Vitamin C also called ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the immune system. It also plays an essential function in the recovery of injuries and tissue damage, including sprains, cuts, burns, lacerations and ruptures or fractures of bones. In addition, it is known to be effective in reducing inflammation, slowing the effects of aging, helping to cure cancer, reducing the risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. As a water soluble vitamin, it is biologically impossible to integrate a water soluble nutrient into a fat soluble medium. However, liposomal vitamin C addresses this problem. Liposomes are tiny, nano-sized, fat-soluble vehicles capable of transporting nutrients to cells. With a little effort, you can make liposomal vitamin C at home.
Part 1 of 3: Make Basic Liposomal Vitamin C
Step 1. Gather everything you will need
To prepare liposomal vitamin C, it is necessary that you have some specific ingredients and tools. You may find the majority of these ingredients in a well-stocked supermarket, but you can also buy them online. For example, lecithin is not always easy to find in the supermarket. To prepare your natural food supplement, you must have:
- distilled water;
- vodka (with an alcohol content of 40%);
- vitamin C in powder or tablet form (also sold as ascorbic acid);
- powdered lecithin derived from sunflower or soybean seeds (but making sure the product does not contain GMOs);
- a high power mixer;
- a scale;
- a large glass container, such as a measuring cup or measuring cup;
- a large jar.
Step 2. Measure 270 ml of distilled water and 350 ml of vodka
For this recipe, it is necessary to use steam distilled water. In other words, you should avoid tap water. After measuring the two ingredients, pour them into the large glass container. If possible, use one that is graduated.
Step 3. Measure 170 g of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) powder
Then, pour it into the mixture of water and vodka. Mix everything until it dissolves completely.
- To be sure that the powdered vitamin C is completely dissolved, heat the mixture in a ceramic pot until it reaches a temperature of 40 ° C.
- If you used vitamin C tablets, you will need to crush them first. Use a mortar and pestle (in case you have some) or put the tablets in a plastic bag first and crush them with a rolling pin.
Step 4. Add the lecithin
You need about 200 g. After you have prepared it, add it to the mixture obtained so far. As we said above, for this recipe, you can use powdered lecithin derived from sunflower seeds or soybeans. Pour the mixture of vitamin C, water, vodka and lecithin into a mixing bowl.
Mix the ingredients in the machine on high speed for about 4 minutes, then put the blender container in the refrigerator for a few hours. After that, take it out (from the fridge) and mix the ingredients again for 4 minutes, then put it back for a few more hours. Repeat the procedure 5 or 6 times over the next 24 hours
Step 5. Pour the liposomal vitamin C into a large jar
By this point, you will have obtained the liposomal vitamin C, which you can store and use. You didn't have to do anything yet. By using an ultrasound tank, you will be able to increase the quantity of liposomes that you will have formed. However, since you have already made liposomes by mixing the ingredients, this is strictly not necessary.
Part 2 of 3: Improve Liposomal Vitamin C
Step 1. Get everything you will need
Remember that improving it with an ultrasound tank is optional. If you don't already have all the tools you need to do this, you may need to order some from the Internet (such as the measuring cup and the ultrasonic tank). You will need:
- a recipe for preparing liposomal vitamin C;
- a high power mixer;
- a one liter graduated glass cup (beaker);
- an ultrasound tank;
- a transparent film;
- a wooden spoon.
Step 2. Mix the liposomal vitamin C again
Stir it until it gets hot. It will take a few minutes. To see if the temperature has increased, touch the blender container. The ingredients should reach around 35 ° C.
Step 3. Pour the liposomal vitamin C into a graduated glass
Once the indicated temperature has been reached, pour it into the graduated glass. The container should be large enough to hold all of the mixture and small enough to fit into an ultrasonic tank without problems. Try to verify this first before you start.
Step 4. Remove bubbles with an ultrasonic bath
Once you have poured the solution into the measuring cup, insert the container into the device and leave it there for about 30 minutes. The machine will push the bubbles to the surface. After these 30 minutes, cover the glass with plastic wrap, then put it in the refrigerator for about an hour and remove any bubbles that have formed on the surface with a wooden spoon.
Be sure to follow the instructions on the package to learn how to use the device
Step 5. Return the liposomal vitamin C to the ultrasound tank
Let the device run so that the solution can reach a temperature of about 30 ° C. This procedure will eliminate the bacteria present in your food supplement.
Part 3 of 3: Store and Use Liposomal Vitamin C
Step 1. Pour the solution into a glass jar
When you're done preparing it, transfer it to a glass jar. You need to make sure it has a cover so that you can seal it without fear of leaks. Glass jars are perfect for storing this product.
Step 2. Store liposomal vitamin C in a refrigerator
Doing so will help prevent decomposition. However, be aware that it does not have a long shelf life. For greater clarity, it could only be kept for 3 or 4 days. In other words, if you want to use it regularly, you will need to prepare a batch of the vitamin twice a week.
Step 3. Take one tablespoon of liposomal vitamin C every day
Being a very powerful supplement, it will suffice to take a tablespoon per day. It should be taken on an empty stomach to ensure better absorption. Since it is quite acidic, it is recommended to mix it with juice or water.
Step 4. Know that vitamin C can improve iron intake
Ascorbic acid is effective in increasing the amount of iron in foods or supplements. Therefore, do not exceed your daily requirement for iron from foods or supplements.
According to some sources, after taking liposomal vitamin C, one should wait at least an hour before eating red meat
Step 5. Stop taking liposomal vitamin C
You should take this precaution before taking a blood sugar test. Since vitamin C can affect the test results, it is necessary to stop taking your food supplement 2-3 days before the test to prevent this from happening. You should also tell the doctor that you are taking this solution.
Step 6. Consult a doctor before starting to take it
In fact, it is not recommended to take it in some cases. Talk to your doctor before you start if you:
- have diabetes or kidney disease;
- eat a low sodium diet;
- take blood thinners.