How to make liposomal Vitamin C without an ultrasonic cleaner
Liposomal vitamin C products are great stuff, but they are expensive!
You can afford to make your own; it’s cheaper. But there is a huge time commitment needed for many of the recipes out there. Here is a clever solution that works and costs even less!
I used to make Liposomal Vitamin C in an ultrasonic cleaner and it used to have vodka as an ingredient ($$$), and it used to be so time-consuming that I would never put the time in unless there was a serious illness to fight. But during an acute illness is exactly when I can’t afford to spend the time. All over the Internet, you can find those other recipes and I feel that they make a quality product. But there’s some good news!
In a regular blender, you can make high-quality liposomal vitamin C!
This recipe is from a dear friend and we have both used it for ourselves and others to great effect. The trick is that lecithin wants to form liposomes, so the process need not be complicated or difficult. But my experiences with the output of this recipe have been completely on par with those more “advanced” versions, so that I see no advantage to going to all the trouble.
While my ultrasonic jewelry cleaner gathers dust, I can make this every day!
Easy Blender Lipo C
- 6 tablespoons Sunflower Lecithin or Organic Soy Lecithin Powder
- 3 tablespoons Sodium Ascorbate Powder
- 1 cup distilled water
Combine all ingredients in a blender jar and blend on high speed (or low for a pro-style blender) for a minimum of five minutes, but no longer than seven minutes. (I have not actually tested this recipe in a pro-style blender, so your mileage may vary.) Recipe may be doubled, but I have not tested batches larger than that.
Each tablespoon of this liposomal C contains approximately 1000 mg Vitamin C.
Some people make their lipo C with ascorbic acid powder. I have not tested this variation either, but I have it on good authority that it is an effective recipe and will not adversely affect body pH.
EDITING TO ADD:
Many commenters are saying they’ve had problems with a salty end result, indicating that the liposomal encapsulation is not sufficiently completed. Several of them were using a vitamix, and I’m beginning to suspect that the vitamin machines are not capable of a gentle enough mixing to successfully make liposomes. adding a tablespoon of vodka may help, but I don’t know if it will counteract the vitamix effect.
Others have said their process resulted in a muddy consistency. This sounds to me like the ascorbate uses contained additional ingredients, such as flavonoids, which are often just powdered citrus peels.
Disclaimer: As with anything, proceed with caution, ask your doctor, and nothing on this page is to be construed as medical advice.
If I understand correctly Your recipe replaced the need for purchasing
Lypospheric Vitamin C
(The only Vit C to be absorbed in a acidic pH range? According to Ream’s )
Hi! I believe that Dr. Reams was not familiar with liposomal vitamin C (Lypo-spheric being a brand name) because it was not yet on the market. Dr. Beddoe, however, teaches that liposomal vitamin C is not going to adversely affect the pHs and can be used by anyone in any range. I tend to agree based on my experience, so I’m definitely in favor. My experience has been that this recipe replaces commercial liposomal products extremely well.
Hi Nicole, I think 1 teaspoon of vit c ascorbate is 3000mg
So 3 tablespoons would be 36,000. You would have 1 tablespoon 3 x a day. If of course you need to alter a very high PH you could possible use straight ascorbic acid and alternate it with this also using the Cal 6 powder for 2 weeks according to Beddoe. Would you also give this to children .?
Thanks so much for your recipe.
1 tsp of ascorbic acid is 5000mg (5g). I wouldn’t bother to use liposomal at first if I had very high pH to respond to and no acid numbers. The capacity to absorb ascorbic acid in that situation is quite high. I do give liposomal to children, but they don’t love it, at all!
Sorry, I’m new to this ph and liposomes. What does a high ph mean? How do I know? I’ve been suffering with chronic Epstein Barr/Mono, would this be high ph? Also, should I take ascorbic acid directly or in liposome form?
