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C60 is still relatively new, but the studies on it showed results so profound that people think they are fraudulent. The process of peer-review is ongoing, although C60 Oil has dramatically increased the life spans of rats by 90%.

I’ll outline all the current interesting scientific findings on C60 Oil below.

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Buckminsterfullerene, buckyballs, or C60 is a powerful antioxidant that has effects on unsaturated fats [R].

C60 removes superoxide, which is a toxic by-product of cellular metabolism that contributes to tissue injury in many human diseases [R].

A review of scientific research has shown that C60 has longevity and antioxidant effects given its scavenging capacity for reactive oxygen species [R].

Some think that by absorbing nearby acid, C60 is then attracted to the mitochondria and carries the protons superoxide acceptors to prevent the very source of damage from the electron transport chain

The proposed mechanism indicates that C60 has the ability to acquire positive charge by absorbing protons (positively charged hydrogen atoms) and this complex could enter the mitochondria, leading to a decrease in reactive oxygen species production [R].

Computer simulations have shown that C60 has the ability to pass through lipid membranes, enter the cell, and alter its functions [R].

Some C60 derivatives that are produced in the body are water soluble and apparently non-toxic below concentrations of 1 mg/mL [R].

9 Health Benefits Of C60

1) C60 Improves Longevity

Carboxyl C60 prevents nerve cells from dying by either dehydration or amyloid-beta (causes Alzheimer’s) and allowed mice to live 8 days longer in a 120 day lifetime [R, R].

Another study found that average lifespan can increase 5-14% even when starting halfway through the lives of mice [R, R].

The above studies use a derivative of C60 while using actual C60 in olive oil can get 90% increase in lifespan for rats (using a dose of 1.7 mg/kg of body weight twice a month) [R].

2) C60 Protects Against Free Radicals

Free radicals can react with almost any molecule in your body and potentially damage it before leaving the molecule and going to the next one. An antioxidant like C60 (carboxyl) prevents age-related decline in mice [R, R].

Carboxy C60 is significantly better than ubiquinone, preventing fat peroxidation and iron-induced oxidation in cells [R].

Also, malonyl-C60 inhibits nitric oxide synthase, a creator of nitric oxide which is a free radical in test-tubes [R].

3) C60 Prevents Inflammation

By inhibiting IL-1, matrix metalloproteinases, and TNF-alpha, hydroxyl-C60 prevents inflammation in mice [R].

4) C60 Kills Viruses

When the right kind of photons work with hydroxy C60 it can deactivate mosquito viruses [R].

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5) C60 Protects Nerves

Nerves can die from being fired too often and worked too hard. Hydroxyl C60 protects nerves from dying due to overwork in cell cultures [R].

6) C60 Prevents Osteoarthritis

Further, water-soluble C60 prevents stress-induced damage and the breakdown of bones. It also prevents loss of bone cells and prevents bone inflammation in rabbits [R].

7) C60 Improves Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

The C60 in squalene (shark oil) is a powerful antioxidant and can prevent fat cells from growing in size. It also prevents cells from increasing in number and prevent insulin resistance in cells [R].

8) C60 Kills Bacteria

Also, malonyl C60 killed and helped white blood cells to kill Group A Streptococcus (strep throat, skin infections, toxic shock syndrome) [R].

9) C60 Prevents UV Damage

Perfect for incorporating into a skin lotion, C60 Oil stops sunburn in models of human skin [R].

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C60 Risks

When scientists gave rats much more than we would ever recommend, there were no changes in body fat, protein, sugar, and many other normal molecules [R].

There are stories going around about C60 oil causing DNA damage, but the only study I found on this mentions that corn oil itself was worse than the C60 inside it. C60 Oil only changed the DNA expression of the lungs and liver [R].

Sister chromatid exchange and micronucleation occur more often from C60 – this can be a source of DNA mutation [R].

C60 Oil unwinding DNA could be good or bad [R, R]. Unwound DNA repairs more easily, as mutated mice missing DNA unwinding enzymes have shorter lives [R].

Even though a study on injecting live mice brains with carboxy fullerene suggested it could be useful in preventing stroke, 20% of the mice that were injected with too much died [R]. Also, the mice that didn’t have it injected directly into their brain didn’t receive benefits.

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C60 Oil is best dissolved in oil with a centrifuge. Pure C60 and high doses of dissolved C60 can be toxic. [R].

