Free radicals reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species are generated in the body by various endogenous systems, exposure to different physiochemical and environmental conditions or pathological states. Free radicals can be defined as any molecular species capable of independent existence that contains an unpaired electron in an atomic orbital. The presence of an unpaired electron results in certain common properties that are shared by most radicals. Many radicals are unstable and highly reactive. Free radicals scavenge and attack important macromolecules leading to cell damage and homeostatic disruption thus adversely alter lipids, proteins, and DNA, a condition known as oxidative stress ensues and this triggers a number of diseases.
Anti-oxidants like Blue berry’s and Red wine give up and donate an electron, the molecular configured structure of Carbon 60 is that of an icosahedron with 60 electrons and it too has the ability to donate electrons, Carbon 60 (C60) is a Super-Antioxidant, with an antioxidant activity 172 times more superior than that of Vitamin C.
Carbon C60 molecules are so small they can even cross the semipermeable membrane separating the blood from the cerebrospinal fluid and donates electrons to the brain allowing the Neurons and Synapses to reconnect by allowing an electrical charge to be carried thus improving cognition and memory and will also fit within the physical cavity of the HIV1 virus and once inside the cavity the C60 blocks the replication of the virus thus C60 is seen as an important potential potent weapon against HIV and Aids.
Carbon C60 is now being used by the general public for research purposes and extraordinary results are coming to light with people successfully treating other mammals like their family pets cats and dogs etc.
In 1996 the Nobel Prize was awarded to a scientific team from Rice University that synthesised the soccer ball like molecule that some have dubbed the “Miracle Molecule”.