Vitamin C is one of the best-known and most-studied vitamins. No wonder, as its positive effects on human health are widely recognised, and it is an essential part of a healthy diet.
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid plays a key role in many bodily functions and is essential for the proper functioning of the immune system, collagen formation and protection against oxidative stress. Why did we choose liposomal vitamin C? In this article we will go into the reasons, the effects on the human body and the correct dosage of this important vitamin.
What is vitamin C good for?
Vitamin C is important for the normal functioning of the human body and has a wide range of effects.
- Strengthening the immune system: Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant and helps protect cells from free radical damage. This increases resistance to infections and promotes wound healing.
- Collagen formation: Vitamin C is especially significant for the synthesis of collagen, of which the skin and connective tissue are made.
- Antioxidant: Vitamin C has strong antioxidant properties that protect the body from oxidative stress (imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body's ability to neutralise them). An excess of free radicals can damage cells and DNA and contribute to the development of various diseases.
- Iron absorption: Vitamin C helps increase iron absorption from plant foods, which is especially essential for vegans and vegetarians. Ascorbic acid binds to iron and ensures that it can be better absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract.
- Cognitive support: Some studies suggest that vitamin C may have positive effects on cognitive functions such as memory, attention and thinking skills. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C may help protect brain cells from damage and promote brain health.
It is critical to ensure adequate intake of vitamin C through diet or supplements, especially during times of high vitamin C demand, such as during growth, pregnancy, breastfeeding or illness.
What is meant by “liposomal” vitamin C?
A liposomal vitamin is a form of vitamin that is encapsulated in liposomes. Liposomes are small spherical structures consisting of one or more lipid layers that surround the vitamin C and form a protective barrier.
Liposomes can overcome some of the limitations that can affect the conventional form of vitamin C. For example, liposomal vitamin C offers greater stability and better absorption than conventional vitamin C in tablet or powder form. Liposomes can protect vitamin C from stomach acids and enzymes that can impair its effectiveness.
Because of their envelope, liposomes can be targeted to a specific location in the body, such as tissues with a higher vitamin C demand, improving the absorption and availability of vitamin C in the body.
How to take liposomal vitamin C?
When taking liposomal vitamin C, it is important to follow the instructions on the product packaging.
Below are general instructions on how to take liposomal vitamin C:
- Recommended dosage: check the recommended dosage on the product packaging. The dosage depends on the concentration of the product.
- Vitamin Type: Liposomal vitamin C is often available in the form of drops, capsules, or liquid. Follow the instructions on the packaging to measure or drink the recommended amount of the product.
- Taking with food: It is better absorbed when taken with food.
- Storage: Follow the storage instructions on the pack. Some liposomal preparations may need to be stored in the refrigerator.
Why should you take vitamin C as a food supplement?
1. Dietary deficiencies: some people do not absorb enough vitamin C through their diet, whether due to dietary restrictions, lack of time to prepare vitamin C-rich foods or insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables.
2. Certain situations or conditions can increase the body's vitamin C requirement. For example, stress, physical activity, pregnancy, breastfeeding, smoking and certain diseases may require a higher vitamin C intake.
3. Immune system support: vitamin C is known for its effect on the immune system and its ability to strengthen the body's defences against infections. Some people take vitamin C supplements to boost their immune system, especially during times of increased risk of illness.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps neutralise free radicals in the body and protect cells from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can be linked to several health problems, including ageing, chronic disease and DNA damage. Taking vitamin C as a dietary supplement can help protect cells from oxidative stress.
Liposomal Vitamin C from Cannadorra
We are pleased to introduce a new product in the form of liposomal vitamin C in capsules. 30 capsules contain 350 mg of vitamin C, which means that 1 capsule = 11.7 mg.
A recommended daily dose of liposomal vitamin C is 1 capsule per day.
You may think that this is “too little”, but it is not. Because liposomal vitamin C is better absorbed, lower doses are sufficient to achieve a similar effect as higher doses of conventional vitamin C.
Liposomal vitamin C liquid vs. capsules
Liposomal vitamin C is available in both liquid solution and capsule form. There are some differences between these two forms:
1. Liquid liposomal vitamin C is usually sold in glass vials. In this case, the liposomes are dissolved in water or another solution to obtain the liquid form. This form can easily be added to drink, water or other foods. Liquid liposomal vitamin C is generally absorbed more quickly and penetrates the cell membrane more efficiently.
2. Liposomal vitamin C in capsules provides protection to the liposomes and ensures their stability. When ingested, the capsules dissolve in the digestive tract and release liposomes. The capsules are easily portable and can be used comfortably when travelling.
Both forms have their advantages, and the choice depends on individual preferences and needs.
Which foods contain vitamin C?
The classic vitamin C is contained in many foods.
Below is a list of some foods that are rich in vitamin C:
- Citrus fruits: Lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines are known for their high vitamin C content.
- Strawberries: Strawberries are a rich source of vitamin C. They also contain other antioxidants that are beneficial to health.
- Kiwi: Kiwi is a fruit that contains more vitamin C than oranges. It is a good way to get this nutrient.
- Bell peppers: Red bell peppers are one of the best options among vegetables to get vitamin C.
- Broccoli: Broccoli is another vegetable that is rich in vitamin C. It also contains other important nutrients. It also contains other significant nutrients.
- Pineapple: Pineapple contains vitamin C and the enzyme bromelain, which aids digestion.
- Watermelon: Some watermelon varieties, such as cantaloupe, are a source of vitamin C.
- Mango: Mango is a fruit high in vitamin C and also contains antioxidants.
- Rose hips: Rose hips are berries that are rich in vitamin C. They are often made into syrup or tea.
- Spinach: Spinach is a vegetable that contains vitamin C and also other significant nutrients such as iron.
Does vitamin C have side effects?
Vitamin C is generally considered safe when taken in the correct dosage. Excess amounts of vitamin C are normally excreted in the urine, but in some cases, excessive intake can cause certain side effects:
- Indigestion: Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain can occur with high doses of vitamin C. People with sensitive stomachs or digestive tracts may be more susceptible to these problems.
- Acidosis: Too much vitamin C intake can lead to acidosis of the body, especially in people with kidney disease. Acidosis can upset the balance of
acids and bases in the body and cause several issues.
- Urinary stones: In some people, excessive intake of vitamin C increases the risk of forming urinary stones. This is particularly likely in people who have a history of urinary stones or who are prone to their formation.
Can liposomal vitamin C be combined with CBD?
It is possible to combine vitamin C with CBD products. However, they each have different mechanisms of action, so we recommend keeping a sufficient distance (at least 1 hour) when taking them together.
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