Chronic Buckyball Administration Doubles Rat Lifespan | Longevity science |

What is a buckyball and what does it have to do with health?


Discovered in 1985, the buckyball is a naturally occurring molecule composed of 60 carbon atoms arranged in a sphere.


During the 1990s, scientists began to investigate the potential biological benefits of this odd molecule. All kinds of functions from UV protection to antitumor effects to hair-growth have been considered.


This study showed that rats fed buckball molecules had a significant increase in lifespan.