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. Ascorbic acid, more commonly known as Vitamin C, is known for its well-studied effects on your body and has been a popular supplement around the world. 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 supplement solves this problem and I’ll explain why.

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A Better, Stronger Liquid Vitamin C

Many people believe that when you take vitamin C, (especially liquid vitamin c) your body automatically absorbs the full dosage. The common misconception is that 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! Even with the help of a high-quality supplement like mine.

Liposomal Vitamin C

You might be wondering: What is Liposomal Vitamin C? Liposomal Vitamin C is a more potent form of liquid vitamin C designed for maximum absorption and optimal immune support. As mentioned, this vitamin C comes in liquid form, which is then encapsulated into nanosized micelles. These micelles are further enveloped in liposomes, which shield the tiny vitamin C micelles from the hostile environment and absorption barriers found in the human gut.

To better understand how the structure of Liposomal Vitamin C increases vitamin C absorption, let’s dive deeper into what a liposome is.

The Definition of Liposome

Liposomes and vitamin C make a great team. 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. The presence of liposomes is the main difference between Liposomal Vitamin C and conventional oral pill, or liquid vitamin C.

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 this liposomal form of liquid 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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The Definition of Phospholipid

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 similar to an onion – in that it has numerous layers surrounding its core. The phospholipid bilayers provide barriers to protect the cell and provide pathways for various substances across membranes. Each phospholipid bilayer is semi-permeable to allow water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide to pass through while restricting harmful substances such as stomach acid, enzymes, and free radicals. It’s thanks to these phospholipid bilayers that you receive optimal vitamin C absorption.

Benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C

Now that you understand how liposomes use phospholipids to help protect vitamin C as it travels through your body, let’s discuss what happens when Liposomal Vitamin C reaches your gut. 

Liposomal Vitamin C Improves Absorption

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it can’t penetrate fatty tissues naturally. It needs phospholipids, such as those found in liposomes, to become more bioavailable.

However, as the liposomes travel through the digestive system, the phospholipid bilayers slowly begin to peel away in a controlled manner. The micelles are gradually released, and eventually, the buffered vitamin C is deposited near the gut lining where it can fully be absorbed, thus maximizing the benefits your body experiences from Liposomal Vitamin C.

How Liposomal Vitamin C Works in Your Body

Because Liposomal Vitamin C has that protective layer of phospholipids, it can move to your small intestine more quickly and attach to the cells in the lining of your small intestine to transfer vitamin C directly to those cells — no transporter is necessary.

Your cells absorb up to 98% of the available 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

Because of its superior delivery, Liposomal Vitamin C provides this important nutrient with maximum efficiency. 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 Benefits

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 a 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 Benefits

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

These are just a few key roles Liposomal Vitamin C 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.

When our stress levels are at an all-time high, like during  a global health crisis, our bodies can get run down.  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. This powerful supplement will help you maximize the absorption of vitamin C to better support your immune system.

Liposomal Vitamin C for Better Absorption

Maximizing your uptake of vitamin C facilitates an optimal immune response, and 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 is a high-quality, liquid vitamin C formula, you won’t have to worry about taking multiple capsules to reach your daily recommended dose. As a mother myself, I understand your battle with getting your kids to take vitamins.With my Liposomal Vitamin C supplement, this has a citrus-packed flavor I know 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


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.


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.


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.