Each of us takes some nutritional supplement every day, most often a vitamin. The speed at which the world works simply does not allow us to take all the necessary nutrients that the body needs in the food form. But have you ever thought about how many vitamins from nutritional supplements can actually be used by our body? Most common (tablet or capsule) vitamins are not absorbed in the small intestine and only a small part of them end up in the bloodstream. Thus, the body uses only a small amount of active substances from these nutritional supplements.
On the contrary, liposomal nutritional supplements are absorbed very efficiently in the intestine and from there they travel to a designated place in the body. Liposomal absorption is around 98%. A substance dissolved in water, e.g. vitamin, is coated with phospholipid nano-bubbles – lecithin liposomes. Liposomes thus represent a revolutionary form of active substance transport. Conventional nutritional supplements and vitamins do not have this option, and their effectiveness is thus significantly limited.
What do liposomes look like?
Liposomes are small microscopic bubbles. Their outer casing is composed of healthy fats. The hollow core can be filled with various substances, such as vitamins. Current clinical studies suggest that liposomes promote the absorption of nutrients with excellent efficacy. Why is that? Active substances, e.g. vitamins, are protected from our digestive enzymes and stomach acids throughout the transfer thanks to the liposomal coating. They travel straight into the small intestine and thus into the bloodstream. The building blocks of liposomes – phospholipids – are a natural part of our cytoplasmic membranes and this way of using nutrients is therefore natural to our body.
Advantages of liposomal technology
· protection of the active substance of vitamins against degradation
· faster and more efficient absorption of vitamins
· higher level of a substance in plasma and better intracellular transport
· vitamins are better tolerated by the digestive system
What to do in case of an acute vitamin deficiency?
In the case of an acute deficiency of a particular vitamin, its intravenous administration is often performed. Vitamins administered „into a vein“ are a good choice for rapid transport, but such administration may not always be easy. The body may not take the vitamin intravenously and there is a risk of infections and overdose. In the absence of vitamins, it is, therefore, advisable to consider their liposomal form. It is a revolutionary form of vitamin uptake into our body, which is fast and effective.