by Briana McD0nald (UtopiaSilver.com) Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that our body does not store it and does not make it on its own like other mammals. We have to make sure that we are taking in adequate amounts each day in our diet and through supplementation if we are battling a serious infection or illness. There are various forms of Vitamin C which can be taken, such as Ascorbic Acid, L-Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Calcium Ascorbate, Potassium Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbate, Zinc Ascorbate, etc.. The best way to get more into your bloodstream at once without the side effects often associated with mega doses of oral Vitamin C (like diarrhea), is through liposomal molecular encapsulation of Vitamin C. Liposomal Vitamin C supercharges immune systems like no other vitamin.
The reason liposomes are so effective for delivering higher doses of Vitamin C to the bloodstream is because of the vegetable fat; i.e. sunflower lecithin, in which Vitamin C molecules are encapsulated by an ultra-sonic process. “Much of our biological chemistry is based around water and fat solubility. Just as water and oil do not mix there are challenges involved with bringing a water soluble nutrient into a fat soluble matrix such as the cell membranes…”. (1) Liposomes are fat soluble encapsulation vehicles that more efficiently carry nutrients to the body’s cells.
When ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is encapsulated in vegetable fat (i.e. Sunflower lecithin), powerful nutrients are able to bypass the digestive barrier and go directly into the lymphatic system and bloodstream where it can be immediately utilized. In this way, Liposomal Vitamin C supercharges the immune system and is more effective in treating an ill person versus high doses of powdered Vitamin C or even intravenous (IV) Vitamin C.
Dr. Suzanne Humphries states, “Without Vitamin C, the immune system is paralyzed and unable to regenerate the ability to dissolve disease-causing elements in the body.”(2) When you take in high doses of the Vitamin C through liposomes, the ultra sonic molecular encapsulation of Vitamin C, according to Dr. Thomas Levy; “Liposomes predominately get taken up by the lymphatic system in the gut…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.” (3) Hence, “supercharging” the immune system!
Vitamin C & the Immune System according to Dr. Thomas Levy
“In addition to its role as the premier antioxidant circulating throughout the body, the scientific literature has clearly established Vitamin C to directly promote and stimulate a number of very important functions of the immune system. These functions include the following:
- Enhanced antibody production (B-lymphocytes, humoral immunity);
- Enhanced interferon production;
- Enhanced phagocytic (scavenger cell) function;
- Enhanced T-lymphocyte function (cell-mediated immunity);
- Enhanced B-lymphocyte and T-lymphocyte proliferation;
- Enhanced natural killer cell activity (very important anti-cancer function);
- Enhanced prostaglandin formation;
- Enhanced nitric oxide production by phagocytes.(4)
Other benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C include:
* Reduces Inflammation in the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the neurological system, and throughout the body
* Diminishes Arthritic pain by reducing inflammation
* Aids in cell detoxification
* Promotes healing of tissues
* Activates natural killer cells
* Neutralizes oxidative stress
* Reduces histamines
Liposomal research has come a long way since it first came on the scene in the 1960’s, now it is the “most bio-available oral way to deliver nutrients” to one’s body. Originally, liposomes were intended to replace chemotherapy seeing that it could aid in healing unhealthy cells without destroying healthy ones. Unfortunately it is not being used as much as it should among healthcare professionals, which couldn’t possibly have anything to do with a profit margin, wink-wink. Like no other vitamin, Liposomal Vitamin C supercharges immune systems, significantly reduces inflammation and pain, and promotes healing of tissues unlike any other nutrient. If you’re concerned about Vitamin C toxicity, you shouldn’t be. It has been proven by science and history time and again that it is one of the safest of all nutrient interventions. “Always include [Liposomal] Vitamin C in whatever “wellness program” you choose to follow. There are many things you can do and/or consume to help you achieve the health and wellness you seek. However, you should never be completely comfortable that your health program cannot be improved upon.” (4)