From C60 to the Buckminster fullerene, our world is still being mined for its secrets which lie hidden behind one of nature's most plentiful elements. The "Buckyball" or C60 is a cage molecule with a similar pattern to a soccer ball and forms an entirely new form of carbon which stands separate from diamond and graphene. Discovered not long ago in 1996 by accident, the dynamic pattern was named after Buckminster Fuller who was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome.
The current theory is that C60 suspended in olive oil may be semi-permanently embedded within the lipid bilayers of the cells and mitochondria acts as a reusable, recyclable antioxidant. The University of France C60 rat toxicity study demonstrated a 90% lifespan increase and has enormous potential for its carrier ability in the world of antioxidants.
In order to truly understand the potential behind these new, but still developing discoveries, check out the videos below. The first one deals with Nobel Prize winner Harry Kroto in a presentation two years ago (he recently passed away this year) and the second one takes you into the background behind some of the experiments testing the full potential of fullerenes and how to utilize its unique capabilities to improve antioxidants in nano-sized remedies.
"Don't fight forces, use them." -Buckminster Fuller