A Closer Look at Liposomal Vitamins

Vitamin supplements come in many forms of delivery such as tablets, capsules, soft gels and liquid form. One form that you may not be familiar with is the liposomal delivery of supplements. It is very effective form that I believe will increase in popularity and become much more common in the supplement industry in the future.

What is a Liposome?

Medical 3D illustration of liposomes bi-layer structure isolated on dark background

A liposome is a microscopic, fluid-filled pouch whose walls are made of layers of phospholipids identical in makeup to the phospholipids that make up cell membranes. Liposomes can be used to deliver substances to the blood stream and even cells much more efficiently than normal.

Better Absorption

The better the absorption from your supplement the more effective it will be in helping you reach your health goal. “We have demonstrated that oral delivery of vitamin C encapsulated in liposomes promotes greater bioavailability than un-encapsulated vitamin C, while avoiding the risks associated with intravenous administration.”1 Dr. Thomas Levy says that 1 gram of liposomal vitamin C equals 5 to 10 grams in an IV and 15 grams oral vitamin C. Liposomal vitamin C also gets inside the cell which is very beneficial. There also are no issues with bowel tolerance at higher doses as there is with other forms of vitamin C.

Conclusion

We offer several great options of liposomal products and look forward to offering more in the future as their production increases. They have a lot of potential to be a great help to people as they seek optimal health.

References:

1. National Institutes of Health Liposomal Encapsulated Ascorbic Acid