We’ve been talking a lot about liposomes in past blog posts and on our social channels and with good reason! Liposomes are an amazing technology that helps make supplements more effective. Here’s why you should look for liposomes in your supplements.

What exactly are liposomes?

Liposomes are a nutrient wrapped in a layer of fat. Think of them as small “fat bubbles’ filled with nutrients. Liposomes are used to deliver drugs to specific targets in the body. They are also used to deliver nutrients into the body. Liposomes are better at delivering that nutrient into the cell than powders which make up most tablets and capsules. Others refer to it as a nanodelivery system. Regardless of what you call liposomes, they can make a big difference in getting nutrients more readily available for your body.

The benefits of liposomes

As we’ve mentioned in past blog posts, liposomes have several different benefits. Here are a few notable benefits of liposomes:

* They encapsulate the molecules and protect them from harmful effects of the acids and enzymes.  Curcumin is a great example of a substance which benefits from this feature of liposomes. And since our turmeric product HAS curcumin, we love liposomes!

* The phospholipid bilayer makes it possible to transport various kinds of drugs, making them applicable and useful for the delivery of a large number different of drugs and supplements.

* There are different types of liposomes and different sizes means that they can travel to their targeted cells through different routes. This means that they can provide localized effects in tissues.

* Increase efficacy is through their connection with cell membranes.

Reputable supplement companies use liposomes

The challenge with many supplements is low bioavailability; a problem even in well-formulated products, as well as isolated vitamins and minerals. Bioavailability generally designates simply the quantity or fraction of the ingested dose that is absorbed. Liposomes can increase bioavailability of your supplements exponentially, so those taking supplements will get more benefit out of the product they’re taking. Supplements are only effective when your body can use their active ingredients. Liposomes are a cost effective and easy to use delivery system that can provide full absorption.  While the technology isn’t new. people are becoming more aware of how important absorption is in nutritional supplements and how liposomes can help. We love them!

How can you tell if your supplement uses liposomes?

Look for the mention of “liposomes”, “liposomal technology”, “nanotechnology” or a similar indication of the product label. You may also want to visit the website of the supplement supplier to see if they mention any of these on their product description pages. Of course, you can always reach out and ask too! Supplements are an important addition to healthy living overall, but only if you’re truly getting the benefits from the supplements you’re taking. Enhanced absorption through nanotechnology will help you get the most out of your supplement. You should look for liposomes in your supplements; otherwise you may not be getting the full benefit from the product.