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Gaby:
Here is the study where liposomal vitamin C was given and its blood levels were measured. They achieved levels of 400 after a single dose of 36 grams of liposomal vitamin C.

_http://www.livonlabs.com/proof/Dr_Hickey_Clinical_Study_Published.pdf


--- Quote ---Our findings have important implications for therapy. The role of pharmacological levels
of nutrients in cancer and other diseases is currently being re-evaluated [22]. In particular,
the cytotoxic action of ascorbate on cancer cells suggests the possibility of a potentially non-
toxic cancer therapy [23,24]. However, it has been assumed that cytotoxic levels of
ascorbate could only be achieved with intravenous infusions of sodium ascorbate [8]. This
would be an implication of the available data, if oral doses could achieve only 220 mML21 in
plasma. However, we have demonstrated that single doses of liposomal formulations can
give levels above 400 mML21. If given in a single dose to a fasting individual, such intakes
might be impractical. However, these preliminary findings suggest that plasma levels of
500–600 mML21 or more could be sustained indefinitely with smaller, but repeated, oral
intakes.
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The person of the study had diarrhea, so smaller and more frequent doses have to be taken.

Gaby:
The same study reports the blood levels after an intake of 5 grams of liposomal vitamin C, which was over 220. This is the same level achieved after an IV vitamin C of 25 to 50 grams. Not that bad at all!

Another interesting article (lots of hyperlinks):


--- Quote ---Did Liposomal Vitamin C Cure Cancer?

By Michael Mooney - Updated November, 2012

_http://www.michaelmooney.net/DidLiposomalVitaminCCureCancer.html

Allan Smith was near death in a coma and about to be taken off life support, with swine flu, non-functioning "white" lungs and leukemia when he was given high-dose intravenous vitamin C, followed by a new oral “nano-sized” vitamin C product that anyone can buy or make in our kitchens. (See instructions later in this report.)

He started to revive from the coma when he was given daily doses of intravenous vitamin C ranging from 25 grams to 100 grams a day.

Then a new hospital doctor didn’t believe that vitamin C caused the improvement in his condition so he lowered the dose to 2 grams a day, wherebye Mr. Smith continued to improve, but far more slowly.

That’s when his family started giving him 6 grams of liposomal “nano” vitamin C a day, orally. He continued to improve and today he is healthy and his leukemia is gone.

Click here to watch a New Zealand television news report video about him.

The video is 17 minutes long. Towards the end you’ll see him being given a 1 gram packet of LivOn Brand Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C, which is a very high quality commercially available version of liposomal “nano” vitamin C that costs about a dollar per gram (1,000 mg) of vitamin C.

Or go here to read, in detail, what happened. This includes details of studies that show that IV vitamin C can effectively fight cancer because it can deliver high enough vitamin C blood levels, where oral tablets or capsules cannot create high enough blood levels.

Reports say that six grams of oral liposomally-carried vitamin C is equal in delivering vitamin C inside cells, where it does its work, to 50 grams of intravenous vitamin C. This is a bit confusing, because studies show that IV vitamin C creates higher vitamin C blood levels.

However, blood levels don't necessarily equate to levels inside cells.

Water soluble nutrients like vitamin C have a difficult time passing through the barrier that coat cell walls. The barrier on cell walls is made up of the same oil-based bi-layer that liposomes have. This oil-based barrier is meant to control what gets into cells and what comes out of cells.

Because it is made of the same oil-based barrier that cell walls have, liposomal vitamin C is transported through the cell walls much more efficiently then vitamin C not carried in liposomes because the liposomes that carry vitamin C fuse with the same material and configuration that resides on cell walls.

Tablets Versus Intravenous Versus Liposomes

Putting vitamin C or any water-soluble nutrient in liposomes can reportedly deliver as much as 90% absorption of the nutrient into the cells in our bodies.

For point of reference, intravenous vitamin C reportedly gives about 20% absorption into cells while taking high potency tablets of vitamin C reportedly gives considerably less.

