Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C, 30 packets
Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C is the first choice of people who really understand bioavailability and the importance of high-dose Vitamin C. Right out of the gate all other forms of Vitamin C rapidly crash into an absorption barrier that vastly limits the level of Vitamin C that can enter the bloodstream… and the Vitamin C that doesn’t get absorbed, gets flushed. (Important note: all the Vitamin C in your food is just as restricted by this absorption barrier.)
In stark contrast, the “Smart” Liposomal Nano-spheres® that encapsulate Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C gently slip across the intestinal wall and into the blood. That’s because they are able to completely bypass a very restrictive nutrient transport system that radically limits the bioavailability of all non-liposome encapsulated forms of Vitamin C. A recent clinical trial by world-renowned Vitamin C expert and pharmacologist, Steve Hickey, PhD, shows that Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C is able to produce serum levels of Vitamin C nearly doublemthose thought theoretically possible with any oral form of Vitamin C. This astounding level of bioavailability not only dramatically increases the amount of Vitamin C in the blood, but recent thermographic microscopy mprovides visible evidence that it also aids its entry into individual cells. This is where it matters most – delivery INTO THE CELLS, and not just into the blood.
Try it and you’ll see and feel superior delivery and enhanced results for yourself — guaranteed!
Squeeze the contents of one packet into your favorite juice or other cool beverage. It’s easy to swallow. Within minutes millions of “Smart” Liposomal Nano-Spheres® loaded with Vitamin C will move into your bloodstream and then into your cells. Once there, the “essential” phospholipids and the Vitamin C will be unleashed to perform their powerful work!
Each 0.2 oz. packet of Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C contains 1,000 mg of Vitamin C and 1,000 mg of “essential” phospholipids. It’s the most bio-available, easy-to-swallow Vitamin C supplement on the market.
The Importance of Bioavailability
The process of uptake from the digestive system varies greatly from nutrient to nutrient. Vitamin C is absorbed almost exclusively in the small intestine and requires the presence of transport proteins. For vitamin C, these transport proteins are called sodium-dependent Vitamin C co-transporters (SVCTs). A lack of these proteins produces a corresponding lack of Vitamin C uptake. Published research confirms that SVCTs (transport proteins) tightly regulate Vitamin C bioavailability.
In one study with non-liposome-encapsulated Vitamin C, 19 mg of a 20 mg oral dose entered the bloodstream— a bioavailability of 98%. As the dose size increased beyond 30 mg, the bioavailability decreased drastically. They reported that a dose of 12,000 mg produced a maximum bioavailability of 16%!
A study by the National Institutes of Health reveals an even more restrictive control of non-liposome-encapsulated Vitamin C uptake. It found that a maximum of 200 mg of non-liposome-encapsulated Vitamin C is bioavailable at any given time. What happens to all non-absorbed Vitamin C? It moves into the colon where it is excreted. For some individuals, an excess of Vitamin C in the colon causes several unpleasant symptoms including cramps and diarrhoea.
Cellular uptake is required to obtain maximum
benefit from nutrients. Recent fluorescent
microscopy from laboratory tests with LivOn’s
“Smart” Liposomal Nano-Spheres®, confirms
passage of these liposomes across cellular
membranes and into cultured liver cells. The
bright magenta spots show the uptake of
Once Vitamin C enters the bloodstream, an active transport process is needed for the nutrient to move across any cellular membrane. This process can be just as restrictive as the one that initially limited the nutrient’s entrance into the bloodstream. Much of the Vitamin C that is not actively transported into the cells will be filtered out by the kidneys and passed in the urine.
Liposome encapsulation overcomes all these bioavailability and cellular uptake restrictions because liposomes do not rely on SVCTs or any other carrier transport system. Instead, due to their size and composition, they are able to passively absorb through the intestinal wall and through cellular membranes. As a result,liposome-encapsulated nutrients (like Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C) provide a greatly enhanced bioavailability
(delivery into the bloodstream) and greatly improved delivery into individual cells.
What Are Essential Phospholipids?
Phospholipids are the primary building blocks of cellular membranes. These membranes are the “containers” that hold the living matter within each cell. They also give definition, shape, and protection to many of the substructures (organelles within the cell like the nucleus and mitochondria) within our cells.
