CARBON 60 Research | ANTI AGING In 2020
what’s up everyone carbon 60 it’s a very exciting molecule in the anti-aging world right now we’ve got studies showing that it’s superior to the majority of natural antioxidants including vitamin c and e so with epic claims like that it’s no wonder people are excited about carbon 60.
so in this video we’ll go through what carbon 60 actually is how it works what the benefits and risks are and what i personally do with that information by watching this video you’ll protect your cells you’ll boost your energy levels and you’ll save yourself a ton of money because you’ll only spend money on the things that genuinely work and if you like this video please do smash that thumbs up button it really does help with the youtube algorithm now let’s get into it alright so what actually is carbon 60 so carbon 60 is a highly symmetrical carbon molecule and it looks like a soccer ball and because of the soccer ball structure carbon 60 can bind to up to six electrons and this is important because just by living and breathing our bodies create oxidants and oxidants they react with our cell walls with our dna and they damage them not what we want so the oxidants they’re trying to steal electrons from our cells and that’s how they create damage so by using carbon 60 a molecule that’s got lots of electrons we can make sure that the oxidants they’re reacting with the carbon 60.
so instead of our cells getting damaged it’s the carbon 60 that protects our cells so therefore carbon 60 has been considered as a free radical sponge and described to be the most efficient free radical scavenger and the good news for carbon 60 keeps on coming so carbon 60 it’s water soluble and this just means it can penetrate through the membrane of the cells so it can actually get into our cells where it can protect them from these superoxides so just in a nutshell think of carbon 60 as a sacrificial molecule so it’s the carbon 60 that’s reacting with the oxidants not our cells but that is all nice theory what actually happens to our cells so rats who are on a chemotherapy agent called cyclophosphamide when they’re given carbon 60 they significantly reduce the percentage of chromosomal damage when compared to those who are just treated with the chemotherapy agent alone so it looks like carbon 60 is protecting our dna from damage and since carbon 60 can actually penetrate through biological membranes meaning that it can actually get into the cells it can be considered as a mitochondrial targeted antioxidant so mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells so anything that we can do to protect them is a good thing and as the study suggests if we protect our mitochondria we may suppress many of the signs of aging and reduce the formation of reactive oxidant species in the mitochondria and the good news just keeps on coming muscles that are treated with carbon 60 have an increase in muscle endurance so by taking carbon 60 our muscles can work harder for longer carbon 60 looks like it promotes cartilage growth so the carbon 60 dramatically enhanced the biosynthesis of collagen type 2 as well as decreased cellular apoptosis and senescence and finally it looks like carbon-60 increases bone growth so it can protect us from osteoporosis so those are some pretty epic potential benefits of taking carbon 60.
but when we have a closer look does the data actually stack up do we get these benefits from taking carbon 60 well let’s have a closer look let’s start with a mitochondria claim so the powerhouses of our cells will carbon 60 actually help protect them so scientists did an experiment where they had an oxidative stress that was induced by adding hydrogen peroxide to e coli and they found that carbon 60 had both a protective so an antioxidant effect and a pro-oxidative effect so after the first 50 minutes of the experiment most of the carbon-60 molecules had reacted then they changed their biological properties in such a way that the protective effect of the carbon 60 was turned into a pro-oxidative effect and unfortunately this is where the bad news for carbon 60 starts so it looks like from the state of the carbon 60 it can either protect our cells or it can damage them further and this is a really key point that i do want to emphasize to you so carbon 60 it does have different forms and depending on which form it’s in it can either be damaging to our cells or it can be protective to our cells so the carbon-60 it might be protective to our mitochondria or it might be damaging to them we just don’t know we don’t have that data yet so right now at this point we can’t say that the carbon-60 will be protective to us or damaging to us so let’s move on to some of the other claims with carbon 60 so will carbon 60 help with muscle fatigue by taking carbon 60 can we work harder for longer so in this trial they took rat muscle and they fatigued it by electrical stimulation they then injected that muscle with carbon 60 and yes the decrease in muscle contraction force was developed more slowly with carbon 60 administration compared to the control so let’s just go through that step by step these researchers they’re injecting the carbon 60 directly into the muscle so to get the same experimental conditions in humans what we would need to do is inject our muscles with carbon 60.
now i don’t know about you but i’m definitely not doing that so this experiment it doesn’t tell us if we take carbon 60 orally whether it will actually get into our muscles and help with muscle fatigue so we don’t have that data we can’t make any hard conclusions it might be that carbon 60 will help with our muscle fatigue but we don’t know that for sure we don’t know if carbon 60 will be absorbed into our muscles we need more data so right now that’s a big question mark for carbon 60.
