By Dr. Bob McCauley
Carbon is the second most abundant element in the human body, accounting for 18% of bodyweight. Uses All organic molecules (fats, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids) contain carbon. Buckminsterfullerene is a type of fullerene known as C₆₀. It possesses a cage-like fused-ring structure made of twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons, with a carbon atom at each vertex of each polygon and a bond along each polygon edge.
The C₆₀ have been infused into olive oil so that it will pass through the liver and the Carbon 60 molecules will get into the bloodstream.
- Increased Energy
- Need for Less Sleep
- Improves Concentration
- Improves Strength
- Stress Reduction
- Improves Cardio Function
According to the study, by feeding rats Carbon 60 dissolved in olive oil, the average lifespan of the subject may be increased by up to 90%. In its conclusion, the study states that “C60 should be the most efficient ever material for extending lifespan“.
Countless studies showed that fullerene (C60) and derivatives could have many potential biomedical applications. However, while several independent research groups showed that C60 has no acute or sub-acute toxicity in various experimental models, more than 25 years after its discovery the in vivo fate and the chronic effects of this fullerene remain unknown. If the potential of C60 and derivatives in the biomedical field have to be fulfilled these issues must be addressed. Here we show that oral administration of C60 dissolved in olive oil (0.8 mg/ml) at reiterated doses (1.7 mg/kg of body weight) to rats not only does not entail chronic toxicity but it almost doubles their 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 attenuation of age-associated increases in oxidative stress. Pharmacokinetic studies show that dissolved C60 is absorbed by the gastro-intestinal tract and eliminated in a few tens of hours. 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 cancer therapy, neurodegenerative disorders, and ageing. The prolongation of the lifespan of rats by repeated oral administration of fullerene
A research group is claiming that fullerenes (C60, ingested and injected) greatly extend life span in mice; this is meeting with some considerable skepticism, given the degree of life extension and the lack of a plausible mechanism. “In the current study researchers fed the molecule dissolved in olive oil to rats and compared outcomes to a control group of rats who got plain olive oil. The main question they wanted to answer was whether chronic C60 administration had any toxicity, what they discovered actually surprised them. … Here we show that oral administration of C60 dissolved in olive oil (0.8 mg/ml) at reiterated doses (1.7 mg/kg of body weight) to rats not only does not entail chronic toxicity, but it almost doubles their lifespan. … The estimated median lifespan (EML) for the C60-treated rats was 42 months while the EMLs for control rats and olive oil-treated rats were 22 and 26 months, respectively. Using a toxicity model the researchers demonstrated that the effect on lifespan seems to be mediated by ‘attenuation of age-associated increases in oxidative stress‘.” So what might be going on here? The average life span of the Wistar rats used is 2-3 years (24 – 36 months). This was a small study size, but that’s no so important in determining whether you have an actual means of life extension if you can show that any of your study group lived much longer than usual – but it is important when it comes to the degree of life extension. If the study group is small, as it is here, using only a handful of rats, then the size of the effect can be much more readily distorted by chance. This line in the paper jumped out at me: “Before C60 administration, the rats were fasted overnight but with access to water.” If they failed to fast the control group, then we’re looking at yet another study that failed to control for calorie restriction, and this is actually largely an intermittent fasting study – which has certainly been shown to extend life in rats. C60 in olive oil mediated life extension: Scientific discussions