Carbon 60 (c60)
Carbon 60 (c60)


Carbon 60 is a molecule made up of 60 carbon atoms. The atoms form a molecule shaped like a soccer ball. There's interest in using it in supplements.

Carbon 60 was first used in nanotechnology and electronics. Carbon 60 is also an antioxidant with potential anti-aging effects. Antioxidants may help protect cells from free radicals.

People use carbon 60 for acne, aging skin, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use. There is also no good evidence to support using carbon 60 for COVID-19.
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if carbon 60 is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: Carbon 60 is possibly safe when used for up to 8 weeks.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if carbon 60 is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


There is interest in using carbon 60 for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

A specific carbon 60 gel product (LipoFullerene, Vitamin C60 BioResearch Corporation) has most often been applied to the skin twice daily in adults. Speak with a healthcare provider to find out what type of product and dose might be best for a specific condition.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Carbon 60 (C60) interacts with any medicines. Before taking Carbon 60 (C60), talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.
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