So, orally-taken liposomal vitamin C works better than higher doses of injectable intravenous vitamin C at delivering vitamin C inside cells, where it does its work - and far better than vitamin C tablets.

This is a huge breakthrough!

Dosing

Remember that dose, six grams a day, because it saved the New Zealand man and cured his leukemia, so it’s likely that six grams a day might cure other cancers, or other diseases, too.

Reading

LivOn Labs has a collection of studies on liposomes. To view them click here. And please take a tour of their web site. It has lots of valuable information, including a study that looked at blood levels of vitamin C delivered with liposomes.

Several sites, like racehorseherbal have detailed scientific information about liposomal nutrients. Note the statement towards the bottom of that page where highly respected vitamin C researcher, Thomas Levy, MD. says that if he had to choose between intravenous vitamin C and liposomal vitamin C for a critical medical application with a patient he would choose liposomal vitamin C.

Also worth a quick scan for their information on liposomal vitamin C is this web site: http://www.anti-agingresearchcenter.org/bio-technology/LET-Vitamin-C.html

This booklet, PC Liposomal Encapsulation Technology, by Robert Milne, MD, details the many significant health benefits that liposomes can give us.

Why Some Researchers Still Think Vitamin C Doesn't Cure Cancer

Dr. Mark Levine, a US National Institutes of Health researcher, said that the reason vitamin C hadn’t been shown to cure cancer was because researchers had focused on using oral vitamin C, which only gives a few percent delivery into our cells.

He said vitamin C has to be given intravenously to get the kind of high dose delivery into cells that is effective against cancers. (Until now - with liposomal vitamin C.)

See an article about Dr. Levine at: http://www.michaelmooney.net/AttemptingtomakethecaseforvitaminC.htm

Then see a published study with three cases of IV vitamin C cancer cures: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/174/7/937.full.pdf+html

Good For All of Us

If you don’t have cancer, reasons to take liposomal vitamin C include healthier skin, because vitamin C stimulates collagen production. Skin is mostly made up of collagen. In fact, collagen is the “glue” that holds our entire body together. Having healthier collage also means healthier joints, ligaments, tendons and bones.

Better collagen makes stronger, more flexible bones that absorb impact better for less fall-down fractures, according to published research.

Vitamin C also improves immune strength for as much as 85% less colds and flu and reduces the risk of numerous diseases.

For instance, Fredrick R. Klenner, MD, (October 22, 1907 - May 20, 1984) who was the first medical doctor to use high dose intravenous vitamin C cured 60 out of 60 cases of polio, as well as numerous other viral diseases.

Additionally, higher doses of vitamin C can help to lower elevated blood pressure, according to
several studies. One person I know had their elevated blood pressure drop 10 points in both systolic and diastolic into the healthy range a few days after starting two packets a day of LivOn brand Lypo-Spheric vitamin C.

While liposomal vitamin C is likely the first line nutrient when cancer is addressed, liposomal glutathione might also be enlisted.

If someone had liver cancer or hepatitis or another liver disease, or were recovering from liver cancer surgery, liposomal glutathione is the logical first line nutrient to consider to improve liver health. One animal study showed that when a liver cancer-causing agent was introduced to the animals, IV glutathione administration caused regression of the tumors, resulting in the animals surviving.

Another such study showed that increasing glutathione reversed lethal acetaminophen (Tylenol) liver toxicity.

Buying Liposomal Nutrients

I bought LivOn Brand Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C from HealthE Goods. Several other vendors sell it, including HealthE Goods, THEGREENPHARMACY, GoldenTigerLipids, Amazon and others.

When I first bought from HealthE Goods they were discounting LivON products. LivOn Labs has since mandated that the lowest price its vendors can sell their Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C for is $29.95 for a box of 30 packets. But some vendors are selling it for more.

I haven't seen LivOn liposomal nutrients in health food stores in Southern California - yet. I hope they find favor and get wide-spread distribution.

Retailer health food stores won't have to worry about competing with internet discount sites because of LivOn's "lowest retail price" mandate.

There are only three LivOn brand liposomal products at present: vitamin C, GSH - glutathione and AGE Blocker, a multi-nutrient formula that highlights benfotiamine, an especially anti-aging form of vitamin B1.

