Why is Vitamin C Important?
Vitamin C is a potent water-soluble antioxidant, and even in small amounts can protect us from damage by free radicals. It is vital to immune function and is an essential cofactor in many enzymatic reactions in the body. It is truly our most universal antioxidant.
Intravenous administration of vitamin C has been shown to decrease oxidative stress and, in some instances, improve physiological function in adult humans. Oral vitamin C administration is typically less effective than intravenous, due in part to inferior vitamin C bioavailability. The purpose of a recent study was to determine the efficacy of oral delivery of vitamin C encapsulated in liposomes (Liposomal C). On 4 separate randomly ordered occasions, 11 men and women were administered an oral placebo, or 4 g of vitamin C via oral, oral liposomal, or intravenous delivery. The data indicate that oral delivery of 4 g of Liposomal Vitamin C produces circulating concentrations of vitamin C that are greater than encapsulated oral (non-liposomal) but less than intravenous administration.
So, while Liposomal C is a much better choice than regular Vitamin C, intravenous C gives even a higher concentration in the blood. However, IV Vitamin C can cause damage to the veins and just isn’t for everyone. This is where Liposomal shines; it is easy on the stomach and highly absorbable.
Liposomal C is about 5x as potent as regular oral OR intravenous Vitamin C. Three teaspoons per day (3750mg/day) is nearly equivalent to 10,000mg/day IV – which has advantages in that you can take it everyday. There are 60 teaspoons/bottle.
Liposomal Vitamin C is a vegetarian product that provides 3 forms of vitamin C. Liposomal encapsulation of ingredients represents a new delivery system that appears to offer important advantages over existing methods of delivery. The liposome has hydrophilic and hydrophobic sides offering a fat and water portion, which allows vitamin C to be absorbed through the fat and water-soluble pathways for optimal utilization by the body. Each 8-ounce bottle provides 48 servings. Each serving provides 1250 mg of vitamin C. Liposomal C is especially beneficial for patients who have had gastric bypass surgery or who have general gastro-intestinal dysfunction.
What we give to patients in need of a potent vitamin C option:
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