Every so often, I come across a new product or a new company that makes me think, “this is exactly how it should be done.” For years, I have been convinced through reading the medical literature and through personal experience with my patients that adequate doses of liposomal vitamin C can have a beneficial effect on people with many types of illness. Specifically, for an inflammatory reaction, an allergic reaction or the need for increased detoxification, adequate doses of vitamin C are often quickly and dramatically effective. The key seems to be obtaining adequate blood levels. This really can be achieved only by giving the vitamin C intravenously or in a liposomal form.
“Liposomal” means that the substance is put into tiny fat bubbles, which, essentially, ferry the active ingredient through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. Liposomal preparations are particularly relevant with vitamin C because vitamin C is poorly absorbed orally when not in a liposomal preparation. The other relevant fact about vitamin C preparations is that, clinically, the response seems much greater when the vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is combined with the many other bioflavonoids and minerals that are the co-factors in the activity of the ascorbic acid. This preparation mimics the way that vitamin C is found in nature — never as an isolated chemical, always in a complex mixture with its other co-factors.
For years I have used various liposomal vitamin C products, despite knowing that they were simply chemical ascorbic acid in a fatty base. I was careful that the base was derived from sunflower lecithin rather than the usual GMO corn. Still, I knew we could do better if we could derive the ascorbic acid SOLELY from a vitamin C-rich plant, such as amla berries (see photo above), which would tremendously increase effectiveness. About six months ago, I found such a product.
The liposomal vitamin C product we are launching today is made entirely from organically grown amla berries, with their full complement of ascorbic acid, bioflavonoids, and minerals. No other liposomal C product can even remotely make this claim. The base is organically grown sunflower lecithin, distilled water, and organically derived cane spirits instead of the commonly used ethanol. Each bottle is hand made in a small lab, rather than in a huge factory. The taste is strong. It is a combination of intense berry flavor with a kind of oily base. I wouldn’t say it’s the best-tasting supplement I have ever tried, but you will immediately know you are taking a real food product. After a while, the taste grows on you, and, in my case, I actually look forward to my twice-a-day dose of my lipo C.
Each milliliter has 200 milligrams of L-ascorbic acid, so a teaspoon is 1,000 mg, a tablespoon is 3,000 mg. I have been taking about 1 to 3 tablespoons a day because of the stress of travel and uncertain food we have experienced lately. The dose for any person varies from 1 teaspoon a day up to 7 tablespoons a day (temporarily) during acute situations.
This is a special product, one I am thrilled to offer to our friends and customers. Again, this product is made by hand, and while we have done everything we can to ensure an adequate inventory, the supply is limited. If we run out, more will quickly be made.
This product, like so many others I use and sell, follows the dictates of nature, not laboratories. We are dedicated to improving the lives of our valued friends and customers.
With care and love, Tom