Liposomal Technology—The Science Behind it and How it Works?
Our liposomal liquid vitamins don’t use tablets, capsules, or powder to deliver nutrients. This is because our research found out that traditional tablets or capsules only provide 10 percent of the vitamins that they contain to the body. This happens because of the following problems.
Take a look:
1. The molecules of tablets or capsules are too large
2. Before absorption in the bloodstream, the stomach breaks bioactive compounds down. Thus, they undergo a degradation process, and a good quantity is lost
3. They also face the low permeability of the gastrointestinal tract (GI) wall
All this means that any orally administered drug reaches the cells after a significant loss in digestion, degradation, loss of absorption, secretion, and penetration through the GI tract wall. Now imagine the nutrients that you might be receiving after all that? Very little!
Therefore, to ensure that you get all goodness in every intake of our vitamins, we use liposome technology. This scientifically proven method of delivering nutrients in the bloodstream uses optimised liposomes. Think of it like a life jacket that keeps nutrients intact and safe from the GI tract processes until it reaches your gut. Liposomes offer an excellent delivery method for nutrients.
The term liposome is derived from Greek words—‘lipo’ for fat and ‘soma’ for the body. A liposome is a (phospholipid) that is enveloped with a composition similar to that of cell walls and biological membranes, into which the drug molecules are individually “wrapped”. Liposomes can be best defined as spherical sacs that feature a double layer of fatty-acid molecules, also known as phosphatidylcholine molecules.
These fatty acids create an insoluble bubble that protects nutrients from digestive enzymes and stomach acid, thereby helping it smoothly pass through biological membranes. Therefore, as they reduce the loss, the liposomal formulation ensures the effective dose is absorbed and delivered to the targeted cells in pristine condition. This means that the liposomal spherical sac can be easily used to enclose and deliver nutrients in the ‘sac’ directly into the body tissues and cells.
There are several mechanisms by which liposomes act which are as follows
Liposomes attach to the plasma membrane and appear to fuse with them, releasing their content into the cell.
Liposomes are taken up by the cell in some cases, and their phospholipids are incorporated into plasma membrane by which drug trapped inside is released.
In the case of phagocyte cell, the liposomes are taken up, the phospholipid walls are acted upon by organelles called lysosomes, and the drug is released.