NCBI Study: Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Shungite
A study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (part of the National Institutes of Health) conducted a study that confirms the hypothesis that shungite, a natural fullerene, has antioxidant properties.
As fullerene-based compound applications have been rapidly increasing in the health industry, the need of biomedical research is urgently in demand. While shungite is regarded as a natural source of fullerene, it remains poorly documented. In this study, they explored the in vivo effects of shungite against ultraviolet B- (UVB-) induced skin damage by investigating the physiological skin parameters, immune-redox profiling, and oxidative stress molecular signaling.
This study confirms the hypothesis that shungite, a natural fullerene, has antioxidant properties.The results clearly show that shungite has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action against UVB-induced skin damage in hairless mice.