Review Article
Volume 15 Issue 11 - 2020
The Application of Fullerene Derivatives in Human Nutrition: Brain Health, Immunity, Longevity, Quality of Life, Skin Tone, Sports Performance, Vitality, and Weight Loss
Nicholas A Kerna1*, John V Flores2,3, Kevin D Pruitt4, Uzoamaka Nwokorie5 and Hilary M Holets2,3
1SMC–Medical Research, Thailand
2Beverly Hills Wellness Surgical Institute, USA
3Orange Partners Surgicenter, USA
4Kemet Medical Consultants, USA
5University of Washington, USA
*Corresponding Author: Nicholas A Kerna, POB47 Phatphong, Suriwongse Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10500.
Received: September 20, 2020; Published: October 29, 2020




Abstract

Fullerene derivatives—most most notably Carbon 60 (C60)—have been investigated for their beneficial applications in humans. Fullerene, as a super antioxidant, protects cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. They may assist in weight loss, strengthen the immune system, improve the signs of aging, increase longevity, augment sports performance, enhance vitality, and improve quality of life—when used with a balanced diet and exercise.

Many C60 products can be purchased from e-commerce sites for oral consumption. However, the appropriate dose is not provided, or the given doses are not matching among the products. Despite the positive claims regarding their use and anecdotal evidence, none of the C60 preparations have been approved by the USFDA, MHRA UK, or EMA for human use.

Although specific fullerene materials display biocompatibility, there are no short-term or long-term toxicity studies to date. Thus, “buyer beware”. Those who choose to ingest such fullerene materials should consider themselves as self-experimenters and the fullerenes not as a bonafide treatment or preventive agent, pending the outcome of future research.

Keywords: Antioxidant; Carbon 60; Fuller; Fullerene; Longevity; Sports Performance, Vitality

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Citation: Kerna NA, Flores JV, Pruitt KD, Nwokorie U, Holets H. The Application of Fullerene Derivatives in Human Nutrition: Brain Health, Immunity, Longevity, Quality of Life, Skin Tone, Sports Pserformance, Vitality, and Weight Loss. EC Nutrition 2020 SEP 15; 15.11: 01-06.

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