Have you experienced the unpleasant stomach upset associated with taking too much traditional vitamin C? It’s common for people to take more vitamin C in the wintertime or other times to support our immunity, but did you know that you can only absorb approximately 20% of traditional vitamin C supplements into our cells and 80% into our colon, leaving us with unpleasant digestive upset and diarrhoea? It’s difficult for our cells to absorb in standard form. Yet, higher doses of vitamin C could contribute to healthier outcomes*.
Liposomal vitamin C, with guardian bubbles of sunflower phosphatidylcholine surrounding this powerful nutrient, provide advanced delivery to the cells. Due to this unique fatty layered carrier mechanism (which mimics the fatty layers of our body cells), the liposomal ‘bubble’ is able to fuse with the same makeup that exists on cell walls. Thus, we absorb far more vitamin c in one dose (up to 90%), which is even superior to IV vitamin C absorption rates, with less cost and time commitment.
Benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C:
- anti-oxidant support for cellular health1
- immunity support2
- joint and bone support through collagen promotion5
- burn, wound, sprain, broken bone support6
- Eye health7
- Cardiovascular health8
* Vitamin C contraindicated in people who carry the G6PD genetic deficiency. Taking vitamin c with this deficiency may contribute to haemolytic anaemia. Also caution for those with naturally high iron blood levels, as taking vitamin c may cause heart health concerns with vitamin c promoting iron absorption. Donating blood may be an option to discuss with your doctor to lessen your Ferritin and iron saturation levels prior to taking vitamin C. Wait for 2-3 hours after taking vitamin c to have foods high in iron if naturally higher iron levels.
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