How liposomes work in the body

Short 50 to 10 page review of how liposomes work in the body,  deliver nutrition, etc. That has some parts that are highly scientific but an introduction that is for lay people.

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Introduction to be for lay people (why nutrients don’t absorb and how liposomes work) followed by college level of how liposomes work and delivery of various vitamins and herbs.

It is also designed to act as a marketing tool to help solidify me as an expert in the field.

A liposome is a small sphere comprised of a lipid bilayer, where a payload can be introduced into the inner sphere or into the membrane itself (Figure 1). Orally administered liposomal technology has emerged as a promising remedy to low nutritional bioavailability in humans. Liposomes made of synthetic materials are currently used by pharmaceutical companies for improved drug delivery.

However, cutting edge supplement companies are using this same methodology as a delivery method for a variety of low-bioavailability materials that include vitamins (e.g. C (see figure 2), D, and B complexes), minerals such as magnesium, natural products such as curcumin and resveratrol, important cellular detoxifiers and radical scavengers such as glutathione (GSH), and even fatty acids such as omega-3 DHA. With each of these materials, the liposomes help to overcome each nutrient’s various hurdles to absorption.

Furthermore, as long as the liposomes are made of high quality ingredients such as phosphatidylcholine, the liposome itself becomes nutrition for the liver, brain, mitochondria, eyes, and most essential cells in the human body.

Liposomes work by initially protecting the payload (e.g. vitamin C and glutathione) from the harsh acidic environment of the stomach. Once past the stomach, the payload is delivered where needed by absorption through one of the many mechanisms available to liposomes.  This higher absorption of nutrition allows its full benefit to be realized. An added advantage of liposomes is increased circulation time of the payload, which ensures that each part of the body receives the nutrition it requires.


The writing should cover the use of liposomal nutrition (herbs, vitamins, minerals) to increase efficacy and absorption.


Also,  it should stress three use of natural (no synthetics) ingredients.  I am promoting my natural manufacturing method.


The writing should only very briefly discuss liposome manufacturing but my method does not use organic solvents, high temperature nor pressure which yields more stable and effective liposomes.

Last Updated on October 26, 2020