Shungite is a rare stone that was discovered in Karelia in Russia. The local residents were already aware of its powers. The water Shungite was found in was perfectly clean, and many that drank the water were healed of various illnesses and diseases. It is the only known natural material known to contain fullerenes, which are a special form of carbon containing powerful antioxidants. The scientists who discovered the fullerenes in Shungite received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1996. Shungite literally changes the structure of water, destroying bacteria and bringing healing properties. Scientists around the world are still exploring and studying Shungite trying to understand its unique properties.