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Amazing Magic of Liposomes for Better Health

How nutrients and pharmaceuticals get to our cells

The bloodstream is the fastest and most efficient way to get nutrients and pharmaceuticals directly to our cells. When we ingest supplements and medications through our digestive system or absorb through our skin, there is a lag time between when we ingest them and when they start taking effect. Their potency and rate of absorption, also known as bioavailability, can also be affected. Bioavailability often refers to the active amount of a compound in the blood stream as opposed to the amount originally ingested or put on the skin.

Each compound or substance will have its own rate of bioavailability, which will determine how much and how quickly it can be absorbed into a living system or made available at the desired site of activity. Humans are only able to absorb a tiny percentage (typically 1-5%) of the nutrients in the foods and supplements we eat. The rest is vaporized by our digestive system or sent to the liver and kidneys for processing and excretion.

To increase the bioavailability of useful compounds such as vitamins and medications, researchers created liposomes. Liposomes are tiny man-made bubbles made from the same materials as our cell membranes. They are typically created with two layers of phospholipids. They are used as tiny little delivery vehicles for compounds such as drugs, nutrients and vitamins, since our bodies recognize the liposomes as being made of the same stuff as our cells and won’t reject or destroy them even by stomach acid. By putting the compounds inside the liposome bubbles, our bodies can absorb up to 15 times more of whatever is carried inside.1

The amazing thing about liposomes is that they are both hydrophilic (water-loving) and hydrophobic (water-repelling). This makes them the perfect transporters inside our body since they are attracted to and can easily enter our cell’s water-based membranes and interiors.

Diagram identifying the parts of a liposome

What are liposomes made from?

Liposomes are commonly made with one or more bilayers of lipids, which are substances that are insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol, ether, and chloroform. Lipids include fatty acids, neutral fats, waxes and steroids (like cortisone). They are an important component of living cells and are easily stored in the body.

The hydrophobic (water-repelling) lipid layers can encapsulate water-repelling or lipid-loving ingredients, while the water-based core can hold the hydrophylic (water-loving or water soluble) compounds. This unique chemistry makes liposomes excellent delivery vehicles, especially for sublingual or mucosa absorption.2

Harnessing the magical power of liposomes for better health

Researchers and healthcare professionals consider lipid-oriented encapsulation methods to be the superior choice of encapsulating sensitive ingredients/compounds, since these processes increase product solubility, bioavailability and permit more accurate targeting of the encapsulated material in the body, especially for therapeutic purposes.

Liposomes have several powerful advantages for the delivery of nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals that enhance health:

  • They protect the active compound from oxidation and degradation in acidic pH of stomach; and

  • They increase the compound’s absorption and the bioavailability, especially in comparison to other conventional carriers (i.e., tablets, suspension and capsules).

Research has proven the effectiveness of liposomes in getting important nutraceuticals across the stomach and digestive system barriers, protecting the encapsulated active substances from degradation, oxidation and/or enzymatic attack.3 The faster and higher bioavailability of the compounds, the greater the level of effectiveness in helping create better health outcomes.

Our manufacturing process ensures that our liposomal blend is made without heat, chemicals or pressure, ensuring maximum quality, stability and potency:

  • The entire process occurs in room-temperature manufacturing environment

  • Our liposome blend comes from naturally sourced ingredients from mother nature.

  • Our manufacturing process does not require the use of pressure.

BCPlus Liposomal Blend: Natural, safe and effective

BCPlus Liposomal Oral Blend

Our physician-formulated BCPlus Liposomal Oral Blend takes advantage of this unique function of liposomes. With our custom blend, the beta-caryophyllene blend is encapsulated into the liposome bubbles.

Through the power and magic of this liposomal chemistry, the beta-caryophyllene (BCP) can be absorbed quickly and efficiently into the body and be delivered directly to the CB2 receptors inside our cells and body organs, providing powerful protection and support of our body's well-being and creating better health.

Research Sources & Additional Resources

Subramani, T., Ganapathyswamy, H. An overview of liposomal nano-encapsulation techniques and its applications in food and nutraceutical. J Food Sci Technol 57, 3545–3555 (2020). Physicochemical Characteristics of Liposomal Formulations of Doctor's Formulas' Food Supplements in Biorelevant Dispersion Media

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