Vitamin C supplements are among the most widespread nutraceuticals in the world, the positive action of this micronutrient on the immune system is in fact now common knowledge.
However, not everyone knows that vitamin C has many more beneficial properties than you think, especially if you choose to take it in the form of liposomal Vitamin C.
In this article we will explore the benefits and virtues of vitamin C and we will delve into how liposomal technology can be useful on a healing and nutritional level, but we will also dispel some false myths!
What is the difference between Vitamin C and liposomal Vitamin C?
From a chemical point of view, vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid or ascorbate and is a water-soluble vitamin.
This means that it must be taken in through food, because the human body (unlike many animals) is not able to produce it independently or accumulate it internally.
Fortunately, vitamin C is found in many fresh foods, especially of plant origin, such as fruit and vegetables.
So what to eat to take Vitamin C?
The varieties that offer the greatest supply of Vitamin C are: oranges, lemons and clementines, acerola, strawberries, currants and many types of berries, kiwis, but also tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cabbage, spinach and many other fruits and vegetables.
It is therefore not difficult to find this nutrient in nature, provided that the foods are consumed raw or cooked at low temperatures and within a few days (maximum 4).
Vitamin C is in fact thermosensitive, as well as water-soluble, this means that it dissolves in liquids, and if foods are cooked in water all of its properties are lost.
Let’s now see what the role of this precious substance is within the organism.
What is vitamin C used for?
Vitamin C participates in the synthesis of collagen, amino acids and hormones as well as numerous metabolic reactions.
The antioxidant power of vitamin C is well known, as is its ability to strengthen the immune system and fight free radicals.
However, its anti-tumor properties are less known; vitamin C has also proven to be effective in the prevention of tumors by inhibiting the synthesis of carcinogenic substances.
But is vitamin C really effective in protect against colds?
Drinking orange juice in large quantities at the onset of flu symptoms is common practice. In reality, research has highlighted that colds cannot be treated with vitamin C as it has no therapeutic properties.
While a correct and regular intake of vitamin C can be useful for shortening the duration of colds and flu.
However, the properties of this precious micronutrient do not stop here.
In Europe, the European Food Safety Authority allows these claims according to which Vitamin C:
- Supports the immune system.
- Promotes the absorption of iron and increases its level in the blood.
- Contributes to collagen synthesis and skin health.
- Contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E.
- Strengthens immunity during and after physical effort and against the cold.
- Contributes to normal energy metabolism.
- Helps reduce fatigue.
- Supports the health of: bones, cartilage, gums, teeth and blood vessels.
- Has a positive influence on the nervous system.
- Contributes to normal psychological function.
- Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative damage.
This is why liposomal Vitamin C or Lipo Vitamin C was born, because it represents an effective solution for improving the bioavailability of Vitamin C, increasing the body’s ability to absorb and/or retain it.
Vitamin C and liposomal Vitamin C for the skin
The skin is an actual organ and it is important to protect it from external agents, not only with cosmetics and sun filters, but also by providing the body with the right nutrients.
Some vitamins, in fact, are essential to protect against the damage caused by UVA and UVB rays, such as premature aging, skin blemishes and the formation of free radicals.
Among the skin’s best allies we find vitamin C, which as we have already said, stimulates the synthesis of new collagen and is a scavenger vitamin, capable of neutralizing the feared free radicals.
But not only that, vitamin C is very beneficial for the skin also because:
- Reduces skin blemishes
- Gives facial skin an even complexion
- Counteracts skin aging
- Relieves skin inflammation
- Promotes the rapid recovery of the skin from sunburn and solar erythema
So how can we integrate vitamin C in the best way? How to take liposomal vitamin c?
As mentioned above, like all water-soluble vitamins, Vitamin C is not synthesized by the body, therefore it must be taken through diet or through a good food supplement.
What is liposomal vitamin C and what is it for?
Liposomal vitamin C, in particular, is the most effective form because it is perfectly absorbed by the tissues, resulting in greater effectiveness and bioavailability.
In fact, liposomes are spherical micro-particles, capable of incorporating the active ingredient within a phospholipid shell and improving its absorption by the organism.
Liposomal Vitamin C is therefore a real concentrate of Vitamin C!
What is liposomal technology and why liposomal supplements are more effective: the Lipo Vitamin C
The spherical vesicles of liposomes were first discovered in the mid-1960s and about ten years later the idea of using them to facilitate the transport of active ingredients to specific organs and tissues was born.
Among the properties of liposomes stand out: strength, stability, resistance to damage and ability to self-regenerate.
Furthermore, their ability to retain a variety of substances inside is remarkable: from inorganic ions and low molecular weight organic compounds to large proteins and nucleic acids.
Thanks to the unique ability to penetrate tissues, liposomal vesicles solve many problems related to the absorption of food supplements, as well as cosmetology and dermatology.
Their use therefore allows to increase the therapeutic index of the remedies, the composition of which can have a toxic effect.
In this case, the liposomal layer acts as a kind of depot, protecting the substance from adverse factors and at the same time preventing the excess of toxic substances in the body.
The liposomal technology used in the preparation of oral food supplements provides an optimal concentration of the active ingredients and greater bioavailability: the same obviously also applies to liposomal Vitamin C, which is more easily absorbed by the body.
In this way the tissues receive the right amount of nutrients resulting in greater effectiveness of the treatment.
Finally, we would like to remind you that Geber distributes certified quality liposomal vitamins. Visit the Nutraceuticals page, under the Liposomal Products section you will find the complete list.
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