What is liposomal vitamin C, why is it so incredible for your immune system, and how can you make your own?
Vitamin C has long been known to support the immune system and help fight colds and flu, but the average supplement has too low a dose to be effective and is not easily absorbed by the body. Liposomal vitamin C is much more readily absorbed, meaning that your system gets a far greater dose and therefore far greater benefits. And, says our Clinic Director Phil, you can make it at home.
This humble blog post might be the most significant and empowering thing you have read for a while. Our world is suffering from multiple chronic health issues, communicable diseases, and, yes, even epidemics, all of which could be helped with mega large doses of good old vitamin C. Two times Nobel prize winner Dr Linus Pauling suggested a label for all medicines be introduced:
“Keep this medicine out of reach of everyone. Use vitamin C instead”.
As a registered Healthfreak, I belong to a select group of people who know this open “secret”. Everyone is aware of this good advice, when we have a cold, to take plenty of vitamin C, and when I was a child my mother gave me tiny orange pills which were sweet and probably contained no more than 200mg of ascorbic acid, which is nevertheless more than three times the recommended daily dose. I now know that this is an order of magnitude too little to make the difference for most serious illnesses. This very interesting 53 minute talk by Andrew Saul covers some of the history of vitamin C as a therapy. You can also listen to Saul talk specifically about vitamin C and coronavirus, and read about how a New York hospital is using high dose vitamin C to treat coronavirus patients.
All sorts of amazing results with high doses of vitamin C have been recorded, and the preferred method was intravenous doses of 24,000mg per day. This has been shown to cause medical miracles. The snag is that most of us cannot do this at home without a nurse or doctor to administer the specially prepared, and quite pricey, vitamin C drip equipment. It all gets rather expensive – or at least it did, until recent research into liposomal vitamin C.
There has been some fascinating research suggesting that the same kind of results doctors have been getting with large intravenous doses can be achieved with relatively small (9g/day and upwards) oral doses of liposomal vitamin C. The method is to encapsulate the solution of vitamin C in lecithin phospholipids. This is a delivery method for vitamin C which in a sane world would be the first treatment for countless ailments. It somehow allows the sodium ascorbate, vitamin C, to enter the body’s cells because the tiny globules are made of the same material and of similar size to the body’s cell walls.
The method I am about to share, which I learned here, is superior to many other recipes that have been circulated. It allows anyone to produce liposomal vitamin C using only:
- A blender
- Lecithin (high in phospholipids)
- Ascorbic Acid, (or Sodium Ascorbate powder)
- A fridge
The kind person who put this information in the public domain advises the following proportions:
- Water – 254.6g
- 40% vodka or spirit – 337.8g
- Vitamin C (I use sodium ascorbate non-GMO) – 160.5g
- Lecithin granules – 197.1g
Here I have mixed the Sodium Ascorbate, water, and vodka and just added the lecithin.
I prefer the sunflower seed lecithin and look for a high phosphatidycholine 22% or more. I don’t use the ultrasound method mentioned on the site, instead I put the blender in the fridge with a thermostat switching it on until the temperature rises to 40 degrees centigrade then switching it off until the temperature returns to 22 degrees.
It goes in the fridge for at least 24 hours and approximately 12 cycles has passed when I know the required particle size is achieved. I used a microscope with a graticule slide to be sure. All this I learned from the site I mentioned. Here is the result:
I have tried various recipes and this one is the only stable liposome. If you buy a product and you can discern that it has separated into layers, it is not a liposome and will not work so well. All stable liposomes I have come across contain alcohol.
I hope this helps.
If you prefer to buy a professionally produced liposomal vitamin C rather than making your own, we have stocks available at Anahata. Give us a call on 01273 698 687 to place an order.