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  • Ms fabres

    I’ve taken C60 for just over a year now. When I started in September 2017 I could barely get out of bed. I had to place both hand on the bed to lift my lower body and get up. At the age of 53 that was too much to bear but Fibromyalgia does do that to you (although I have the typical cervical and low back symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis there is no confirmed diagnosis so the time being it is Fibromyalgia!). As I live in Europe I purchased a brand that has been selling here for some time, cretan olive oil. With 3 days I could get out of bed normally. It was unbelievable. At the gym things improved dramatically over the following months and my life became almost normal. I have inflammatory osteoarthritis and my distal joints that had flared some years ago acquired more mobility and the swelling and redness reduced. That said I still had some osteoarthritis flares in my distal joints and my irritable bowl syndrome hasn’t got any better. Although I tested negative for gluten Dr Gundry’s lectin free diet was a God send which made me realised that maybe myself test result wasn’t accurate as I responded very well to gluten and lectin free foods.In May this years I tried PRP ovarian rejuvenation because I believe hormonal imbalance is absolutely evil and the perimenopause phase aggravated my symptoms dramatically. I was so miserable that I would eat horse shit if told it was good. The firs 3 month after the treatment were exciting as I felt a new lease of energy. I still need to do one last hormone test but the result I wanted I still haven’t achieved. I also suspect C60 made the night sweats worse but I cannot be sure as it could just be a coincidence. It does seem to work well as a pain relief and when my low back and cervical ache badly I increase the dosage before bedtime and I wake up fine. What I learnt from it? 1- healing the gut first is better 2-no point in taking eat if your diet is rubbish 3- severe chronic conditions need more than simply taking C60 5-diluted in coconut didn’t work for the fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis pain but was awesome as a face moisturiser. I am aware that I could have some side effects in the future. We don’t know enough about C60 yet. However when you live in pain on a daily basis does it matter? Severe, crippling pain can even make people feel suicidal so any talk of bad sides effects in the future seems like a joke. What could be worse? I usually take a tea spoon before bedtime but increase to a soup spoon on stressful days or dump/cold days when I experience more pain.

  • 1234dstj

    Is C60 fullerene an endogenous compound? Considering there has been no longitudinal studies (or even short-term clinical studies that I can find?) in humans with it, how do we know it is safe for long-term use?

  • john

    can’t you just put activated charcoal and olive oil into a high speed blender and make the same thing?

  • Kathy Weber

    Can you give me more information? Is this a different kind of olive oil? How much do you take? and how
    often do you take this? How much does it cost?
    Thank You
    Kathy Weber

  • Eva

    My feeling is, it weakened my immune system. I have chronic infections. The inflammation stopped while on c60 – but I got more and more tired.
    Bowel tolerance Vitamin C helped a lot to fight the infections. And it made me aware how “loaded” I was again with pathogens (without “feeling” them as I usually would without C60)
    A certain amount of inflammation is necessary when the immune system is fighting viruses/bacteria. I do not know if C60 stops the necessary oxidation – but it felt like that to me.

  • Kim Oldfield

    I have been taking C60 now for a month, noticed a good change in energy. I just lately stopped taking it and now feeling the loss of energy. Going to give it a try again, but would like to know is the purple C60 better than the brownish C60. I have heard some people like the purple better. I have tried C60 form Bucky Labs and another one that I liked better. Haven’t tried the purple C60 yet. Which one is the best and made like it should be? Also using it at night on my face which keeps lines and wrinkles at bay. It has taken a dark spot which looked like a mole and removed the brown right off. So far so good, but need to know which one is the best to take, purple or brown. Does it matter as I have read its supposed to be purple?

  • Marcin

    May 29, 2018 11:29am
    I found this comment under a video on youtube(what do you think?)IS this a legitimate claim:
    “carbon C60 healthy… “yes” it may be ?? BUT it has a resonant mode shape in the Terra Hz band that effectively means phase array focused (to an individual or group) Terra hertz antennas can excite these C60 nano molecules at their resonant frequency and cause the cell they are near or in to burst …. they also act as a receiver for electricity from EM waves and a transmitter of EM… perfect for making you hear voices or other delusions on demand… very worried that many of you guys are falling for this… wake up please.. this is my personal opinion as an engineer scientist and physicist, have not seen or been influenced by any others”

  • Silas


    Actually, superoxide dismutase is an enzyme. It breaks down toxic superoxide.

  • Jon Gardner

    I assume that fullerenes act as carriers ( into mitochondria, nuclei, etc). If so, that could be very positive if you have an excellent, or possibly taking beneficial supplements such as ubiquinol, Krill oil, Niagen etc etc. It could be opposite if diet contains some toxins.
    Any ideas on this ?

  • Katie Anne

    Paul Bond, Are you still taking the Carbon 60, if so how is it going? How did it go with the H2 generator? Thank you in advance?

  • Gary Kore

    Since you mentioned research, where is the reference sources of any evidence? There are several chemical solutions available that has been effected on mice yet not effected on humans. Where are the results from any clinical human trials? At this point, there is only speculation based on unverified hearsay. Your argument seems rather weak.

  • Karen

    Superoxide Dismutase is not a toxic byproduct of atp production. Oxidants are critical for good health.

  • Ian Mitchell

    Nope, probably not a good idea. When it’s exposed to sunlight it releases singlet oxygen and that’s not what you want floating around the surface of your skin. If you use it at night, it’s great. I have been doing that on and off for about 6 years as well as taking it orally.

  • Ann Moses

    Where can one purchase carbon 60 olive oil? Does it occur naturally in foods/oils in enough quantity to be beneficial? How much is enough vs too much? Thanks!

  • Kimberly McGee

    Paul, which hydrogen generator did you purchase?

  • Karen T

    Is that the h2 water generator? I just bought one of those too. Curious to hear the effects of c60 mixed with the hydrogen for you?

