The current worldwide shortage of C60 powder means there is only the most expensive, 99.99% C60 available. To cover the higher cost of this grade of C60 we have been forced to increase our prices.
Carbon 60 (short form C60) is a form of carbon molecule made up of sixty carbon atoms all joined up together in a spherical structure that resembles a football. It occurs naturally and its beneficial properties appear to have been first recognised in shungite, a carbon based mineral substance which gets its name from the village of Shunga in Russia. Fullerenes are also found in small amounts in soot, charcoal or other carbon based ash. These fullerenes have been used to purify water and remove toxins.
C60 acts as an anti-oxidant and has been found to bind other substances to it. Its beneficial properties are thought at least in part to be due to its ability to bind free radicals which damage body tissues and promote aging.
C60 is almost insoluble in water but has a low solubility in avocado oil and other vegetable oils. When it is dissolved in hemp oil the body is able to absorb the C60. The beneficial effects noticed with C60 in hemp oil may, in part, be due to substances such as polyphenols in the hemp oil itself.
There are many claims about the beneficial properties from taking C60. The original study using rats found that giving them C60 in olive oil increased their life expectancy by 90% more than the norm. No control trials have been carried out in humans but those taking C60 in hemp, avocado and olive oil say they have noticed more stamina, better recovery after exercise and more vitality. There are also claims that thinking is clearer. Other claims include grey hair growing back the previous colour, wrinkles reducing, weight loss and even hair regrowing where there was baldness.