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New Development in Delivery Systems for Vitamin C

Over the past 50 years various new delivery systems were refined for administering drugs, hormones and latterly nutritional supplements.

Where possible, the preferred route would be oral (by mouth) administration.
Another, diffusional pathway could be employed by “Pessary” or “suppository”.
Subcutaneous deliveries could be made by creams, ointments and gels and even by oral spray/mist via endothelial tissue in the mouth. The latter providing a very short and effective pathway to the brain.

Even though “Enteric” coating of tablets and capsules does afford some protection from the inherently destructive nature of the digestive system, it is preferable to avoid the oral route, excepting very cheap O.C. (over the Counter) drugs and supplements.

The tried and true injection, delivered by a syringe with needle, either intravenous for instant effect or intramuscular for a gradual diffusion, often for treatment of localized pathologies, will probably be with us for some time to come.

However a new avenue has presented itself in the form of the “Micro Particle encapsulation” concept. Here the “active ingredient” for example “Vitamin C” as ascorbic Acid or its salts (Ascorbates), is enclosed in a liquid emulsion envelope.

In our particular choice of such a product, we, at the “New Zealand Longevity Foundation”, sought to encapsulate in a mantle of micronised phospholipids.

The phospholipids are subjected to extreme pressure in a specially imported high power
(400 Volts) machine which is capable of producing lipid particles to 3 microns or less.

This process was repeated a number of times to achieve even distribution of particles in an electrically stable bi-layer, to enhance the emulsification process in which the Ascorbic Acid was easily absorbed.

The advantage of this technology ensures the safe passage of any substance, through the stomach and small intestine, because the external phospholipids mantle is composed mainly of Phosphatidylcholine.

The latter is very desirable to all our cells, since their outer membrane layers are structured with Phosphatidylcholine and thus are happy to get further supplies

Our liver uses the encapsulation mantle first, and then, after diffusing itself with Vitamin C, it directs the major portion to our heart. This enables the powerful heart muscles to take full advantage, not only to use the strong antioxidant properties of Vitamin C, but also to speed Vitamin C enriched blood into our blood circulation.

Ideally our blood should always carry a minimum of 500mg Vitamin C per deciliter of serum.

In practice, depending on the lifestyle factors of the individual, this kind of bliss is seldom bestowed on our hardworking circulatory organ.

The Micronised Particle delivery system, by providing undamaged Vitamin C to the liver in massive doses, contributes to maintaining a youthful physiology.

According to famous Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, “the father of Vitamin C”, this could possibly extend our life span by 18 years!


Comments (7)

  1. Parveen April 17, 2016 at 1:19 am Reply

    Ive heard too much vitamin c while taking blood thinner medication can cause internal bleeding. How can we determine if it is safe for someone too take while on so many medications and if so how much they should take.

    1. nzlfadmin December 20, 2016 at 10:57 pm Reply

      Hello Parveen,

      Sorry, we did not look at this section on our website till recently.

      Re your question of Vitamin C, people sometimes propose a certain condition and it’s causation and possible therapies.
      there is no evidence of the involvement of Vitamin C in a pejorative action, applicable to supplementation Vitamin C.
      Take 1 to 10 grams daily in divided doses for optimum health and immune response.

      Anyone on blood thinning medication must be aware of the increased risk on uncontrolled bleeding!
      the safety parameters should be determined by a physician.
      however, there is a professional bias, based on insufficient knowledge of Vitamins by their profession.

      kind regards


  2. Helmut Letz April 3, 2017 at 3:09 am Reply

    I used your Vit C before. In the meantime I got interested on the origin of the external phospholipids mantle. I mean , which oil is used for it?

    1. nzlfadmin May 4, 2017 at 10:28 pm Reply

      Hello Helmut

      thank you for your enquiry.
      we use soy lecithin as source of Phospholipids.

      kind regards

  3. Mandie Board September 10, 2017 at 10:18 am Reply

    Kia Ora,
    May I please have the current ingredient list for my beloved lypo?
    Does it still contain polysorbate 80?
    I’d love to continue using your lypo, but unfortunately can’t if it still contains polysorbate 80.
    Thanks heaps

  4. James November 16, 2017 at 3:28 am Reply

    I believe you mean 5mg per deciliter? (100ml) which is attainable with oral vitamin C.
    The level 500mg per deciliter is only attainable for a short time after high dose intravenous infusion.
    Personally I’ve only been able to exceed 400mg per deciliter by IV.

  5. Tamara May 6, 2018 at 3:31 pm Reply

    Hi there just wondering if your pure ascorbic acid (1kg bag) is ok to use while breastfeeding? Thanks in advance

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