Vitamin C that is ingested using these oral forms of delivery is ineffective as it travels through the acidic environment of the stomach that destroys it. Moreover, being water soluble, this vitamin doesn’t interact particularly efficiently with the walls of the cell membrane wall that are made up of fatty acids, which greatly reduces the amount of viable vitamin C that is actually available for uptake.
As much as 80% of it accumulates in the colon; whatever remains unabsorbed is excreted in the urine. What a waste! Apart from a dismal 20% absorption rate, oral vitamin C is known to trigger problems like cramping and diarrhea and it is also associated with many unpleasant digestive complaints.
Being water-soluble, vitamin C is not easily absorbed by the body, which is why we need a continuous supply of it in our diet. Though readily available from a majority of food sources, our poorly balanced diets fail to provide our body a sufficient amount of this anti aging vitamin, which is why we are forced to turn to external supplements.
The pigment melanin is responsible for the variability in our skin color. Melanocytes, types of cells deep within the skin convert an amino acid called tyrosine into melanin using an enzyme called tyrosinase to do this. These pigments are then transported to the upper layers of the skin where they are deposited, which means the more melanin produced, the darker your skin gets. Absorbot™ Liposomal Vitamin C inhibits the formation of melanin by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase, so that less melanin pigments are produced.
Renowned for its anti-oxidant properties, glutathione is an important component that is also responsible for reducing the production of melanin in the dermis, from the inner layer of the skin called the dermis to the visible outer surface or the epidermis. Melanin comes in two forms, a lighter, yellowish Pheomelanin or a darker brown Eumelanin. Glutathione also works by making the skin produce the lighter Pheomelanin instead of the darker Eumelanin.
As a glutathione booster, Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to increase the glutathione levels in the blood and block melanocyte activity, thereby lightening the skin. Concentrated amounts of vitamin C that are packaged in liposomes can produce the same skin lightening effect in shorter periods of time without any adverse effects.
There are six layers in the skin. In order to perform its function, vitamin C has to reach the 6th layer of the skin which is called corneocyte layer. Ascorbic Acid is highly unstable in topical forms and in small topical doses, sufficient amount of it cannot reach the 6th layer of the skin, thus desirable effects are not achieved. Thus, liposomal delivery system is necessary for Ascorbic for proper distribution in the skin
Absorbot™ Liposomal Vitamin C gets rapidly transferred throughout the top six cell layers of the stratum corneum, hydrating this structure and the extra moisture in lipids remains for several hours. It penetrates the innermost layer of the skin (corneocyte) to reach the target layers. The liposomal delivery system alone results in proper distribution of vitamin C in the skin to unleash its desirable effects.
Assembling this water-soluble nutrient into a fat-soluble matrix such as the cell membranes not only enables it to permeate cells without overwhelming bowel thresholds, but also leads to higher rates of nutrient uptake and utilization within the cell.
Absorbot™ Liposomal Vitamin C works on the same principle responsible for the enhanced intracellular uptake of vitamin C, a critical unique aspect of a good liposome supplement.
Our cell membranes are primarily composed of phospholipids (fatty substances). Liposomal vitamin C is a lipid encapsulation of ascorbic acid granules on a molecular level. By packaging vitamin C into small vesicles, liposomal encapsulation technology mimics the body’s natural uptake of nutrients to ensure the most effective absorption of vitamin C.
Liposomal C results in higher collagen production and stability, which results in lighter, firmer, smoother and wrinkle free skin. It also addresses issues such as hyper-pigmentation, dry skin and skin burn.
With Liposomal Vitamin C, oxidation is no longer an issue as the phospholipid layer that encapsulates the Vitamin is much smaller and a lot more stable molecule.
A major constituent of ligaments, bones, discs, tendons and skin, collagen is a protein that gives skin its elasticity; vitamin C plays a vital role in its production. Collagen breaks down during aging, resulting in wrinkles and fine lines to appear. Vitamin C keeps these problems as well as sagging skin at bay by helping the body produce the required levels of collagen.
Known as an anti oxidant superstar, vitamin C protects the body from UV-induced free radical damage (photo aging). Apart from regenerating vitamin E in the skin that offers prolonged antioxidant protection in the elastin fibers of the skin, vitamin C reduces the appearance of brown spots caused due to pollution and other types of sun damage.
Even a small dose of this liposome-encapsulated vitamin C taken orally permeates tissues with an effectiveness that is greater than mega dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C. According to experts: “6 grams of liposomal vitamin C is equivalent to 50 grams of intravenous vitamin C.”
*Studies have shown that while as much as 80% of liposomal C is absorbed by the body at a cellular level, only 20% of IV vitamin C actually enters the cells although this method of delivery increases vitamin C levels in the bloodstream.