LetsTalkHealth, long-time health-food pioneer, Dr. Kurt Donsbach's website sells several liquid liposomal products, including vitamin C, glutathione, resveratrol, CoQ10, curcumin and Re-Lev-It, a liposomal pain reliever. He makes two sizes of several products and his prices are among the lowest of all the liposomal nutrient manufacturers. I usually buy from LetsTalkHealth.

Other liposomal nutrient manufacturers include ReadiSorb, which makes liposomal glutathione, melatonin and vitamin B12 and Lipoflow. (Lipoflow has the laboratory that makes the LivOn products, but the LivOn products are easier to find as they are sold by more vendors.)

ReadiSorb liposomal glutathione was investigated in a study published in the medical journal Atherosclerosis, that showed very interesting beneficial cardiovascular effects. This gives us an idea of the quality of this company. They're involved in real research.

There's also Dr's Best Curcumin Phytosome (Meriva) liposomal curcumin, in capsules. As expected, there will be more manufacturers selling liposomal nutrients.

It's on the crest of a wave of superior delivery of nutrients that can cure cancer and other diseases, so of course, there will be more liposomal nutrient companies. Therefore, this article does not provide a complete list of liposomal nutrient companies, as more continue to come to the marketplace.

Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
Where the LivOn vitamin C product costs about $1 a gram, and Dr. Donsbach's costs about 50 cents/gram, doing it yourself (DIY) costs about 15 cents a gram.

Scientist Brooks Bradley, who created the DIY method says that DIY is between 50 and 70% as potent as the commercial products because the commercial products are made with high-tech lab equipment. But even at 50 to 70%, DIY would be as effective as intravenous vitamin C.

Bradley confirmed that the DIY method yielded liposomes that are small enough to be effective. To read what he said, click here.

Here is a YOUTUBE video showing one way to make it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeU--wadrMY

Click here for more detailed instructions and a way to test for potency from scientist Brooks Bradley.

But the method I like most comes from Krispin Sullivan. Her method gives you more potency in less volume. Click here to read it.

Also for those who want to get good at making liposomal nutrients, there's a Yahoo group for you.
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/DIY-LET/messages

To Make Liposomal Vitamin C (Or any nutrient)
You need an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. There are basically three sizes that are easily found.

There are 1 liter ultrasonic jewelry cleaners like the New Trent 7810 Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner for $35.95.

Then there's a 2.5 liter Chicago Jewelry Cleaner for $74.99. The bigger machine is reported to create a stronger ultrasonic signal, which yields more smaller liposomes that deliver intracellular nutrients better.

And there's a 3 liter professional cleaner by DSA for $149.99, which I use. This machine may create the most smaller liposomes.

I bought non-GMO soy lecithin, made by Now Foods.

Note that the commercial liposomal vitamin C manufacturers use the sodium ascorbate form of vitamin C, which is reported to have signficantly better intracellular delivery than the ascorbic acid form of vitamin C.

For my first batch of liposomal vitamin C I used ascorbic acid. But now I'm using sodium ascorbate.

You can make liposomal forms of other nutrients, too. I intend on making liposomal resveratrol, CoQ10, glutathione and some others.

Caution: Liposomes Can Work Too Well

Because of the tremendous input of nutrients that happen with liposomal delivery, it is possible to experience what is known as a Herxheimer Reaction if you have too much too fast.

What happens when there is an Herxheimer Reaction is that because the nutrient delivery is extremely effective viruses and other invading organisms that are in our bodies die fast in great numbers.

When this happens our bodies have to excrete the unusually high amount of die-off.

So far two people have reported to me what appear to be Herxheimer Reactions using liposomal nutrients.

One person started taking liposomal vitamin C, glutathione and resveratrol several times a day and found themselves coughing up what could have been phlegm for several days, but the consistency of what they coughed up was exactly like the liposomal materials they had taken.

It was as if they had a cold, with normal discharges - but the discharges were liposomal material, and without the inflammatory pain and debilitation that a real cold causes. This resolved within a week.

