Episode #122 – Oxidative Stress, Mitochondria and Antioxidant Defense Systems with Ken Swartz

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In This Episode:

  • How you unknowingly trigger oxidative stress every day, causing more wear and tear on your body. 
  • Conversely, Carbon-60 maintains mitochondria, stimulating better communication between different organs and cellular compositions.
  • This selective molecule has a unique way of interacting with oxidant radicals and other unstable and reactive oxidant species. 
  • Fight back against oxidative stress BEFORE it damages the mitochondria by building a stronger defense system, especially in the brain and the eyes (Find out why they are more vulnerable!) 
  • Did you know your DNA’s telomeres predict your mortality and longevity? Discover how metabolic flexibility, fasting, and/or C60 protect these vital cells and enrich your life.

Ken Swartz is the founder and Chief Science Officer of C60 Purple Power, a company that is committed to bringing back total control of individuals’ overall health. He joins Dr. Jockers in this episode to talk about the most powerful antioxidant known today, the Carbon 60.

Discover how this powerful molecule can alter and impact the lives of people and how a strong antioxidant defense system is key to achieving longevity, healthier skin, a happier disposition, and well-being. Start taking charge of your health today!

“C60 is part of taking care of your own health. It lifts the burden that the cells are under so they can do the job that they’re meant to do.”

– Ken Swartz

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  1. Definitely interesting! The only natural source of fullerines that I know of is shungite. I was not aware it was readily available in supplement form. What is the source of C60 in this product? I can’t imagine it being Shungite, as it’s only found in Russia and in finite amount.

    1. Hello Tanya,

      Sungite has a low concentration of C60 in it and is not extractible. Shungite especially powdered acts more like activated charcoal.
      High purity C60 must be made in the laboratory and best through the Sublimation method. Only C60 dissolved as single molecules have been found to have health benefits in scientific studies.

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