Most of us know that blueberries, matcha and dark chocolate are all good sources of antioxidants and work them into our diets wherever we can. But did you know that C60 Fullerene is claimed to be the single most powerful antioxidant ever discovered?
C60 is characterized as a “free radical sponge” with 172x times the strength of Vitamin C. This is the kind of supplement you can expect to hear more and more about as the world of longevity and health sciences promises to reach breakthroughs in the coming twenty years.
Some of our most in-the-know wellness friends here in LA are taking C60 already and we hear a lot of buzz about it on our favorite bio-hacking podcasts, but C60 has yet to reach the ubiquitous status it deserves and will no doubt have in the coming years as the research advances.
What the Heck is C60?
Until the mid-80’s, we didn’t even know that the molecule C60 existed.
In 1979, Buckminster Fuller first hypothesized that it existed and that, if so, it would absolutely revolutionize medicine. Six years later, scientists Robert Curl, Harold Kroto, and Richard Smalley finally discovered C60 and eventually won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for it in 1996.
Fullerene or Carbon 60 (better known as C60) is several hundred times more potent than conventional antioxidants. Unlike most antioxidants, its free radical neutralizing power never diminishes – it accumulates.
The C60 molecule is made up of 60 carbon atoms arranged in a unique soccer ball-like structure. It is a very stable molecule and is not easily broken down by the body. It’s the only molecule to form a spherical cage, giving it unique physical and chemical properties.
C60 has been shown to have a number of remarkable health benefits, including:
+ Antioxidant activity: C60 is a powerful antioxidant, which means it can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells, leading to a number of health problems, including cancer, heart disease, and aging.
Anti-inflammatory activity: C60 has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory activity. Inflammation is a natural immune response, but chronic inflammation can contribute to a number of health problems, including heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.
+ Immune system support: C60 may also help support the immune system. The immune system is responsible for fighting off infection, and C60 may help to boost the immune system’s ability to fight off infection.
+ Pain relief: C60 has also been shown to have pain relief properties. Pain is a common symptom of a number of health conditions, and C60 may help to reduce pain and improve quality of life.
+ Skin health: C60 may also be beneficial for skin health. C60 has been shown to protect skin from damage caused by UV radiation, and it may also help to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging.
The study performed in 2009 found that C60 promotes hair growth. Researchers believe it does this by protecting the cells around hair follicles from oxidative damage.
When a supplement has this many purported benefits, it’s easy for consumers to get overwhelmed or skeptical. Whether it’s turmeric, blueberries, green juice or C60, antioxidant-rich superfoods and supplements have such a wide array of potential benefits because they affect the body on such a primary level.
We asked an Integrative MD, Dr. Bindiya, to comment and share some of her experiences with C60. “I have been using C60 for the last 3 months and have personally noticed a difference in my stamina, overall energy levels and mental clarity.
It’s an extremely potent antioxidant. From an anti-aging and longevity perspective it’s also great. C60 also has excellent anti-inflammatory properties — a great option for people who are dealing with chronic pain and generalized inflammation (after discussing with their doctor).
C60 has been shown in studies to improve the gut microbiome and it may be helpful in improving triglycerides levels in some patients, but more studies and data is needed as we are not sure how it impacts blood sugar long term.
C60 also helps support your energy and mitochondrial health and helps improve muscle recovery and improve overall muscle fatigue.”
How To Take C60: Meet Prawtein Carbon Elixir C60
European-based brand Somavedic is one of the first to provide a consumer-friendly and accessible version of C60 called Bewit® Prawtein ® Carbon Elixir C60.
Dr. Bindiya told us “I like to take it in the evening, as a dessert because it has a chocolate, earthy sweet taste, so I feel like it’s an evening treat!” and we couldn’t agree more. Now it’s part of our after dinner routine.
Along with C60, this unique new supplement is a blend of delicious raw, organic and fermented cocoa beans and a blend of some of the most powerful elements nature has to offer formulated in accordance with the latest scientific knowledge:
Raw, Organic And Fermented Cocoa | These unroasted beans provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals and valuable phytonutrients. They also provide a delicious flavor for this fudge-like supplement that otherwise might be difficult to take!
Organic Raw Pine Needles | Shikimic acid is a potent, biologically active, substance found in pine needles that has been gaining increasing interest in recent years in many areas of research, including biomedical applications. 
Bio-Activated Charcoal | Extraordinary absorption capacity that binds all foreign substances and helps to remove them from the body.
Japanese Natto Beans | This traditional fermented Japanese dish is characterized by high levels of naturally occurring active ingredients and vitamins difficult to find in many other foods.
Bio Raw Omega Complex | A unique blend of 7 high-omega seaweeds from kombu to spirulina, sourced from the west coast of Ireland, leanest waters of the North Atlantic.
Potent Greens | A blend of some of the world’s most nutrient-dense raw greens like moringa, watercress and nettle – each with their own treasured superfood functions you can read more about throughout our stories.
A Biohacker’s Antioxidant Dream
We’ve never found a supplement quite like Carbon Elixir C60. If you want to take advantage of C60 before it rockets to wellness trend stardom, this product is your best bet, even without all the other incredible ingredients. Combined, this daily bite of superfood fudge with dozens of other powerfully active and treasured ingredients provides the body with deep antioxidant nourishment like few other substances we’ve found. Everything in Carbon Elixir C60 is 100% raw, meaning that the maximum amount of vital enzymes are still contained in the formula.
Try Carbon Elixir C60 for yourself. TCM Readers receive 13% off their first purchase with Somavedic Technologies using code TCM13. Offer applies o their full line of European superfoods and organic essential oils too!
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