Why are Liposomal supplements more bioavailable? - Prana Wholefoods

Why are Liposomal supplements more bioavailable?

Liposomal Delivery Benefits.


Liposomal delivery is a technique used to enhance the bioavailability of certain substances, particularly supplements and medications. It involves encapsulating the active compound within tiny lipid (fat) spheres known as liposomes. These liposomes act as protective carriers that can effectively transport the active substance through the body and improve its absorption into target cells and tissues.
Here's a summary of why liposomal delivery is considered more bioavailable:
Enhanced Stability:
Liposomes provide a protective barrier around the encapsulated substance, shielding it from degradation due to enzymes and stomach acids during digestion. This increased stability allows more of the active compound to reach the bloodstream intact.
Improved Absorption:
Liposomes can easily pass through cell membranes because they are structurally similar to cell membranes. This allows the active ingredient to be absorbed more efficiently by the body's cells.
Targeted Delivery:
Liposomes can be designed to target specific tissues or organs, which is particularly advantageous when delivering medications or supplements to specific areas of the body.
Reduced Side Effects: By encapsulating the active ingredient, liposomal delivery can reduce potential side effects by preventing direct contact with sensitive tissues until the liposomes reach their target.
Water and Fat Solubility:
Liposomes can carry both water-soluble and fat-soluble substances, making them suitable for delivering a wide range of supplements and medications.
Prolonged Release:
Liposomes can provide controlled and sustained release of the active ingredient over an extended period, resulting in a longer-lasting effect.
Due to these advantages, liposomal supplements have gained popularity as they can potentially offer superior absorption and effectiveness compared to traditional supplement forms like tablets or capsules. However, it's important to note that the actual bioavailability improvement can vary depending on the specific substance being delivered and the quality of the liposomal formulation. As with any supplement or medication, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional before using liposomal products to ensure safety and appropriateness for individual health needs.
Check out our range of liposomal products on our website in the supplement section.
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