The name liposome is derived from the two Greek words ‘lipos,’ meaning fat, and ‘soma,’ meaning body. It essentially is a tiny bubble (vesicle) made out of the same material as a cell membrane. Membranes are usually made of phospholipids, which have a hydrophilic head group and a Hydrophilic tail group.
Liposomal technology allows the formulation of water-insoluble ingredients into oil/water emulsions. The phospholipids protect the active ingredient to help it reach targeted destinations in the body. When an active substance is encapsulated in a liposome, it can be protected from degradation in the body. Therefore, the substance can move inside the body for a more extended period of time, which increases the likelihood that the active substance will be absorbed into the body as required.
Liposomal ingredients can be powder or liquid in nature. Some studies suggest the body better absorbs liposomal ingredients and that more than one substance can be loaded into a liposome to make them work synergistically.
They have the unique ability to hold active substances – including medicines and supplements – both in their aqueous interior as well as their lipid bilayer. This makes liposomes attractive as both a pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical drug delivery system.
Some studies reveal that liposomes can transport active ingredients to their desired location and increase the bioavailability of ingredients in the body. This affects the liposomal protection of the active substance against degradation as it passes through the stomach and intestine. This allows different ways to produce a liposomal form in active substances, such as injections, Breathing in vapour, and simply an oral intake.
We at ProTec create liquids and spray doses as it is the less invasive route, with almost everyone taking an oral supplement. Liposome products such as liposome vitamin supplements can significantly benefit people without going down any major drastic routes.
The only slight disadvantage of the oral route is that the liposomes have to pass through the stomach and intestine, which has a reasonably hostile environment affecting any stability of the liposomal products.
The good news is, however, that a great deal of research has been undertaken to engineer liposomes that pass through the stomach and intestine in an intact form, which lead to studies suggesting that the body better absorbs liposomal ingredients; an example of this is: –
- Liposomal VITAMIN C
Studies have shown that administering a liposomal vitamin C leads to a higher than usual rise in vitamin C levels in the blood. The Highest form would be Intravenous; oral administration of liposomal vitamin C leads to a slightly lower level than Intravenous, but still far higher blood levels than a non-liposomal vitamin C.
Liposomal products are a safe and natural way to increase your herbal and vitamin supplementation needs, and we at ProTec have many varieties and option for you to explore.
We are able to produce as low at 500 units of the Liposomal products and the categories range from the following:
- General wellbeing
- Eye Health
- Skin Health
The possibilities are endless and we can help provide you with a high quality finished product.
If you have any questions about these products or any other products in our range or would like to request a sample, please do get in touch.