Vitamin C fortifies and protects immune cells (1).
It also helps stimulate several specific immune system functions, such as immune cell mobility (2), pathogen killing ability and antibody production required for long-term immunity (3).
Vitamin C is nature’s super-antioxidant. It neutralises free radicals (4) which damage DNA and accellerate the ageing process. Vitamin C is also essential for collagen synthesis, bone mineralisation, cell repair and tissue regeneration.
Vitamin C helps eliminate a slew of nasty toxins from the body, including the by-products of viral & bacterial infections and a range of contaminants that we come in contact with in day-to-day life.
Evidence shows Vitamin C can help reverse toxicity induced by lead exposure (5), and can protect against various other toxins including bacterial pathogens (6), metal oxide nanoparticles (7), and a range of endotoxins (8).
Liposomal encapsulation technology is used to generate tiny spherical packages, which surround the vitamin C and assist in absorption efficiency.
Regular vitamin C supplements typically offer ~ 0.5 – 1 grams of vitamin C per dose. This is because without encapsulation, higher amounts tend to loosen the bowels and are quickly eliminated (vitamin C attracts water to the GI tract).
Liposomal formulations on the other hand, provide a convenient way to deliver much higher quantities of vitamin C, with good bowel tolerance and a more gradual release, all without the need for intravenous (IV) infusions.
Our process uses state-of-the-art techniques to produce high quality liposomes. We use phospholipids sourced from non-GMO sunflowers, high purity sodium L-ascorbate (vitamin C) and pure water.
Every care is taken to ensure our liposome suspensions are free from fluoridation, chlorination and other contaminants.
Alcohol is added as a preservative to increase the shelf-life of the product. Depending on the product, extracts of organic turmeric or organic ginger are added for increased potency.
Every batch is subject to laboratory testing to ensure the highest quality liposomes are present.
The vitamin C (sodium ascorbate) content of our formulations is ~5g per 20 mL (4.5 g ascorbic acid equivalent)
Sunflower lecithin: The good stuff
Sunflower-sourced phospholipids are obtained from non-GMO sunflowers, which require very little use of herbicides or pesticides.
Sunflower products typically produce virtually no allergies and result in a smoother tasting, nutritious mix.
Soy Lecithin: The not-so-good stuff
Soy-sourced phospholipids can contain harmful substances such as phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens interrupt normal hormone signalling, which can lead to health problems such as sexual dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction and increased risk of cancer.
The majority of soy products produced worldwide are made using GMO soy. This soy is modified to be resistant to a powerful herbicide known as glyphosate. The result of this modification is that farmers can apply large amounts of glyphosate to the crop, leading to significant residues in the soy products.
Peer-reviewed scientific reports
- High dietary intake of vitamin C suppresses age-related thymic atrophy and contributes to the maintenance of immune cells in vitamin C-deficient senescence marker protein-30 knockout mice. Uchio, R.; Hirose, Y.; Murosaki, S.; Yamamoto, Y.; Ishigami, A., The British Journal of Nutrition, 2015, 113 (4), 603-9
- Ascorbic acid, neutrophil function, and the immune response. Leibovitz, B.; Siegel, B. V., International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research., 1978, 48 (2), 159-64.
- Effects of ascorbic acid on neutrophil function. Studies on normal and chronic granulomatous disease neutrophils. Patrone, F.; Dallegri, F.; Bonvini, E.; Minervini, F.; Sacchetti, C., Acta Vtaminologica et Enzymologica, 1982, 4 (1-2), 163-8.
- Iron induced genotoxicity: attenuation by vitamin C and its optimization. Parveen, N.; Ahmad, S.; Shadab, G. G., Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2014, 7 (3), 154-8.
- Vitamin C reverses lead-induced deficits in hippocampal synaptic plasticity in rats. Karamian, R.; Komaki, A.; Salehi, I.; Tahmasebi, L.; Komaki, H.; Shahidi, S.; Sarihi, A., Brain Research Bulletin, 2015, 116, 7-15
- Vitamin C and the treatment of tetanus. Hemila, H., Annals of African medicine, 2010, 9 (2), 108-9;
- Ascorbic acid attenuates acute pulmonary oxidative stress and inflammation caused by zinc oxide nanoparticles. Fukui, H.; Iwahashi, H.; Endoh, S.; Nishio, K.; Yoshida, Y.; Hagihara, Y.; Horie, M., Journal of Occupational Health, 2015, 57 (2), 118-25;
- Protective effects of vitamin C, alone or in combination with vitamin A, on endotoxin-induced oxidative renal tissue damage in rats. Kanter, M.; Coskun, O.; Armutcu, F.; Uz, Y. H.; Kizilay, G.,The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, 2005, 206 (2), 155-62
- The Genetics of Vitamin C Loss in Vertebrates. Drouin, G.; Godin, J.-R.; Pagé, B., Current Genomics, 2011, 12 (5), 371-378.
- Choline, an essential nutrient for humans. Zeisel, S. H.; Dacosta, K. A.; Franklin, P. D.; Alexander, E. A.; Lamont, J. T.; Sheard, N. F.; Beiser, A., Faseb J. 1991, 5, 2093-2098.
- Essential phospholipids in the treatment of alcohol-related liver disease: clinical and experimental study. Butov, M. A.; Vasilevskaia, A. S.; Maslova, O. A.; Mnikhovich, M. B., Experimental & Clinical Gastroenterology, 2014, 28-32.
- Choline deficiency – a cause of heptatic steatosis during parenteral-nutrition that can be reversed with intravenous choline supplementation. Buchman, A. L.; Dubin, M. D.; Moukarzel, A. A.; Jenden, D. J.; Roch, M.; Rice, K. M.; Gornbein, J.; Ament, M. E., Hepatology, 1995, 22, 1399-1403.
- Aluminum and Glyphosate Can Synergistically Induce Pineal Gland Pathology: Connection to Gut Dysbiosis and Neurological Disease. Seneff, S.; Swanson, N.; Li, C., Agricultural Sciences, 2015, 06, 42-70.