As promised, we are continuing our chat with Dr. Tom Levy about the effectiveness of liposomal vitamin C (liposome-encapsulated vitamin C) compared to intravenous vitamin C and other forms of vitamin C supplements. Last month we discussed that additional health benefits can be achieved with high-dose vitamin C. However, the goal is not simply high blood levels of vitamin C, as is readily achieved with intravenous vitamin C. Instead, the goal is to deliver sufficient amounts of vitamin C into the cells and their interior components. As Dr. Levy pointed out, liposome-encapsulated vitamin C, even though taken orally, is more efficient at getting into the cells where it can do its work. As a result, oral liposome-encapsulated vitamin C appears to have comparable clinical effects to much larger doses of vitamin C given directly intravenously. Basically, the liposome permits a deep intracellular delivery of its contents via three mechanisms. When dealing with payloads comprised of nutrients like vitamin C, liposome-encapsulated delivery offers advantages that are not even offered by intravenous delivery, long considered the “gold standard” for nutrient and supplement bioavailability. ...