What is Liposomal Vitamin C? Better Help For Immunity, Weight Loss and Firmer Bodies!
Do you know anyone who’s not interested in improving immunity these days? Or regaining muscle tissue that vanishes while we age? I don’t! So I was very intrigued with an article that mentioned “liposomal” vitamin C and couldn’t wait to pass it on ….
I’ll present this info in two sections: today to educate us about the difference between regular Vitamin C and Liposomal Vitamin C and why it matters so much. Next week, how it helps us regain muscle, get firm and lose weight!
First of all, liposomal is pronounced “LIPE-a-ZO-maul.”
We all know that Vitamin C is essential for many health reasons, but what I didn’t know (and most people don’t) is that it is very tricky to get Vitamin C absorbed in an effective way because the capsule or tablet form breaks down so easily in the digestive process before getting into the cells that need its properties to build our bodies.
Bottom Line: Most of what we take as supplements breaks down in the digestive tract and our bodies flush it into the toilet through urination. Wow. We’re getting just a fraction of what we think we’re getting …. and in the process literally flushing money down the potty too!
But there is a breakthrough form of Vitamin C that has a little “coat” or “bubbe” that protects it through the digestive process, thus delivering the full dose we need for immunity and better health.
The actual word for the little coat is “liposomal.”
Here’s the doctor’s summary of the reasoning behind this that was so persuasive for me:
I recommend vitamin C for all of my patients. In general, I recommend Liposomal Vitamin C.
So — what’s the deal with Vitamin C? Here’s the thing, we are one of the only mammals that don’t produce its own Vitamin C. Vitamin C is important for the skin, hair, nails, but most importantly, it plays a vital role in the function of our immune system.
The issue with vitamin C taken by mouth is that Vitamin C is one of the most delicate vital chemicals (vitamins) that we consume. Air, sun, water, and other chemicals in our digestive tracts ruin the chemical bonds. The RDA (recommended daily allowance) is the amount necessary to prevent scurvy. However, the amount you need to keep your immune system is actually quite a bit higher. A lot higher.
You would have to take so much vitamin C (like 10’s of thousands of milligrams) to get the amount you actually need for a healthy immune system. The problem with that is that that amount would give you a very bad case of diarrhea and it would be very expensive.
Enter “liposomal Vitamin c.” The delicate bonds are protected because the ascorbate (Vitamin C) is protected in a fatty “liposome” sphere. This offers chemical and physical protection of the elements and allows for it to become absorbed into your body. Thus, a single daily dose of 1200 mg has the effect of tens of thousands of mg.
Isn’t that interesting?
I went on to read many of the reviews after his, and found testimonial after testimonial on how “liposomal Vitamin C” has put people on a greatly improved track for avoiding illness.
What an easy way to boost immunity!
Next week I’ll talk about how it relates to weight loss for aging women.
There are a number of sources for liposomal Vitamin C. I spent quite a bit of time choosing which one to buy, and ended up at Amazon with this one that is highly recommended and very affordable: