Liposomal Vitamins and Nutrients
Liposomal technology is an innovative and effective method of nutrient delivery via supplementation.
Liposomes are tiny “nano-size” fat soluble vehicles for carrying nutrients to the body’s cells. “Lipo” is Greek for fat while “soma” means body. These are a double layer of fatty materials which is similar to the phospholipid bilayer of the cell membranes in the body. Nutrients delivered in liposomal form at lower doses may have equal or greater efficacy than higher doses provided in forms that are less bioavailable. Liposomes essentially provide a structure around the supplement that allow your body to better absorb the nutrients.
Consider Vitamin C:
Liposomal vitamin C is packaged like a bodily cell so it passes through the digestive barrier and delivers the nutrient directly to the bloodstream. This has a much higher absorption rate with over 90% of the cells being bathed in vitamin C. This is even vastly superior to IV vitamin C which is an expensive but effective procedure that is done quite often in hospitals and alternative health clinics.
Liposomal nutraceuticals and health supplements offer many benefits over typical oral formulations. These include:
High bioavailability and absorption
Protecting nutrients against the harsh environment of the GI tract
Increasing oral uptake in the mouth via the mucosa
Increased uptake into cells
The liquid format of liposomes may be more compatible for those who have trouble swallowing large tablets