According to Dr. Reams , 6.4 is neutral and the range of normal is 6.2 to 6.8 for both urine and saliva pH. Higher is alkaline. Lower is acid. Liposomal form will work for delivery of vitamin C to anyone in any ph condition, but if someone’s urine and saliva pHs range in the neutral to alkaline range (with no number below 6.2), then ascobic acid is recommended by the Reams program.
Thank you so much for the recipe. I am going to try it. This is very interesting about ph and vit C. My ph tends to be low (measuring urine) despite of me drinking green juice, eating no sugar, etc. Possibly because blood group B plus( or lll plus) tends to be acidic, which is mutation of sorts through generations being exposed t vaccines and other toxins. Where can I read more about it? I searched for Dr. Beddoe, but didn’t seem to find info on that topic?
If we don’t have enough of all six calcium compound groups in our diets, our phs will be affected. I am certain that toxins are another factor, but addressing the calcium problem is a first step. Are you familiar with how this is done?
I would love to become familiar with how we can take the 6 calcium groups to adjust our pH. Do you have a good resource you can recommend?
I am also looking into the best pH strips or paper, if you have any favorites to share?
Last, I did try Min-Col several years back, but quit taking it after a month or two of it causing pretty bad constipation. I need to revisit calcium supplementation now because my kids (ages 14-9) adult teeth are all quite yellow which I assume is a lack of enamel. My enamel seems fine but I had many cavities that formed over the course of a couple of pregnancies and extended breastfeeding. So we probably all need to look at our pH and supplement the right calcium, vitamin C, and more !
Thank you for your comment! The most straightforward resource I know of is Alexander Beddoe’s book Calcium Kit. I should also add a few more points, however, as calcium is not the only thing that teeth need Colloidal minerals (NOT liquid “sea minerals” but rather a purified form of Soft Rock Phosphate are essential for general human health and teeth/bones. I know of two sources: CMC from Michael Olszta, and Mountain Minerals from a guy called Obidiah. Both are excellent products. A third, from Daily Manufacturing, I’d rather poor.
Boron is underrated as a nutrient. Few people understand its importance. Simply look up the article “The Borax Conspiracy“ to learn more. Supplementation can be life-changing because this mineral reverses fluoride poisoning, to which most of us were subjected as children.
Silica is essential to teeth as well. I use horsetail as a whole herb for this. Tea of horsetail doesn’t work very well for this.
Teeth are supposed to be borosilicate, like Pyrex, not flurosilicate like stunt glass in movies!
Can it be refrigerated?
Hi and thank you for your very easy recipe!! can you mix the liquid with a juice to make it more palatable for the little ones? Is there a dosage chart for children for maintenance? Thanks again🙂
In juice! I can’t stand the taste any other way! For dosage, see Dr Suzanne humphries information about vitamin C. Each tablespoon of this recipe counts as one gram of C.
Hello, I am very grateful for your recipe, thank you. I’m wondering if I can put it in the fridge between blends as it starts to heat up after a few 20 second bouts of blending ..?
Also, is there a reason to use sodium ascorbate and not calcium ascorbate?
Thank you 🙂
Refrigerating it this way might be necessary if you are having trouble with it heating up. You might also try chilling it a while before you start blending, but after everything is fully dissolved. Calcium ascorbate will provide too much calcium at the doses I use, and I’m uncertain as to the wisdom of introduction calcium compounds directly into cells through this method.
Just tried tour recipe but couldn’t really be successfull. I put all three ingredients same as tou described above. I mixed 20 secs up to 5 min in total. But for some reason it became like a mud rather than what I consume as Liposomal C from the pharmacies. Mine is like creamy both in color and density 🙁 Could you maybe help me to understand what I did wrong? Thank you!
Mine is always quite thin, with a viscosity like heavy cream. We’re you measuring exactly? What was the brand and type of lecithin used?
Is this supposed to be drank all at once? How do you store it?
What is the shelf life?
If it separates noticibly after some time in the refrigerator, you can re-blend it for a minute or so. But unless it starts to smell “off” you can keep it indefinitely chilled.
How many ml is 1 cup please?
