Liposomal Vitamin C
Altrient C Liposomal Vitamin C
Jackie Newson BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy
The field of supplements is an ever-growing dynamic industry offering a broad range of ingredients that have established health benefits. Understandably the ingredients, quality, formula and treatment benefits are of utmost importance but these are worthless if the routes of administration, absorption and bio-availability of supplements are not effective in the body.
How effective a supplement is, depends on its breakdown, absorption and utilisation within the body. The state of an individual’s health at the time is a key factor in determining what the body can take in and use. However, there are many other factors that affect a nutrients bioavailability including digestive problems such as low stomach acid - which can severely inhibit the breakdown and absorption of nutrients. Absorption may also be affected by bacterial organisms in the intestines, interactions with food and drugs, altered intestinal integrity, rapid metabolism, low water solubility and the range of excipients used to coat and bind together the ingredients. Some supplements are simply not easily recognised by a gut in poor health or may unsuccessfully be assimilated due to poor quality tablets or capsules that are not dissolved sufficiently for uptake in the intestines. It is clear that this presents many problems.
These obstacles can be avoided by using different delivery systems to improve therapeutic efficacy. Fortunately, a far superior method for nutrient delivery called liposomal encapsulation technology (LET) has gradually crept into the supplement industry after many years of successful use in medical and pharmaceutical research as a means to deliver drugs, dyes or other therapeutic agents to specific tissues. With this technology, a nutrient such as a vitamin C that normally has limited absorption in the gut can be in excess of ten times more bio-available when carried in a liposome, bringing far greater benefits.
What are liposomes?
Liposomes are sub-microscopic bubbles consisting of one or more non-toxic phospholipid bilayers, which are used to encapsulate various substances. These vesicles are then able to protect their contents whilst easily navigating the digestive, lymphatic and circulatory system transporting the active ingredients directly to the target tissues of the body where they are needed. This method of delivery is so efficient that dosage levels can be 10-15 times smaller.
Benefits of Liposomes
Several studies have documented the increased bioavailability and stability of liposomes, making them excellent candidates for nutrient delivery. Because of their size, liposomes can circulate easily in the blood system and are able to withstand most of the degrading and inhibitory factors that reduce bioavailability and absorption. They offer tremendous advantages over standard oral supplements as they are able to protect the encapsulated nutrients from.
- Moisture, oxygen and other environmental factors
- Enzymes and digestive juices in the mouth and stomach
- Bile salts in the intestines
- Bacterial organisms in the gut
- Food and drug interactions in the digestive system
In addition to this the essential phospholipids used to make the liposomes which encapsulate the nutritive substance, also convey vast health benefits. Phospholipids are essential for the integrity of every cell membrane in the body, holding the contents of the cell in and protecting it from harmful external substances. Protein channels within the phospholipid bilayers allow the transport of substances and waste products in and out of the cells. Studies have established that phospholipids - in particular, phosphatidyl choline, help to reduce total cholesterol and triglycerides and improve coronary and periphery blood circulation by reducing blood platelet aggregation. In addition to this, because phospholipids form an air-tight structure around their contents, they are easily ingested in this form. This negates the need for binders, fillers, artificial flavourings, colourings, or buffering agents.
Altrient C™ Liposomal Vitamin C the most bioavailable oral form of vitamin C.
LivOn Labs, the producers of Altrient C™ Liposomal Vitamin C, recognised that this amazing technology could totally revolutionise therapies available for improving health and reducing the effects of ageing. With over 25 years’ experience, they are now pioneers and leaders in the liposomal supplement market, setting the standards for high-quality exceptional formulas. This technology has been embraced by the innovative nutraceutical company Abundance & Health Ltd, who together with LivOn Labs is dedicated to producing high-quality products that increase the absorption and potency of nutrients. They have introduced to the market a powerful liposomal vitamin C for people who really understand the importance of bioavailability and want a product that guarantees results. Altrient C comes in easy to use packets that are simply stirred into a liquid to make a drink. Each packet contains 1000mg of vitamin C and 1000mg of essential phospholipids. Compared to standard oral vitamin C supplements that on average deliver only 15% of their contents, Altrient C delivers almost 100% of its contents straight to cells where it is needed without the discomfort and bowel issues associated with high doses of other vitamin C formulations. A recent study conducted by Princeton Consumer Research Limited on Altrient C™ has revealed the staggering, natural anti-ageing benefits which can be gained from taking this unique, high-performance nutritional supplement on a daily basis. If you want results this form of vitamin C should be your preferred choice.
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- By Jackie Newson
- BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Therapy
Jackie has been writing for a range of health publications since graduating as a nutritional therapist from Westminster University in 2008. In addition to producing health and nutrition workshops, Jackie is also an experienced assessor and enjoys the opportunity to help other students of nutrition to achieve their goals. In her role as an experienced nutritional therapist, Jackie offers individualised advice on a variety of health conditions. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of healthy nutritious food, supported with high quality supplementation to achieve optimal health. Jackie is a great believer in the power of positive thinking and attributes much of her enthusiasm and sense of well-being to the wonderful people in her life, a healthy diet and yoga which she practices regularly.