Dr. Health Flex's Liposomal Vitamin C uses liposomes (fat) to increase the bioavailability of vitamin C, since water-soluble vitamin C is not absorbed well. Liposomal Vitamin C can also potentially ease intestinal discomfort associated with taking high amounts of vitamin C.
Serving Size: 1 Licaps capsules
Serving Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 1,000 mg 1600%
Liposomes phosphcytalcholine 300 mg
* (%) Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value not established.
Which is better liposomal or IV vitamin C?
Circulating widely on the Internet these days is the concept that a small dose of liposome-encapsulated vitamin C is more effective than a larger dose of vitamin C given intravenously. This concept has come from the personal clinical observations that I have just presented.
My clinical opinion is that one gram of properly-produced and orally-ingested liposome-encapsulated vitamin C is as or more effective than 5 to 10 grams of vitamin C given intravenously, for an acute viral syndrome. When someone is ill, my advice is still to use as many forms of vitamin C as available, and dosed as highly as is feasible. I discussed this "Multi-C Protocol" in another article.
All I can say is that the simple ultrasonic treatment of lecithin and vitamin C does not make liposomes. I have reviewed the sophisticated testing of two different such preparations. Both of them: zero liposomes.
It is important to realize, however, that the critically ill patient who continues to worsen while taking a homemade preparation has not yet had the benefit of liposome enhanced vitamin C uptake into cells, only the self-imposed illusion/delusion of that benefit. The enhanced intracellular uptake of the vitamin C, a critical unique aspect of a good liposome supplement, never occurs with the homemade preparation.
Some other companies make real liposome preparations, some do not.The Mid Chain Fatty acids are from GMO fee sunflower oil
Liposomal vitamin C ‘supercharges’ the immune system
Repeated attempts have been made to compare the impact of liposome-encapsulated nutrients, like vitamin C, with their un-encapsulated counterparts in the blood levels achieved after taking a given dose. For the properly encapsulated liposome preparation, such a comparison is completely irrelevant to what is happening inside the body.
Liposomes predominately get taken up by the lymphatic system in the gut, not the portal circulation. There is no significant "one-pass" liver metabolism that takes place with a quality liposome preparation .
On the other hand, the liposomes, especially in the case of those containing vitamin C, rapidly load up the immune cells in the lymphatics of the gut, achieving high intracellular levels of this nutrient.
Colloquially speaking, one could say this "supercharges" the immune system cells.
The amount of liposome-encapsulated vitamin C that eventually reaches the bloodstream via the thoracic duct is already lessened in amount by this immune cell loading, and what finally reaches the blood quickly gets taken up inside other cells throughout the body. Relative to un-encapsulated, regular vitamin C in the blood, little encapsulated vitamin C gets excreted via the urine.
So, a blood level of one versus the other really gives little meaningful information in comparing potential clinical impact, or in comparing how much vitamin C is actually reaching where it needs to go. When a liposome vitamin C "blood level" declines, it means it's leaving the blood and entering cells, not being excreted by the body.
Is intravenous delivery still the "gold standard"?
For a long time now, intravenous 'anything' has been considered the "gold standard" and the optimal way to give any medicine/nutrient/mineral/vitamin to the body. This is now no longer always the case.
Liposomes that are produced in a high concentration of a tiny enough size (not an inexpensive and easy process, unfortunately), with high quality ingredients (highly refined and costly phosphatidylcholine versus just lecithin) will continue to revolutionize medicine in the years to come. However, it is best to regard quality liposome products as an additional component to your healing protocol. It needn't replace anything, but it can augment everything.