Liposomal Vitamin C: Beyond just Immune Support, this Antioxidant does so much more!
Although many only think of Vitamin C when sick with a cold or for illness prevention, the potential benefits and physiological importance go far beyond this. Vitamin C supports the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body, cholesterol metabolism, is a cofactor in numerous enzymatic reactions, and necessary for the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters.1 As an antioxidant, Vitamin C scavenges and neutralizes free radicals, and supports levels of Vitamin E and glutathione.2,3 Increased levels of oxidative stress may contribute to diseases such as depression, metabolic syndrome, autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease,4 giving many reasons for consideration of antioxidant therapies.
With oral dosing of conventional Vitamin C, absorption decreases with increasing dosage due to gastrointestinal saturation.5 The liposomal delivery form offsets that loss and enables high-level dosing without intravenous therapy.* Lymphatic delivery via liposomes bypasses the first-pass metabolism in the liver, which increases oral bioavailability.6 Quicksilver Scientific uses sodium ascorbate, a mineral salt of ascorbic acid (sourced from corn) as the form of Vitamin C in the PurXpressions liposomal formula. Buffered forms of vitamin C such as this are generally better tolerated than regular ascorbic acid supplements by those with gastrointestinal sensitivity.*