so let’s move on to another claim will carbon 60 help in protecting our dna from damage so these researchers gave an anti-cancer drug called cyclophosphamide to mice and in one group they gave orally administered carbon 60.
so already this trial is a big improvement on the previous one so instead of injecting carbon 60 this carbon 60 is taken orally so we might be able to use this for humans so what they found is that carbon 60 significantly reduced the percentage of dna damage when compared to those that were just treated with the chemotherapy agent alone so what this is saying is that the carbon 60 seem to be protecting our dna from damage so just to clarify it was that the dna was less damaged compared to when you didn’t have the carbon 60.
but again there are criticisms of this trial it’s in rats and not humans and plus most of us we’re not on chemotherapy agents we’re not damaging our dna so we don’t yet know whether carbon 60 if we take it orally will be protecting our dna in theory it might but we don’t have the data to back up that claim so once again another big question mark for carbon 60 now let’s have a look at what it does to our cartilage so yes in a petri dish researchers have found that carbon 60 does promote cartilage generation but once again this isn’t a petri dish it’s not in an animal so we don’t yet know whether taking carbon 60 orally will help with our cartilage we are sorely lacking data and i think you can see the theme with this video we don’t have the data yet to say yes carbon 60 will help in our health we need a lot more research in humans so overall there’s uncertain benefit of taking the carbon 60 and there might be significant risks when carbon 60 was given to flies it was inducing dna damage so this is the last thing that we want we don’t want to be taking a molecule that has got the potential of damaging our dna and this comes back to what we mentioned earlier that depending on the form of carbon 60 it might be a pro oxidant it might be damaging our dna so although carbon 60 is a free radical scavenger through energy and electron transfer to oxygen it might produce super oxides which injure cells so we need a lot more research to figure out will carbon 60 actually protect our cells or damage them the preparation methods for carbon 60 may also affect its cytotoxicity caused by solvent residues so all this means is that during the manufacturing process of carbon 60 there might be some solvents left over and these solvents will damage our cells so buying carbon 60 from the internet you’ve got no idea about how that carbon 60 has actually been produced you don’t know what form it’s in and whether there are other leftover solvents and just to drive this point home it’s not just one paper that has got these concerns about carbon 60.
so in this paper it notes carbon 60’s exact actions on cells strongly depends on many factors including experimental conditions preparations and solvents used so overall we need a lot more animal studies to ultimately prove the concept of whether carbon 60 is a good antioxidant agent or not and if you’ve watched my other videos about antioxidants you know that there’s been many disappointments in this field so attempts to use the classical antioxidant vitamins to enhance endothelial function and related glucose modulation have largely resulted in no response in some studies and adverse effects in others so we’ve got a large meta-analysis of major randomized placebo-controlled trials that investigated the effects of antioxidant supplements on prevention of diabetes and unfortunately there was no effect and the cherry on top of all of this disappointment is this cochrane review which showed no evidence to support antioxidant supplements for primary or secondary prevention so cochrane reviews they’re the highest level of evidence that we’ve got and this cochrane review it didn’t show any benefit when taking antioxidants so the free radical antioxidant theory proposed decades ago proved to be too simplistic so looking at their data it makes me even more skeptical about carbon 60.
so carbon 60 it’s a direct antioxidant it’s trying to mop up oxidants in our body but looking at this research the direct antioxidant pathway it doesn’t seem to be working what we need is a different approach so there’s a concept called the indirect antioxidant pathway all this means is that we can switch on specific genes that themselves protect us from oxidants and at the core of this theory seems to be nrf2 so nrf2 has been variously described as an activator of cellular defense mechanisms the master redox switch and a guardian of health span and gatekeeper of species longevity and it’s this theory that really excites me because it looks like we’ve got human data to back it up so a recent review investigating the effect of cruciferous vegetables on total and cardiovascular mortality showed a significant reduction for cruciferous vegetable consumption and the molecule that seems to be key in decreasing our heart attack risk is called sulforaphane so looking at all of this data what am i personally going to do well for me there’s way too much uncertainty with carbon 60 we don’t yet know its benefits and we might actually be causing ourselves a lot of damage much more research needs to happen plus we also need to make sure that we get the correct form of carbon 60 and we need to make sure that house prepared is correct so that we don’t have extra additives extra solvents that might be causing us damage so for me i’m definitely staying clear of carbon 60.
what i find very exciting though is sulforaphane because it switches on nrf2 and by switching on nrf2 we can protect ourselves so please let me know down in the comment section below what you thought of this video and what you’re going to do about carbon 60.
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