DR Vitamins is the global leader in liposomes. We offer the best variety of only the highest quality liposome products and are leading the way in more and more liposome supplements being created and available to the public. Liposomal delivery is an alternative to traditional oral supplements. It provides increased absorption, bypasses the digestive system, and comes in easy to take liquid forms.
The key to liposomal delivery is the liposomes themselves. A liposome is a circular cell-like object composed of an outer "shell" (which functions the same as our cell membranes) and an inner compartment which can carry supplements directly to parts of the body.
The outer and inner parts of a liposome are separated by and composed of phospholipids. Each phospholipid is made up of a circular "head" which likes water and a "tail" that does not. The heads are attracted to water while the tails try to avoid it, causing the phospholipids to arrange themselves in double layered lines where the heads are all outside, touching water, and the tails are "dry" in the inside they've created.
Just like the head and tail parts of the phospholipids, different supplements are either attracted to (hydrophilic) or repelled by (hydrophobic) water. Because they have bilayers sectioning off two separate inner areas, liposomes can be used to transport both types of supplements.
Hydrophilic supplements are stored within the innermost part of the liposome where there is liquid, protected until they reach their destination in the body. This is sometimes referred to as encapsulation. Hydrophobic supplements, on the other hand are stored within the phospholipid bilayer in the inner section the tails create. This is also known as intercalation. As long as the liposome is whole both types of supplements will stay in the inner parts, safe from being broken down or absorbed into the wrong cells.
Liposomes are not the only way supplements have been encapsulated to try and increase absorption and decrease loss of supplements within the body. But no other method has proven as effective as liposomes. Encapsulating supplements with single layer membranes instead of phospholipids doesn't protect the supplements at all, they are immediately absorbed by the body wherever they enter, making it impossible to target specific parts of the body.
Traditionally supplements are taken orally via a pill, tablet, or capsule of some sort. These are broken down by the digestive system into nutrients the body can use, however the digestive process itself ends up destroying parts of the supplement before the body can ever use them. Nutrients broken down by the digestive system must then be transported from the intestines to the part of the body they are needed. This takes time and uses energy. The entire process ends up making oral supplementation the least effective method, but the convenience of taking something orally has kept other methods from being used as much.
More effective means of taking supplements include suppositories and intravenous therapy (IV). Both of these are highly effective because they can bypass the digestive system entirely and provide absorption ready nutrients directly to the blood stream. The downside to these methods is that they are either inconvenient or uncomfortable for people to use. Many people do not have the time or funds to use suppositories or have their supplements injected. What the industry needs is a method that is as or more effective than suppositories and IVs but as convenient as oral supplements. Liposomal delivery is the best of both worlds.
Liposomes do not need to be digested but can be taken orally. They absorb directly into the body when swallowed and are then transported to wherever they are needed. Once there they fuse with the cells of the body, releasing the supplements they contain exactly where they are needed and nourishing the cell membranes with the phospholipids.
Not all liposomes are equally effective. The size of each liposome, the ingredients the lipids are made out of, and how they interact with the supplement being used can all effect the finished liposome's stability and ability to deliver its cargo to the body.
The smaller a liposome is the easier it is for it to merge with our cells and deliver the entirety of its cargo. The most effective liposomes are sized between 50-120 nm (nanometers). The phospholipids they are made of can be sourced from entirely synthetic sources, semi-synthetic sources, or completely natural sources. Most brands use plant sourced lipids from soybean or sunflower lecithin, these are the most stable and beneficial for the body. Sunflower lecithin is the preferred source for many customers because it lacks the allergen potential and side effects associated with soy.
Some liposomal formulas use solvents to help maintain the stability and freshness of the formulas. The most commonly used solvents are water or ethanol. Ethanol is its solvent form is safe for people to consume and does not cause any effects or symptoms associated with alcohol, though some people still choose to avoid it in their supplements. The need for solvents comes from a common way of producing liposomes using heat. Heat is a damaging force and in order to maintain stability of the liposomes, solvents must be added when this heat is used to create a liposomal product. The only method of production that entirely bypasses the need for chemicals or solvents is for the formula to be cold pressed. Cold pressing, as the name implies, uses no damaging heat and therefore doesn't require any additional ingredients.
Every person's body is different, so which liposomal products will work the best varies from person to person. Look for the ingredients of each product to determine which will fit your preferences and body the best. And if you don't know where to start, one of our health consultants would be happy to help you!
Supplemental iodine supports a healthy thyroid. Used for respiratory, thinning of mucosa. Liposomes increase absorption to cell membranes for a most bioavailable form of iodine. Easy to use dropper for measuring, mint flavored, & gluten free. 60 servings.
