How To Make Your Own Liposomal Vitamin C & Why Is This Important?
by Jane Chitty
Unlike most mammals and birds, humans do not produce vitamin C in their bodies, having lost the ability to do so along with primates and guinea pigs. Studies have found that some populations may have as many as 20 to 35% who are severely vitamin C deficient while college students, smokers and older adults have an especially high risk.
Therefore, we have to obtain the vitamin C "benefits" our bodies need from external sources. Our diet should include as many different colors of fresh vegetables and fruits as possible.
High dose vitamin C is nature's way of dealing with a crisis in our health
Vitamin C does so many things at so many levels, it should be one of our core supplements, used in building skin, bones, teeth, tissue and so much more while being an anti-oxidant and supporting the immune system. If we have zero or low levels of vitamin C, we can obviously become susceptible to various viruses doing the rounds.
This bring us on to Liposomal vitamin C
The great advantage of the liposomal formulation is that it doesn't sit in the GI tract but is absorbed up to 8 times better than regular vitamin C, particularly if you are suffering from a chronic condition such as CFIDS/MCS. You can buy a supplement like the LiveonLab brand from Iherb or from mercola.com. You can even make your own.
Are you interested in making your own?
This is easy to do at home and is so much better absorbed and used by the body than oral or intravenous vitamin C.
A friend of mine has posted her recipe on hawkeshealth.net and so I am going to share it here.
To make approximately 14oz of inexpensive liposomal vitamin C, you will need:
An electric stick blender such as a Kitchen Aid immersion blender with 9 speeds
Wide mouth mason jar
3 level tablespoons of soy lecithin (45cc) (make sure it is GMO free and organic if possible)
1 level tablespoon ascorbic acid powder (15cc)
Please note : One affordable source of clean ascorbic acid powder is from this link. The description reads “We use only 100% pure pharmaceutical grade L-ascorbic acid USP-FCC* (C6H8O6) which contains no corn residue, plant antigens, or protein impurities. Individuals allergic to corn or yeast can use this product with confidence. pH 2.1† Made without Gluten or GMOs."Method
Dissolve the lecithin in 1 cup (240cc) warm distilled warm.
Dissolve the ascorbic acid in 1/2 cup warm distilled water.
Pour both solutions together into the wide mouth mason jar or other container that can accommodate the stick blender.
Blend until it forms a cloudy, homogeneous mixture (takes roughly about two minutes).
Refrigerate to store ready for use.
How to use
Take one teaspoon of the mix daily - you can experiment with this amount after you have taken it for a while to see how it affects you.
Take on an empty stomach and wait at least 15 minutes before eating anything. When treating a severe virus for example, vitamin C can be given in high doses until bowel intolerance is almost reached and repeated continually every hour or 2 for 5 to 7 days.
Many take it in the morning before breakfast.
It is really sour tasting so you might want to follow it up with some water to get the taste out of the mouth or something else as a small treat!
Jane writes for Healing Natural Oils, a producer and retailer of high-quality, all-natural treatments for a variety of conditions as well as a range of beauty products. Apart from writing about those various conditions, she also covers general health, environmental and other subjects of interest. She has lived in Kenya as well as Cape Town, South Africa and spent time in San Diego, USA. She now lives in Somerset, England with regular visits from her far-flung children and grandchildren. She is a keen gardener and enjoys growing fresh fruit and vegetables with her husband on their joint allotment. As a result, there is something available to use in the kitchen virtually all year round. Her regular posts can be found on our blog.