Liposomal Nutrients

February 8 2018No Commented

Categorized Under: Health product reviews, Health supplement review, In the News

Have you heard of Liposomal nutrients?  They are all the rage now, yet have been used in pharmaceutical drug delivery since the 1960s.  Almost every one of our suppliers has come out with a liposomal product, with some having used this technology for a better delivery system for herbal extracts too.

So what are Liposomal Nutrients?


A Liposome, found in Liposomal Nutrients

BioMedica Nutraceuticals tell us ” The word liposome is derived from two Greek words – Lipo or fat and Soma or body, alluding to both their composition and functional characteristics.

Structurally, they are spherical vesicles comprised of a phospholipid membrane that surrounds and protects a therapeutic substance inside the liposome; and have therefore become a promising therapeutic delivery system in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries”.

What are the benefits of using Liposomal Nutrients?

“The composition and unique structure of liposomes provides the ability to entrap both water soluble molecules, such as Vitamin C and Vitamin B12, in their interior core, and also fat soluble molecules such as curcumin and CoQ10 inside hydrophobic bilayers”.

Who would benefit from using a Liposomal form of nutrient?

BioMedica tell us the clinical applications for Liposomes include:

  • Those with sensitive gastrointestinal tracts
  • Elderly people
  • Children
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Those who have difficult swallowing
  • Those requiring high therapeutic doses

Liposome formulas are well indicated, including in chronic conditions where intestinal absorption may be compromised.

Bioavailability of Liposomal Nutrients

BioMedica tell us ” It is well known amongst health professionals that fractional absorption of oral Vitamin C decreases with increasing intake.  Oral Vitamin C administration is limited by saturation of intestinal absorption and osmotic diarrhoea with maximum tolerable oral doses in the range of 3-4 grams”.

“Studies have shown that, as a result of increasing oral Vitamin C intake, plasma Vitamin C concentrations rise steeply at doses under 100mg/day.  Oral Vitamin C intakes between 100-400mg/day, results in a progressive flattening of the curve until plasma Vitamin C levels reach a plateau of 70-80 µmol/L.  At doses over 400mg/day, further increases in plasma Vitamin C is minimal”.

“Using world-class pharmaceutical liposome encapsulation technology, higher doses of oral Vitamin C can be administered with minimal gastrointestinal side effects; and greater plasma Vitamin C concentrations can be achieved.  This is due to the fast that liposomes are proposed to bypass regular Vitamin C absorption pathways”.

They go on to conclude “Liposomal Vitamin C at a dose of 36 grams was shown to raise plasma Vitamin C concentrations about 500 µmol/L in two subjects tested, a level only generally achievable using invasive intravenous administration”. *

So if you are wanting a Superior and more absorbable form of nutrients, consider our Liposomal Range of Nutrients.

What liposomal products does Healthyonline stock?

We stock the Spark Of Life Liposomes
Liposomal Vitamin C
Liposomal B12/ Folate (utilizing Methyl or Active forms of these nutrients)
Liposomal Glutathione
Liposomal Non Fish DHA
Liposomal Curcumin

Longevity Foundation
Micron Particle Vitamin C


Leanne James

* References available.


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