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Should You Be Taking Liposomal Supplements?

Should You Be Taking Liposomal Supplements?

When we’re not getting enough nutrients from our diet alone, supplements can help provide our bodies with what we lack. But whether it’s from food or traditional supplemental forms like capsules or tablets, nutrients have to undergo the digestive process before the body can absorb and use them. Factors like stress, age, or digestive issues can get in the way of nutrient absorption. This means that despite eating a well-rounded diet and taking traditional supplements, your body still may not be getting sufficient amounts of a specific nutrient.

Liposomal supplements are well-known for their advanced nutrient delivery system, which can help ensure you get all the nutrients you need, despite factors like digestive issues. Keep reading to learn how liposomals can be a great addition to your health regime.

Breaking Down Supplements

You may be familiar with traditional supplemental forms such as capsules and tablets. Capsules consist of powdered nutrients stored in shells. These shells may be made of plant fibre or gelatin. Tablets are powdered ingredients tightly pressed together to make a solid pill, and they may have added coatings to help keep them together.

A capsule’s shell and tablet’s coating are designed to dissolve after you swallow them. The warm, wet environment of the digestive tract is responsible for breaking down the capsules and tablets to reap the nutrient benefits within. For our bodies to benefit from these types of supplements, the capsules and tablets must first be broken down. Next, the nutrients must pass through the intestinal lining before reaching our cells. If the capsules or tablets take too long to break down, the nutrients can pass right through the digestive tract without being absorbed. On the other hand, if they break down too fast, the nutrients may skip the absorption site within the intestines and, as a result, cause gastrointestinal upset. Additionally, some factors can impede proper absorption of nutrients when taking capsules or tablets (more on this later).

What Sets Liposomal Supplements Apart?

Liposomal supplements use nano-sized spherical containers or vesicles called liposomes to carry and transport nutrients. The nutrients are stored within the vesicle in nano-sized containers known as micelles. Micelles carry water-soluble and fat-soluble material directly to the cells and tissues.

A phospholipid double layer (similar to the one in our own cell membranes) protects these micelles and the nutrients within them on their journey from surrounding tissues, bodily fluids, and more. The fatty acid membrane of the phospholipid double layer acts as a bubble and helps nutrients remain intact until they reach their final destination. The structure of liposomal supplements increases the bioavailability of nutrients, meaning a higher percentage of the supplement can be used by the body.

Could I Benefit from Liposomal Supplements?

If you’re someone who struggles with digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or chronic diarrhea and constipation, you may have difficulties absorbing the nutrients your body needs from traditional supplement forms. Why is this? Factors such as low stomach acid, bacterial enzymes, and liver metabolism, which are common in those with digestive disorders, can hinder absorption with tablet and capsule forms. Additionally, if the supplement degrades too much during digestion, your body will not be able to absorb enough of the nutrient to benefit from it. Since liposomal supplements stay whole until their time for absorption, people dealing with digestive issues may find it easier to absorb the necessary nutrients from them.

It’s natural for us to experience many changes as we age, including our digestive system. Older individuals who may have difficulty absorbing can also benefit from taking their supplements in liposomal form. Additionally, certain prescribed medications can alter the digestive process, ultimately interfering with nutrient absorption. Liposomals can help mitigate these absorption issues and ensure you get the most out of your supplements.

Choosing a Liposomal Supplement

At CanPrev, we understand that everyone has different health needs. That’s why we created our unique line of liposomal supplements with a wide range of nutrient and tasty flavour options. From digging into how nutrients are consumed and absorbed by the body to understanding the perfect dosage for each nutrient, we’ve put a lot of thought into designing our liposomal supplements. Here are some reasons why they work so well:

  • They offer smaller, more effective doses.
  • They’re designed for increased efficacy and results.
  • Great for those with digestive issues.
  • Can be conveniently consumed.
  • They have therapeutic effects.

Though liposomal technology is powerful, not all liposomal formulations are equally effective. CanPrev’s liposomal products use a patented delivery system that transports active nutrients directly to your cells for optimal results. Plus, you can be assured that our liposomal options are soy-free and deliciously flavoured with natural ingredients.

Next time you go shopping for supplements, consider trying a liposomal supplement. It might be what you need to take your health routine to the next level!

CanPrev™ Liposomals

About the Author: CanPrev


CanPrev formulations are designed by licensed Canadian health practitioners and is an exclusive brand to the health food industry. The brand is well-known for its best-selling magnesium products. CanPrev acquired Innovite Health in 2019.