LIPOSOME ENCAPSULATION

THE SCIENCE OF LIVON LABS

LivOn Labs is the first dietary supplement company to use liposomal encapsulation technology to enhance absorption of critical nutrients.

WHAT ARE LIPOSOMES?

Liposomes are double-layered bubbles that protect and deliver nutrients to cells throughout the body. Liposome-encapsulated supplements offer maximized absorption with every dose by outsmarting your body’s nutrient absorption barriers.

WHAT ARE LIPOSOMES MADE OF?

Liposomes are made of essential phospholipids, the same material that makes up your cells. The phosphate head of phospholipids is hydrophilic; it loves water. The fatty-acid tails (lipids) are hydrophobic; they hate water.

When phospholipids are in a water-based solution, the hydrophobic tails distance themselves from the liquid just like oil separates from vinegar. As the tails turn inward and the heads turn toward the liquid, they form a double-layered membrane, which is nearly identical to the double-layer structure of the membranes that surround each of your cells.

What Do Liposomes Do?

Because of their composition, liposomes can pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream for distribution to the cells. From there, they can assimilate into the cells and through the cell membrane to release the nutrients.

Why Do Liposomes Help Nutrient Absorption?

Absorption from the digestive system varies by nutrient. Vitamin C, for example, is absorbed almost exclusively in the small intestine and requires sodium-dependent vitamin C co-transporter (SVCTs) proteins. Without these proteins, Vitamin C isn’t absorbed.

Liposomal nutrients achieve maximum absorption in the bloodstream and cells by bypassing absorption barriers without relying on transport systems.

HOW DO LIPOSOMES WORK?

The phosphate (source of “phospho” in phospholipid) head of phospholipids is hydrophilic — it loves water — whereas the fatty-acid tails (lipids) are hydrophobic — they hate water.

When phospholipids find themselves in a water-based solution, the hydrophobic tails quickly move to distance themselves from the liquid just like oil separates from vinegar. So, as all the tails turn inward and all the heads turn toward the liquid, they form a double-layered membrane.

Because of this unique composition, liposomes can pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream for distribution to the cells. From there, they can assimilate into the cells and through the cell membrane to release the nutrients.

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