About 120. Eight cups in a quart and a quart is about the same as a liter. 1000mL / 8 = 125mL A quart is a little less, so I’ll figure 120. You could also Google that. But the math is more fun.
1 cup U.S. is actually 236.5 grams and 1 cup AU is 250 grams.
There are 4 cups US to a quart and 4 cups AU to a litre.
I hope this helps with the correct ratios.
Thanks! I’m just getting used to “kitchen metric”.
Really appreciate your site and recipe. Tried this today in a regular (not Vitamix) blender but it’s salty and aweful. I wasnt too sure about what speed to use so started on slow fir first 2 minutes then on medium for last 5 minutes. Yuck. So added 1 dsp Vodka and put it in high for a few minutes. Its well emulsified but still salty and yuck. Any suggedtions for next batch?
Obviously I would prefer not to use the ultrasonic cleaner but all tutorials so far advises to use it..
How do you know if works without the ultrasonic cleaner. Is it from personal experience or were told?
For me the test is whether it tastes unbearably salty (it should not) and whether it causes diarrhea (it should not). I once shared these instructions with a pneumonia patient and when he made the liposomal mixture, he did not run the blender for five minutes. The liposomes did not form and he got a bout of bad diarrhea. I recommended re-blending the solution for the necessary time, and when he did, it no longer caused a problem, and his pneumonia was gone very quickly. If it didn’t form liposomes, I don’t have another explanation for the change in effect from further blending.
Mine taste salty. I used my Vitamix on 4 for 6 minutes. Then I ran it again on about 7 for 2 minutes and it still tastes salty. How salty is “unbearable” supposed to be?
4 is too fast.
Hello! Should I blend it continuously or can I stop from time to time in-between?
It should be stopped several times to prevent the solution from overheating.
I have a vitamix blender. How long and on what speed should I blend?
Lowest speed possible. 5 minutes.
Does the solution need to be refrigerated?
It’s best to refrigerate it.
Do you need to remix after refrigeration several times?
Only if you see major separation. I usually just give it a shake.
Hi Nicole: a couple of questions: how do we know how much Liposomal c is yielded ie doesn’t that depend on the amount of vitamin c in the original c that is used ? Like I use sodium ascorbate that has 1100 mg of vitamin c per 1/4 tsp so wouldn’t that determine the amount of liposomal c in the finished product? Also, mine has significant sediment in the bottom after some time in the fridge. What is that and what do I do about it? Lastly, how do I even know the process worked ie I have made liposomal c (I am using an ultrasonic) thanks so much!
I just made it and mixed it in my Vitamix on 4 for 6 minutes and it tastes salty. I did it again a little faster and it still taste salty? Any advise?
4 is probably way too high on a vitamix.
Thank ya ok so much ch for this recipe. I’ve made it once and it worked beautifully.
Glad you like it as much as I do!
Hi I was wondering I have made this and day one it tastes mildly yuck, after that it tastes horrible am I doing something wrong? TIA Julie
What brand and type of lecithin are you using?
Do you use a liquid lecithin or granule/powder?
Hi Nicole. I followed the recipe. I used Sunflower Lecithin powder and sodium ascorbate powder. I blended it for 5 minutes on the lowest setting of my Vitamix. It came out salty. I tried blending it for another 2 minutes slightly faster (didn’t get warm). Still salty. I tried blending it a third time and once again it came out salty.
Could the issue be that I used lecithin powder instead of granules? I researched the difference and apparently the granules have a slightly higher fat content… maybe the powder doesn’t have enough fat to form the lipid protection layer? (but I see that you also recommend a brand of organic soy lecithin powder… not granules)
Your help is greatly appreciated!
What brand is your lecithin?
Hi Nicole i have Microingrediants brand organic sunflower Lecithin powder . Vitmix blender on 2 ( the motor doesnt run smooth on 1 . It was a gentle blending motion for 6 mins straight and it stayed around room temp the whole time. Unfortunately it is still super salty. Should i try blending it again ?
