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All you need to know about liposomal vitamins

Published on:10 May 2021, 09:21am IST
There are several supplements available in the market today, but there’s none like liposomal vitamins. These are encased in liposomes that contain healthy fat particles, phospholipids, as well as water-soluble vitamins and minerals. Read on to know more
Geetika Sachdev
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These vitamins are easily absorbed by your cell membranes. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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When it comes to health and fitness, there’s a ton of information you can find on the web. The problem is you don’t know what’s right or wrong, and more often than not, that causes us to fall prey to false claims. 

Well, we understand your fears, which is why we are here to tell you more about a certain kind of trendy supplement — yes, we are talking about liposomal vitamins. But before we get down to the other details, let’s first understand what these vitamins are. You could call them the ‘superhero’ of supplements, because they are created in a way that they get directly absorbed into the cells. 

Liposomal vitamins are encased in liposomes that contain healthy fat particles, phospholipids, as well as water-soluble vitamins and minerals. Yes, you heard it right. Unlike other supplements, they don’t use capsules or tablets to deliver nutrition. That means this supplement is more effective than others! 

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Did you know certain supplements work best when taken together? Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Pauline Jose, an expert who is also a part of the pH Labs Proactive Health care team, writes in an article, “The liposomal technology of delivering drugs has been around since the ’60s. The technology has been used as a delivery system for vaccines and gene therapies (both injected) in addition to supplements, taken orally.”

What are liposomes?

We’ve already established that liposomes give these vitamins their names, but for better understanding, it’s essential to know that they are made up of phospholipids, which make up cell membranes. It is made up of the same material as cell membranes, and it is this quality that helps them get better absorbed. That’s because they bond with these membranes, almost instantly! 

Its effectiveness is further testified by Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal that states that liposomal vitamins have the potential to increase intracellular delivery. Moreover, it has a high bioavailability and absorption, in comparison to other supplements. 

How do they benefit you?

Just like other vitamin supplements, this variety offers various benefits but at a larger scale. They help to build your immunity, boost collagen production, increase the production of proteins, and fight off free radical damage in the body. The biggest difference is vitamins in liposomes help your body to absorb the nutrients more effectively. 

With covid-19 spreading its wings far and wide, taking these supplements can help you in a big way. They speed up the production of essential antibodies. In some cases, liposomal vitamins are also used, as part of cancer treatment.

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Vitamins are the way to battle covid-19. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

These vitamins are also helpful to enhance your brain and heart health. Our nerve cells need certain enzymes to make the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, along with carnitine, creatine, tyrosine, and myelin. If your brain doesn’t receive these nutrients, it won’t function properly. 

Most of the time, doctors advise people to take these supplements, once a day. You could gulp it down with water or have it with a smoothie or even coffee — the choice is all yours! 

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.