The potential benefits of liposomal vitamin C.


The Remarkable Health Benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C

Liposomal Vitamin C

The Benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most widely recognized and used anti-oxidants in the world.   This anti-oxidant plays a critical role in helping the immune system, joints and arteries heal and function properly.  Liposomal vitamin C is a technological breakthrough in nutrient assimilation and offers incredible health benefits.

Much of our physiology is based on the movement of electrons from one compound to another.  Unstable molecules that are missing an electron are called free radicals and they are catabolic to the body.  These free radicals are formed in a cycle called oxidative stress that creates damage and instability in cells, tissues and organs in the body.  Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant that acts to donate an electron to neutralize free radicals and restore peace and harmony to the body.


The Health Benefits of Vitamin C:

Vitamin C plays an important role in the health and function of the immune cells.  White blood cells depend upon vitamin C in order to survive and withstand the attack of pathogens and free radicals.  Vitamin C also plays an important role as an anti-histamine and reduces inflammatory conditions associated with colds, fevers, flu’s and allergies (1, 2, 3).

Vitamin C also plays an important role in the production of collagen which is the major constituent in ligaments, bones, discs, tendons and skin (4, 5).  High dose vitamin C has been shown to improve the healing process of burns, cuts, wounds, sprains/strains and broken bones (6, 78).  It is also extremely important for the health of the eyes and many experts believe that as little as 1,000 mg of liposomal vitamin C daily may stop cataracts all together.


Vitamin C and Cancer:

Environmental toxins damage cells and intracellular organelles leading to altered cellular metabolism and genetic mutations.  Vitamin C has powerful antioxidant properties that protect against the oxidative stress against the cell.   High doses of vitamin C are even more important when large cancerous growths already exist within the body.  Oral vitamin C does not directly attack cancer but it helps to keep the immune system strong and empowers it to destroy the cancer (9).

IV dosage of vitamin C acts as a pro-oxidant that forms hydrogen peroxide and acts as a chemotherapy type of agent that destroys cancer cell formation.  Liposomal vitamin C acts to prevent the oxidative stress that alters intracellular organelles and genetic mutations.

It also acts to prevent the chronic inflammation that allows mutant cells to develop into fast growing cancerous tumors.  This should never be used alone as a cancer therapy but as an adjunct in conjunction with a full-fledged natural or traditional medical protocol (10).


Vitamin C and Heart Disease: 

Vitamin C helps to protect the arterial walls throughout the body.  The blood vessels that are most important and under the most stress are the coronary arteries that feed the heart muscle.  Vitamin C helps reduce infections and other forms of oxidative stress that affect these blood vessels (11).  It also prevents the oxidation of cholesterol in the bloodstream (12).

Vitamin C also improves lung function and overall oxygenation within the body.  Asthmatics tend to have a higher need for vitamin C and doses of 2000 mg per day lessen the body’s production of histamine and lung associated inflammation (13, 14).

Vitamin C also improves blood sugar stability which is particularly important for individuals with heart disease and diabetes (15).  When blood sugar is elevated and not properly monitored in the body the sugar molecules bind to proteins in the body and form advanced glycolytic end products (AGE’s).  These AGE’s create rampant amounts of tissue damaging oxidative stress in the body.  Dosages of 1,000-3,000 mg per day drives down AGE formation and improves circulation and tissue oxygenation.


Best Delivery System for Vitamin C:

Much of our biological chemistry is based around water and fat solubility.  Just as water and oil do not mix there are challenges involved with bringing a water soluble nutrient into a fat soluble matrix such as the cell membranes.  This incompatibility leads to lower rates of nutrient uptake and utilization within the cell.

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin and it doesn’t interact particularly efficiently with the cell membrane wall this is made up of fatty acids.  Estimates are that oral vitamin C intake has a 20% absorption rate into the bloodstream with the other 80% accumulating in the colon.  Oral vitamin C intake is also associated with unpleasant digestive complaints such as cramping and diarrhea because it draws water into the colon.

What are Liposomes:

Liposomes are tiny “nano-size” fat soluble vehicles for carrying nutrients to the body’s cells.   Dr Alec Banham, a hematologist at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, UK discovered the liposomal technology.  “Lipo” is Greek for fat while “soma” means body.  These are a double layer of fatty materials which is similar to the phospholipid bilayer of the cell membranes in the body.

Liposomal vitamin C is packaged like a bodily cell so it passes through the digestive barrier and delivers the nutrient directly to the bloodstream.  This has a much higher absorption rate with over 90% of the cells being bathed in vitamin C.  This is even vastly superior to IV vitamin C which is an expensive but effective procedure that is done quite often in hospitals and alternative health clinics.