Hi! My best guess is that you are having a problem with insufficient dissolving of the ingredients in the first place. Is it very smooth? If it is, then that’s not your problem. I can’t explain why the liposomes are not forming, but I can tell you that adding a little vodka or everClear can encourage the formation of liposomes. Just don’t exceed 2T vodka or 1T everclear.
Hi , what did you figure out on this? I am trying it for the first time, i have the same mixer, pretty much did the same as you, and i have the powder and not granules , and its salty , did you ever figure it out? Thanks so much
I’m finding that this complaint is most common from the vitamin crowd. I think that the slowest speed might still be too high. Maybe get an old Hamilton beach blender and see if that helps? Adding a little vodka might help, too.
For this recipe can you use camu camu powder instead of sodium ascorbate?
I don’t want camu powder inside my cells. So I can’t recommend this.
Nicole is it possible to use acerola vitamin c instead of ascorbate?
I really cannot recommend that. Remember that whatever gets inside the liposomes can get inside your cells. I don’t think it would be great to have powdered cherries inside my cells.
I’m not sure I understand why you would not use a whole food source of Vitamin C. Is it because the food “powdered cherries) remains undigested when taken in Liposomal form?
Undigested forms of Whole Foods are not supppsed to be inside cells. If you managed to get those particles into liposomes and into cells, it seems like it could be problematic.
Great recipe! I make it all the time. Easy, Peasy!
What kind of blender do you use?
Hello can you tell me does the water need to be distilled? Can it be good well water filtered with a Berkey?
I would be wary of using water other than distilled or reverse osmosis. Whatever is in the solution can potentially end up inside a liposome and thus delivered into your cells!
Would you use the same amount of ascorbic acid as you would sodium ascorbate? I want to use ascorbic acid but im not sure how much i should use?
Ascorbic acid is more concentrated ascorbate. Use the same amount but calculate your dosage a little differently: each tablespoon should have 1250mg vitamin C doing it this way. (I don’t recommend ascorbic acid because it can steal minerals in some people)
Curious..You recommend the sodium ascorbate instead of ascorbic acid mainly because certain people could have minerals depleted by this method?
Also if you could remineralize with pink salt etc?
Would this method of liposomal vit c using asorbic acid work without the ultra sonic machine? Or is this strictly for Sodium ascorbate? Do you have any plans to try Ascorbic vit c anytime to see if this method works?
Mainly trying to see what the diff would be? Because if this works with just blending who came up with using the ultra sonic cleaner as an added step if it wasn’t needed? Sorry for all the questions you may or may not have an answer but figured I’d try 🙂 thanks!
Lots to cover here.
Acids in the body, in general are neutralized with bicarbonates, calcium, and other more minor minerals. This process uses up the potency of these substances, which are subsequently excreted in salt form, after the reaction between acid substance and alkaline mineral.
Salts in the body are needed as electrolytes, but mostly they are waste products of the reactions described above. The elimination of excess salts is taxing to the liver. When we eat table salt, sodium chloride, this is necessary because it is essential for us to have enough sodium and chloride ions, which have no other abundant source in our diets. But all the other salts, the salt-form minerals in sea salt, are pre-reduced, pre-reacted, and do not benefit us as minerals. They are only waste products.
Some people are too alkaline and need to use more acidic foods and supplements like ascorbic acid. These people can absorb more ascorbic acid than neutral or acidic people can, so they might not even need to use liposomal vitamin C, but acidic people must absolutely not use ascorbic acid. If one is not acquainted with pH
testing and ranges, this is unwise, so I simply recommend sodium ascorbate, which is neutral, in liposomal form.
I have a question about the temperature of the product after blending.
I have blended the mixture for 5 minutes and it came out very warm. I am afraid it maybe too warm for Vitamin C. What do you think about it?
It should not be allowed to get too warm in the blender. The vitamin C will be fine but liposomes will break down.
