Nutrasal - The Science Behind Liposomes
Nutrasal is a family-run business that specializes in the creation of formulas based on 100% purified and pharmaceutical grade polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC). After almost four decades of hard work, they have created not only a loyal following, but access to high quality products that are backed by science. Their product can also be used for the entire family, from adults to children to pets.
An important contributor to the mass support for Nutrasal’s products includes their innovations. For this article, I will be focusing on three products that have liposome technology. Nutrasal’s liposome technology enhances the absorption of the nutrients directly into your cells. Liposome technology increases bioavailability and creates higher quality therapeutic experiences. In other words, you absorb more and your cells can actually use the nutrients. While other brands simply focus on traditional forms that go through the digestive tract, slowly being absorbed by the body, Nutrasal has innovated and set themselves apart from other brands. Results-driven and backed by science, Nutrasal is well deserving of their positive praise.
What exactly are liposomes and liposome technology?
Liposomes are sometimes called “fat rafts”, which doesn’t really evoke a great picture in my mind. But it is an accurate description of how they work in your body. Liposomes are literally carriers or “rafts” if you will. They are fat molecules that are attached to nutrients, like B vitamins. Cell membranes are made of fat, so it is easier for a liposome (fat raft) to enter a cell than just a plain nutrient. Liposomal delivery increases absorption of nutrients by 10-80%. Liposomal supplements are much more bioavailable than other forms of supplement including powders, capsules and tablets.
What is nanotechnology?
In general, nanotechnology is a branch of science used to design and produce things by manipulating atoms and molecules. In supplements, this means creating nano-sized nutrients that are easy to digest, absorb and use in your cells and tissues.
Lipozome-B incorporates the importance of B vitamins in the convenience of a spray bottle. It contains a B Complex formula complete with vitamin B12, Methyl Folate, L-Carnitine, and Biotin.
Vitamin B12 has a reputation for helping with energy. It has also has a negative reputation for being difficult to absorb. Liposome technology can bypass that problem and allow you better absorption and more circulating B12 for your cells to produce energy.
What does Vitamin B12 do?
It is found primarily in animal products, so if you’re vegan or vegetarian supplementation might be your best option.
It can be found in fish, shellfish, red meat, liver, eggs, poultry, dairy products, rice milk, and nutritional yeast.
Vitamin B12 can aid in decreasing of homocysteine levels. High levels of homocysteine can be connected to an increasing risk of heart disease. This is because of the increased blood clot formation and presence of free radicals.
Homocysteine levels can also be connected to increased risks of cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. While Vitamin B12 should not be used exclusively if you’re dealing with these diseases, it may be helpful for those trying to address genetic predispositions early.
So, if Vitamin B12 is so important, how do I know when my levels are low?
The symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency can vary from person to person, but they generally include weakness in muscles, nausea, lack of energy, decreased appetite, numb feeling in hands and feet, and irritability. These symptoms are related to other health problems, so a routine blood test can be the best way to find deficiencies. You can increase levels of B12 by focusing on eating eggs, meat, milk, or shellfish. This can be difficult for those with limited diets, that’s where supplementation can come in.
Methyl Folate is an active form of folate. The roles methyl folate plays in your body are almost innumerable. There are specific genes that determine how well you absorb and methylate folate. These are the “MTHFR” genes. It is estimated that about 25% of the population has snips (snips) that decrease their ability to absorb and methylate folate and folic acid. Because of these genes, many people are deficient in folate. Folate deficiency has been pegged in almost every modern disease and syndrome including many mental health issues.
L-Carnitine helps your body turn fat into energy. Carnitine is utilized as an antioxidant as well, sometimes. This is due to the fact that it can work against free radicals.
You may have seen biotin at your local grocery store in a “Hair, Skin, and Nails” capsule. However, its benefits can go further than beautification. Biotin helps your body produce keratin and turns the food you eat into energy.
What are the B vitamins good for?
B vitamins have many roles in the body. They can work to convert food into energy and maintain cells in your body. B vitamins can be found in many different supplements. B vitamins can also be found in different foods like citrus fruit, whole grains, eggs, and avocados.
What is the best source of vitamin B?
If you’re looking to increase your vitamin B intake without supplementation, your best bet is looking for some leafy greens, salmon, eggs, milk, and liver.
Can too much vitamin B be harmful?
Yes, you can have too much of a good thing like B vitamins. It is harder to overdose of B vitamins than with other vitamins, however, because they are water soluble. Your body removes the extra amounts through urine. If there are excess amounts in the body, you may feel symptoms including gastrointestinal distress and/or rashes.
What else is in it?
Besides a full spectrum of B vitamins, LipoZome-B includes: Purified Water, Xylitol, Fruit Juices, L-Carnitine Tartrates, Stevia Extract, Citric Acid, Lecithin, Malic Acid, Bioperine (Black Pepper Extract)
Like the name suggests, one of the stars in this formula is Vitamin C! Vitamin C is so important for your body that I’ve written six different blog posts about it.
