Since the discovery of carbon 60 in 1985, the molecule has gained increasing interest from the scientific community for its potential health benefits. Carbon 60 can improve gut health and immunity as well as impact mental health and manage stress, and the primary way it does this is through its powerful antioxidant properties.
What is an Antioxidant?
In simple terms, an antioxidant is a substance that fights oxidation in your body. Many common health issues are caused by oxidative stress on the body. Oxidation occurs when stable oxygen molecules split into unstable free oxygen atoms known as free radicals. This can occur from environmental triggers such as exposure to heavy metals, pollution, or radiation, but it is also caused by a poor diet and prolonged physical stress.
While oxidation can damage cells and DNA, a small number of free radicals are required by your body to maintain good health, for example, your immune system uses free radicals to fight infections. When the free radicals outnumber the antioxidants you experience poor health.
How Does Carbon 60 Eliminate Free Radicals?
Carbon 60, or buckyballs, has a unique structure made up of 60 carbon atoms that form the shape of a ball. The spherical structure of carbon 60 fullerene forms an electron reservoir. This means that the strong bonds that connect the carbon atoms to attract negatively charged free radicals, which are neutralized and passed through the structure to be stored until the carbon 60 is eliminated from your body.
This incredible “sponge-like” action allows carbon 60 to absorb significantly higher amounts of free radicals, making it a potent antioxidant substance. Consuming C60 regularly can help you achieve a positive balance between free radicals and antioxidants to encourage good health.
The key to good health is finding balance. C60 olive oil can help to attain equilibrium by eliminating excess free radicals to allow your body to function optimally. You can find out more about the power of C60 and how it can improve your health on our blog. Or call Vitality at 1-800-377-6898 to learn more about the extensive range of premium C60 products we have available.