Everything You Need to Know About Liposomal Vitamin C
Vitamin C is widely known as a powerful immune-boosting, anti-oxidant, anti-ageing, and anti-viral nutrient. It’s vital for our health, yet we can’t produce our own supply of this super vitamin. Which means we must source it from food or via supplementation.
According to the The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), intravenous administration of vitamin C has been shown to decrease oxidative stress and, in some instances, improve physiological function in adult humans.
What is Liposomal Vitamin C?
Liposomal Vitamin C is a type of Vitamin C that is better absorbed by the body than regular Vitamin C.
Liposomes are tiny, nano-sized bubbles that mimic the body’s own cell membranes. By protecting and helping Vitamin C travel through the body, liposomes aid and speed absorption.
What Is the Difference Between Liposomal Vitamin C and Regular Vitamin C?
The main difference between Liposomal Vitamin C and regular Vitamin C is the presence of liposome bubbles surrounding the Liposomal Vitamin C.
These protective liposome bubbles are the reason why Liposomal Vitamin C is better absorbed by the body.
There are two main reasons for this:
1) our digestive system breaks it down and destroys it in our gut or intestine
2) it’s a water-soluble vitamin so even if it gets past our gut and reaches our cells, it can’t ‘get in’ because it’s incompatible with the fat-based membrane of our cells
For Vitamin C to reach our body’s cells, it must be protected from the digestive system’s juices and ‘presented’ in a fat-friendly form that can pass through our cell membranes.
This can be done by encasing the vitamin C in a protective bubble of fat-based liposomes which will safely pass through the digestive system undamaged. Then, when they reach the body’s cells, they successfully move through the fat-based cell membrane to arrive inside the cells ready to work its magic.
Benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C
Vitamin C can promote good health in several ways by:
- Supporting the immune system
- Reducing tiredness and fatigue
- Helping the nervous system function normally
- Encouraging collagen formation for the normal function of bones, cartilage, blood vessels, skin, gums & teeth
- Helping the body mitigate and fight off the symptoms of viral infections such as the common cold and ‘flu
- Stimulating the production of infection-fighting white blood cells
Virtually all our cells depend on vitamin C to some extent: it really is a vital nutrient for optimum health. And if we’re stressed or unwell, this can deplete our stores even further, so we really have to be vigilant and take vitamin C each day.
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How to Take Liposomal Vitamin C?
Typically, liposomal vitamin C is thought to be 5-10 times more bioavailable (taken up by the body’s cells) compared to traditional vitamin C supplements. This means that you can achieve optimal results with a smaller dose.
You can take it at any time of day with or without food. It’s best to drink a glass of water as you take the Liposomal vitamin C.
A recommended dose of 1g/1000mg of Liposomal vitamin C is ideal: remember, unlike other supplements, none of the nutrients will be lost in transit to your cells!
Liposomal vitamin C is presented in a one-a-day sachet so you can take exactly the recommended dose quickly and easily. You can shake this into a glass of water, stir it into a smoothie or sprinkle it on cereal.
Liposomal vitamin C has a pleasant citrus flavour and is a good choice.
By safely wrapping your daily vitamin C in millions of protective liposome bubbles, you can rest assured this vital vitamin will be shielded as it moves through your body. And when it arrives safely at your cells, it can pass through the membrane ready to get to work to keep you well.