The “Magic” of Liposomal Encapsulation Technology

electron microscopy showing LET Liposomes
Liposomes as viewed through an electron
microscope. The nano-size and the phospholipid
composition of these nutrient-filled liposomes
allow them to passively slip into the bloodstream
from the small intestines without impediment
and without the need for any type of active
transport or osmotic pressure.
Liposomes are sub-microscopic bubbles made of a class of substances called phospholipids. Virtually every cell in the human body is encapsulated by a membrane made from phospholipids. When phospholipid layers are placed in certain solutions and under certain conditions, liposomal bubbles automatically form. These tiny bubbles are filled with the host solution and now protect the enclosed substance from exposure to degrading substances in the surrounding environment.

This is particularly important for anti-oxidant nutrients like Vitamin C that are easily oxidized by electron-hungry substances in the air we breathe.

Phospholipids are also impervious to digestive juices which make liposomes ideal for transporting acid- and enzyme-reactive substances through the digestive tract.

In addition, the submicroscopic size of nutrient-filled liposomes is so small that they easily pass through the intestinal barrier without requiring help from an active transport system or from osmotic pressure in the gut. Hence, virtually all of the nutrient is carried straight to the cells that need it.