How To Make Liposomal Vitamin C by Cheryl Hines
How To Make Liposomal Vitamin C
Over the last few months, liposomal vitamins have been hailed as the best supplements to deliver vitamins to the body. It is important to understand what liposomal encapsulation technology LET entails in order to understand why these supplements may be very effective Read More…. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a vital water soluble vitamin, which the human body cannot manufacture and yet every single cell and tissue within our body requires this nutrient for healthy function and repair. We therefore have to ingest vitamin C through the foods that we consume including vegetables and fruits and by way of supplements. Most of us reach for this vitamin when we have colds or flu however its actions are very widespread. Maintaining optimal levels of vitamin C is difficult since it is water soluble and hence is excreted out of the body within a very short space of time after ingesting it through food or by way of supplements. Some vitamin C is retained in our body within organs and blood.
Liposomes have been intensively investigated as carriers for different applications in dermatology and cosmetics. Ascorbic acid has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties preventing photodamage of keratinocytes; however, due to its instability and low skin penetration, an appropriate carrier is mandatory to obtain desirable efficacy. The present work investigates the ability of a specific ascorbate phosphatidylcholine PC liposome to overcome the barrier of the stratum corneum and deliver the active agent into the dermis to prevent photodamage. Abdominal skin from ten patients was used. Penetration of PC liposomes was tested ex vivo in whole skin, epidermis, and dermis by means of fluorescein and sodium ascorbate. Histology and Franz diffusion cells were used to monitor the percutaneous absorption.
Liposomal Vitamin C, also taken orally, is powdered Vitamin C which has been encapsulated inside a liposome, this liposome acts as a transport layer and protects against the digestive juices. I'll be using an ultrasonic cleaner to do the encapsulation, and a stick type blender to create a uniform mix. Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. A standard stick type blender is used, although just about any kitchen blender will do, not much more to say except check the blades for sharpness. One of the blades in my blender had a very rounded blunt edge, easily rectified with a dremel tool.
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Recipes for DIY liposomal vitamin C are found on the web. Common to all is the use of an ultrasonic bath to encapsulate ascorbic acid within liposomes to improve bioavailability of Vitamin C in the body. We offer several ultrasonic kits ideal for your DIY liposome production. Choose your liposomal vitamin C recipe then select the ultrasonic bath model best suited to the size of the batch. Here are our popular kits for preparation of liposomal vitamins in glass beakers. The beakers are suspended in an ultrasonic tank filled with water plus a bit of detergent and the ultrasonic energy penetrates the glass to treat the recipe. Some recipes recommend preparing liposomal vitamin C directly in the ultrasonic tank.