What are liposomes?
A liposome is a vesicle, like a bubble, with a membrane (layer) that resembles our very own cell membrane. This is known as a phospholipid bilayer, comprised of a hydrophilic ‘water-loving’ head, which turns towards the water, and a hydrophobic ‘water-hating’ tail, which turns away. These wrap around the nutrient to encapsulate it.
This protective bilayer carries the entrapped nutrient(s) after ingestion, and during transit throughout the body, essentially acting like a small cell. A phospholipid is good fat, which shields the nutrients from degradation by enzymes in the mouth and the gastrointestinal tract and delivers them through the small intestine to where they need to be; in our blood, cells and tissues.
Vitamins are either water-soluble or fat-soluble. Liposomal delivery is superior for both. If it’s a water-soluble nutrient, for instance, like Vitamin C, your body will not store the majority of the nutrients and it will be excreted fairly quickly through urine. Even a huge dose will not deliver what the body needs, as only so much can be absorbed at a time. There is also the disadvantage of gastrointestinal discomfort.
Whilst liposomes are now at the forefront in the field of nutrition and dietary supplementation, for effective nutrient delivery, they were actually discovered back in 1964 by Alec Bangham, a haematologist based in Cambridge. Since then they have been mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry, for efficient drug delivery, to target and reach specific cells.
Liposomes are considered to be the next generation advancement for dietary supplementation.
It’s not just what you take. It’s what happens next that matters.
Ingredients / nutrients used
Bioavailable source of Allicin, a powerful molecule produced when Garlic is crushed, which can help with a number of health problems.
A molecule naturally produced in the body, which helps to support mitochondria, the ‘battery cells’ of the body. Many medications can deplete CoQ10 levels, which also reduce with age.
A compound found in Turmeric, with over 1,800 studies on Pub Med illustrating wide reaching health benefits.
*Note, Turmeric is different to Curcumin.
Found in the skin of grapes and several plants, produced when the plant is under attack as part of a defence mechanism.
Liposomal Thiamine / B1
Thiamine (B1) is a vitamin found in foods
*Contributes to normal: energy yielding metabolism, nervous system, psychological function and function of the heart.
Liposomal Vitamin C
A master antioxidant with multiple health benefits. Linus Pauling, two times Nobel prize winner, illustrated health problems linked to a Vitamin C deficiency throughout his 30 years of biomedical research.
*Contributes to normal: collagen formation for blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin, teeth, energy, nervous system, psychological function, protects cells from oxidative stress, reduces tiredness & fatigue, increases iron absorption and for the normal function of the immune system.
Liposomal Vitamin D3
The body produces Vitamin D from cholesterol, after sun exposure/ UV light. Most of the population are deficient in the UK and the Government has issued advice for dietary supplementation.
*Contributes to normal: absorption of calcium, blood calcium levels, bones, teeth, muscle function and immune system.
An essential trace mineral with multiple functions in the body and can stimulate over 100 different enzymes. The body does not naturally produce zinc.
*Contributes to normal; DNA synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, cognitive function, fertility, macronutrient metabolism, metabolism of fatty acids, Vitamin A, bones, hair, nails, skin, vision, protects cells from oxidative stress and normal immune system.
*authorised health claims from EU Directive on nutrition & health
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