WHY LIVON LABS OVER OTHER LIPOSOMAL SUPPLEMENTS?
When the goal is efficient high-dose oral delivery of critical nutrients, LivOn Labs is a category of one. We engineered every facet of our product from the ingredients to the packaging to provide you a better way to absorb vitamins and nutrients.
SINGLE-DOSE PACKETS PROTECT SUPPLEMENTS FROM DEGRADATION.
Liposomal supplements must be protected from heat and oxygen to protect its stability. You can spot a deteriorating liposomal product if it is separating into layers.
One way to enhance the stability of a liposomal product is through uni-dose packaging. Many liposomal products are sold in bottles. Opening the bottle to remove a dose exposes the remaining product to heat, light, and oxygen. This
LIQUID CONSISTENCY INDICATES A TRUE LIPOSOMAL SUPPLEMENT.
Buying a liposomal product in a capsule may sound like a good idea — no unpleasant taste, less packaging waste, lower cost — but the product likely doesn’t contain liposome-encapsulated nutrients.
For a liposomal product to contain liposomes, it needs water. As Pharmaceutical Sciences professors Vladimir P. Torchilin, Ph.D., and Volkmar Weissig, Ph.D., write in their definitive text Liposomes: A Practical Approach, “In order to produce liposomes (of whatever kind), lipid molecules must be introduced into an aqueous environment.” Water is the most common aqueous material in liposomal supplements.
Review the ingredient list of any “liposomal” capsule product, and see if you find water. Without water — and a bona fide liposomal manufacturing process — there are no liposomes.
TEASPOON DOSAGE SIZE ACCOMMODATES THE PROPER RATIO OF PHOSPHOLIPIDS TO NUTRIENTS.
Liposomal supplements must have at least an equal ratio of phospholipids to key nutrients to have sufficient material to encapsulate the nutrient. 1,000 mg of Vitamin C and 1,000 mg of phospholipids, along with the necessary amount of water for proper liposome formation, will fill a teaspoon (5mL).
Upon analysis of many commercial and homemade products, we found that many are emulsions. This means the nutrients are mixed with a small amount of low-quality phospholipids or lecithin, and contain few
How to tell a liposomal supplement from an emulsion
Some companies make emulsions and call them “Liposomal Supplements” because emulsions are easy and inexpensive to produce. Whether they believe they have products encapsulated in liposomes is unknown.
You can spot an emulsion masquerading as a liposomal supplement by the
A low-volume dosage means that the product doesn’t contain enough phospholipids or water to make proper liposomes.
If you take an emulsion that contains lecithin and a nutrient like Vitamin C, you may see good results since both components are excellent supplements. You will not experience the potentially exceptional results offered by products using real Liposomal Encapsulation Technology.
PHOSPHOLIPIDS EXTRACTED FROM NON-GMO SOY
LECTHIN MAKE STRONG LIPOSOMES.
Stable liposomes that can encapsulate nutrients without easily breaking apart require phospholipids from refined sources that have natural high percentages of Phosphatidylcholine (PC) and Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE).
Some products are made with low-quality soy lecithin, which does not have the proper percentage of PC or PE to make liposomes. This type of lecithin is typically used as a food additive, and should not be used in liposomal supplements.
A sign of low-quality phospholipids is a lumpy or gritty texture, which indicates that the nutrients are leaking from the liposomes and forming crystals.
We have always found that phospholipids extracted from non-GMO soy lecithin work the best for high-quality, affordable liposomal supplements. While a high intake of unrefined soy ingested as food may contain tiny amounts of undesirable substances, the intake of refined and purified phospholipids derived from soy lecithin does not pose such a risk. We have not found any evidence of anyone being harmed by the regular intake of phospholipids extracted from non-GMO soy lecithin.
RIGOROUS TESTING YIELDS A BETTER QUALITY PRODUCT.
We manufacture all our products in the USA in a facility that complies with Good Manufacturing Processes.
Each LivOn Labs formula spends at least two years in research and development, with formulators who have over 25 years of experience in Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET). When a formula is approved, we are confident it will consistently produce a stable liposomal product, with superior encapsulation efficiency.
After each batch is packaged, we evaluate the physical characteristics of each sample, then conduct an additional round of testing for active ingredient content and microbiological agents. We only release finished products after our Quality team has reviewed all of the batch records and determined the product meets our exact specifications.
Transparent, consistent pricing is based on
costs of procuring the best ingredients.
Yes, our products cost more than traditional pills or powders. If you calculate the cost per milligram of nutrient you can absorb from the supplements (which is really all that matters), you’ll find that our products are a better deal.
But that is not the reason for the higher price.
Sourcing non-GMO phospholipids
The disparity between our product prices reflect the differences in the costs of the raw ingredients. For example, the racemic R form of Alpha Lipoic Acid is significantly more expensive than the synthetic S form used in most dietary supplements. The R form also has significantly higher bioavailability than the S form, which is why we use it in our supplements.
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