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QS has developed an innovative supplement product known as Intestinal Metals Detox which is designed to promote the safe and effective therapeutic detoxification of mercury and other toxic metals from the body. Save over $115 on combo!
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QS has developed an innovative supplement product known as Intestinal Metals Detox which is designed to promote the safe and effective therapeutic detoxification of mercury and other toxic metals from the body. Save over $90 on combo!
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3 Month Metal Detoxification System is a comprehensive program that includes EDTA, iron, and copper. The system restores and amplifies the the glutathione system to safely remove metals and other toxins, primarily through the intestines.
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3 Month Metal Detoxification System is a comprehensive program for metal detoxification. The system restores and amplifies the the glutathione system to safely remove metals and other toxins from the body, primarily through the intestines.
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Clear Way Cofactors Proprietary blend of phytoextracted polyphenolics, sodium buffered R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, targeted vitamins, selenium, standardized kelp extract and high-potency Lumbrokinase designed to maximize metal detoxification pathways.
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Powerful antioxidant and liver cleansing program to support increased health and immunity. Essential B vitamins for energy. Supports the removal of toxic buildup, increases bile production to help flush toxins and supports the cell membranes.
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This Applied Kinesiology Test Kit from Quicksilver Scientific was created with health practitioners in mind. The kit contains a sampling of a wide variety of Quicksilver Scientific products in order to help practitioners determine patient feedback.
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IMD Pro Strength Intestinal Cleanse binds heavy metals in the gut, both ingested and excreted by the body with bile, to safely eliminate via the bowels. Neutralizes and prevents absorption of heavy metals and free-radicals
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Recent studies of adaptogens have unveiled their potential for supporting stress response mediators in the central nervous system. Multiple herbs contained in Thrivagen from Quicksilver Scientific are renowned for their women’s health support properties.
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Pure Encapsulations Liposomal Recharge Liquid is a blend of antioxidants in an advanced liposomal delivery system to support bioavailability. May aid in liver health, detoxification, cognitive function, and metabolism. Contains GHS, NAC, and vitamin C.
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Pure Encapsulations proudly presents LiquiNutrients - a hypoallergenic multivitamin with essential vitamins and chelated minerals in a highly bioavailable liquid form. A perfect choice for those with one or more severe food-related allergies!
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There are many who find that Melatonin holds the key to a deep and restful night’s sleep. However, not all Melatonin supplements are made as equals. Quicksilver Scientific Liposomal Melatonin offers superior bioavailability in a convenient spray formula.
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Many who experience difficulties getting restful sleep may be melatonin deficient. Quicksilver Scientific Liposomal Melatonin High Dose spray brings the best in sublingual bioavailability, with a dose that is intended to curb the most severe deficiencies.
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Biocidin LSF combines powerful herbal and botanical support with the liposomal delivery system perfected by Quicksilver Scientific. Contains all natural plant based ingredients for digestive health, anti-inflammation, and antimicrobial activity.
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G.I. Pre-Tox Box from Quicksilver Scientific supports the health of flora in the gastrointestinal tract which serve numerous immune, digestive, and detoxification functions. Can be used for stand-alone therapy or as preparation for a full detoxification.
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The Purifier from Quicksilver Scientific is a one-month nutrition system with a combination of supplements carefully selected for their support of healthy microbial balance in the body and the blood, simultaneously promoting detoxification and drainage.
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Vitamin B12 is one of the most underrated nutrients. It is supportive of multiple bodily systems, and balanced homocysteine levels in the blood. This Liposomal Methyl B12 spray from Quicksilver Scientific is designed for optimum bioavailability.
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MediClear Plus from Thorne Research is designed to support liver detoxification while simultaneously providing a hearty dose of quality rice and pea protein. Contains curcumin & grapeseed phytosomes for advanced antioxidant & anti-inflammatory support.
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Thorne Research MediClear-SGS is a liver-friendly protein powder which provides a hearty dose of rice & pea protein alongside a number of liver health ingredients. Features unique antioxidant & anti-inflammatory protection via sulforaphane glucosinolate.
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In an effort to create a protein powder which is supportive of natural liver detoxification processes, Thorne Research has crafted MediClear-SGS with quality protein sources & liver health ingredients like Sulforaphane Glucosinolate, milk thistle & more.
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Quicksilver Scientific MerProtect isn't just any garden-variety detox support package. It has been specifically designed to aid in the elimination of harmful heavy metals released during "silver" dental amalgam removal.
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