C60 in oil as longevity tool

One of the more fascinating tools to recently emerge is c60 (buckyballs) in oil. While the oil used is generally “true” extra virgin olive oil, or EVOO, other oils have also been explored.

Most of the evidence to date is anecdotal. It is almost uniformly positive, and includes a significant number of scientific and technical professionals who are self-experimenting.

One study was conducted on rats in 2012, a joint effort of French and Japanese researchers. It showed an ~90% increase in rat lifespan, though critics have pointed out that much of that was attributable to the olive oil used (not common olive oil) rather than the c60. In either case, the number is significant.

Perhaps even more interesting, I have it from someone familiar with the research that the surviving rats were sacrificed to enable publication. If accurate, this is noteworthy.

Based on the limited evidence, this seems to warrant further peer-reviewed research.

Thanks for sharing @jonathankolber! Could you direct us to the study you mention above? Would love to take a look.

@jonathankolber ,
That’s a very interesting paper. I started reading it as a skeptic (and still am, honestly), but it seems like there is corroborative evidence from other lines of inquiry as well, such as -

Could be worthwhile to check this one out. Thanks!

To me, open-minded skepticism is always the right attitude towards bold claims. :slight_smile:

Several years ago, I spent a weekend scouring all of the discussion threads. Finding significant claims of benefits from credible people, and no corroborated reports of dangers (though two uncorroborated ones), I decided to start using it.

I’ll look at the other paper you found.

@jonathankolber - wait, are you saying you’re using this treatment yourself? Olive oil with C60? :open_mouth:

Yes, for several years now. The risk/reward profile seemed attractive. My wife now uses it, and it’s part of our cats’ diet as well.

So… how are you feeling?

Many years ago I co-authored a criticism of this paper: Carbon nanospheres almost double rat lifespan: a critique - Articles - Articles - LongeCity - LongeCity

My opinion is that it is unwise to use something that might accumulate in the body and that your body will be unable to break down. Furthermore, from what I’ve heard efforts to replicate this research have failed.

Replying to @Roey’s question of March 4, I’ve noticed fading of an age spot, which ordinarily doesn’t happen. My muscles are responding well to my PowerPlate exercise, whereas previous gym exercise failed to make much difference. (To be fair, that could be more about the Powerplate than anything else.) My wife has noticed facial wrinkles almost disappearing. Our older cat has demonstrated more energy, though to be accurate this comes and goes.

Replying to @SvenB’s comment, I would be interested to see any articles showing failure to replicate.

My understanding from someone familiar with this is that researchers have determined that c60 molecules are eliminated in feces over about 30 hours, though I don’t have a citation.

I’ve browsed your critique, and a number of your points seem relevant. Certainly the 2012 study had a tiny sample size. It begs for replication with a larger sample. (Again, if such attempts have failed, I would appreciate citations. That, too, would be noteworthy.)