The Correct Liposomes:

Liposomal size plays an important role in its ability to hold the greatest volume of vitamin C.  The correct size should be between 100 to 400 nanometers in size.  They should be quality tested at a FDA regulated facility to ensure safety and quality.

The best carrier for liposomal vitamin C is phosphatidyl choline (PC) which helps to hold the liposomes together.  Ideal ranges should be between 250-500 mg of PC per dose in a liposomal vitamin C formula.  This PC should be derived from a non-GMO sunflower lecithin rather than a soy based lecithin.


Case Study Shows Powerful Effects:

New Zealand dairy farmer Alan Smith had a miraculous recovery from a coma induced by leukemia and severe double lung pneumonia.  Doctors were ready to pull the plug on him when the family begged them to try high dose IV vitamin C.  Alan began showing positive results after the doctors administered 50-100 grams of IV vitamin C.

Unfortunately, the doctors at the hospital who were relatively uneducated on vitamin C were concerned about any possible complications with the high dose IV vitamin C.  They dropped the dosage to 2g of vitamin C and Alan began to struggle for survival again.  His family began giving him 6 grams of oral liposomal vitamin C and within weeks he was significantly better and was discharged from the hospital.

IV Vitamin C versus Liposomal:

Some experts in the field of vitamin C such as Dr Thomas Levy, are saying that 6 grams of liposomal vitamin C is equivalent to 50 grams of intravenous vitamin C (16).  Intravenous vitamin C elevates blood levels of vitamin C significantly higher, however, without the liposomal membrane this water soluble vitamin C is unable to efficiently penetrate the cell membrane.

Oral vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to reduce oxidative stress in the body.  Intravenous vitamin C is a pro-oxidant drug that helps produce hydrogen peroxide which targets cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed.  So it does have great benefits in advanced cancer patients.

The cell membrane blocks much of the vitamin C that is in the bloodstream from getting into the cell.  The liposomal membrane is able to fuse with the same material and configuration that resides on cell walls.  This results in a lower minimal necessary dosage and saves a tremendous amount of money and stress to the consumer.

Intravenous vitamin C treatments cost between $125 – $160 a session.  Typical sessions last around two hours.  A daily dosage of 6g of Liposomal vitamin C costs less than $5 per day and takes no time at all.  It does not require a doctor or needles and is very easy and user friendly as we are all familiar with swallowing a pill.

Liposomal Protocols: 

For an individual with no major symptoms or diagnosis that wants good general health

1-2 grams is optimal               Take 1,000 mg   1-2 x daily

Extreme Athlete or Individual with Major Health Challenges:

4-6 grams is optimal              Take 2,000 mg  2-3x daily

Extreme Disease – Late Stage Infection, Cancer, Heart Disease, etc.

8-12 grams is optimal             Take 4,000 mg  2-3 x daily

With liposomal vitamin C, I like to be aggressive so I would take the upper dosage and if you notice any complications (such as high or low blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, cramping, diarrhea, etc.) try cutting down to the lower dosage and observe for any changes.


One of the contraindications for vitamin C usage is a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.  This is an inherited condition where the individual doesn’t have the G6PD enzyme.  G6PD helps the body to function normally and very high dose vitamin C infusions or very high dose liposomal vitamin D has a rare possibility of causing hemolytic anemia.

Other contraindications would include allergens to the liposomal compounds such as sunflower lecithin as discussed here.  Individuals who are pregnant, young children and taking blood thinning medications should use smaller dosages.  It is always advisable to discuss vitamin C therapy with your doctor before beginning although most doctors have very little experience with this.

Those with iron overload should understand that vitamin C increases the absorption of iron into the body, especially in the heart where it can cause problems.  Ferritin levels should ideally be less than 80 and transferrin saturation should be less than 40%.  If you are above those levels, donating blood would be a great idea.  Also, wait 2-3 hours after taking the liposomal vitamin C before eating red meat or anything else that is high in iron if iron levels are high.

Proper Protocol:

A PET scan usually is a guidepost. If the PET is positive, the tumor usually responds to the vitamin C. If the PET is negative but there is an active tumor present, vitamin C is less effective in most cases. Vitamin C therapy works best in the early stages of cancer when used in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation. It is not intended as a stand-alone treatment or as a last effort treatment for patients in the late stages of cancer

However, when considering the multitude of benefits associated with oral liposomal vitamin C supplementation and the costs associated with getting a PET scan one may choose to just opt with the vitamin C supplementation.  At the very worst, it may not have much influence on the particular tumor but will enhance all other bodily systems.  The net effect will be well worth the time and financial investment in taking the liposomal vitamin C.   

I recommend Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C that you can get here


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38 Responses to The Remarkable Health Benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C

  1. Fran July 20, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    Is this an acidic form of vitamine C?

    • Dr. Jockers July 24, 2017 at 4:21 pm #

      Yes Fran, Vitamin C is typically naturally a weak acid. However, even large doses will not alter the body’s pH.

