Liposomal Vitamin C: Your Body’s Missing Puzzle PieceMar 28, 2019
Vitamin C… SO much more than a glass of OJ in the morning! Vitamin C is a major co-factor to multiple systems in your body and could be the missing link in achieving optimal health. Now, before you go buy a bottle of Vitamin C, I encourage you to listen to this episode where I discuss the differences between Vitamin C and Liposomal Vitamin C, how Vitamin C deficiencies have manifested themselves today and the benefits and potential side effects of Vitamin C.
WHAT IS VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C is known as a broad spectrum antioxidant that can protect the cell structures and DNA from free radical damage along with being essential for collagen synthesis and we’re back to talking about fascia 😉
Vitamin C is a co-factor to so many systems of the body which is why it plays such a huge role in your health! But keep in mind that everything in the body is connected and that low vitamin C could just be a piece of the symptom that you are dealing with.
3 NEW WAYS TO THINK ABOUT SCURVY
Research shows us that there is an estimated 25-35% of people in the United States that are deficient in vitamin C. These deficiencies in vitamin C can lead to scurvy. In a clinical case from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, there are three new ways to think of scurvy.
- Crohn’s Disease
- Anorexia and drug addiction
- Social Isolation
Scurvy can also lead to symptoms such as bone pain, heart failure and GI symptoms but can be improved by immediate vitamin C supplementation.
Take this information with a grain of salt and know that with any symptom, there is something that you can do to start improving your health.
LIPOSOMAL VITAMIN C
As you listen to my experience with liposomal vitamin C in this episode, I want you to keep in mind that vitamin C may not be the only missing piece to your puzzle... but it's a big piece to a lot of puzzles out there.
"Phospholipids are the primary building blocks of cellular membranes. These membranes are the containers that hold the living matter within each cell." - LiveOn Labs
About 50% of our cells are made up of phospholipids (or phosphatidylcholine to be more specific). At birth 90% of our cell is made up of phosphatidylcholine, but as we age that number decreases. This is where adding in supplementation support could help at a cellular level.
WHY IS LIPOSOMAL IMPORTANT?
"Liposomal can be absorbed passively through the intestinal wall and through cellular membranes. As a result, liposomal nutrients achieve maximum bioavailability in the bloodstream and cells.” - LiveOn Labs
This means that the body is getting better absorption through liposomal technology then just taking a vitamin C chewable tablet. Dr. Thomas Levy, author of Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins, states that one gram of liposomal vitamin C is approximately equal to 15 grams of ascorbic acid vitamin C.
Capsules don't allow maximum body absorption in comparison to liposomal. That being said, liposomal technology isn't the same with every company. I highly recommend the two companies found at the bottom of this post as they are of top quality for you and your family.
You can find related recommended dosages here!
WHAT ELSE DOES VITAMIN C DO?
“Vitamin C is required for the biosynthesis of collagen, L-carnitine, and certain neurotransmitters; vitamin C is also involved in protein metabolism.” - National Institutes of Health
Because vitamin C is a co-factor to so many systems of the body, this is could be the missing link to how those systems are operating.
VITAMIN C PLAYS A ROLE IN:
- Immune Function
- Infections (even reversal of sepsis)
- Iron Absorption
- Collagen Synthesis
- Bone Synthesis + Overall Bone Health
- Muscle Strength + Recovery
VITAMIN C AIDS IN:
- Reducing Blood Glucose + Improves Glycosylated Hemoglobin In Type 2 Diabetes
- Lowering Blood Pressure
- Antihistamine Affect
- Improving Allergies
- Reducing Stress
- Reducing Bruising
- Wound Healing
- Decreasing Stress
- Reduction of Cancers
- Prevention of Osteoporosis
- Prevention/Minimizing of Fractures in the Elderly
- Gum Health
- Increasing Bone Density
- Premature Aging
- Neurotransmitter Synthesis
Supplement pulsing is when you take a higher dose of a supplement for a couple of days or weeks, then take a break from that supplement for a period of time, then begin again.
I love supplement pulsing with liposomal vitamin C and vitamin C capsules because you are able to pay attention to how your body reacts on the high dosage vs. lower dosage. Work your way into taking a high dose and space them out throughout your day once you reach that maximum dosage.
There are times where I think it’s important to experiment with supplement pulsing, such as when you’re traveling to help boost up your immune system, recovering from an injury or if you start increasing the intensity of your workouts.
NEGATIVES OF TAKING A HIGH DOSAGE OF VITAMIN C
Now, I did take some time to look through research to find any negatives of taking a high dosage of vitamin C. One negative was kidney stones and this didn’t come from liposomal vitamin C, it came from ascorbic acid vitamin C. The other negative was taking a higher dosage of non-liposomal vitamin C could also cause GI distress, so make sure any higher doses come from a liposomal form.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
LIPOSOMAL VITAMIN C RECOMMENDATIONS
- LiveOn Labs Liposomal Vitamin C
- The Vitamin C Foundation True-Liposomal Vitamin C
- Pure Synergy - Pure Radiance C (not liposomal, but great to take while supplementation pulsing)
- Related Recommended Dosages
- Fascia + Collagen… The Dynamic Duo
- David Lesondak, Fascia: What It Is and Why It Matters
- Collagen: Your Natural Anti-Aging Solution
- Going To The Source Of Disease: Your Gut
- Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins by Thomas Levy
- High-Dose Vitamin C: A Risk For Persons With Higher Iron Stores? - PubMed
- Intravenous Vitamin C Is A Cancer Killer The FDA Still Wants To Ban - Health Nut News
- Liposome Encapsulation - LiveOn Labs
- Phospholipids - LiveOn Labs
- Severe Scurvy: An Underestimated Disease - European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
- Supplementation of Vitamin C Reduces Blood Glucose... - PMC
- The 6 Important Roles of Vitamin C - Abundance & Health
- The Roles and Mechanisms of Actions of Vitamin C in Bone: New Developments - PMC
- Understanding Iron Homeostasis... - American Society of Hematology
- Vitamin C - National Institutes of Health
- Vitamin C - Oregon State University
- Vitamin C - The University of Michigan Medicine
- Vitamin C: Research Update - Current Sports Medicine Reports
- Vitamins For Bone Health - American Bone Health
Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase by using the link. Please understand that I recommend these products because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decided to buy.
The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regiment or purchasing any product(s).