The Secret Weapon to the Nano.Bev: LIPOSOMES
Liposomes are uniform carriers with a nanometer (extremely small) particle size that carry nutrients inside them, thus protecting those nutrients from the physiological barriers of the human body such as pH changes between the stomach and intestine, bile juices and the metabolism that takes place in step for the liver. In short, Liposomes allow for the effective delivery of a nutrient in a carrier that protects it from external elements in the body and achieves the most important goal of increased bioavailability.
To put it simply, bioavailability is the percentage of a nutrient consumed that actually makes it to the blood stream and is able to have an effect. Most of the vitamin and nutrient supplements we consume are affected mainly by the gastrointestinal system and later suffer a biotransformation in the liver, decreasing the percentage of the nutrient that actually reaches the bloodstream and has an effect. As such, many of the vitamins and supplements that we consume orally have little bioavailability and consequently we are not able to build up a blood level of the compound that makes a real difference. The nutrients based in liposomes increase the bioavailability up to 90% for any nutrient ingested administered orally, increasing up to 4.5 times the therapeutic effect, allowing the consumer to consume the same amount, or less of the compound while absorbing and benefiting from an equal or even lesser amount of the nutrient.
One of the great advantages of the liposome as a carrier of
a nutrient is the protection it provides to the molecules encapsulated inside
against biological barriers of the human body, such as: enzymes of the
digestive system, acid pH of the stomach, digestive juices, bile juices,
intestinal flora, oxidative processes and the alkaline pH of the colon.
Supplements or traditional oral medications such as capsules, tablets and
liquids are affected by these barriers thus decreasing the amount of nutrient
that reaches the bloodstream and in some instances for some substances can be
less than 5%.
Because the composition of the Liposome is based of natural
oils and water they are harmless to the body. Ingesting nutrients in liposomal
form would be equivalent to taking olive oil or coconut oil in a salad. the
liposome not only provides benefits for the encapsulated nutrient, but also for
its composition, for example, a consumer that ingests a liposome made from
coconut oil would benefit from the consumption of the compound in the liposome
as well as the oil in which it is carried.