      • Zeljko December 30, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

        I do not think that you understood the question, or you misguiding Fran. Artificial ascorbic acid has a very low pH, it is a strong – not weak acid, and therefore, recommendation for making liposomal vitamin C is to use Na ascorbate, or buffer ascorbic acid with Na bicarbonate.

  2. Grady J August 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    what would be your recommended dose for a 25 lb 2 year old with cancer?

    • Dr. Jockers August 24, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

      So Sorry to hear about this Grady.

      I would reccomend 1 Gram – 4 times daily.

      • kiki December 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

        hello, can you reference any studies about if liposomal vitamins are safe for pregnant women? I can’t find anything!

        • Dr. Jockers December 19, 2017 at 7:53 pm #

          Hey Kiki, I have not found any specific literature on this. I am not aware of any negative effects either.

  3. Lotte September 3, 2017 at 6:47 am #

    Thanks for your great article!

    What would you suggest as a dosage for a patient with Ulcerative Colitis?

    I am using Simponi injections that suspress my immune system, and I really would love to get rid of those injections with trying to heal myself with food / nutrition / alternative ways.

    I hope you can give me some advice. (Also for how long I need to dosage etc)

    Thanks in advance

    • Dr. Jockers September 9, 2017 at 6:19 am #

      You would want to follow a gut healing protocol such as our digestive health restoration program but you could also do 2000mg 3x per day of Liposomal Vitamin C

      • Justin December 6, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

        I have stage 4 esophageal cancer that spread to my colon . What’s the gut restorative health program? I’m 37 years old 150 lb I’m looking for how many grams of liposomal vitamin C and how many grams of lecithin should I mix with the vitamin C?

        • Dr. Jockers December 6, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

          Hey Justin, So sorry to hear about this. It can be found under the ‘Programs’ tab at the top of this page. We also have a Cancer Cleanse Program:
          For the Vitamin C you could do 2G 3x per day. Liposomal forms of vitamin c will typically already contain lecithin

  4. Laura September 6, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

    The product you recommend has soy lecithin and you also recommend to choose the product with sunflower lecithin.

    Is there another product on the market that you recommend that has sunflower lecithin instead of soy lecithin?
    Thank you in advance.

    • Dr. Jockers September 7, 2017 at 5:57 am #

      Hey Laura, at this point this product is the most effective one I have found.

  5. Manda October 5, 2017 at 7:27 pm #

    Hi! I am coincidentally at this year’s TTAC right now when I found your article – should have come last year, clearly! It is just great but I started on a Liposomal High Vit C protocol yesterday to see the effect on several ailments and general health. I am taking liposomal Vit C and am trying to find my tolerance level. Today I have so far taken 24g in 6 doses and still have no real reaction, maybe a bit of gas but without discomfort. Should I just keep upping the dose or am I missing something? Your thoughts would be much appreciated.

  6. Raquel October 22, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    If sunflower lecithin is better then soy lecithin
    Why do you recommend lipo-spheric Vitamin C
    And where can I get it with sunflower lecithin

    • Pendergrass October 29, 2017 at 6:52 pm #

      Hello Raquel, the website Golden Tiger Lipids sells a non-soy based Liposomal Vitamin C product derived from sunflower lecithin manufactured by Nutrient Tree.

      • Oscar November 30, 2017 at 7:12 pm #

        Which lyposomal Vit C product would you recommend most?

  7. Oscar November 30, 2017 at 7:07 pm #

    Regarding the protocol you list, what would be the recommended dosage of the lypo-spheric Vit C during a cold or flu?

  8. Rupali December 2, 2017 at 8:35 pm #

    Hi, what is the dose recommended for ligaments and joint sprain and tear ?

  9. Lynne Page December 9, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

    Hi, do you think Lipasomol Vitamin C would help Polymialgia. I am on several drugs including Steroids. If so could you tell me the dosage I should try. Your help would be very much appreciated as I cannot find any information on this Auto Immune Disease. Regards, Lynne Page

    • Dr. Jockers December 11, 2017 at 10:31 am #

      Hey Lynne, It could be helpful! Sometimes this disorder can be triggered by viruses or infections so you could try doing what is called dosing to bowel tolerance. Begin with 2 grams 3x per day and increase the dosage by 1 gram each day until you being to have loose stools. From that point, lower your dosage by a gram at a time until stools return to normal, that will be your normal every day dosage. Doing many of the things in this article will be very helpful as well:

  10. shauna reisewitz December 19, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    HI Dr Jockers– My 81 year old father has been in the hospital for 10 days. he had a severe blood infection, kidney problems and a GI bleed was in the ICU. Right when I was convinced he was dying I convinced the doctor to give him an IV Vitamin C protocol- which they did –and he woke up and improved immediately!– but the doctors of course did not believe Vitamin C had anything to do with it. They took him off Friday 12/17, and in my mind he worsened. he seemed more confused and weak, dispirited. Last night, I gave him about 8g of Liposomal Vitamin C orally over a couple hours, and he seemed to immediately perk up. My important question is How much is too much? Are there dangers of this high of a dose? and would Liposomal Vitamin C have that kind of effect or was it my imagination?

