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  • Glynn Pritchett

    Can you please tell me the differences between
    lypo spheric vit C and Lyposomal Vit C
    Is one more effective than the other, could you please explain.

    • Toni (HealthPost)

      Hi Glynn, Our Naturopath advises: Lypo-Spheric is the trademark of another brand’s vitamin C product.
      BioBalance Liposomal Vitamin C uses the same kind of liposomal nanosphere technology to protect and transport vitamin C through the body so it remains intact and is delivered where it’s needed most – directly to the tissues requiring it for cellular repair. This means the vitamin C is not exposed to free radicals and other degrading substances during its transportation through the GI tract and into the bloodstream, and ensures optimal effectiveness with each dose.
      The significant difference with other Vitamin C products on the market is that BioBalance Liposomal Vitamin C uses an all-natural, non-hydrogenated liposome made from a complex of the phospholipids phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidyllethanolamine, sourced from non-genetically modified (non-GMO) sunflower oil. There are no soy products in BioBalance Liposomal Vitamin C. Kind regards, Carolyn

  • Ruth Cole

    I am interested in the process of coating the molecules with phospholipids. I understand that this process is used in drug delivery, but am wondering about your reference to nano-sphere technology. Isn’t it a bit risky producing liposomes at this small a level? I remember reading about the possibility of nano size particles possibly able to pass through tissue to areas the drug or in this case vitamin, is not intended. I understand that liposomes can be manufactured in a variety of sizes, (with in limits of usefulness for delivery of the drug to digestion, or dyes, and cosmetics). Does this product contain nano size particles?
    Thank you.

    • Toni (HealthPost)

      Hi Ruth, Our Naturopath advises the following: Yes, our BioBalance Liposomal Vitamin C does contain nano size particles – they are a uniform 150 nanometres, designed to get the vitamin C where it’s most needed. Vitamin C is such an essential nutrient for humans, and one that our bodies can’t produce so we need good food sources, and often supplemented therapeutic amounts to prevent or treat illness.
      Bioavailability of Vitamin C from foods and supplements is normally restricted by two factors:
      Vitamin C is absorbed almost exclusively in the small intestine, so during its journey through the GI tract digestive acids, enzymes, free radicals and other degrading substances all reduce the amount available to destination cells. Then the presence of a protein-mediated active transport system is needed to move the vitamin C from the bloodstream across the cell membrane into the cell.
      Liposomal technology overcomes both these bioavailability restrictions. A liposome is a double layered bubble of phospholipid nano-particles. BioBalance Liposomal Vitamin C encapsulates the vitamin C in a naturally sourced phospholipid called phosphatidylcholine. Phosphatidylcholines are a major component of lecithin and are found in every cell of the human body.
      The liposomal bubble protects the vitamin C on its way through the digestive system and then it is passively absorbed (due to its small size) through the gut wall into the bloodstream, and is available to individual cells as required. There is no dependence on a mediated transport system to get the vitamin C into the cell, instead the liposome fuses with the cell membrane, releasing the vitamin C where it’s needed.
      I hope this information helps clarify why the small size of the nano-spheres is important for creating the best bioavailability from an oral vitamin C supplement. All the best, Carolyn

  • Joyce Steele

    What is the difference between Lyposomal V C and Lypo-Spheric VC?

    • Toni (HealthPost)

      Hi Joyce, Thanks for your question – it’s a popular one! Please see HealthPost’s reply to Glynn, above, for your answer.

  • You will probably have to include some sodium ascorbate power or pure ascorbic acid powder in your mix to make sure you aren’t getting too much magnesium and (more importantly) calcium as you start taking higher doses of vitamin C. For buffering large doses of ascorbic acid, only sodium (or bicarb soda) is physiologically benign.

  • Gabrielle

    In times, when high dosage is needed, how do I handle Liposomal? Still same dosage? or twice a day? Or no need?
    Thank you for your time

    • Hello Gabrielle. Our apologies for the delay in responding – I forwarded this to our naturopath but she has been out of the office for a few days. Here is her reply …

      I would advise taking twice the recommended amount – ie 2 x 1000mg – is safe, but may not be necessary due to the high absorption rate of liposomes. Far more vitamin C is absorbed into cells than with ordinary supplements, so more is utilised by the body. Customer can judge by body response/symptom improvement how much is effective.

      I hope this is helpful Gabrielle. Best wishes, Anya