Liposomal
Encapsulation
Technology

Supplements are a waste of money...

There’s no point in taking a supplement if your body simply degrades and excretes the contents before the nutrients have a chance to do any good.

That is a waste of money.

If you are taking supplements, you are taking them for a reason. You are either looking to address a specific health concern or you want to optimise your overall health and well-being.

How easily a nutrient can be absorbed by the body and how quickly it enters the circulatory system is the driving force behind the innovation of liposomal encapsulation and lipolife.

Why Liposomal Encapsulation?

Digestion. The digestive process starts in the mouth.

Your saliva contains special enzymes such as amylase, lysozyme and lingual lipase which, as you chew, help to begin breaking down starch and fats in the food. Once swallowed, food travels down the oesophagus and enters your stomach, a bath of more enzymes and acid. Stomach acid, also known as hydrochloric acid, needs to be strong enough to continue the digestive process and dissolve food into a pulp for onward journey into the small intestine and absorption through the intestinal lining.

As well as its role in digestion, your stomach acid also acts as the first line of defence against pathogens and microbes that could make you sick.

The pH of stomach acid is 1 or 2, which is only slightly higher than battery acid and that is capable of dissolving steel. Thankfully, your stomach lining is comprised of a protective mucus consisting of, amongst other materials, phospholipids. These phospholipids are the same material that build our cell membranes.

Supplements

The moment you take a regular vitamin pill, the same process begins.
Your powerful digestive system breaks down and dissolves a large amount of the supplement contents through digestion, metabolism and excretion.

Sometimes as little as 10% – 20% of the nutrient reaches systemic circulation.

That’s an expensive visit to the toilet.

The liposome

A nano-sized bubble comprised of the same phospholipids that build our cell membranes. Liposomes are used primarily to encapsulate bioactive compounds to enhance bioavailability. They are able to carry both fat and water-soluble payloads, making them ideal for nutrient bioavailability. Bioavailability is key for nutrients to reach their full potential and efficacy – in order to offer health benefits, vitamins and minerals must reach the target tissue.

LIPOSOMAL DELIVERY

ENDOCYTOSIS

The cell engulfs the liposome forming a membrane-bounded vesicle called an endosome.

ADSORPTION

The liposome wall adheres to that of the cell and releases its payload into the cell.

FUSION

The melding of the liposome
membrane with the membrane of the
cell, carrying the contents of the liposome into the cell.

LIPID EXCHANGE

The contents of the liposome and cell exchange their lipid contents.

How does a liposome help nutrient absorption?

Oral liposomes, like food particles, travel down the intestinal tract through the stomach and into the small intestine.

The wonder of liposomes is they can be absorbed into circulation from the gastrointestinal tract at any point during their journey.

This results in more effective nutrient delivery which means less wastage for both your body and your bank balance.

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