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Liposomals- the at-home alternative to IV therapy

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

IV infusions have become a huge health craze recently. Tons of celebrities are using IV drips of B12, vitamin C, energy boosts, and more. While these IV treatments are beneficial in getting these vitamins and such into your bloodstream effectively, they can be costly. The average IV infusion can range from $100-$200. If you want to go at least once a week, that could on average cost $500 a month. Luckily, there is an easy, cost-effective alternative to IV therapy- liposomal.

The basics- what is a liposomal ?

A liposomal is made up of a liposome, a liposome is a lipid bilayer protective coating that envelops the target nutrient. Liposomal vitamins and supplements use a lipid bilayer to protect the nutrient. This protective coating allows vitamins to bypass the harsh environment of the digestive tract and deliver nutrition in the most potent state possible. As a result, they offer better absorption of nutrients and have fewer side effects than capsule, tablet, or powder supplements. In addition, reaching an initial therapeutic dose is easier when using liposomal.

Benefits of Liposomals':

#1: Liposomals' have a high bioavailability and absorption rate in the body- making them very effective.

#2: Liposomals' lipid bilayer allows for the protection of nutrients against the harsh environment of the GI tract. The environment in the GI tract often breaks down vitamins and supplements and deems them not as effective, the liposomal casing allows them to withstand this and be delivered effectively in the body.

#3: Liposomals' increase oral uptake in the mouth via the mucosa

#4: Liposomals' increase nutrient uptake into cells

#5: Liposomals' are very versatile. Liposomes can be formulated to hold both water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins.

#6: The liquid format of liposomes may be easier for those who have trouble swallowing large tablets.

The Research:

While IV nutrient therapy is all the rage, it isn't your only option for optimal nutrient absorption. In cell culture studies, liposomes have shown increases in intracellular delivery 100-fold over non-liposomal delivery. In addition, recent research shows that liposomes are sustained in the plasma at effective levels and are better absorbed than IV supplements.

Where to buy:

We’ve got you covered if you think liposomal vitamins might suit you. Cincinnati Health Institute offers liposomal in various forms, including magnesium, calcium, zinc, quercetin, vitamin C, D3K2, glutathione, COQ10, and more from brands backed by research and recommended by doctors.


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