Liposomal Technology | What Is It?

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The act of taking a daily food supplement is by now a way of life. As a high performing professional athlete or regular gym-goer, a daily supplement can improve your recovery, performance and well-being no end. For anybody who is active, a daily supplement is just as important as brushing your teeth.

It is true that a balanced diet is incredibly important in order to consume enough naturally occurring essential nutrients and fatty acids, but there is only so much food you can eat. A food supplement makes taking all of the necessary bioactives quick and easy. Most shop-bought multivitamin complexes and vitamins are ‘water-soluble’. Whether you put in an effervescent tablet or eat an orange, the vitamin molecules are bound in water.

There is a widely acknowledged downside to consuming water-soluble vitamins. They suffer from a lack of bioavailability and only 20% of the water-soluble bioactive you consume are used by the body.

This the reason why you should know about Liposomal supplements and the technology behind them! So, let us dig in.

 

 

What Makes a Liposomal Supplement Different?

The cornerstone of this topic is really down to the difference between ‘water-soluble’ compounds and ‘fat-soluble’ compounds.  They are absorbed very differently which ultimately determines how much of the payload enters the bloodstream, and how long it stays there.

Vitamin C is a perfect example of a compound that is naturally ‘water-soluble’. When you eat something that is rich in Vitamin C (Like an orange) or you drink a water-based supplement the compound enters the digestive system with water.

For the Vitamin C to be absorbed into the cells our body uses a transporter called SCV2 to latch onto the compound and draw it inside of the cell. The transporters can only carry so much and our body can only process a small amount at once. It means that there is a lot of spare Vitamin C washing about- until it eventually leaves via the form of very expensive urine. In short- if you took one vitamin C tablet, or 10, your body will use the same amount of Vitamin C and the rest will be wasted.

Liposomal technology was produced with the aim of overcoming the naturally low bioavailability of water-soluble compounds. Liposomes are microscopic fat bubbles that resemble phospholipids (found in breast milk) which wrap around a bioactive payload.

 

 

The liposome shell is designed to protect the valuable payload in the digestive system and to replicate the outer membrane of the human cell. It means that the liposomes do not need to use the SCV2 transport system and can be absorbed completely, quickly and easily by the small intestine. A Liposomal vitamin is vastly more bioavailable than a water-soluble vitamin.

Overall, the Liposomal vitamin is over 40x more bioavailable and stays in your bloodstream for significantly longer. Some studies have shown that water-soluble supplements are 20% effective, while Liposome supplements are up to 90%.

 

 

Benefits of Liposomal Supplements

So Let us summarise these points:

  • Increased Absorption into the Blood Stream
  • Protects Valuable Nutrient from Digestive System
  • More Bioavailability on a Celular Level
  • Less Waste (Less means way more)
  • 40x More Effective

 

Studies: Water Soluble Vs Liposomal Multivitamins

There have been a number of studies that clearly show the benefits of a Liposomal supplement compared to a regular shop-bought one. The liposomal technology that we use is designed to pack a large number of liposomes into a product to offer a huge improvement in the performance of the formula.

This is achieved by refining the stability of the liposomes. In short, our liposomal technology means that each liposome can carry more bioactive, with larger doses. Less is much more with ours!

 

The graph above represents the difference in levels of Vitamin C in the bloodstream over the period of 10 hours, compared to that of a non-liposomal vitamin C. The study followed the levels of Vitamin C in the blood serum after a 5g dose of the molecule.

It is pretty clear to see that Vitamin C is detected in the bloodstream over 60% longer and at levels are 65% higher.