Liposomal Vitamin C
- A Powerful Antioxidant That May Reduce Free Radical Damage
- Superb Bioavailability With Micelle Liposomal Delivery
- Supports Healthy Aging, Skin Elasticity, Hair & Nail Appearance
- Supports a Healthy Immune Response
1. WHOLE FOODS
For the most part, whole foods are a great first point of call. Foods like red peppers, oranges, and leafy greens are rich in Vitamin C and many other important vitamins and minerals too.
But here’s the big problem that then the healthiest people run into:
MODERN AGRICULTURAL TECHNIQUES MEAN SOILS ARE MUCH MORE DEPLETED IN KEY NUTRIENTS THAT THEY USED TO BE.
A Kushi Institute analysis of nutrient data from 1975 to 1997 found that average VITAMIN C LEVELS IN CROPS HAD REDUCED BY 30% and it’s likely we’ve seen even more depletion in the 20 years since then.
What’s more, COOKING METHODS such as stir-frying and boiling lead to a further DECREASE IN VITAMIN C CONTENT OF 38%, compared to raw or lightly steamed veg.
2. CONVENTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
If you’re unable to obtain all the Vitamin C you’d like from your food, supplementation seems like the logical next step.
When done right it can work wonders, but for the most part, that’s not the case…
- To cut costs many manufacturers will source cheap ingredients from China and fill their product with artificial fillers, flavorings, and processed ingredients to make them palatable.
- Then there’s the issue of absorption. Due to poor quality ingredients and disregard for bioavailability, absorption of conventional, synthetic oral Vitamin C supplements is typically extremely poor (with some estimating as low as 15%).
- Digestive issues are also common. Ascorbic acid (the supplement form of Vitamin C) has a very low pH and when not treated properly, can lead to stomach issues such as cramping and diarrhea.
THE SAD TRUTH IS THAT WITH MANY CHEAP SUPPLEMENTS OUT THERE TODAY, YOU’RE ESSENTIALLY PAYING FOR SUGAR PILLS. IT’S UNLIKELY YOU’LL EXPERIENCE THE REAL BENEFITS THAT VITAMIN C HAS TO OFFER.
3. INTRAVENOUS VITAMIN C
Long-time considered the gold standard for Vitamin C absorption, IVs deliver the micronutrient directly into the bloodstream.
It’s a great option if you have access to it, but it doesn’t come without its drawbacks:
- Getting an IV can be inconvenient, as it ideally needs to be done by a medical professional. That means booking an appointment, traveling to the facility, getting the procedure done, and then traveling back home. Most people simply don’t have that time in the day.
- Then there’s the cost. Intravenous Vitamin C treatments range in price, upwards of $200 for a single dosage. As Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that needs to be regularly topped up, that’s a lot to fork out for a one-off serving!
- Intravenous means dealing with needles. Even if you have the funds and time to get regular Vitamin C IVs, it still means you have to face the needle whenever you want a top-up. For those with a phobia, this can be a scary prospect!