A litre of fullerene water contains two ppm of a gram of dissolved fullerene С60. By drinking 50 ml of such water a person receives a supersmall dose of carbon. The action of such substances in such quantities has been a subject of debate for long. A good while such homeopathic doses were considered to have a pronounced effect on the body. It turned out that this is not the case. The effect of supersmall doses has been studied under the supervision of Yelena Borisovna Burlakova at the Emanuel Institute for Biochemical Physics RAS since 1983. Investigations were conducted on the aqueous solutions of hundreds of substances, which affect a live organism, and they all behaved in the same way when the doses were reduced.

To reduce the effect of the drug, the tablet is often divided into parts. The effect of half of a tablet dissolved in a glass of water will be less than that of a whole tablet. If the tablet is divided further, its effect will be progressively lesser and eventually will disappear. It seems that there is no sense in reducing the dose further after the effect has disappeared.

However, the investigation of phenomenon, which at first sight has no sense, can open new research areas. It turned out that further splitting of the tablet yields no effect, but it appears later and increases. The effect of the aqueous solution of a millionth part of a tablet on the body will resemble that of a whole tablet. Such an effect is observed when the tablet is dissolved in water only. If the tablet is dissolved in oil or in any other solvent, no such effect is observed.

Apart from the basic therapeutic effect, many medicinal drugs in an ordinary dose have a side effect. If these medicinal drugs are administered in a supersmall dose, the effect will be merely a therapeutic one. The effect of supersmall doses allows producing drugs without side effects. If a drug in an ordinary dose has several effects, its supersmall dose will have only one. For instance, phenazepam has a soothing and soporific effect, whilst its supersmall dose has only a soothing effect, and it can be administered as a day tranquiliser. Russia and the United States are already producing superdiluted medicinal products.

To date, no universally accepted explanation of the mechanism of action of supersmall doses exists. Fullerene water studies make for a better understanding of the role of water in living matter and taking a step closer to understanding the regularities of the action of supersmall doses.

The effect of supersmall doses extends not only to substances. Radiation also has a similar effect on the organism. Very low intensities of electromagnetic radiation can have an adverse effect on the human organism. The capacity of fullerene water to protect from radiation allows mitigating considerably the adverse effects of exposure to both big and small radiation doses.

Telecast on NTV channel on September, 1st, 2003, (in Russian)