Liposomal vitamin C
I have recently been using a product called liposomal vitamin C produced by LivOn Laboratories. Liposomal vitamin C is vitamin C encapsulated in specific fat molecules called liposomes. This delivery system enables vastly increased absorption plus highly efficient uptake into cells. The result of this is a greatly superior effectiveness. A well known integrative medical doctor in the U.S. is Thomas Levy, M.D., J.D. He is a cardiologist, has a degree in biology and another in law. He is most well known for his extensive work with vitamin C, using both IV vitamin C and mega-dose oral vitamin C. IV vitamin C is an excellent treatment for chronic infections, although lasting benefits require use at regular intervals, e.g. giving someone IV vitamin C for 7 days in a row has a powerful effect, whereas one per week for seven weeks tends to have mild effects. Dr. Levy wrote recently:
“I found that liposome encapsulated vitamin C, taken orally, was roughly 10 times more effective clinically in resolving infectious diseases than the IVC. Having given thousands of IVCs and taken hundreds myself, this was difficult to comprehend, even though the clinical observation was quite straightforward. I subsequently realized that the liposome gave the ultimate bioavailability: intracellular delivery, including the mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, and even the nucleus… 2 to 6 packets daily covers most individuals for most situations”
Click HERE and watch the 4th video down titled ‘Dr. Levy presentation to 35th Annual Cancer Convention Part 3 of 4’ from 4:23 until the end. In this he discusses his experience with this product. Also available online is a general discussion about the use of vitamin C in the treatment of infections from one of Dr. Levy's books on vitamin C.
This product holds great promise for medical issues associated with chronic infections. These include CFS, fibromyalgia, MS, ALS, lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Not to mention acute infections such colds/flus.
My feeling is for chronic health issues an appropriate trial period is two months. Dr. Levy writes long term treatment is needed but with the acute infections he has treated “… nearly always there is symptomatic improvement within a few days.” The dose I recommend is 4 packs per day in two divided doses. One box contains 30 doses.