Pushing the limits of our Vitamins

Getting the most out the Nutrients we Eat

How to get better Vitamin Absorption through Liposomes

            What is a liposome? In order to learn this, we can look at it in this way. Think of a bubble where the outside is made up of fat soluble material and contained inside is a material that dissolves in water. In other words, this is liposomeCredit: google.coma substance that holds both water soluble and fat soluble things within it. The water soluble material in this case will be the vitamins that are held inside. Liposome is sometimes referred to as a phospholipid.

            Phospholipids are nano-sized molecules. Because of this, anything enclosed inside of them will need to be even smaller. In one example, tablets of Vitamin C cannot be mixed with phospholipids to create Vitamin C enclosed Liposomal supplements. However, the small size is to our advantage though and gives the phospholipid better attributes than normal supplement pills. Vitamin enriched liposomes have better absorption, are more effective, can be consumed in smaller doses, cost less and are more convenient.  

            Heat must also be applied to the phospholipids in unison of reduction in size of materials. The heat allows the phospholipids to become receptive of materials such as vitamins. Cooling should occur right after the heat is applied in order for the molecule to remain intact. This will create an oral supplement that can be taken for a couple years before expiring if done effectively.

            A homemade version of this supplement can also be created, although it only lasts a week or two in liquid form.  The basic ingredients to create a homemade liposomal vitamin C are as follows: Vitamin C, Lecithin Granules (Non-GMO), distilled water, a blender and an ultrasonic cleaner. The ultrasonic cleaner is the most important tool, as it combines the Fruits(114439)Credit: google.comvitamin C with the phospholipids. Each gram of Liposomal Vitamin C does the work of about 6 to 8 grams of Vitamin C taken by IV! This is because the phospholipids can interact directly with the cell walls of the body. Phospholipids are basically a combination of phosphorus and a lipid (fat). This is the same substance cell walls are made of.

            To begin, we take one cup of warm water and 30 ml of ascorbic acid crystals mixing them together. In a separate container, combine a couple cups of water with six tablespoons of lecithin granules. Let this soak for two to four hours.

            After letting the lecithin soak, pour the solution into a blender and blend on high for about fifty seconds. Then pour in the Vitamin C liquid and blend again. When the solution is well combined, pour everything into the ultrasonic machine and turn it on for about six to eight minutes. Continue to stir the solution gently throughout the process.  

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           The solution is now complete. It can be poured into glass containers. Refrigerate this solution for the longest life. Because it is simply a liquid we have created, it will only last about a week or two. Now that we have the finished product it is important to mention that there was not 100% capsulation efficiency. There was approximately 70% of encapsulation efficiency. This leaves us with about 0.9 grams of encapsulated liposomal Vitamin C per ounce of solution.

            This form of the liposome will allow the body to absorb up to ninety percent of the Vitamins. This has been verified through statements of many doctors. It is so effective because it enters the blood stream directly through the intestinal wall. This rate of absorption would not happen otherwise. The only thing that comes close is injecting Vitamin C directly into the blood stream through an IV (intravenous).