Re: lypo c disappointment
Dr.Levy points out Lipo c is intracellular, while AA is extracellular and he recommends using AA along with your lipo.
Dr. Levy (Primal Panacea pg. 130) wrote:
Liposome-encapsulated vitamin C has the convenience of an oral administration while offering a bioavailability technically superior even to C delivered by vein. In other words, an intravenous result delivered by mouth is now possible.
Dr. Levy (Primal Panacea pg. 133) wrote:
Once a month, or even once a week, take spaced doses of vitamin C powder dissolved in water until the onset of diarrhea. At this point a baseline dose can be determined, and the bowels will benefit from a healthy cleanse.
When the baseline requirement is established, supplementation on subsequent days could include a combination of a liposomal formulation and sodium ascorbate powder or either type alone.
It seems to me that we are not even sure that the vitamin c from the liposomes is available in the blood stream.
Such as majkinetor
has pointed out, plasma level comes from somewhere:
The similarity in the plasma response curves for liposomal vitamin C and the standard commercial formulation, shown in Figure 1 (5g doses), is interesting. There is a hint that the liposomal form has a slower onset to peak level and a broader profile. Liposomes are absorbed from the gut and into the liver, before being released into the blood stream. This response can be seen more clearly in the 20g dose, in Figure 2. It is apparent that sustained levels of plasma ascorbate, above the previously assumed maximum of 220 μM/L, are possible with oral intakes of liposomal vitamin C.
Certainly it is a n=2 (even n=1) experiment, but the phenomenon seems independent of individual factors, although speed and plasma level values will vary with each person. Liver release seems plausible and logical, since it did just that until something like 60 million years ago.