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The prolongation of the lifespan of rats by repeated oral administration of c60 fullerene – aka “The Rat Study”

If you have found out about c60 oil, chances are you either found out about it through The Rat Study, or the person who told you about c60 mentioned The Rat Study to you. The infamous experiment on rats was conducted in 2012 by a team of scientists at the University of Paris. The most interesting and exciting aspect of the study was not at all what the experiment was originally set out to investigate, which is often the case in scientific discovery! The original experiment set out to discover the toxicity of c60 on rats. Not only did they discover that c60 had no toxic effects on the rats, but that it actually helped improve the health of the rats, and extended their life spans!

Here are the key points from the study:

  • Oral administration of c60 dissolved in olive oil at reiterated doses to rats, not only does not entail chronic toxicity, but it almost doubles their lifespan.
  • The effects of c60 in olive oil given to rats strongly suggests that the effect on lifespan is mainly due to the attenuation of age associated increases in oxidative stress.
  • Dissolved c60 is absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract and eliminated in a few tens of hours.
  • The importance of these results should open the way for many possible biomedical applications of c60 including cancer therapy, neurodegenerative disorders, and ageing.

Important to note:

  • This study was conducted on rats, not people!
  • Very special care was taken by the scientists to source authentic virgin olive oil, from a Chemlali Boughara cultivar in Tunisia
  • The c60 used was 99.98% purity obtained from SES research labs

Needless to say, the results of this study slowly made their way into the scientific community, and to the general public. Over the years, many people have taken it upon themselves to experiment with orally ingesting c60 oil themselves, and also giving it to their pets. There is now plenty of anecdotal evidence of good results with c60 experimentation.

Anecdotal evidence:

  • Protecting cells from oxidative stress, in ways other antioxidants cannot.
  • C60 can form a super antioxidant 172 times stronger than Vitamin C when it binds with hydrogen molecules.
  • Improving cognition
  • Protect nerves, and potentially prevent or slow the onset of neurodegenerative disorders
  • Kills bacteria and viruses
  • Improve metabolic dysfunctions
  • Prevent UV damage
  • Delayed onset of muscle soreness for athletes
  • Hair growth
  • Disappearance of cataracts
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increase in energy levels

Please click here to download a copy of The Rat Study If you are interested in reading it yourself

The following video by K Elmer on YouTube does an excellent job of explaining The Rat Study in detail. Please consider “liking” his video and “subscribing” to his YouTube channel.  Follow K Elmer on Twitter here: @kaelmer

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