The message here is to start with a low dose of the liposomal nutrient, like one dose or two doses a day and take that for a week or two to acclimate to it.

I take liposomal nutrients twice a day. But if I was dealing with cancer or another disease I would likely take liposomal vitamin C six times a day, as the LivOn product, because it is documented to work.

UPDATE: One person with breast cancer's personal experience.

An 80-year old friend has breast cancer. In February, 2012, the tumor size was a 6. She began taking 1 gram of LivOn Lipospheric Vitamin C six times a day and has experienced a consistent shrinking of the tumor size, which continues to amaze her doctor. The doctor measured the tumor as 2.5 in November, 2012.
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Alana:
I was looking up liposomal vit C and found this site also that offers tips on how to make it at home, so i'll save it here for reference:

http://www.quantumbalancing.com/liposomalC.htm


--- Quote ---How to Make Liposomal Vitamin C

Vitamin C is the most used supplement in the world. There is good reason for this as the science behind the many benefits of vitamin C is solid. Dr. Svent Gyorgi and Dr. Linus Pauling performed innumerable experiments proving that man, unlike most animals, is dependent upon vitamin C for a healthy existence. For decades we have relied upon various ascorbic formulas for our supplemental needs, but now a whole new vista opens up with Liposomal technology.

Increase Absorption Dramatically - Regular vitamin C is absorbed at approximately 19%, the balance remains in the gastrointestinal tract to attract water and loosen the bowels. Nanotechnology, liposomalized vitamin C is absorbed at 93%, measurable in the blood stream. A 390% increase in absorption! Get IV results with oral dosage!

    Heat one cup of distilled water in a ceramic coated or stainless steel pan on your stove (do not heat it in a microwave oven) until almost boiling.
    Pour the water into your blender and add three level tablespoons of lecithin and blend until all of the lecithin is totally dissolved in the water.
    In one cup of cold distilled water, dissolve one level tablespoon of ascorbic acid. Make sure it is totally dissolved, very important!
    Add the ascorbic acid mixture to the lecithin mixture and blend well.
    Pour the mixture into the ultrasonic cleaner and turn it on. Stir frequently.
    The cleaner will turn itself off about every two minutes or so. You continue to stir frequently and turn the cleaner back on until ALL of the foam is gone. Repeat: Continue to stir and turn the cleaner back on until ALL OF THE FOAM IS GONE!! This will take about 30 minutes or so. When done you will have a mix that is about the color of milk. There will be some settling but shouldn't be much, less than 5% of the mix or so.

    When done, pour mix into a reseal able GLASS jar and store in your refrigerator.

    Take one teaspoon full of mix once a day.

    You can experiment with this amount after you have taken it for awhile to see how it effects you.

    Take on an empty stomach and wait at least 15 minutes before eating anything.

    Many take it in the morning before breakfast.

    It is really sour tasting so many chase it with water to get the taste out of the mouth.

Another Excellent Recipe is Shown Here:

This recipe will give you a product between 7.0 and 7.5 (measured with Alkalive pH Stix) or similar pH to human blood so there is no risk of over acidifying your blood should you take significant amounts of your homemade Liposomal Vitamin C Ascorbate.

(Blood pH is tightly controlled by the body at near 7.35 pH.   If your blood pH were much above or below that number you would be a very sick person.)

Creating an identical pH in your liposomal brew is simply a matter of carefully adjusting the level of bicarbonate of soda.

This Vitamin C Ascorbate recipe is a compilation of several postings on forums and Pdazzler’s own trials in the kitchen.
Using a small (2 cup) Ultrasonic cleaner, (Item #03305, obtainable from Harbor Freight @ about $30.00), we performed the following:

1. In qt mixing jar pour 1 cup of distilled water. Add 3 level Tablespoons of granular soy lecithin (NOW has non-genetically modified soy lecithin) and agitate vigorously for 3 – 5 minutes.

Then place the lecithin mixture in the refrigerator for two or more hours.   (You can leave in refrigerator overnight if you prefer.)   This allows lecithin granules to soak up water for easy mixing into solution.

