In response to my recent article on vitamin C, R.F. had a suggestion. Tell your readers, R.F. urged, about liposomal vitamin C.
It’s an excellent suggestion… and one I’ll attempt to do justice today.
First, what is “liposomal” vitamin C, and why should you care about it? The what is complicated, but the why is simple. Liposomal vitamin C (LVC) may be one of the most effective weapons we have against cancer.
But before we talk about cancer, let’s go back to the start…
Building Artificial Cell Walls
Before the 1960’s, liposomes were unknown. Dr. Alec D. Bangham first described them in 1961. When his research was published in 1964, it created a sensation. Because liposomes worked exactly like cell walls.
I’m going to simplify this a bit, but here are the basics of liposomes…
They’re barriers made of fats that have one side that “likes” water, and a second side that doesn’t. But they’re a bit more complicated… because they’re made up of two layers.
The “heads” of molecules in liposomes are attracted to water. The “tails” are repelled by water. These fat molecules line up “back-to-back,” forming a wall. The water-attracted heads face in and out, with the water-phobic tails are bunched together in the middle.
Basically, you have a bubble with an inside and an outside.
These fat-based bubbles are a lot like your body’s cell walls. Stick something into the center, and they become little “envelopes,” ready to deliver whatever’s inside to your body.
Which is good news for vitamin C. And for you…
Breaking the “Upper Limit” Barrier
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. That means any extra you take doesn’t stick around in your body. Instead it’s washed out. Usually that’s in your urine. But extra-large doses may lead to diarrhea, as your body tries to rid itself of the excess.
But when you capture vitamin C in liposomes, something changes. The liposomes act like armor, prolonging the life of the vitamin C… and allowing your blood levels of vitamin C to reach levels that doctors once thought were impossible.
Levels plenty high enough to safely kill cancer cells.
Levels more than 50% over the “limit.” Levels that wipe out half of cancer cells… without harming healthy cells.
No painful needle sticks… no dangerous chemicals… just pop a few vitamin C pills, and cancer could be on the run.
And here’s the thing…
The Technology Is Already Proven
This isn’t some experimental treatment. Multiple forms of liposomal drug delivery are already in use. They make drug delivery better two ways…
- They improve delivery, and
- They prolong delivery.
You see, liposomes help preserve drugs. And vitamins, too. Liposomes can enhance potency – and life – for vitamins. And that means you get more out of the vitamins you take. If they’re liposomal.
In fact, vitamin C has been known as a potent anti-cancer agent for decades. But mainstream studies have focused on short-term, low-dose oral treatments, using ordinary vitamin C.
In fact, both Japanese and Canadian researchers have confirmed early studies on high doses of IV vitamin C. And we now know liposomal vitamin C – taken orally – can match the high blood levels achieved by using IV methods.
Drs. Hickey and Roberts – vitamin C crusaders – have routinely helped patients boost their vitamin C to “impossible” levels. They’ve also proven the levels doctors believed for many years to be impossible are easily achieved.
Even with a single dose of liposomal vitamin C.
Can You Kill Cancer Before It Gets a Foothold?
The answer to this question appears to be “Yes!” LVC seems to be able to boost your vitamin C levels to cancer-killing levels pretty quickly. And because using liposomes enhances the life of vitamin C, taking LVC seems to keep your levels higher longer.
LVC is cheaper and easier to use than the IV form… yet it may provide similar anti-cancer benefits. For the small difference in price from ordinary vitamin C, LVC looks to be a real cancer-busting bargain.
About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.
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