Description Usage Supplement Facts LIPOSOMAL VITAMIN C – Powerful Vitamin C supplement for optimal wellness* Top-selling liposomal Vitamin C supplement since 2004 Scientifically proven to raise Vitamin C plasma levels 2X previously thought possible†† Clinically shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in 4 weeks‡ LIPOSOMAL VITAMIN C BENEFITS Your body can only absorb as much oral Vitamin C as your limited number of nutrient transporters can carry — from the digestive system to the bloodstream, and then from the bloodstream to the cells. The amount of non-liposomal Vitamin C absorbed in the blood decreases dramatically as the dose size increases. Of a 20 mg dose, 19 mg (98%) can be absorbed. Of a 12,000 mg dose, only 16% (1,920 mg) is absorbed, with all that excess causing some major gastric distress when it leaves the body. Vitamin C is water-soluble, so your body can’t store any excess when it gets left behind in either the blood or the digestive system. That’s why so much of the vitamin content from pills, powders, and even foods is passed as waste. And where it gets abandoned dictates the way your body passes it. Using patented technology, we wrap the Vitamin C in double-layered phospholipid spheres (liposomes) that protect the vitamin through the digestive system and transport it into the bloodstream for absorption in the cells. So, you get all the benefits of high-dose Vitamin C without the gastric distress. WHAT IS LIPOSOMAL VITAMIN C? Liposomal Vitamin C is sodium ascorbate wrapped in microscopic double-layered bubbles made of essential phospholipids that transport the vitamin into the bloodstream and the cells. In layman’s terms, liposomal Vitamin C offers a better way to absorb Vitamin C. This "bubble" is known as a liposome. It’s made of dietary phospholipids that are critical to our overall health, but that our bodies do not produce. The phospholipids are compounds with phosphate heads and fatty acid tails. The phosphate heads are attracted to water while the fatty acid tails are repelled by water. When phospholipids are in water, the tails turn away while the heads turn toward the water. The phospholipids form a double layered sphere that is nearly identical to the membranes that surround each of your cells. When you put a water-soluble nutrient, like Vitamin C, into the water (or water-based solution), the phospholipids form this double-layered bubble around the nutrient, encapsulating it. Thus the term liposomal encapsulation. The liposomes give liposomal vitamin c a liquid or gel-like consistency. Because of this composition, liposomal Vitamin C can pass from the intestinal wall into the bloodstream. The liposomes then carry the Vitamin C to the cells. Due to their composition nearly matching that of the cell membrane, the liposome can assimilate into the cell membrane and drop off the Vitamin C in the cell where it is needed. WHY USE LIPOSOMAL VITAMIN C? Vitamin C is difficult to absorb in high doses. It’s water-soluble, so your body can’t store it. You just excrete any excess. When you take traditional Vitamin C supplements, you need transporter proteins (SCVT) to carry the Vitamin C from the small intestine to the bloodstream. Then you need more transporter proteins to carry it from the bloodstream to the cells. The problem is that you don’t always have a lot of these transporter proteins, so when you take a large dose of Vitamin C from a regular supplement, most of the Vitamin C cannot get rides on the transporter proteins. The Vitamin C gets stuck in the intestines and gets excreted, which is why many people who take large doses of Vitamin C experience gastric upset. Much of the rest of the Vitamin C gets left behind in the bloodstream from where it is excreted, leading to the “vitamins are just expensive urine” comment. Liposomal Vitamin C bypasses this restrictive nutrient transport system and offers a better way to absorb vitamin c from oral supplements. VITAMIN C SUPPLEMENT BENEFITS SUPPORTS NATURAL COLLAGEN PRODUCTION* – Vitamin C is required to produce collagen, the protein responsible for firm, youthful skin as well as healthy joints, gut lining, and muscles. If you’re only getting the minimum amount of Vitamin C (the RDA), your body won’t have enough for making collagen.* IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTH* – Numerous processes in your immune system require Vitamin C to function at their optimal levels. The powerful nutrient supports antibodies, white blood cells, and your body’s natural defense system against pathogens.* Liposomal Vitamin C provides a powerful way to fortify the front lines of the immune system. According to a 2019 study, white blood cells absorbed 50% more Vitamin C from our Lypo-Spheric® Vitamin C supplement than a Vitamin C powder.‡‡ PROTECTION FROM THE EFFECTS OF STRESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE* – Chronic stress and environmental elements produce free radicals that can wreak havoc on our bodies. As an antioxidant, Vitamin C neutralizes these free radicals (also known as reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress) to keep your cells healthy.* ††Hickey S., Roberts H, Miller N, (2008), “Pharmacokinetics of oral vitamin C” Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine July 31. ‡LivOn Labs, Princeton Consumer Research (2014) A Double-blind, Home-Use Study in Approximately 45 Healthy Volunteers with Aging, Non-Firm Skin to Assess the Efficacy of Different Treatment Dosages of a Vitamin C Dietary Supplement Compared to a Placebo Control Group. ‡‡ Mikirova N., Levy, T., Hunninghake, R. (2019), “The Levels of Ascorbic Acid in Blood and Mononuclear Blood Cells After Oral Liposome-Encapsulated and Oral Non-Encapsulated Vitamin C Supplementation, Taken Without and with IV Hydrocortisone” Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, March 2019. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggested Use Adults: As a dietary supplement, take one packet 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Take on an empty stomach Tear packet at the notches Squeeze the entire contents of the liposomal Vitamin C packet into 1–3 oz. of a cool beverage Swallow in one gulp like a shot Wait at least 15 minutes before eating Contents of packet will not dissolve Do not mix the Lypo-Spheric® Vitamin C with hot beverages or in a blender as this could damage the liposomes. Store at room temperature. Do not freeze or place the product in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. If you open a packet and do not consume all of it, place the packet in an airtight bag or plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 24 hours. If you are pregnant, nursing, or undergoing treatment for a medical condition, please consult your healthcare professional before using this product. Keep out of the reach of children. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving size: 1 packet (5.7 ml)Servings per container: 30 Ingredients Amount %DV* Calories 15 Total Fat 1g 1% Total Carbohydrate 1g <1% Vitamin C (as sodium ascorbate) 1,000 mg 1,111% Sodium (as sodium ascorbate) 160 mg 7% Essential Phospholipids (from soy lecithin) Phosphatidylcholine (PC) 1,000 mg500 mg †† Other Ingredients: Purified water, Alcohol (preservative), Citric acid * % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.† Daily Value not established. Contains Phospholipids derived from soy.