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.