Supporting Athletic Performance With C60

// The C60 Show Team

About The C60 Show Team

The C60 Show is co-hosted by Ken Swartz, research scientist and founder of C60 Purple Power, and Sierra Samuel, Health Coach and Marketing Director at C60 Purple Power.


In this episode of The C60 Show, Sierra and Ken take a look at what happens in the body during exercise, and ways that C60 can increase endurance and lower recovery time.

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Episode Summary

The World Health Organization recommends that adults age 18-64 maintain a routine of 2.5-5 hours of moderate physical activity per week, modified to slightly fewer hours if your workouts tend to be highly vigorous. We know that regular exercise promotes mental health, immune function and better digestion, among other benefits. But what if you’ve been sedentary for a while and are unsure how to get started, or perhaps you feel limited in what you’re able to accomplish in a workout routine? Whether you’re a seasoned triathlete or you’re getting ready for your first jog, C60 Purple Power can enhance your support endurance, energy levels and recovery time. 


What Makes C60 So Equipped for the Job? 


C60, also known as Buckminsterfullerene, is a molecule comprised of 60 carbon atoms, hence its name. It is known as one of the most powerful, universal antioxidants in that it does the job of four main antioxidants integral to the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is responsible for the synthesis of cellular energy, necessary to athletic performance. 


The mitochondria produce 65% of the oxidative radicals in the cell.  This can increase by a hundred-fold when you’re doing strenuous exercise.  In scientific studies, C60 has been found to neutralize the oxidative radicals produced in the mitochondria, greatly reducing oxidative stress during exercise and enhancing performance.1 


C60 can do the job of several important antioxidants which can support endurance. One of the antioxidants C60 can do the job of is SOD (super oxygen dismutase), which neutralizes Super oxygen OO-, the most damaging of oxidative radicals produced in the mitochondria.2


No Pain, No Gain? No Way!


One of the major reasons that people are hesitant to work out too much is a fear of discomfort, either during or after exercise. While a vigorous workout can be uncomfortable, especially if the body isn’t used to it, it doesn’t have to be such a painful ordeal. Research shows that taking C60 on a daily basis manages lactic acid build-up and muscle fatigue, meaning a more efficient, comfortable workout.3 


In effect, C60 inhibits the buildup of reactive oxidative species (ROS) that are produced either during intense workout routines or if the body is just getting used to exercise (regular, moderate exertion often modifies and reduces ROS output).  


ROS generation can cause oxidative damage at the cellular level. Explains scientist Ken Swartz, “Oxidative radicals, which we produce a lot of when we’re exercising, cause inflammation, which in turn causes muscle soreness. When C60 gets rid of all those oxidative radicals, it prevents the buildup of lactic acid, and that’s one of the main things that make you tired.” 


Lactate, or lactic acid as it’s more often called, is created when oxygen levels, and therefore the body’s natural antioxidant production, can’t keep up with the amount of energy that’s needed to perform a physical task, such as intense or long distance running. The result is often felt as a burning sensation in the affected muscles, a sign that oxygen is low and the body has made shortcuts to generate energy in the form of lactate. By using C60 to address the oxidation process, the body is then supplied with the antioxidants it needs, resulting in lower levels of lactic acid production, and therefore a more comfortable workout experience. This then translates to better management of fatigue, greater muscle endurance and accelerated recovery time.4


Recovery Time? What Recovery Time?


Sometimes after an intense workout your body might feel sore the next day. Sometimes the day after that is a whole lot worse. DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness, is caused by damage to cellular membranes, lipid peroxidation, and damaged proteins as a result of oxidative stress produced during exercise. This in turn causes inflammation, which causes the pain and soreness following athletic exertion. “With C60, your recovery time is quicker, and that means you can push it a little further,” clarifies Sierra Samuel of The C60 Show. Reduced fatigue and a shortened recovery time doesn’t just mean you can walk to the kitchen without wincing in pain, it also means more effective, and more frequent, workouts. The body is then able to build strength and endurance over a shorter period of time. 


A Stronger Body Awaits


C60 supports a whole roster of health benefits, almost entirely due to its ability to neutralize free radicals within the body. Because physical exertion is one of the main ways ROS are produced, and the effects of that are experienced so tangibly within the body, the benefits of C60 are also quick to take effect. While there may be a brief, initial period of tiredness as C60’s antioxidant action purges free radicals stored within the body, soon after beginning C60 Purple Power that tiredness is replaced with a boost in energy, perfectly suited for any exercise regimen. Wherever you are in your athletic ability, pairing C60 with good hydration and a healthy diet can take your workouts to the next level!


To learn more about athletic performance and how C60 can help enhance your routine, watch The C60 Show on YouTube, or listen on Apple Podcasts.










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