This post is Part 2 of a 3-Part Series called The Future of Vitamin C. I will cover the technology behind liposomal supplements, particularly liposomal Vitamin C, and help you decipher whether liposomes are a fad or if they are truly changing the future of Vitamin C supplements. (Video included)
This process ensures that key nutrients make it through digestion and directly into cells. Without liposomal delivery, many nutrients go straight through the intestines and into the toilet. This is especially problematic with high doses of Vitamin C.
Some companies call their liposomal vitamins "lypo-spheric" nutrients. The process for creating liposomal and lypo-speric nutrients is exactly the same. Both liposomal and lypo-spheric nutrients are delivered in a phospholipid membrane.
There is a little sticker shock when shopping for liposomal nutrients. Most preparations will be at least twice as expensive as their non-liposomal counterpart. For example, a Vitamin C powder may cost anywhere from .30 cents to .55 cents per dose. While a liposomal Vitamin C will cost anywhere from .75 cents to $1.00 per dose.
As an informed consumer, you must keep in mind that liposomes allow the nutrient to be readily absorbed. Some suggest that a single dose of liposomal Vitamin C may be 8 times more absorbed than regular powdered Vitamin C.
Liposomal nutrients are definitely not a fad. While it may seem more expensive at first glance, the absorption rate makes it a practical and economical choice for optimal health.
In preparation for my last installment of my 3-Part series, here's a short video explaining liposomal technology and how it really is cutting edge. Plus, the video includes a reminder that we've got a big announcement coming along with Part 3, which will be published next week!
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