Note:  Mixing can be accomplished easier if you raise the temperature of the distilled water being used to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). I have found this unnecessary in getting high quality mixtures but others have found this warmer temperature helpful.

After 2 hour soaking period vigorously agitate the mixture for another 3 – 5 minutes.   At the conclusion there should be no lecithin granules visible.   Set this smooth lecithin mixture aside.

2. Dissolved 1 level Tablespoon of Pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C powder in 2 oz. of distilled water.   We recommend you use a 6 oz. or larger screw lid jar so you can shake vigorously.

3. Dissolve 1 Heaping Tablespoon of Bob’s Red Mill Bicarbonate of Soda (Bob’s is Aluminum free) in 2 oz. of distilled water using a separate 6 oz. or larger screw lid jar.   Shake or agitate the mixture 3 minutes or until soda dissolved.

*One mole of sodium bicarbonate is 84 grams, and one mole of ascorbic acid is 176 grams. So, the correct (stoichiometric) ratio of sodium bicarbonate to ascorbic acid is 84/176 = 0.477. For example, it would take 477 milligrams of sodium bicarbonate to neutralize 1000 milligrams of ascorbic acid.

**What follows is often the most difficult part of the process for those new to making homemade liposomal Vitamin C Ascorbate.

While stirring the Vitamin C / distilled water solution very slowly pour/dribble the dissolved bicarbonate of soda/water mixture into the Vitamin C / distilled water solution.  (Pour soda solution very slowly as the resulting mixture will bubble.  By pouring slowing and constantly stirring you will be able to mix the two without bubbling over.)

At the conclusion of mixing the bicarbonate of soda mixture into the Vitamin C mixture all bubbling will cease.   If you have any soda settled in the jar pour the resulting total mix together into that jar, swirl and pour the resulting Vitamin C / Bicarbonate of Soda mixture into the Ultrasonic Cleaner.

4. Pour the Lecithin solution into ultrasonic cleaner bowl with the Vitamin C / Bicarbonate of Soda mixture and stir the contents together.

5. Turn the ultrasonic cleaner on and using a plastic straw (leaving the top of the cleaner opened), gently, slowly, stirred the contents.

Note: The cleaner will, automatically, self-stop about every 2 minutes. Just push ON button to continue. Repeat for a total of 6 series (12 – 18 minutes). By that time the entire solution should be blended into a cloudy, homogeneous, milk-like mixture. The LET solution is now well  formed.

You can raise the level of encapsulation by continuing several more ultrasonic cycles if desired.

This protocol furnishes 12 grams (12000mg.) of Vitamin C Ascorbate. At an estimated/theoretical 70% – 90% encapsulation efficiency, 8400 mg would be of the LET type. This solution will keep, acceptably, at room temperature for 3 to 4 days. Refrigerated, it will keep much longer.

Note: A larger, more powerful, ultrasonic cleaner is available at Harbor Freight. Item number 91593. 2+ liters, for about $80.00. Both units perform well. The larger unit will allow you to make higher quality liposomal or more encapsulated supplement at one time, depending on the amount you mix.

This article was written and submitted by an anonymous Australian researcher and this method has yielded excellent results everytime we have use it. For informational and educational purposes only. Void where prohibited.
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Shane describes here how he made some himself using the above method with the ultrasonic cleaner. I will try getting some on-line to start with, but I think that knowing how to do it at home will come very handy in the future too.

LQB:
I noticed the LivOn Lipo-C product mentions a contraindication for oxalic acid formation.   :huh:

I'm experimenting right now with ascorbal palmitate powder mixed with ghee and some curcumin. I may try mixing a bigger batch with a high speed cuisinart spice grinder. I may also try mixing a batch of DHA with calcium ascorbate.

I'm a little leery of any soy-based lecithin.

Gaby:

--- Quote from: LQB on January 14, 2013, 07:54:38 PM ---I'm a little leery of any soy-based lecithin.

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They sell sunflower lecithin on health stores which you can use instead of the soy one.

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