In addition to functioning as a skin for each cell — keeping the insides in and the outsides out — phospholipid membranes provide protection from chemicals and pathogens that can derail and/or destroy the necessary life functions that take place within each cell. While performing this function, phospholipid membranes are subject to constant attack from free radicals (oxidants), pathogens, and toxins.
In order to repair the structural damage caused by the continual barrage of toxic substances and pathogens,your body requires a constant supply of phospholipids. The body can synthesize some phospholipid compounds but others must be supplied by the diet. Phospholipids that can only be obtained through dietary intake are called “essential phospholipids.”
Anatomy of a phosphatidylcholine molecule. All
phospholipids have a phosphate group and fatty
acid chains connected by a glycerol group.
Phosphatidylcholine, a class of essential
phospholipids, has two distinguishing
characteristics: 1) a choline head and 2) one of the
fatty acid chains is an omega-6 fatty acid. (KEY —
Gray: carbon atoms; Teal: hydrogen atoms; Blue:
oxygen atoms; Violet: phosphorus atom; Gold:
At the basic level, phospholipids are a phosphate group (phospho) attached to fatty acids (lipids) by means of a glycerol group.
Unlike phosphates, which are attracted to water (hydrophilic), fatty acids are repelled by water (hydrophobic). It is this very love/hate relationship with water that allows phospholipids to form cellular membranes — and liposomes as well.
As phospholipids are exposed to water-based solutions, they automatically align themselves in a double-layer (bilayer) configuration — phosphates toward the water and fatty acids away from the water.
One of the most important and prominent phospholipids in cell membranes is called phosphatidylcholine (PC). At birth up to 90% of cellular membranes are made up of PC. As humans age, the percentage of PC in their cellular membranes can decrease to about 10%. This fact leads many to recommend consistent
supplementation with this essential phospholipid.
Intact PC — as well as its essential fatty acid and choline components — is required for many vital functions in the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. PC and its components are needed for the synthesis of important messenger molecules called prostaglandins which, among other functions, regulate the contraction and relaxation of muscles. Choline is required for the synthesis of intracellular messenger molecules including the neurotransmitters that allow nerve cells to communicate with muscles and each other, and are essential for proper heart and brain function.
What Experts Are Saying
“Comparing the bioavailability of all other oral vitamin C delivery with your oral liposomal delivery is like
comparing a squirt gun to a fire hose. Not only am I convinced that the efficacy of Lypo-Spheric™ 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.”
Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD
Author of Primal Panacea
“Love your liposomal vitamin C product. For many people, my brother included, who cannot tolerate sufficient
ordinary vitamin C, it is a lifesaver.”
Owen Foronow – President, Vitamin C Foundation
“Your liposomal vitamin C takes full advantage of the amazing benefits of liposome encapsulation technology.
Robert D. Milne, MD Author of PC Liposomal Encapsulation Technology
Product Information and Usage
Packets per Carton: 30
Dosage and Use: As a dietary supplement, take one packet 1-2 times per day. For best results snip or tear the notched end off the packet, squeeze into one or more ounces of your favourite cool beverage, drink on an empty stomach, and wait at least 15 minutes before eating. We do not recommend mixing the product with a hot beverage or with any high-speed blenders or food processors.
Storage Instructions: If you ever use a partial packet, reseal the open packet containing the remaining product in an airtight bag or plastic wrap and refrigerate. This will help prevent the oxidation that occurs when the product is left in the open air for long periods of time. After 24 hours, it is recommended that you dispose of the resealed packet. The box containing the remaining packets should be stored in a cool, dry place. Do not
freeze or place the product in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
Shelf Life: The shelf life for Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C is 18 months from the date of manufacture. The expiration date is stamped on the bottom of each box and along the edge of each packet as “L0109/151 X0614″. This means: Lot #109, Batch 151, Expires: June 2014.
Special Notes: Vitamin C in any form can lessen the blood-thinning effects of Coumadin or Warfarin, resulting in a less prolonged prothrombin time. LivOn Labs urges anybody on either of these medications to supplement vitamin C and any other antioxidants under the guidance of their physicians only, so that the desired prolongation of prothrombin time can be achieved over time. Generally, most individuals on such medications can successfully take desirable amounts of vitamin C, but the amount of their Coumadin or
Warfarin typically needs to be increased slightly, with initially more frequent checking of the prothrombin time by their physicians to assure the desirable degree of anticoagulation is achieved and maintained.
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