Thank you so much for this recipe! I used to make the one using the ultrasonic cleaner. I hated it!!! The high pitched sound drove me batty! I would put it in a bedroom, turn it on and run. I finally gave the ultrasonic cleaner away. I so prefer this method. Plus the quality seems even better. One thing is that I always use organic Vit C, as it is not GMO. I did not like to use the liposomal Vit C before, but when I switched to the organic Vit C, my body craves it.
I’ve been using your method now for only 3 days, and a long term eye infection that would not respond to anything, just cleared up!!! Thank you!!!
So glad to hear of your success! I’m also not a fan of the ultrasonic noise!
I have only been able to obtain ascorbic acid. I’ve read that adding equal parts sodium bicarbonate to ascorbic acid makes sodium ascorbate. Would adding the baking soda be advisable or should I wait until sodium ascorbate is in stock again? Thanks!
I would wait. Try Swanson, Pure Bulk, or GNC.
Many many thanks for this great recipe… Is that recipe really so simple as you described? Just blend everything together; no separate mixing, no heating, no waiting time in between! Wow, looking forward to trying that.. One question: Can I use a simple hand mixer for 5 min in low grade?
Thanks again many times..
I really don’t know if a mixer is good enough. If you added a couple tablespoons of vodka, it might be.
If it’s salty, it didn’t work.
Hmm OK, I see.. I will try then with a nutri blender. The problem with my nutri blender is that there is no speed control, and if I run it 5 mins without a break, I am sure it will burn the motor 🙂
But thanks for your prompt answer 🙂
Hello Nicole, one more question, if you could.. Do you also have a liposomal glutathione recipe without ultrasonic cleanser?
I haven’t done this, but the principle should work. As long as both the glutathione and the lecithin are fully dissolved without heating (to avoid supersaturation), the process should theoretically work the same way. No harm in trying!
Hi! Would reverse osmosis water work? Or spring water?
I’m comfortable using R/O water but not spring water. In a liposomal preparation, anything that’s in there can and probably will get delivered directly to your cells’ insides.
Thank you Nicole for your blog & all of this great info! I accidentally purchased lecithin powder instead of the granules..and ascorbic acid..do you think that will be ok? Also just tested my ph levels..siliva is a 4, urine is 7.2..would you recommend skipping making the liposomal C & do mega doses of ascorbic acid? Thanks again for your help!
That saliva ph is extremely acid. Liposomal ascorbic acid could be very dangerous for you, as could any acidic foods. Saliva pH is an indicator of the liver’s digestive strength and this ph is indicative of a very weak digestion. Pushing the body any further in that direction would only be detrimental.
Hi! Why are Camu Camu and Acerola not good for our cells?
Also, do you happen to recommend a hair analysis sample for health findings and deficiencies? My teeth and gums are not doing well, so I have quite the adventure ahead figuring out what is going on.
The reason we take food supplements like camu camu and acerola is to obtain the nutrients that are unique to those plants. In the process of digestion, the food is broken down and the body selects fully simplified components to use for various purposes. But entire granules of the substance of any food are not suitable for entry into the bloodstream and use by the body. In fact, if that happens, it’s a cause for great alarm in the systems and results in an immune response, and possibly an allergic reaction. This is actually exactly what happens in the situation known as “leaky gut syndrome”, which is a culprit in many chronic disorders.
Nicole, thank you for all of this info. I happen to have liquid sunflower lecithin. Should that work or does it need to be powder?
It can’t hurt to try it!
Thanks for this share! I am a first-timer…used a regular blender not a high-speed..5.5 minutes low..Powdered Sunflower lecithin, Sodium ascorbate..the sunflower lecitin was the color of gulden’s spicy brown mustard..the final product is thin and foamy on top and the color of chocolate milk..I can say it does not tasty salty…but, it doesn’t taste particularly good either..thoughts? I appreciate your input!
Sounds perfect. And, yes, it tastes pretty bad! I recommend drinking it in juice.
Thanks so much, I really appreciate your sharing this recipe and, the confirmation that what I “created” is correct!
I made this recipe and I was really happy with it so I shared it in a healing group, one of the regulators said that this is an emulsified vitamin C., not liposomal. Is it that correct? If, so…Do we need the jewelry cleaning device to make it liposomal? What is the difference? How to make it liposomal? Thank you!