    • Dr. Jockers December 19, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

      Hey Shauna, Liposomal vitamin C can definitely have very beneficial effects in certain cases. This dose should not be harmful, however you should definately be aware of how he is responding.

  11. Oscar December 29, 2017 at 10:20 pm #

    Hello Dr. Jockers, thank your for the information. I was wondering, what dosage protocol would you recommend for someone during a cold or flu? I started taking LypoSpheric Vit C the morning after I starting getting a cough. It developed into a flu by the next morning. I had taken 7g (7 packets) that first day. Then 6 packets the next time, during which day I had a fever (101 or less) most of the day, which subsided by dinner time. Today, I’ve had 6g, and th fever only came back in the late afternoon. I’m surprised that I still got the fever after taking so much Vit c. Any thoughts?

    • Dr. Jockers January 3, 2018 at 7:20 am #

      Hey Oscar, typically about 2000mg 3x per day! It is powerful stuff but that does not mean it will work 100% of the time unfortunately. It likely drastically cut the time that you were sick, however!

      • Oscar January 8, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

        Yes, I think it certainly cut the duration of flu quite a bit. I only noticed when my other colleagues were getting hit much harder, or longer. I suppose the key would have been to take enough of the lypospheric packets at the first gleam of symptoms? Or is that not even always effective?

  12. Amy Brown January 16, 2018 at 3:35 pm #

    Hi Dr. Jockers,

    Thanks so much for this article! I’ve been struggling for years with significant health issues, and was recently shown to have high levels of EBV antibodies. I understand Liposomal C can help with this, so I’ve been taking 6 grams a day (2 g three times daily). My question is, how long can I safely maintain this dose? Should I take it for any specific amount of time? How long is too long? Thanks so much!

    • Dr. Jockers January 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

      Hey Amy, it is very safe. You could cycle to be extra careful doing 1 or 2 days off per week if you would like!

      • Amy Brown January 16, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

        Thank you so much! Should one take this indefinitely, or just until symptoms start to (hopefully) improve? I’ve been at this dosage for about 6 weeks.

  13. Camielle January 31, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

    You recommend using one with a base of sunflower lecithin not soy lecithin, but then you recommend buying lypo-spheric which is so lecithin. I don’t understand.

  14. DAVID B CANALE February 1, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

    Dr. Jockers. follow you and chris wark closely and have gotten to know ty and charlene via our FB friendship. Love the entire crew that has formed a team to get us well with natural remedies as a first or integrative resort. my question is liposomal c vs plain old ascorbic acid powder. what would be the equivalent? i have hears that you can absorb 90 of liposomal but only 20% of the powder. if thats the case i packet would be the close equivalent of taking around 5 grams of powdered c. would you say thats a good guess? on another note, flu was rampant in office and family. first sign of it coming on i took vic c powder to bowel tolerance. for me it was 60 Grams. next day gone. just gone. thanls


    • Dr. Jockers February 4, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

      Hey David, I can not tell you the exact percentages of each that are absorbed but there is plenty of evidence showing that liposomal vitamin C results in higher blood levels of vitamin C compared to non liposomal oral administration. Bowel tolerance is the best way to judge personal dosage in my experience!

  15. Reg February 6, 2018 at 12:06 am #

    Hi Dr Jockers.
    I had stage 4 liver and right adrenal gland cancer and when first diagnosed they said that they wouldn’t operate but after the doctors decided that it was worth a try and that was in early 2011 I was Ok untill January 2012 when I asked my Doctor if I could have another scan and it was back in my liver and five place in the bones.

    I had IVC which I was told would make me feel better but wouldn’t cure the cancer and I was supposed to have only up to christmas to live. early one week just before christmas my family were told that I was getting worse and would not last much longer. In that week on Monday & Tuesday I had two lots of IVC (45grams) and by the weekend I was in the process of my body shutting down, but later that night my wife said fluid started to flow from my tube and I came awake and said that I was going nowhere and I have been clear for about 6 years and I still take Lypho-Spheric daily of one Sachet.

    For me I believe it’s Immunotherapy in action and should be looked into but there is no money in it is there so why act.

    • Dr. Jockers February 10, 2018 at 8:46 pm #

      That is powerful Reg! Thank you for sharing!

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