act like molecular cages.
Now, since this material is made of carbon atoms which are chemically inert and joined together in a perfect symmetry, other compounds that are unstable stick to these molecules as glue. Since free radicals are highly unstable molecules, C60 molecules are very good at cleaning up free radicals, this has been proven in rodent studies.
C60 has been documented to be 10-100x more effective as an antioxidant than vitamin E. Also, a previous study conducted in Alzheimer rodents treated with C60, rodents developed Alzheimer’s disease in later life, & as a result, longer lived (PNAS, 1997).
The problem with C60 is that they don’t dissolve in water, because they are chemically inert.
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RevGenetics first reported a new breakthrough study in their newsletter and blog here: (Buckyballs). A breakthrough study using (Fullerenes) Buckyballs and olive oil was published in April of 2012.
C60 Olive Oil Since Then:
Since then many scientists and researchers alike were perplexed and wondered if the paper that featured Buckyball Olive Oil and came from the University of Paris was fraudulent or had errors. The main issue was that many researchers were simply astonished at the increased longevity that this study reported.
Recently at the GRG, the same questions were being asked.
C60 Olive Oil Scientists Chime In:
In May we had reviewed a privileged email sent to the GRG. In it, we read private comments from the authors of the paper. We realized immediatly that the scientists were not frauds or inexperienced at all. In fact they had been studying C60 for two decades mostly concentrating on it’s chemical and material properties. As a matter of ongoing scientific studies into the material properties, the scientists mainly wanted to show whether C60 was toxic, or not toxic at all. They were not expecting anything else when they began the Buckyball Olive Oil study.
When asked about the mistakes in the graphs, the replied that they did make some mistakes with a graphics program, however that those mistakes had nothing to do with the actual results of the study. They also stated they would submit corrections to the publication.
That email was sent to the GRG back in May of 2012.
Fast forward to June 26th:
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