The claim that it is liposomal comes from one of the developers of the ultrasonic method, oddly enough. In the process he describes, after the blending step, he states that a good quantity of liposomes have already been formed and that you could stop at this point with a pretty good product. So I decided to try this. The mixture does not separate significantly even in several weeks, and I have seen it used in high doses in a case of pneumonia. It brought excellent results and no digestive side effects. And in many other illnesses as well, many people have had excellent experiences with it.
So, to my mind, it is indistinguishable from liposomal C and therefore I can comfortably leave the question of its structure unanswered.
One more thought, I’m pretty sure that an emulsion would taste salty. Salad dressing is an emulsion, but we still taste all the flavors. Liposomes encapsulate the water-soluble ingredients, so this makes them unavailable to the taste buds.
I have no colon and only 5 feet of small intestine. Would Liposomal vitamin C be absorbed? How do I test my PH?
90% of nutrient absorption occurs in the small intestine. Do you have a list of what you can and can’t absorb?
Ph is tested with ph tape with a range of 5.5—8.0. I prefer the brand Hydrion. I test both urine and saliva pH at the same time. A reading of 6.4 is considered neutral. Anything above 6.8 is too alkaline and anything below 6.2 is too acidic. If either reading is in the acid range, the person is considered acid, regardless of the other reading.
Thanks for this great recipe! I actually have a question regarding the type of your vitaminx. Is it glass, plastic or metal? Becase i remember reading some time ago that during liposomal vitamin process, we shouldn’ use any metal or plastic, since liposoms can absorbs unwanted chemicals from these items. Is that a concern also for your method?
I actually have a Blendtec.
I understand the concern about ambient particles getting into a liposomal preparation. It’s a serious matter. But there’s a few reasons I’m not worried that my plastic blender jar will leech in this case.
This first is the quality of the jar. I use my two Blendtec jars daily for an rather high number of tasks, probably over six times a day, and I have put over 500 minutes on the machine, but my jars are still shiny and not at all foggy. I do grind many hard materials in them, but they’re still not showing any damage. This seems to me to indicate that the plastic is well-chosen, well-made, and very stable. Maybe I’m wrong?
Second, the ph of the liposomal preparation in quite neutral and it is in every way an unreactive composition. So the likelihood of chemically extracting any substances from the plastic seems to me to be low.
Third, if I was going to have concerns about my blender jar, I had better extend them to all my blending. Plastic is terrible food whether or not it is liposomal.
Which brings me to my fourth point: To my knowledge, only water-soluble substances can be encapsulated in liposomes. I’m pretty confident that there’s nothing water-soluble in the plastic of the jar.
That makes sense now, you are right! Thank you…
I have sunflower lecithin softgels. Could I empty them out and use that instead?🤦♀️
I suppose. But I’ve never used liquid lecithin and have no idea what results you might get.
Thank you for posting this recipe!
I also have a Blendtec and just want to confirm that blending for 5 minutes is a non-stop process, or do I take breaks to keep it from getting warm?
Also, the sodium ascorbate that you recommended is not available. Do you have another choice?
I do it in two halves, since my blender’s cycle limit is 180 seconds. That brings it to six minutes and it doesn’t get warm. I use the lowest speed.
Because of global virus panic, all forms of vitamin C are a little harder to get. Use your best judgement. I think if I recommended another, it would be just as likely to be sold out.
hiya, ive used my nutribullet and in spite of taking breaks its gotten hot super fast, 50 degrees celcius sonim guessing its useless?
Any advice? Thank you. (i like the texture and taste! 😄
Sounds like you need a nutri-arrow. 😂 Something slower, anyway.
Hi Nichole, Thank you for our recipe. My family has used it for 5 years stopping our visit to the doctors, especially in winter. So I know it works! I get it from a friend who uses the ultrasonic. Now I can’t get it from them anymore.
