09 Apr Liposomal Vitamin C Versus Regular Vitamin C
Is liposomal vitamin C better than regular vitamin C? Is it worth the extra expense? I’ve asked those questions myself + wanted to answer those for you today! Vitamin C sales are ROCKIN’ right now due to COVID-19. Literally. Vitamin C is like a diamond right now. A rare beauty.
Liposomal vitamin C is a little different in the way that it’s packaged. The vitamin C is in this little liposome, which are composed of phospholipids. When something is encompassed into this phospholipid bilayer, it’s able to directly connect to the cell and release what it’s carrying, in this case vitamin C.
Therefore, this type of vitamin C will be directly absorbed via the small intestine cells and bypassing the regular absorption way of vitamin C and you’ll be able to intake MORE of the vitamin C with this method.
The regular way vitamin C absorbs is using SVCT2 transporter. This transporter will facilitate the absorption of vitamin C, but only to some extent and the rest will be excreted into your urine. So, if you’re supplementing with ascorbic acid/eating a vitamin C rich food, this will be the way that the vitamin C gets inside the cell.
There was way more vitamin C that was circulating in the body compared to regular vitamin C in a study. IV vitamin C actually bypasses all of this. If you want it in a handy dandy equation ->
IV Vitamin C > Liposomal Vitamin C > Regular Vitamin C
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