TOXIN BUSTER™ v. C60 IN OLIVE OIL
The Differences Between Pure C60 Carbon Fullerenes in Oil and Toxin Buster™ Pure Potentised Hardwood Charcoal - A Discussion
It has come to our attention through the recent rise in sales of Toxin Buster™ and direct enquiries, that C60 carbon is getting a lot of attention, and rightly so.
This discussion is to help those of you looking for pure C60 carbon fullerenes to improve your health and longevity understand what Toxin Buster™ is, and why it is different from the pure C60 fullerenes suspended in olive oil, as used in the rat experiment by Tarek Baati, Fanchon Bourasset, Najla Gharbi, Leila Njim, Manef Abderrabba, Abdelhamid Kerkeni, Henri Szwarc, Fathi Moussa called 'The prolongation of the lifespan of rats by repeated oral administration of fullerene'*
We will simply post genuine questions from customers and our responses below.
Q: I read about your C60. From what I understand it must be mixed in oil for full absorption. However I am still trying to pin point the scientific difference between c60 charcoal and its health benefits and the carcinogenic effects of chimney soot and ash from Barbeque cooking. Cigarette smoke ash also is high in carcinogens so why does C60 charcoal not have those bad effects?
A: The simple answer in relation to Toxin Buster™ only (not activated charcoal or medicinal charcoal, which Toxin Buster™ is NOT, we cannot speak for these products that we don’t sell, but we imagine the ‘chemistry’ to be very similar), is that it cannot be carcinogenic for the simple reason that it does not break up in the digestive tract and become absorbed into the bloodstream in any way whatsoever. It simply travels undigested through the digestive tract and out the other end, expelling with it toxins that it has drawn out of your system. It does not offer anything to the body either nutritionally or detrimentally, and therefore cannot cause cellular changes in your body, and cancer is the result of cellular mutation.
The illustration below shows how charcoal will adsorb the toxins and pathogens in the gut and continue on its travels with them, preventing them from being absorbed through the gut lining into the bloodstream.
We would argue that C60 does not need to be in olive oil to offer benefits to the body – at no point have we ever had any complaints from customers about Toxin Buster™. Our hardwood charcoal is produced in such a way that it is the same as the charcoal our ancestors would have consumed, and as is consumed by animals in the wild. Pure C60 fullerenes however are manufactured, and not traditionally consumed in nature, in an isolated form. When we are experiencing such beneficial results from a natural source of C60, why would we need the added complication of isolating the fullerenes and suspending them in olive/any other oil?
We came across this article which is slightly concerning about C60 in oil, we are not sure if you have read it in your research: http://www.weyburnreview.com/news/local-news/comp-grad-leads-research-1.2261882, and a forum which discusses it: http://www.longecity.org/forum/topic/87625-commercially-available-c60-olive-oil-causing-tumours/. It appears some manufacturers of pure C60 fullerenes are aware of this issue and have in their processes addressed it, which is reassuring (see the next question).
We cannot vouch for either the C60 suspended in olive oil products, not activated or medicinal charcoal. We can only vouch for the purity and effectiveness of Toxin Buster™ and we hope at the end of your journey of discover you will come to the conclusion that a pure, natural, hardwood charcoal in the form that animals in the wild and our ancestors would have had is the safest, gentlest method of taking in a high level of naturally-occurring C60 in a way that is compatible to the human makeup, without burning a hole in your pocket.
Q: I must say that I doubt that no charcoal gets in the bloodstream. All C60 manufacturers claim that C60 is readily absorbed due to its very small atomic size structure. Almost everything consumed travels through the bloodstream and has some level of absorption and it is through the blood pathways that C60 is carried into the cells where it binds to toxins, neutralizes free radicals and is then removed from the system. I contacted Bob Greska who sells C60 in sunflowerseed oil. He states that he thinks that the industrial grade C60 tested in that article probably had toluene a chemical carcinogenic preservative added to it. Greska states that his C60 is not exposed to light in the production process.
However, while I doubt some of your statements I can tell you have done a lot of research and I am sure you are selling a quality grade product.
