What is Soluble Carbon 60 and is it toxic?

Carbon 60 is extremely hydrophobic, meaning it will not dissolve in water. Researchers have been trying for almost 30 years to dissolve C60 molecules in water, without success, until now.

FullerLifeC60™ has a dissolved, molecular C60 that is fully bioactive and contains no crystals or clumps. We achieve this by using a food grade, edible solvent that fully dissolves C60 crystals. We have a patent pending on this process because it is unique and opens the door to unlimited development and realization of the benefits of C60. ( Water Soluble C60 – Toxicity ).

Carbon 60 (C60) at 1000 times magnification. Crystallized (clustered) vs. solubilized.

You may have read about water-soluble C60. This has been achieved is by adding hydrophilic reactive side groups to the surface. One method is to add 14 hydroxyl groups (-OH) to each C60 molecule. This process will indeed make the molecule soluble in water, but it is no longer C60. The chemistry and function of this new molecule is completely different. Some have even found that it can be toxic.

A pristine C60 molecule is inert, except for its remarkable ability to absorb and neutralize free radical electrons. It will not react with other molecules, therefore it exhibits no toxicity.