Most ordinary forms of oral vitamin C supplements – tablets, capsules, powders, and liquids are not digested and absorbed as efficiently as they could be by your body.
As a result, much of this vitamin C never gets into your bloodstream and even less of it makes it into your cells where it’s needed most. In fact, when you take 1,000 mg or more of regular vitamin C supplements, more than half of it isn’t absorbed from your digestive system.
What does liposomal mean?
Designs for Health’s patented liposomal vitamin C encapsulates the vitamin C molecules in liposomes made from essential phospholipids.
Within minutes of taking it, liposome-encapsulated vitamin C is transported directly into your lymphatic system. There, they give up a lot of the vitamin C to your white blood cells [macrophages, phagocytes, and natural killer cells] in the lymph nodes where those cells are developing and maturing.
By loading them up with vitamin C, they are better prepared to fight bacteria, viruses, pathogens, toxins, and cancer cells. This is what white blood cells do, and this is how they use vitamin C.
The remaining liposomes then enter the bloodstream carrying the rest of the vitamin C to various cells, tissues, and organs throughout your body. The liposome structure allows vitamin C to easily slip past the cell membrane and into the cell in a way regular vitamin C can’t. Liposomes allow for much greater absorption rates compared to regular ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
The phospholipids are a source of choline, a crucial nutrient that many of us are lacking in our diets. Choline is needed to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which helps with learning and consolidating memories. Choline also helps to reduce fatty liver formation.
As a powerful nutrient, best known to fight free radicals, liposomal vitamin C is a good choice.
This liposome-encapsulated form of vitamin C is the first choice of people who really understand bioavailability and the importance of high-dose vitamin C. Other forms of vitamin C succumb to absorption barrier issues that vastly limit the level of vitamin C that can enter the bloodstream.
Read what this nutritionist thinks about liposomal vitamin C
What is liposomal vitamin C use for?*
Vitamin C is needed for many health benefits including a strong immune system
- Helps the body to metabolize fats and proteins
- A factor in energy metabolism
- Helps in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth, and gums
- Helps in connective tissue formation
- Helps in wound healing
- An antioxidant for the maintenance of good health
- Protects against free radicals and the damage & oxidative effects of free radicals
- A dietary antioxidant that significantly decreases the adverse effects of free radicals on normal physiological function & lipid oxidation in body tissues
- Helps to prevent vitamin C deficiency
* Health Canada approved health & function claims
How do I use liposomal vitamin C?
As a dietary supplement take one teaspoon 1 to 2 times per day, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
For best results, add one teaspoon to one or more ounces of your favorite cool beverage, swirl, and shoot it back!. It will enter the bloodstream faster if you take it on an empty stomach and wait at least 15 minutes before eating.
It will be absorbed, however, if taken with food or after a meal as well, just more slowly.
We do not recommend mixing any of the products in hot beverages, because this could damage the liposomes. We also do not recommend blending any of our products in a food processor or blender.
Approved for sale in Canada by the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate of Health Canada.
Natural Product Number (NPN) 80053255