IT’S NO SECRET that we get as excited about superfoods and supplements around here as some editors do about shoes and handbags. (What’s the point of stepping out in a great shoe if your skin and mood are lackluster from nutrient gaps?)
Last month, Cymbiotika sent us their full line of liposomal supplements to discover and I went bananas exploring all of their unique products. From “the master antioxidant” Glutathione to their MIT-developed Magnesium L-Threonate for mood and cognition, supplements like these are worth getting excited about as they effect the way we operate and feel every day.
Here’s why you should get into these tasty little supplement packs and why this form of nutrient delivery is so effective for the body…
What The Heck Are Liposomal Supplements?
Liposomals are an advanced form of supplement and drug delivery that allows nutrients to be absorbed by your body more effectively than many other delivery methods. Nutrients are contained inside microscopic fat-like particles (called phospholipid bilayers). This form is typically easier for the body to absorb and allows for more of the supplement to get to specific cells or areas of the body. Think of liposomes as little bubbles that protect nutrients as they move through your digestive tract, ensuring that your body absorbs the full dose of the product.
According to this study published in the journal Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, the advantages of liposomal delivery include:
+ Cost effective by being able to take a lower dose for the same effect.
Let’s take vitamin C as an example. Liposomal Vitamin C is one of the most widely used supplements in this form and with good reason — the science is impressive.While studies show that when consuming above 1000 mg of vitamin C per day, absorption rates can actually fall to under 50%, liposomal vitamin C has been shown in studies to be close to the effectiveness of intravenous delivery.
Vitamin C drip IV treatments are becoming more and more popular, but they’re pricey, require a nurse, and — let’s be real, a needle. If we’re getting anything close to the effectiveness of intravenous with a liposomal supplement, we’re going with the packet every time! Cymbiotika’s Liposomal Vitamin C comes in a convenient little pouch and tastes like a tangy orange popsicle.
How Your Body Really Absorbs Supplements…
Let’s review the basic on how the body absorbs supplements and nutrients in the first place.
Our stomach is full of acid that breaks down food particles. As food progresses through the digestive tract, it encounters substances like bile and gut microbiota that break it down into component particles. These chemical processes cause us to lose significant amounts of nutrients through the process of digestion.
Liposomes can partially bypass the digestive system, as the lipid structure helps some of the liposomes’ content to survive stomach acid. Some of the liposomes’ nutrients are even absorbed directly through the mouth as you’re taking them.
Our Top Picks For Liposomal Supplements
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for improving immune health, skin health, and healthy aging. In medical settings, liposomal vitamin C has been shown as close in efficiency to vitamin C by I.V.!
This pack also includes a good dose of bamboo silica, one of nature’s most beautifying minerals vital for collagen production and strengthening connective tissue.
Tastes like: Flavored with organic orange peel oil, this formula tastes like a tangy orange popsicle.
A note from the maker: This formula can be taken any time of day, straight from the pouch or added to your favorite smoothie. We recommend taking it daily to maintain a strong immune system and healthy, glowing skin.
Cymbiotika’s Glutathione + Magnesium L-Threonate
You may not have heard of glutathione, but the powerful antioxidant is responsible for maintaining many biological processes within the body, treasured by most of the nutrition pros we know, and often called the “master antioxidant”. Cymbiotika’s Liposomal Glutathione helps to protect the body from free radical damage, increases energy, and slows the aging process.
Tastes like: Liposomal glutathione can be incredibly gross! But Cymbiotika’s is actually delicious, tasting like citrus candy with a hint of berries — the best-tasting version we’ve ever tried.
A note from the maker: The human body naturally produces glutathione, but production decreases after age 30. Supplementing from a quality external source is valued by many to combat premature aging and reduce the effects of oxidative stress on the body.
Up to 50% of all Americans have a magnesium deficiency these days. This is concerning, as magnesium is an essential mineral in the body for so many reasons — and so helpful in helping many of our nervous systems to relax! Cymbiotika’s Magnesium L-Threonate was developed by MIT scientists for maximum absorption, enabling it to cross the blood-brain barrier. We love Magnesium L-Threonate as a daily magnesium source to support our nervous system, mood and for boosting brain power.
Tastes like: An almond butter cookie! Made with organic vanilla and almond butter.
A note from the maker: Studies have shown that magnesium supplementation over time can improve memory and focus in as little as twelve weeks! We recommend taking this supplement daily, either with food or on an empty stomach.
Shop all our favorites from Cymbiotika’s incredible collection of liposomal supplements for 15% off. We didn’t even have a chance to rave about their Adrenal Super Tonic which tastes like lavender and geranium or their Longevity Mushroom blend that tastes like chocolate fudge. Overwhelmed by all the options? Let us know any questions for us or the brand’s founder in the comments below!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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