If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve heard me say, “it’s not what you eat, it’s what you digest and absorb.” That includes essential nutrients such as vitamin C. Vitamin C is known for its well-studied effects on your body and has been a popular supplement for people around the world, as it’s often the vitamin people take year-round. There’s a good reason for its glowing reputation. Regularly taking vitamin C supplements helps support your immune system, acts as an antioxidant, promotes vascular health, and boosts collagen. However, there are downsides to taking conventional vitamin C orally –– one, in particular, is absorption. My Liposomal Vitamin C solves this problem and I’ll explain why.

Liposomal Vitamin C: A Better, Faster, Stronger Form of Vitamin C

Many people believe that when you take vitamin C, your body automatically absorbs the full dosage — and the more you take, the more benefits you’ll get. However, studies have shown you only absorb 12-14% of vitamin C in an oral supplement form, and taking any dose over 200mg allows for only 50% absorption. Whatever vitamin C your body doesn’t absorb is secreted through your urine. That’s a tough pill to swallow — literally! 

Now more than ever, we need all the immune system support and antioxidant benefits of vitamin C we can get! Enter: Liposomal Vitamin C.

What is a Liposome?

Before we discuss the benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C, it makes sense to start by explaining what a liposome is and why it’s such a good teammate to vitamin C. A liposome is a tiny fluid-filled bubble, otherwise called a vesicle, made from the same material as a cell membrane. Various fluids — such as drugs used to treat a host of diseases — are transported throughout the body via liposomal “carriers.” If your body were a highway and vitamin C the traveler, the liposome makes the difference between traveling safely by car and walking barefoot on the busy motorway. When vitamin C travels inside a liposome, it has a better chance of arriving safely at its destination.

What Does Liposomal Mean?

Now that we know what a liposome is, we can dive into the process of how Liposomal Vitamin C uses liposomes as an administering agent. When it comes to absorption, key nutrients such as vitamin C have to make their way through your digestive process slowly. They battle stomach acid and enzymes before finally reaching your small intestine. At that point, your body has broken it down quite a bit, and only a portion of the vitamin C is actually processed.

To make sure your body is receiving as much vitamin C as possible, we employ liposomes to create a protective layer of phospholipids, which helps Liposomal Vitamin C bypass your digestive process more efficiently. In short, “liposomal” is the process of employing liposomes to protect certain vitamins and minerals as they make their way through your body.

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How Liposomal Vitamin C Works in Your Body

Liposomal Vitamin C uses liposomes to make the absorption of vitamin C more efficient. Liposomes contain phospholipids, and if you remember from chemistry class, phospholipids are phosphorus-containing, fat-like substances that make up a cell membrane. The phospholipid cell membrane is essential for processing the key nutrients in Liposomal Vitamin C and protecting cells from the outer environment.

If you were to look at Liposomal Vitamin C under a microscope, it would look like a tiny sphere. On Liposomal Vitamin C’s outermost layer is a fat membrane, and at the core is vitamin C. Remember, vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it can’t penetrate fatty tissue naturally. It needs phospholipids, such as those found in liposomes, to become more bioavailable. The presence of phospholipids is the main difference between Liposomal Vitamin C and conventional oral vitamin C. 

Liposomal Vitamin C has that protective layer of phospholipids, which helps it bypass your digestive process more efficiently. Liposomal Vitamin C moves to your small intestine quickly and attaches to the cells in the lining of your small intestine to transfer vitamin C directly to those cells — no transporter necessary.

Your cells absorb up to 98% of the vitamin C and funnel it through to your lymphatic system. From there, vitamin C flows through to your bloodstream, and ultimately to cells in your body for use. 

Therefore, Liposomal Vitamin C is incredibly beneficial for those of us who want to optimize absorption so we can reap all the benefits of this super essential nutrient.

Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C plays a vital role in maintaining optimal health. In fact, it is critical for the development, growth, and repair of all your body’s tissues. Here are some of the key reasons vitamin C is so beneficial to your health, especially for those with autoimmune issues.

Antioxidant

Vitamin C can support your body in scooping up damaging free radicals from toxic chemicals and pollutants that can lead to serious health conditions as well as premature aging.

Collagen Boost

Collagen, the glue that holds your body together, is necessary for healthy gut, hair, skin, nails, bones, and joints among many other things. Your body requires vitamin C for the synthesis of this crucial peptide.

Eye Health

Vitamin C supports your body in fending off macular degeneration, a key factor in vision loss.

These are just a few key roles this micronutrient plays in your health. It also aids in the optimal absorption of iron, supports wound healing, and augments the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.

During times like these, when our stress levels are at an all-time high, and we’re fighting a global health crisis, it’s so crucial for our bodies to be highly efficient at absorbing the vitamins and minerals we ingest. That’s why I decided to create my very own Liposomal Vitamin C supplement — to help you maximize the absorption of vitamin C to better support your immune system.

Liquid Liposomal Vitamin C for Even Better Absorption

At this point, you may be wondering why I chose to create a Liposomal Vitamin C liquid supplement instead of a pill supplement. The answer comes down to absorption. Studies have shown the absorption rate of liquid Liposomal Vitamin C is 135% that of traditional oral vitamin C. Why? The liquid is encapsulated into nanosized micelles and then enveloped in liposomes, further shielding it against the hostile digestive process. Gradually, the liposomal layer is stripped off, and the vitamin C micelles are released near your gut lining — where nutrients are best absorbed. 

Maximizing your uptake of Liposomal Vitamin C facilitates an optimal immune response, supports healthy vascular integrity, circulation, and balanced blood pressure. It increases antioxidant support — to prevent oxidative damage to your cells and tissues. It also has the power to boost your collagen production for better skin, hair, nails, and gut health! 

Additionally, because this Liposomal Vitamin C is a liquid formula, you won’t have to worry about taking multiple capsules to reach your daily recommended dose. Not to mention, for all you moms out there who battle with getting your kids to take vitamins, Liposomal Vitamin C has a citrus-packed flavor you and your family will love. Just take one tablespoon per day to reap all the rewards of vitamin C!

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Liposomal Vitamin C FAQs

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Who can benefit from taking Liposomal Vitamin C?

As Vitamin C supplementation (especially with liposomal delivery) has been shown to support natural levels in the blood, virtually anyone living in the modern world today could likely do with a helping hand.


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What does vitamin C do for your skin?

Vitamin C is a precursor to your body’s natural collagen production. Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in your body and is quite literally the “glue” that holds your body together. Without vitamin C, your body cannot naturally synthesize the collagen it requires to promote healthy skin.


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What time of day should I take Liposomal Vitamin C?

Liposomal Vitamin C can be taken any time of day on an empty stomach or between meals.