What is C-60?

Carbon 60 (C-60) is a Carbon structure known as Fullerene – after Bucky Fuller; based on the Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome design (nicknamed Buckyballs). C-60 is a molecule is shaped similar to a soccer ball; it is a molecule in the shape of a spherical ball, made of 60 carbon atoms (C60) with both hexagon and pentagon formations. C-60 is found in nature all over the planet as well as in space, as the result of the residuals of a lightning strike typically in soot or other carbon-based ash in very small amounts as well as man made within laboratories; but this is a labor intensive & expensive process.


Research shows it is 100 times more effective in removing free radicals than Vitamin E and 172 times more effective than Vitamin C. The C-60 atoms are chemically inert and the spherical ball shape forms a perfectly symmetrical structure, thus allowing unstable molecules, such as free radicals, to adhere to the C-60 molecules.

Among the documented benefits reported in the research and testing are:

  • Superior Antioxidant & neutralized harmful Free Radicals

  • Improved Cognitive Ability

  • Research showed 1x, 2x & more Life Expectancy in Rats

  • Inhibits Tumor Growth and Metastasis Rates

  • Improved Cardiovascular Health

  • Increased Stamina & Overall Sense of Well-being


Where did C-60 Come From?

As reported by: The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene In 1985, virtually all school chemistry textbooks became out of date overnight. Prior to this, textbooks stated that there were two allotropes of carbon – diamond and graphite. Allotropes are forms of the same element which differ in the way their atoms are arranged. Diamond and graphite are classic examples of allotropy. In diamond the carbon atoms are arranged tetrahedrally and in graphite they form two dimensional layers of interlinked hexagons. In 1985 the discovery was announced of a third allotrope in which the atoms form C60 molecules in the shape of a football. This led to the award of the 1996 Nobel Prize to Harry (now Sir Harry) Kroto of Sussex University, Robert Curl and Richard Smalley (both of Rice University in Houston, USA). Harry Kroto had an interest in molecules found in interstellar space which can be
identified from their microwave spectra – by comparing signals obtained from outer space with those measured for known compounds in the laboratory. He was particularly interested in poly-ynes (molecules with several carbon-carbon triple bonds) but these are difficult to make conventionally. In 1984, Kroto began a collaboration with Smalley and Curl in Houston who had an apparatus called AP2 (‘App-two’). This used a laser to blast clusters of atoms off solid targets and then led the clusters into a mass spectrometer where their relative molecular masses could be measured. Kroto hoped that if a graphite target were used, small sections of graphite layers might rearrange themselves into poly-ynes whose spectra could then be
measured.  Clusters of carbon atoms were indeed formed, and unexpectedly large peaks were found in the mass spectra with masses corresponding to C60 and (at a lesser intensity) C70. These peaks always appeared together, and Kroto started to refer to them as the Lone Ranger and Tonto.