Why Liposomal Vitamin C?
Taking high doses of vitamin C orally via regular supplements can present a few challenges. With typical products, only a percentage of the vitamin C is actually absorbed. In addition, excess vitamin C from supplements that does not undergo proper absorption can draw water into the lower intestine resulting in discomfort and diarrhea for many patients. These drawbacksh ave led many
practitioners to rely on IV Vitamin C therapy to get their patients the high dosing they require. Although IV therapy is effective, it can be expensive, and only certain healthcare professionals are licensed to administer it. Liposomal Vitamin C provides an effective and convenient method for providing patients with a high dose of bioavailable vitamin C.
Vitamin C Supplementation
Humans are some of the only mammals that do not produce their own vitamin C. Therefore, it is critical that we obtain adequate amounts from our diet. Vitamin C is abundant in fresh produce, and it is easy to meet your daily needs if you consume a whole foods diet that includes the recommended 5+ servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Unfortunately, the standard American diet, as well as changes in the vitamin content of our food supply, has resulted in many patients not meeting this need. In addition, certain
populations such as the elderly, smokers, and patients in poor health may have increased vitamin C requirements.
Liposomal Vitamin C utilizes a liposome, the paramount transport system for delicate nutrients. Liposomes are microscopic vesicles
made up of phospholipids, the same structures that make up our cell membranes. These small, bubble-like complexes work to
encapsulate nano-particle sized nutrients, supporting their intact delivery directly to target cells. The unique structure of the
liposome allows the encapsulated nutrient to bypass the digestive tract, allowing for mega-doses of nutrients even at moderate
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