What are Liposomes?
A liposome is essentially a microscopic bubble made from two layers of specialized molecules called phospholipids. This durable, double-layer “membrane” is nearly identical to the membrane that surrounds each cell in your body. Just as the cell membrane keeps the contents of the cell inside and intact, a liposome can “contain” and protect whatever substance is placed inside its membrane.
Years ago researchers discovered that liposomes could be filled with therapeutic agents and used to deliver these agents into the body – even into specific cells of the body. Today, liposomes are still considered the most effective method of delivering oral nutrients. That’s why Altrient uses liposomes to protect and deliver the various nutrients in Altrient® C and Altrient® ME™.