- An Orange A Day Probably WON’T Keep The Dr Away
- How Much Vitamin C Should I Take?
- The Future of Vitamin C: The Super Powered Vitamin
- The Future Of Vitamin C: Liposomal Vitamin C
- 10 Ways To Prevent A Cold or Flu This Winter
- Sufficient-C For Better Vitamin C
This formula utilizes the liposome technology to provide higher doses of each nutrient in the convenience of a 5ml serving. If you’re wanting to stay on top of your immune health and general wellness, but hate taking capsules, pills, or powders, this one's for you.
The benefits of vitamin C are well established and recognized by just about everyone. Like fish oil, vitamin C is available in mass market and big box stores. Vitamin C is water soluble, so it is nearly impossible to overdose. However, too much vitamin C at one time will cause loose bowels. This begs the question: How do I take large doses of vitamin C without getting diarrhea? The solution is liposomal technology.
The other ingredients in this formula include Vitamin B12 and L-Arginine. Vitamin B12 is arguably one of the more popular B vitamins and can be the most difficult to absorb. Using a liquid form of B12 will allow you the best absorption.
The last ingredient is L-Arginine. L-Arginine is an amino acid (protein building block). L-Arginine also helps the body release nitric oxide into the bloodstream. You can read more about the importance of nitric oxide here. While L-Arginine levels can be increased with food choices, supplementation may be the best way to achieve adequate levels. The perk of supplementation with L-Arginine however has to do with the “L” in front of the name. The “L” designates the structure of the amino acid. L-Arginine is free form and more closely matches the amino acids in our bodies. That means that it can be more easily absorbed in our bodies.
Nutrasal’s innovation didn’t stop with liposome technology! This Micro D-3 formula has their new M.E.D.S (Nano)Technology. This innovative technology involves making lipids more soluble. Lipids are fatty acids like oils, waxes, or vitamins (like Vitamin D). Nutrasal uses environmentally friendly, safe, and gentle methods to implement this technology. They have created a quicker delivery of these fat-soluble vitamins for your body. This technology can also withstand the acidic stomach environment while still maintaining its structure and function.
One drop of this liquid formula provides 2000 IU of Vitamin D3. This is the form of Vitamin D that we get when we spend time outside in the sun. Your body needs D3 for bone growth and strength, inflammation reduction, and immune system maintenance. Because few foods contain Vitamin D, most people turn to a product like this. One studies shows that 33% of the adult population in the US is Vitamin D deficient - that number nearly doubles to 61% for elderly populations in nursing homes. Many studies and organizations estimate that up to 40% of adults and 70% of children under age 11 are deficient.
Is it good to take vitamin D3 everyday?
Yes, it is! Especially as we head into winter months with less options for sun exposure, Vitamin D3 can be a great addition to your winter wellness routine for immune health, mental health, and physical health.
What's the difference between vitamin D and vitamin D3?
Vitamin D is the shortened name for vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) or vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). Vitamin D3 is the more bioavailable (absorbable) form of vitamin D. It is the form that your skin naturally makes when you are in the sun. Vitamin D3 is the form that is used in high quality supplements and medical research shows that this form increases circulating blood levels.
What happens if vitamin D3 is low?
What foods are high in D3?
According to the National Institutes of Health, the foods with the highest amounts of Vitamin D include cod liver oil, trout, salmon, and mushrooms.
Who should not take vitamin D3?
If you already have high levels of vitamin D as shown on a blood test you have no need for a vitamin D supplement. Anyone who has had a reaction to a vitamin D supplement in the past should speak with their doctor about other options. If you have hypercalcemia, check with your doctor before taking a vitamin D supplement.
Should I take my vitamin D supplement in the morning or at night?
Research isn’t conclusive about when to take vitamin D. It actually doesn’t seem to matter. Because vitamin D is fat soluble, it is best to take it with a meal or snack that includes fat. Vitamin D3 is produced when you are in the sun, so it makes sense to take your supplement during sunlight hours.
How much D3 should I take daily?
The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamin D is shown below. The recommended doses are extremely low when compared to the vitamin D medications and supplements available. Studies have shown that large doses, as large as 50,000 IU, are necessary for raising extremely low vitamin D levels. Here is a free calculator to determine your needed dose of vitamin D.
Throughout medical history, we have seen innovations be the key to understanding more about improving health and achieving optimal wellness. Innovating and changing the ways we look at our health can be scary and confusing. Methods that worked years ago are being replaced with more efficient and convenient options like Nutrasal’s Liposome Technology and M.E.D.S Technology. If you’re interested in changing the way you address Vitamins B, C, and D and the opportunities they hold, Schedule a consult with me, Carly Neubert BA, NC.