I’ve tried three times your method, but keep testing salty. I use a conventional blender. My Lecithin is organic non-GMO and I tested all ingredients by itself. I realize the metric measurements are different in Australia, so now I am going for my 4th attempt. Why it is salty? I will appreciate your answer.
If it is not encapsulating properly, it will result in a salty taste. Adding a tablespoon or two of vodka can help encourage the formation of liposomes. I don’t know everything about your process, but my guess is that the speed you are using is not ideal. Too fast and too slow are both problematic. Can you give me more details? Also, being sure to fully dissolve all the ascorbate and all the lecithin before blending is very important.
Today I have tried your recipe and it came out a bit weird 🙈 I did everything as you decribed above. The result is super creamy in density like a mud and creamy also in color instead of orange color like in pharmacy sold ones. The taste is a bit salty. I run the blender 20 secs for up to 6 mins almost. It didn’t warm up though. Could you maybe help me to understand what I did wrong? Thank you!
My DO has me taking 16 grams of ascorbic acid daily. The ascorbic acid powder I have is 3/16 tsp. equals 1 gram of vitamin C. I know the absorption rate of liposomal C is much higher than dissolved ascorbic acid, so how much liposomal would be roughly equivalent to 16 grams of ascorbic acid? I know it wouldn’t be 16 tablespoons.
Thank you Nicole!! Can I put half cup of vodka and other have cup distiled water or a full cup of vodka? Thanks!!
Why not? It could raise the liposome formation rate to its maximum potential! 💪
I’ve read that liposomal vitamin C is six times more absorbable, so that would mean you can divid your dose by six. 16/6 = 2.67, or 2 2/3. So try Two tablespoons plus two teaspoons.
Hi. Thank you for all this info. It’s very enlightening. I have a ph of 6-7. I guess that’s average. I used this recipe & the dried rose hips I bought a few months back to make this. I ground them up to powder as needed. Used my old Vitamix on #2 for 5 min. It looks like smooth apple sauce. Not salty as some reported. But a bit gritty. Since it’s ascorbic acid in rose hips not sodium how much should I take? Can I mix sodium ascorbic with the ascorbic acid 50/50 to be safer? Thanks
Well… rose hips are not water-soluble, so I’m pretty sure you can’t get them to go into liposomes.
Many people use ascorbic acid in their liposomal C. I don’t do this myself because I am concerned about the acidity, but it’s a fairly well time-tested practice.
Hi Nicole, thank you for your wonderfully simple recipe, replies, and all the readers for the questions, all very enlightening. A question I have is about blending with a stick blender. Mine has only 2 speeds, fast and faster! To prevent overheating but to still obtain the encapsulation, is it possible to pulse the mixing? And if so, for how long each pulse? To what total time? Thank you.
Well… rose hips are not water-soluble, so I’m pretty sure you can’t get them to go into liposomes.
When making liposomal vitamin C could I add CBD oil or CBD isolate ?
Adding it would not hurt anything, but it also would not make liposomal CBD. Liposomes can only contain aqueous payloads.
The way I understand it, only aqueous substances (not lipids) can be contaminated in liposomal containers.
Thanks for this great post.
I am a newbie to this and went out and purchased all in the ingredients I had been given. Kind of swallowed hard at the altrasonic cleaner. So didn’t purchase it.
My questions are since I already have the vodka can I exchange the distilled water to half distilled and half vodka?
The only blender I have is a hand blender will this be suitable?
Hi! Any amount of alcohol (up to the recommended level) improves liposome formation. So it’s up to you how to proceed!
Hi! Can something be substituted for the lecithin? What about Coconut oil?
The reason lecithin works is because it is an emulsifier, like soap. It has the ability to create a link between a polar substance (water) and a non-polar substance (oil), and in the case of the lecithin, it already contains oils for this process. The addition of coconut oil to the recipe would be interesting I have no idea whether it would allow some of the lipid she’ll of the liposomes to be composed of coconut oil or not, but I do know that with coconut oil and without lecithin, you would basically get coconut salad dressing with ascorbate instead of vinegar.
