How to Identify True Liposomal Supplements

When shopping for a premium liposomal supplement, there are a few key factors to consider.

When shopping for liposomal supplements caution is needed. There’s recently been a rise in brands marketing liposomal products that have no liposomes in them at all. True liposomal supplements are proven to provide maximised absorption of the nutrients they hold. To identify a real liposome you need to look under the microscope, but there are clues to look for to ensure you’re getting the gold standard in liposomal delivery:

  • LivOn Lab logo - indicates reputable manufacturer
  • Pure formulas - just minimal essential ingredients
  • Stability - liposomes can't be blended or mixed with hot drinks.
  • Consistency - thicker consistency means more liposomes.
  • Solubility - true liposomes don’t dissolve in water

The ASA recently announced a ruling, deeming it illegal for brands to claim to be a ‘liposomal’ Vitamin C without having the evidence to quantify their claims. With the vitamin & supplement market worth £494m in 2020* and projected for fast growth, supplementation is a minefield for consumers to navigate. Leading liposomal brand Altrient, the originators of liposomal technology, are here to explain what consumers should be looking for when buying a vitamin C supplement and explain how true liposomal technology really works.

What is a Liposomal Product?

Liposomal encapsulation technology is a cutting-edge technological method of making liposomes – microscopic bubbles that encapsulate various substances. The name liposome originates from two Greek words – lipos and soma – ‘lipos’ meaning fat and ‘soma’ meaning body. The liposomal encapsulation technology system has unique characteristics that help enhance the absorption and efficiency of supplements. With liposomal encapsulation technology it is possible to:

  • Wrap nutrients in double layered phospholipid membrane, similar to cell membranes
  • Protect nutrients from being destroyed in the gut
  • Provide maximised absorption into the bloodstream as intact liposomes
  • Transport nutrients directly to the cells where they are needed most
  • Achieve a more sustained release of nutrients
  • Protect nutrients from oxidation, pH and temperature
  • Prevent nutrients being utilised by gut microbiome
A Liposome

How Altrient Works

Liposomal quality checklist

    • Reputable manufacturer - LivOn are the original pioneers, using cutting-edge technology to generate the authentic liposomes found in Altrient liposomal products.
    • Superior absorption - LivOn’s patented process, crafted from nearly two decades of scientific research and development provides Altrient with maximised absorption.
    • Trusted quality - Altrient liposomal products contain high rates of encapsulation and premium liposomal stability.
    • The 3 R's - LivOn's patented Liposomal Encapsulation Technology delivers effective nutrient rates of absorption, rates of uptake and retention times.
    • Rigorous testing - every batch of Altrient is tested to ensure a high level of liposomal encapsulation and liposome stability. FDA and EFSA approved.
    • Clean formulations - no added extras. Made without sugar, sweeteners, flavourings, colourings because these may destabilise the liposomes.
    • Premium ingredients - LivOn source high-grade phospholipids with a specific ratio of phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine suitable for creating strong, stable liposomes.
    • Highly recommended - used by experts in nutrition, orthomolecular medicine and the medical field across the globe.

Comparing the bioavailability of all other oral vitamin C delivery with Altrient’s oral liposomal delivery is like comparing a squirt gun to a fire hose. Not only am I convinced that the efficacy of Altrient vitamin C far surpasses any traditional oral vitamin C supplement, but my recent personal experience with it suggests that it may sometimes be better than IV injection.

- Dr. Thomas E. Levy – Cardiologist & Author of Primal Panacea

At LivOn Labs, we take quality very seriously. We know that quality issues like contamination are preventable, no matter where the ingredients come from or where the products are made. It all starts with the belief that quality should be built into every product.
We make every Altrient® using three key principles:

1. Start with Exceptional Formulas

Each Altrient® formula spends at least 24 months in research and development, with formulators who have over 25 years of experience in Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET). This may be longer than most liposomal products spend in R&D, but LivOn know this is how long it takes to formulate, make samples and properly monitor the stability of a good formula.
Before a formula is approved, multiple samples of the formula are made using our patented cold process for manufacturing liposomal supplements. Samples are tested at regular intervals for active ingredient content, changes in consistency, and encapsulation efficiency of the active nutrient. After a formula passes the initial testing, larger test batches are made and packaged for long term stability monitoring.
When a formula is finally approved, LivOn are confident it will consistently produce a highly stable liposomal product, with significant encapsulation efficiency and is guaranteed to meet the label claims to the end of its expiry date.

2. Use High Quality Ingredients

Every Altrient® product is made with ingredients that are 100% non-GMO, hexane-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and free of pesticides.
LivOn only work with well-known, qualified suppliers who can provide written proof that each ingredient is made from non-GMO materials. To verify the materials are non-GMO, LivOn routinely test each product for DNA markers. LivOn also require proof that strict quality processes are followed to maintain the integrity of the ingredient.
LivOn use the best ingredients available so you can feel safe taking Altrient® supplements every day.

3. Test Everything

LivOn are dedicated to some of the most demanding safety and quality standards in the industry. LivOn manufacture Altrient in the USA, in facilities that are routinely inspected by the FDA and certified by NSF International for compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Throughout production and packaging, each batch is monitored and tested at critical points for active ingredient content, microbiological agents, heavy metals, and other potential contaminants. Each test is performed in qualified laboratories, using analytical methods that have been approved by nationally recognized organizations like the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) and United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

After each batch is packaged, LivOn evaluate the physical characteristics of each sample, and conduct an additional round of microbiological testing. Finished products are only released after the quality control team team has thoroughly reviewed all of the batch records and determined the product meets our specifications.

Altrient 30-Day Policy

Abundance & Health Ltd stand behind every LivOn product with a 30 day Satisfaction Guarantee. If at any time you feel that you did not receive excellent value from any LivOn product purchased from Abundance & Health Ltd, return the unused portion within 30 days of purchase and we will promptly refund the product's purchase price.