  • Paul Bond

    I’m just finishing my first bottle of LiveLongerLabs in Avacado oil.

    First day and a half was tough, with detox feeling much like EDTA, Beets etc. After that nothing other than I’ve had a low level cold for a week or so. Whether they’re related or not I don’t know.

    Other than that I can’t report miracles, but do subjectively feel that it rounds off the corners of any issues and I generally feel better. It’s early days yet, and have some more on the way.

    Next week I should receive my H2 generator which I will use with it, so it won’t be the cleanest mono-experiement, but I’m curious to see how they work together. My current thinking is that H2 won’t hang around for very long at all, but if I pre-load with C60 then hopefully that can trap a little H2 to make the effect endure a little longer.

  • Duane

    Here’s my thoughts… the data on it being safe and non-toxic on rats (a typical animal used for pre-human trials) at extremely large oral doses more than qualifies it as safe enough for me to use (I won’t be injecting it) … carbon and charcoal have been safely consumed for millenia for many reasons … the rat trials show significant life extension … if you are waiting for a human trial to show you it’s ok to take (which will probably not happen as c60 is made of natural substances that can’t be patented so the big money could care less about it) you will either be elderly or long dead once the official jury is in. I’m ok experimenting on myself with this one 🙂

  • Peter J Herz

    The risks section is misleading because it fails to mention the type of C60 in high doses is not olive oil form. Similar lesson to this is if you modify water by one atom it becomes toxic to life. There is however some speculation that lipo fullerenes while extremely robust are not purely non-degradable, the best place and persons to learn more is on longecity users turnbuckle, niner, and kmoody. Also pure c60 not lipo or hydrated forms allegedly according to Paris rat study scientist Baati do not pass through GI tract nor absorbable. All DNA damage studies involve unnatural routes via injection and such of unadulterated pure C60 powder I believe. The safety profile is extremely good for lipo and hydrated fullerenes with one very critical exception and that is light sensitivity where to buy according to K Moody in a study in the last year out of New York in his lab observing 5 different or so vendor oils experiencing this toxic sideffect on mice inducing carcinogenic effects. Thus if you use it make sure to keep it in the dark or in a container that does not transmit light at all though very brief periodic exposures are probably safe more than harmful.

  • Cherie

    Do you have a trusted source where you get yours from?
    Price is always a concern. Also potency and fakes.
    Please advise.

  • Rose M. Coveney

    Can this be taken with some food since it’s oil and while pretty tasteless, chugging down oil leaves a bit to be desired.

  • Rose M. Coveney

    Has there been any studies done as to how c-60 relates to the heart?

  • Michele

    I have just purchased the carbon 60 olive oil how much do I take per day what dose and his in liquid just orally Thankyou micheke

  • David Phillips

    Yes, this C60 product needs more research for sure! But I have been taking it now for about 4 months and my ailing rotator cuff injury (that was repaired) about 15 years ago, but had onset arthritis preventing me from some range of motion is almost 95% gone! I can now do lateral raises without pain.

  • Sarah

    I have a question about using C60oo topically. On the one hand, there’s research showing that it’s a promising ingredient for lotions and sunscreens. On the other, there’s evidence that it becomes toxic when exposed to UV. Is it safe to put C60oo on my skin and then go outside?

    1. Helen

      Hi Sarah, since it is still being studied, not much information is available about its safety. But according to this article, C60 protects against UV rays

  • Sarah Vaughter

    High doses of C60-EVOO definitely are not toxic. The famous rat trial tried their best to poison rats with as high doses as possible and all that happened was that the rats lived twice as long. Bill: You should look for C60 in olive oil. That is the compound used in the rat trial. The exact name of the compound is Lipofullerene Buckminsterfullerene C60 / EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil).

  • David

    Hey Mitchell. When you say there were issues with people not handling c60 properly – what kind of issues were they?

  • Mitchell

    Bob, not to be contrarian, but I think the jury may be in on this one. C60 in its pristine form or when adducted to lipids is a pretty safe bet. There’s a mountain of data (still growing) and I personally work at a pet supplement company where 2 clinical trials on animals have been completed in addition to hundreds of cell culture tests and so far one new patent has been approved with a few more in the wings. Any issues I’ve seen over the past 5 years had to do with issues in the base lipids or people not handling the C60 properly (i.e. light exposure) which can cause singlet oxygen formation and can cause things to go awry from a warm and fuzzy biological perspective. That alone can lead to rancidity and very much askew peroxide levels in lipids. From the money where my mouth is perspective, I can say I’ve personally been ingesting them for many years now. But, if I spontaneously combust prior to your reading this, please disregard all of my misinformed comments.

  • Mitchell

    Carbon60 Olive Oil is probably the most common, but I’ve seen C60 Olive Oil, C60EVOO and Carbon60PLUS as well.

  • Bob Constantinoples

    This site is not helping. According to the above when something good happenned it was the C60. When something bad happenned then it was NOT C60. YOU DON’T KNOW. YOU CANNOT KNOW (yet)!

  • Bill Belmonte

    I’m seeing this marketed as Carbon 60 olive oil. Is that correct? or should I look for buckyballs?

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