Absorption Issues? These Supplements Could Be a Solution
Ever heard of liposome-encapsulated supplements? They’re pretty unique and the science behind them is fascinating. Essentially, you can bypass the traditional route that ordinary supplements take – that restrictive nutrient transport system that relies on your digestive system to do most of the work. No, it’s not an injection. You take it orally, but it ends up moving into your bloodstream and straight to your cells.
This is good news for many people, especially those with absorption issues caused by celiac disease. It’s well known in the medical community, including organizations like the National Institutes for Health, that celiac disease can cause poor absorption of nutrients due to the flattening of the lining of the intestines (the villi). If you or someone you know suffers from malabsorption, read on to see how liposome-encapsulated supplements may be a good fit.
What Are Liposome-Encapsulated Supplements?
Liposome-encapsulated supplements are made up of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are enclosed in a double-layered bubble known as a liposome. A liposome protects those nutrients and delivers them to cells throughout the body. Liposomes are made of essential phospholipids, which are the same materials that make up our cell membranes.
Now, what liposomes do is pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream, where they get distributed to cells. Once they’re in the cells, they release their nutrients.
LivOn Labs, a manufacturer of liposome-encapsulated supplements, for which they’ve coined the term Lypo-Spheric Supplements, offers a line of supplements based on which nutrients were difficult to absorb from traditional formulas. These include vitamin C, B complex, Glutathione, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Acetyl L-Carnitine, and Magnesium L-Threonate.
What’s it Like to Take These Supplements?
These supplements come in individually sealed packets. You simply squeeze the supplement into a small amount of liquid (such as water or juice), then drink it quick, like a shot! Yes, it looks a bit odd and might make you apprehensive to take it – is it going to be gooey, chunky … what is this? Don’t worry, it’s easy and it’s not like you’re going to chew it or swish it in your mouth. After a couple doses, you’ll quickly get used to it and will want to continue taking it when you notice results.
Many of the staff here at Gluten Free & More have tried LivOn Labs supplements and our own editor-in-chief, Carol Kicinski, is a huge fan of the vitamin C and takes it regularly. Especially right now, during cold and flu season (and you know, with COVID still making its rounds) there’s never been a better time to start a daily regimen of vitamin C.