Your body can only absorb as much oral Vitamin C as your limited number of nutrient transporters can carry — from the digestive system to the bloodstream, and then from the bloodstream to the cells.
A liposome is made of dietary phospholipids that are critical to our overall health, but that our bodies do not produce. The phospholipids are compounds with phosphate heads and fatty acid tails. The phosphate heads are attracted to water while the fatty acid tails are repelled by water. When phospholipids are in water, the tails turn away while the heads turn toward the water. The phospholipids form a double layered sphere that is nearly identical to the membranes that surround each of your cells. These "bubbles" encapsulate the water-soluble vitamin C to transport the vitamin C into the bloodstream and the cells.
Vitamin C is difficult to absorb in high doses. It’s water-soluble, so your body can’t store it, and as a result, you just excrete any excess. When you take traditional Vitamin C supplements, you need transporter proteins (SCVT) to carry the Vitamin C from the small intestine to the bloodstream. Then you need more transporter proteins to carry it from the bloodstream to the cells. The problem is that you don’t always have a lot of these transporter proteins, so when you take a large dose of Vitamin C from a regular supplement, most of the Vitamin C cannot get rides on the transporter proteins.
Vitamin C is water-soluble, so your body can’t store any excess when it gets left behind in either the blood or the digestive system. The amount of non-liposomal Vitamin C absorbed in the blood decreases dramatically as the dose size increases. Of a 20 mg dose, 19 mg (98%) can be absorbed. Of a 12,000 mg dose, only 16% (1,920 mg) is absorbed. That’s why so much of the vitamin content from pills, powders, and even foods is passed as waste.
Using patented technology, LivOn Laboratories wrap the Vitamin C in double-layered phospholipid spheres (liposomes) that protect the vitamin through the digestive system and transport it into the bloodstream for absorption in the cells. So, you get all the benefits of high-dose Vitamin C without the gastric distress.
The health benefits are clear - Liposomal Vitamin C is the best way for your body to absord Vitamin C. If you're still unsure, come in to the pharmacy and talk to your friendly community pharmacist - we're happy to answer any questions you may have.
Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C is a unique new form of Vitamin C made by encapsulating Vitamin C in tiny spheres of essential phospholipids known as Liposomes