124 grams of vitamin C (~20 TB) will dissolve into 1.5 cups of water. Since liposomes will encapsulate anything that is dissolved in water, you can make your liposomal vitamin C twenty times stronger without any other adjustments to your recipe.
For reference, I found this info here:
Thanks! I’m going to try this!
Hi Nicole, thank you for this super helpful post. Do you have a reply to the comment above on blending with a stick blender (SandifromOz on July 21, 2020 at 10:03 pm)? I have literally the same question. Thank you for your reply.
Total time must be five minutes, but the mixture must not get hot. Use the slowest setting you have, but for as long each pulse as possible. Seriously, though, a regular blender, cheap, used, or borrowed, would probably be preferable in your situation.
The taste test will tell you if it worked.
Thanks for your reply Nicole. Blended on lowest setting 5-6 mins, never got hot.
Taste is salty but not unbearably, no funny tummy and mixture is not separating. Success??
Ok. Thanks Nicole for the reply. I bought some sodium ascorbate as recommended but the 2 attempts results are indeed salty with my Vitamix blender. So it’s still good as liquid vitamin c, just not liposomal c, correct? It will have to do until I can find a slower blender or ultrasonic machine. Thanks for the research & recipe. I’ll try again.
Thanks for your reply Nicole. Blended on lowest setting 5-6 mins, never got hot.
Taste is salty but not unbearably, no funny tummy and mixture is not separating. Success??
I have been using your recipe since I got covid last year. Thanks so much. I’ve shared it with many people.
I’m in a long haul covid group online run by several orthomolecuar phd dudes. One of them says ascorbic acid is far superior to calcium ascorbate (according to Linus Pauling group) and also that liposomal on its own is not ideal – he suggests taking half n half for superior results… minimum 7 grams day when I’ll.
Also – my ascorbic acid label says 1/4 tspn = 1 gr – so I figured out the finished product would be approx 2 grams TBSP
Hello My first try at Liposomal Vitamin C and it has worked out fine.
I used Ascorbic Acid powder and Sunflower Lecithin
3 tablespoons of Ascorbic
6 tablespoons of Sunflower Lecithin
with a Mug full of distilled water
too early to test but feel fine and it wasn’t salty.
got this out of a kindle book and googled it and came here, so thanks.
I had been taking Ascorbic by mouth for about four years 9 Grams per day
but over the last two months i have upped that to 5G every four hours.
so 20G to 25G Per day,but think this Liposomal will be more beneficial.
upped it with the surge of Covid i suppose and just my general health
Thank you so much for the information on Liposomal Vit C.
My question is, Do you have to use a glass blender jug or can you use stainless steel or BPA free PE plastic.
Any container is fine. This solution doesn’t have reactive chemistry.
Thanks for this! I am confused by two things that in my ignorance seem to contradict. You wrote in your post:
“Some people make their lipo C with ascorbic acid powder. I have not tested this variation either, but I have it on good authority that it is an effective recipe and will not adversely affect body pH.” (May I ask who the good authority is?)
And you write in the comments:
“Acidic people must absolutely not use ascorbic acid. If one is not acquainted with pH testing and ranges, this is unwise, so I simply recommend sodium ascorbate, which is neutral, in liposomal form.”
Do these statements contradict? If not, why not? Thanks so much!
This is a great question. I think I will edit again, because I don’t remember why I was so confident that ascorbic acid would become harmless. I have some guesses, but it’s not important and I’d rather be careful on this matter. All the major brands of liposomal C I’ve checked use SA, not AA. Thanks for the helpful proofread!
Where do I find information on how much to take daily? Also do you suggest any particular ph tester ? Thank you.
Thank you for all this information and for your being so good to answer all the questions thrown your way! I learned a ton and am now able to correct an error that could have been costly to my health if continued (I learned from a different source) Thank you for explaining the acid/alkaline subject so well! I thank God for leading me to your information. Many Blessings on you and your family as well as your work in educating others in their pursuit of healing and health