What is Liposomal Vitamin C?
Written by Juanita
Vitamin C is not new to us. It is a reliable antioxidant. We all know the great benefits that it has to our bodies. Vitamin C commonly known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient. Your body needs Vitamin C for various core functions, and the key one is fighting inflammation.
In addition to its antioxidant attributes, Vitamin C supports a myriad of other mechanisms throughout the body. We simply can’t function without vitamin C. It helps to assemble neurotransmitters, lower blood cholesterol, manufacture collagen, increase iron absorption in the gut, metabolize protein and protect tissues and cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Virtually all cells in the body depend upon it.
The Science Backing Liposomal Vitamin C
Scientific studies have proven that in the evaluation of oral bioavailability of vitamin C that Liposomal vitamin C demonstrated higher values.
PubMed reports on Liposomal Vitamin C: “The results of the clinical studies of liposomal vitamin C by oral delivery to be 1.77 times more bioavailable than non-liposomal vitamin C. The liposomal vitamin C demonstrated higher values of Cmax, AUC0-t and AUC0-∞ related to non-liposomal vitamin C due to liposomal encapsulation. No adverse events were reported. It could be concluded that liposomal encapsulated ascorbic acid (vitamin C) shows well-organized morphological pattern, uniform particle size and highly efficient, which leads to have enhanced bioavailability.”
So why haven't I heard of Liposomal Vitamin C?
Liposomal vitamin C is a recent development that contains the same active ingredient as regular vitamin C supplements, but with a specially designed delivery system.
Liposomes are small spherical particles with an outer layer made of fats similar to those in our cell membrane -- phospholipids in the labeled “bilayer membrane” on the image. The inside of each small sphere -- “inner aqueous compartment” -- in the image -- is protected by this bilayer and filled with water and Vitamin C. This may allow liposomal vitamin C to fuse directly with cells in the gut, thereby allowing the vitamin C to be absorbed more quickly and effectively without losing any of its properties.
Liposomes also have the ability to travel through the body’s cells aiding and accelerating absorption. This means that the Vitamin C is being delivered directly into the cells of your body, without being degraded and without consuming energy in the process, therefore maximizing the benefit. Liposomes are primarily absorbed through the oral mucosal lining and through lymphatic mechanisms in the gut, rather than first pass metabolism in the liver. This higher absorption, means greater efficacy and with smaller doses needed to achieve better results.
The Difference Between Traditional Vitamin C and Liposomal Vitamin C
The main differences between liposomal Vitamin C and traditional Vitamin C is bioavailability. That is because traditional Vitamin C is soluble in water, its bioavailability is very low. Only about 12%-14% of it is absorbed when it is taken orally. By using liposomal nanotechnology, dietary supplements can achieve up to 5-10 times more bioavailability than standard oral supplements.
"Liposomes also have the ability to travel through the body's cells aiding and accelerating absorbption."
This nanotechnology has been being utilized in our supplements industry for some time. Those of you who take colloidal silver are familiar with it. The invention date was 1959 by the American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Richard Feynman. He introduced the concept which is being utilized worldwide today.
Our Wellness Department offers two different manufacturers of Liposomal Vitamin C, and we are offering 20% off regular price until the end of December. Please stop by and see me. I’m there Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons and evenings.
Visit our Wellness Department and let me help you make a selection. I look forward to seeing you, again, or meeting you.