PART 1: How much Liposomal Vitamin C absorbs into a person’s blood (bioavailability)?
While high doses of regular vitamin C powder or capsules will be rejected at high rates from your body, Liposomal Vitamin C is a fantastic alternative.
Figure 1 shows that, compared with “normal” Vitamin C ingestion (single dose of 4 g), ingestion of Liposomal Vitamin C (also 4 g) leads to appreciably greater circulating Vitamin C concentrations. Hence, liposomes facilitate Vitamin C delivery to the blood. Having structural analysis and some pictures is nice; however, our interest is in function and achieving the intended goal; with that said, we did include a particle distribution graph at the head of this section.
PART 2: What will Vitamin C do once in the blood (efficacy)?
The next step in the study is to determine if the Vitamin C concentration is meaningful. In this regard, an ischemia reperfusion study was performed. Ischemia describes any tissue that has been deprived of blood and oxygen.
Reperfusion occurs when the blood and oxygen supply is returned. Unfortunately, reperfusion can cause massive oxidative stress on your cardiovascular system, as the oxygen interacts with metabolites produced by the oxygen-deprived tissues. Per the blue line in the Figure 2, oxidative stress was reduced even during the increased oxidative stress of reperfusion.
PART 3: What is the size of the liposomes using this technology?
Another step in our study is to characterize size ranges for our formulations.
We have been making Liposomal Vitamin C with a peak particle size of 85 nm (nanometers) and with 92% of the particles being between 60 and 172 nm.
This tight distribution is indicative of the reproducible and highly controlled manufacturing methodology we’ve invented.