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Did you know these common mistakes may be impacting the benefits of your C60?
You may have heard about the many benefits of taking C60, but like most supplements, not all products are created equally. What brand you choose, how you take it and complementary habits are all contributing factors to the effectiveness of this 60 carbon molecule. Want to learn how to maximize the antioxidant power of C60? Find out the most common mistakes below.
1. Not Buying a Quality Product
Unfortunately, because Carbon 60 oil is becoming increasingly popular, and supplement products are not always regulated well, there are inferior C60 products on the market. Though it may not seem like a lot, there is a big difference between C60 that is 99.99% pure and C60 labeled 99.95% or less. Besides purity level, the purification process is also important to consider. The cleanest method of purifying C60 is the process of sublimation, which is similar to an evaporation process and uses no toxic chemicals or solvents. Cheaper Carbon 60 products often use the solvent, or “oven-baked,” method, which retains toxins in the final product and accounts for the lower concentration of actual C60 molecules.
Real C60 is purple in color and is only viable to the body as whole molecules dissolved in oil. It is not bioavailable when mixed with water since it cannot dissolve in an aqueous solution. Look for organic, shelf-stable C60 oils that utilize the maximum concentration of C60 possible, and have a purple or purplish color, depending upon the carrier oil. C60 will never look black and is not the same as activated charcoal.
2. Thinking C60 is a Replacement for Good Nutrition and Healthy Choices
C60 is not a drug, cure-all, or instant fix. In fact, it doesn’t cure anything; it lifts the oxidative burden so the body can heal itself. It also doesn’t diagnose, treat, cure, prevent, or mitigate anything. Ken Swartz, a research scientist, biogeochemist, and founder and chief science officer of C60 Purple Power explains “C60 is a selective antioxidant. It only goes after high energy oxidative radicals like super oxygen, hydroxyl radicals, and peroxynitrite, but it doesn’t interfere with signaling molecules.” This means that C60 does an excellent job of targeting and neutralizing free radicals, but you still need to supply your body with vital nutrients via a healthy diet and supplementation. “C60 will not interact with your supplements or nutrients that you’re taking,” Ken goes on to say. So keep drinking your green smoothies along with taking C60. Your body will thank you!
3. Not Sticking with It
C60 should be taken daily in the morning at the proper dose. Taking it inconsistently, or stopping after a few days or weeks, will interfere with the full range of benefits C60 can provide. We recommend when you first start, to commit to taking it daily for at least 30-days. Try tracking your progress along the way with this 30-day C60 Challenge Journal.
4. Not Storing Your C60 Properly
Bottles of C60 should be kept in a cool (not cold), dark place, such as a cabinet away from the stove. Minimal light and heat will keep the oil stable and C60 viable for a long time. Storing C60 oil in glass amber bottles is best. All C60 Purple Power products come in amber glass bottles.
5. Not Finding the Correct Dosage
Most adults benefit from taking between 1-3 teaspoons of C60 daily. Contributing factors include age, weight, and general health. For example, a person of average weight in good health in their 40’s might require only one teaspoon, while someone older and/or heavier might do well with a higher dose. Those who are targeting acute health issues may also want to increase their dosage a bit until they return to health. Athletes can also increase their dosage to help offset the increase in oxidative stress that occurs with heavy exercise.
6. Failing to Use It Properly
For best results, C60 should be taken daily in the morning, ideally on an empty stomach for optimum absorption. However, if you have trouble digesting oils, we recommend taking C60 with food. Some people find they like to chase there C60 with a little water, or even mix C60 Purple Power into their coffee. It is not recommended to cook with C60 oils. Check out our C60 Recipe Book for some fabulous recipe ideas if you’d like to incorporate C60 into your daily routine.
7. They Stop Taking Medications and Supplements
C60 cannot replace a good diet and proper nutrition, nor is it advisable to alter a medication regimen without the advice of a medical expert.
8. They Don’t Seek Out Proper Research Studies
There are some confusing and misleading studies that involve the use of nanoparticles of C60, but these studies are not relevant to the kind of C60 that we use in our products. Ingesting nanoparticles of any substance is not recommended.1 Only whole molecules of C60 dissolved in oil have been found to benefit health.
The beneficial use of C60 has been established by research studies that involve the use of singly dissolved molecules of C60, not particles of C60. In fact, the most widely known benefits of C60 are a result of C60’s unique molecular structure. In its whole, cage-like molecular form, C60 is able to neutralize free radicals more efficiently than probably any other antioxidant ever discovered. C60 is characterized as a “free radical sponge” with antioxidant power that’s several hundred-fold higher than conventional antioxidants.2
Disclaimer: These statements and products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. C60 Purple Power products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent disease. Please consult a healthcare professional before starting any new diet or exercise regimen. Individual results may vary.
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