Why use Liposomal Vitamin C?
Looking at the figures it appears that standard Vitamin C products manage to deliver only up to 20% into the blood stream, the rest stays in the gastrointestinal tract to attract water and loosen the bowels. This explains why taking too much vitamin C can give you toilet trouble. With Liposomal Vitamin C however, up to 93% is absorbed into the blood stream which us obviously a huge difference.
|• 1,000 mg vitamin C tablet or capsule
Absorption 19% = 190 mg into blood stream
• 1,000 mg liposomal vitamin C
Absorption 93% = 930 mg into blood stream
So it is possible to get large amounts of vitamin C into the body without causing diarrhoea.
What are Liposomes and why are they so important?
Liposomes are tiny spheres (often termed nano-spheres) which can be several layers deep – much like an onion skin – and the main purpose of which is to encapsulate something to make it more bioavailable to the body. Due to the microscopic nature of Liposomes, they can go straight through to the wall of the gut, and not be neutralized or even eliminated during the first pass of the liver. The benefits to this are self-evident. Absorption by the body of the ‘cargo’ encapsulated by the Liposomes is far greater.
The reasons to consume Liposomes are manifold. It depends on the ‘cargo’ of the Liposome, and the condition you are wishing to treat. In the case of Vitamin C, because Vitamin C is a water soluble substance, it will attract water and be eliminated out of the body without being absorbed very effectively. Most references cite bioavailability at just 19% for ‘standard’ Vitamin C consumption and effectiveness in the body. This is a number that has been picked up on the internet and widely copied. The truth is more like the first milligram of ‘standard’ Vitamin C will be very effectively absorbed, but the more milligrams consumed will bring you closer to bowel tolerance which is where you start running to the bathroom, as almost none of the ‘standard’ Vitamin C is being absorbed.
What is glutathione?
Glutathione is many things, but primarily it is probably the most important and potent anti-oxidant because it is present in almost every cell of your body. It is a small protein composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine. It aids in free-radical scavenging, immune boosting and detoxification of the body. It is required to maintain the normal function of the immune system.
The body can produce Glutathione, but only in very limited quantities and only with the right ingredients present in the body. This makes deficiency a very common issue due to the modern diet.
Glutathione assists the body to recycle Vitamin C and therefore makes our Liposomal Vitamin C even more effective. Given that Glutathione is not very bioavailable naturally (perhaps around 3%) Liposomal versions are extremely effective in increasing not only the presence of Glutathione, but also the amount of time Vitamin C can remain active in the body. Even a small amount of Glutathione in relation to the amount of Vitamin C can make a very big difference in the effect of not only the Glutathione present, but it’s effectiveness in recycling Vitamin C.