By Arturo Galindo, Cert. Nutritional Therapist
Liposomal vitamin C delivers vitamin C to the body by mouth using liposomes. It’s the most powerful form of vitamin C.
It’s far superior to vitamin C tablets, powders and even intravenous vitamin C in many ways.
But what exactly are liposomes? How do they work?
And most importantly... how can liposomal vitamin C help you fight disease and stay in optimal health?
I have used liposomal vitamin C for several years with huge success. It has helped me and my family fight disease and stay healthy.
And you too can leverage the power of vitamin C delivered in liposomes. And help your body end infections, allergies, chronic disease and delay aging!
Liposomal Vitamin C uses liposomes to deliver vitamin C straight to the cells in your body. It offers the greatest potency and absorption.
It has many advantages over other forms of vitamin C given by mouth. And it's even more powerful than intravenous vitamin C, and also more convenient.
But liposomal technology is not new. It’s being around since the 1960’s and has continued to evolve over the last 50 years. And it's a very efficient delivery method for any water-soluble drug or nutrient.
In a nutshell, liposomes are microscopic pockets of fat called phospholipids. And phospholipids are a natural component of cell walls in the body.
When phospholipids mix with vitamin C, they form spheres or bubbles. And these bubbles encapsulate the vitamin C. An analogy is like oil mixing in water.
The result is that the body absorbs most of the vitamin C and delivers it straight to the body cells. This is because liposomes protect the vitamin C from the digestive tract.
Phospholipids in liposomes have many health benefits.
They contain a large amount of a substance called phosphatidylcholine (PC). And as you age, there is less PC in the cells of your body.
Many critical functions of the body need enough PC. This includes the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. And your muscles also need enough PC to contract and for elasticity.
There are many scientific studies that prove the health benefits of phospholipids. These health benefits are on top of the health benefits that vitamin C offers. (Levy, Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins)
The most suitable source of phospholipids to make liposomes is Non-GMO soy lecithin.
Lecithin is a substance that exists in animal tissues, egg yolks, and some plants. And it contains a significant amount of Phosphatidylcholine (PC).
At first sight, vitamin C in liposomes may seem more expensive. And it does cost more per gram when you compare it to other forms of vitamin C taken by mouth, like tablets and powders.
But the reality is that you need less vitamin C in liposomes to get more of the health benefits. And without the inconveniences that some of the other forms have.
Also, there are several advantages of liposomal vitamin C compared to all other forms.
This means you need to take less ascorbic acid to have more benefits. For example, one gram of vitamin C in liposomes is equal to 5-8 grams of ordinary ascorbic acid.
This is because the liposomes protect the vitamin C from the digestive tract. It means most of the vitamin C that you take reaches the blood and cells of your body.
This scientific study demonstrates the enhanced oral absorption of substances using liposomes.
Sickness exists inside the cells in most ill persons. And liposomes deliver vitamin C inside the cells of the body.
Liposomes can do this because their tissues are similar to the tissues of the cells in your body. This makes it easy for the liposomes to enter the cells and deliver the vitamin C.
Several studies show the health benefits of phospholipids in liposomes as described above. These health benefits are besides the health benefits that vitamin C.
Below is more information on liposomal vitamin C and how it compares to the other forms.
Tablets and capsules are convenient. And both powders and crystals can dissolve very easy in liquids.
But you can only take so much vitamin C in these forms before you reach your bowel tolerance limit. This is when you start to experience gas or discomfort.
And still, no amount of vitamin C that you take in these forms will ever be as effective as liposomal vitamin C.
Other advantages of liposomal vitamin C over other oral forms are:
How do you take liposomal vitamin C?
The best way to take vitamin C in liposomes is straight from the pouch or the container. You can use a spoon if needed. And then drink some water or juice to cut any undesired flavors.
Intravenous vitamin C goes straight to the blood using an IV drip. A doctor or a nurse uses a needle to put the drip into your vein.
It's far superior to other oral forms like tablets and powders. But it’s time consuming, expensive and of limited availability to many people.
Intravenous vitamin C is best when the illness or disease is severe and contained in the blood. An example is intoxication due to venomous snakebite or some forms of cancer.
Liposomal vitamin C has many advantages over intravenous:
I have used liposomal vitamin C with enormous success.
An example is allergy and flu season. I always have enough liposomal vitamin C during this time of the year. This is to better protext my body from any viruses and allergens.
But I have also used liposomal vitamin C to heal from other viral infections, such as shingles. Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash.
I got shingles many years ago as a side effect of an allergy medication. At the time, I was still not giving my body the vitamin C it needed for full protection.
Here is how I defeated shingles using liposomal vitamin C.
Unfortunately, there are many supplements labeled as liposomal products. But many of them do not contain true liposomes.
The reality is that it’s expensive to produce true liposomes. And it's not easy. Many companies will take shortcuts during the manufacturing process.
The result is that many companies produce something that resembles liposomes. These products have the potential to be liposomes. But they are not. They're not as effective as a true liposome. And yet, these companies price their products very high.
Over the years, I have used many brands of liposomal vitamin C.
And I have found that they all have differences in consistency, flavors, and potency.
The good news is that there are some tips that you can follow to find if your brand has true liposomes.
I will discuss about this in a different blog post. This includes what are the brands of liposomal vitamin C that I have tried and work best.