It is sad but true that the world we live in is toxic. Many people, especially urban dwellers, find it hard to take a breath of truly fresh air on a daily basis. Decades of spewing factory emissions have eroded our health.
An antioxidant is “a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells.” Antioxidants prevent or delay some types of cell damage, and that’s a good thing.
Most people know that too much radiation – from the sun or x-rays – is unhealthy and can lead to cancers and other symptoms, including hair loss and bleeding gums in cases of high dosages. With background radiation levels rising worldwide, researchers are focusing on ways to neutralize the harmful effects of radiation, long thought to be without a cure.
The purifying effects of activated charcoal and other carbon-based compounds have been used for a long time medicinally, and to filter contaminants from tap water. When taken internally, activated charcoal binds drugs and toxins (poisons) to it to help the body eliminate these lethal substances.
Now, researchers are taking a closer look at fullerenes, special carbon-form structures that trap water inside specific geometric surfaces. Fullerene water promotes health by increasing the liver’s ability to detoxify and excrete toxic substances. It is effective as an antidote to all poisonous reactions, including food poisoning or an alcohol hangover.
Scientists in Ukraine found that fullerene water kept test rats exposed to high-level x-ray doses from dying. Giving the rats fullerene water for 15 days (five days before and ten days after) radiation exposure) increased the survival rate to 95 percent.
This is an important breakthrough for anyone whose occupation requires frequent and regular exposure to even low-level radiation, like airport security screeners and medical technicians.
Where do fullerenes come from? Just as few drops form when water vapor cools and condenses. In a similar fashion, carbon atom droplets form when graphite vapor cool. Lab researchers discovered these carbon balls in 1985. Sixty carbon atoms form a sphere that looks a lot like a soccer ball – only 200 million times smaller.
Just like a soccer ball – or football, as it is also known outside the United States – the carbon molecule is hollow. For this reason, the researchers considered naming their find “footballene.” Instead, they chose to honor the American inventor, mathematician and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller (who introduced the geodesic dome to the world in the 1960s) by naming their find “buckminsterfullerene C60” or “fullerene C60” or even more commonly, the “buckyball.”
Once identified in a laboratory setting, people began to hunt for naturally occurring C60 carbon molecules. They were subsequently discovered in carbon-based mineral deposits in Russia, the USA, and India. Fullerenes are created by lightning bolts, natural gas combustion, and volcanic eruptions. They also occur in large quantities in space as gases and solids.
In 2011, 43 air samples taken above the Mediterranean Sea all had fullerenes. This is good news for the treatment of radiation and other forms of toxic exposure because buckyballs are the most powerful and long-lasting antioxidants known. They suppress the processes of peroxidation and free-radical oxidation.
Fullerenes are 1,000 times more effective than any other antioxidant we know, like vitamin E or beta-carotene. They normalize cellular metabolism, increase enzyme activity, and strengthen cellular stability against external influences like heat and viruses. This improves the body’s ability to regenerate tissues.
Fullerenes also normalize nerve processes, improving resistance to stress. Their anti-inflammatory and antihistamine effects relieve pain, improve immunity, and keep allergies from developing.
Even in tiny amounts (as in homeopathy) fullerenes are effective for months, even after a single dose.
Expect to hear more about the seemingly miraculous healing C60 fullerene buckyballs. Several outlets offer products online, and both professional and patient reviews are incredibly positive.
Humans have quested a long time for the fabled Fountain of Youth. Have we found it gushing with fullerene water?