If there are other differences between Greskas C60 and your charcoal I would like to further my understanding and clarification on this issue. I am still interested in the charcoal that you sell and if it is pure C60 or if not then what the exact makeup of your product is.
A: We don’t doubt that the C60 fullerenes suspended in olive oil or any other oil you refer to are absorbed into the bloodstream, that is clearly how those products are designed, however, when we said that Toxin Buster™ travels through the system and doesn’t get absorbed into the bloodstream we were referring to Toxin Buster™ alone and possibly other charcoal (not carbon) in its charcoal form, not as the isolated fullerene atom. If you open a Toxin Buster™ capsule, you will see it is very different to the C60 powder that is suspended in olive oil. The charcoal pieces are actually quite large, if you bite them they crunch, and look like shards of brittle burnt wood - even a bit shiny – because that is what they are. They are burnt hardwood particles, not pure carbon in atomic size, and the composition is solely burnt hardwood from sustainable sources which naturally contains a very high level of c60 fullerenes. The only other contents in the capsule are sometimes tiny quartz-like pieces, again which travel through the system without being absorbed through the gut wall, and these are formed when the wood is burnt from the minerals that have been drawn up from deep underground (our wood has extremely deep roots which draw up nutrients and minerals from deep underground) and fuse together in such high temperatures. These are harmless, but if you were to open a capsule they are lighter in colour than the wood itself and so can sometimes be spotted. This just goes to demonstrate the purity of the hardwood we are using, and how unadulterated it is – they are impossible to filter out, and it is unnecessary to do so. Our charcoal even differs from activated charcoal brands which are on the market and also very finely powdered. If you add activated charcoal to water, it disperses quite nicely and makes a black drink. If you add our charcoal to water, the water will turn slightly grey, but you will mostly see each particle of charcoal floating around or floating on top and you have to stir it vigorously for drinking. That’s the difference, and that’s why our charcoal passes through the system, attracting the toxins to it, and taking it out of the system.
Aside from the pure hardwood, the capsule is made from potato starch. That’s it – pure hardwood in a potato starch capsule, nothing more, nothing less.
Q: Is this really C60? By the description does not really sound like it to me, I'm wondering if that's just on the label as advertisement?
A: This is a pure hardwood charcoal which contains a relatively high level of C60 naturally (10% - 25%). It's not pure C60 as that is extremely expensive - vacuum oven dried c60 for example, which burns off the solvents used in the processing costs $195 for just a single gram. This is not pure C60 fullerenes, you're right. It's pure hardwood charcoal.
If you have any questions that are not answered here, then please email us and we will be happy to try and answer them for you.
To learn about the benefits of taking Toxin Buster™ on a daily basis, here are several links:
*. Biomaterials, Volume 33, Issue 19, June 2012, Pages 4936-4946, ISSN 0142-9612, 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2012.03.036. 1 Abstract: "Countless studies showed that fullerene (C60) and derivatives could have many potential biomedical applications. However, while several independent research groups showed that C60 has no acute or sub-acute toxicity in various experimental models, more than 25 years after its discovery the in vivo fate and the chronic effects of this fullerene remain unknown. If the potential of C60 and derivatives in the biomedical field have to be fulfilled these issues must be addressed. Here we show that oral administration of C60 dissolved in olive oil (0.8 mg/ml) at reiterated doses (1.7 mg/kg of body weight) to rats not only does not entail chronic toxicity but it almost doubles their lifespan. The effects of C60-olive oil solutions in an experimental model of CCl4 intoxication in rat strongly suggest that the effect on lifespan is mainly due to the attenuation of age-associated increases in oxidative stress. Pharmacokinetic studies show that dissolved C60 is absorbed by the gastro-intestinal tract and eliminated in a few tens of hours. These results of importance in the fields of medicine and toxicology should open the way for the many possible -and waited for- biomedical applications of C60 including cancer therapy, neurodegenerative disorders, and ageing.”
The authors of the paper have subsequently issued some corrections, most notably a correction to the survival chart, figure 3. Corrected data can be found here.