The revolution in LIPOPROTECT® liposomal formulations is based on a natural phenomenon. Phospholipids trap liquids in a lipid bubble under certain conditions. Whether these fluids contain vitamins, minerals or micronutrients is irrelevant for the liposome. Essential substances in aqueous solutions are thus automatically enclosed by the liposomes during the formation phase.
A foodstuff enriched with liposomes is therefore "liposomal" if the primary active substance contained in the foodstuff is enclosed in liposomes. Thus, a synthesis takes place which allows vitamins, minerals or micronutrients to be transported more easily. This is because the aim of taking any active ingredient is to ensure its transport into the bloodstream via the mucosal and intestinal epithelial cells.
Due to their amphiphilic structure (water-soluble and fat-soluble) liposomes can easily reach this goal and transport the active ingredient. This results in an almost complete drug delivery. Through this optimized absorption, the bioavailability can be significantly increased, which maximizes the effect of the active ingredient. This makes sense, for example, if high-dose or difficult to absorb active agents like curcumin, magnesium or vitamin C are taken. In fact, more than 75% of all active ingredients are affected by an impairment of bioavailability when applied orally, sometimes so drastically that only a few percent can be transported into the bloodstream.
So, if a vitamin, mineral, plant substance or endogenous substance bears the attribute "liposomal", it simply means that the liposomal encapsulation technique (or liposomal formulation) has been used. The active ingredient is thus protected in a double membrane of phospholipids and is transported directly into the bloodstream, to the most efficient site of action.