The Remarkable Health Benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C

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The Benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most widely recognized and used antioxidants in the world.   This antioxidant 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 antioxidant that acts to donate an electron to neutralize free radicals and restore peace and harmony to the body.

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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.

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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 prooxidant 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).

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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 soy or sunflower lecithin form.

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 prooxidant 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.

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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.

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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.   

After reviewing many different brands, I recommend the Purality Liposomal Vitamin C here

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      1. 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.

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

  1. 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

      1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

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

  6. 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

    1. 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:

  7. 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?

    1. 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.

  8. 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?

    1. 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!

      1. 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?

        1. I am not able to take Vit C tab or powder due to strong irratation in kidneys. However, the liposomal Vit C I can tolerate with absolutely no kidney or gut problems. This to me makes it more superior. It’s a life saver for me

    2. Hi a cold is the body’s way of cleansing out excessive internalized mucus and toxins, you will feel better for the release after. The flu is when the body is manifesting a high body temperature to help melt the cholesterol around the cell membranes so the toxins can get out plus helps to melt down the lymph making it easier to discharge mucus and toxins. With flu you will be more dehydrated than if you have a cold. Keep hydrated and the phospholipids helps to keep you hydrated as well as aids the movements of fluids in and out of cells, meaning the cell membranes become more permeable with essential fatty acids inside the cells. A fever is usually linked to the body trying to thin the lymph and cleanse. So keep your diet as clean as possible, avoid junk food and sugar, drink 4 pints of water a day, take your liposomal vitamin C and perhaps a quality multi vitamins and minerals and you will find you won’t get a fever, perhaps a yearly cold (if you consume dairy and salty food). If you cut out dairy and salty food then you may not even have a cold. I think unsalted butter is considered neutral and an acceptable dairy. Apparently, Blood group O’s struggle more with dairy than A’s and B’s. Blood group A’s and B’s can tolerate dairy more and unpasteurized is considered easier to digest.

  9. 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!

      1. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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


    1. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. Hello Dr. Jockers

    I’m glad I stumbled across this article. I have mercury toxicity n been detoxing for few months now. The only product which improved my symptoms was Chris Shade’s detox qube. Cuz it had liposomal vit c n liposomal glutathione. Now I don’t know wat worked but my guess is more of vit c than glutathione.
    Now, It’s an expensive product so I’m thinking of doing more of liposomal vit c on regular bases n see how I feel. What dosage would you suggest for a person with mercury toxicity.
    I have a stalled metabolism but all my detox organs are great with no mthfr gene nor fatty liver..nor a blocked kidney.
    I also did a lymphatic drainage massage n i felt great. I sweat regularly n sleep well. It’s my damn weight n fat deposit on my upper thighs which seem to be like a harbour for those toxins… n i have not seen any improvement in my weight nor inches. Could you help?

  14. You recommend a product with soy lecithin after an article stating sunflower is best yet conveniently ignore all comments asking you about this. I see this brand uses heavy affiliate marketing. Speaks volumes about your priorities. This brand also uses sodium ascorbate rather than ascorbic acid, which has its own implications. There are much better articles about vitamin c and liposomals.

  15. Please tell me if it is necessary to take on an empty stomach. Is it common for it to cause nausea or is it probably my gut causing the nausea, which it has in the past. I’m trying to cure my GI problems. I still have not hit bowell tolerance, but I am very ill. I have too many issues to name them. I make my own liposomal vitamin c with sunflower lecithin and natural acerola cherry powder. I’m currently taking 4 grams twice a day. What is the shortest period after eating you should take.

  16. Drjockers please reply about the soy lecithin. It seems that liv on labs is in the forefront of delivering liposomal systems but why the soy?
    Even you sense that it’s wrong. I just emailed liv on questioning their-soy use and I’m waiting for their response. Maybe you feel the companies that use the sunflower lecithin don’t quite hit the mark with the liposome delivery. What’s your reasoning?
    Thanks for a response

  17. Just got this back from liv on labs when questioning they’re use of soy

    Thank you for contacting LivOn Laboratories, Inc.

    The Lypo-Spheric™ products contain highly purified phospholipids derived from non-GMO soy lecithin. We use phospholipids derived from this type of soy lecithin because we have found them to work best for strong, stable liposomes that can encapsulate nutrients and not “break” too easily. We use soy lecithin because we require very large quantities and other oils are not available in the amounts that we would require to make the Essential Phospholipids. We tried using sunflower lecithin but there were some problems with the structure of the lipids

    I hope this information was helpful. If you need additional assistance, please reply to this email.

      1. this is an old post, but its very obvious Dr. Jockers is evading the ?? not willing to give his opinion or thoughts!! Wondering why?? I really hope the soy is non gmo, as almost 100% of they soy in the U.S. is gmo.

  18. Good day dr.Jockers ! I am dr.Stanciu Mihaela-Rodica from Romania . I posted on your facebook page a question about a critical case of a patient of mine , I asked you for helping me in this case , because I have no experience with Liposomal Vitamin C . Would you be so kind for helping me ? Thank you !

  19. Hello, Dr. Jockers, Im a 57 yr old man and had to have 2 stents in my arteries to my heart at age 50, they said the widow maker was one. anyway i have decided to take myself off the statins and aspirin and metapropalol i do use a blood psi and gurd pill though each day. I have been for about 3 months on liposomal vit c at 6 grams per day and 5 grams of lysine per day. before that as of sept. last year i was using pill form vit c but bowel tolerance was very low so i switched to liposomal. To repair my arteries and heart, do you think im taking enough of the liposomal vit c to keep myself heart healthy? If not what dose or type of vit c would you recommend ? thank you

  20. Hi Dr Jockers.

    Could someone with Fat Malabsorption effectively digest and absorb Liposomal C (or any Liposomal supplement) ?

  21. Hi Doc,

    I have ‘advanced’ adrenal fatigue…aka low cortisol. Able to be relatively active…I can work part time and walk for 30-60 minutes a day. 31 yr old male. I have been on Dr. Mercola’s liposomal C – 4.5g/day for about a year and I just found out it’s not a true liposomal product. I want to switch over to a true liposomal product but I am concerned about overloading my adrenals with too much C and causing an adrenal crash. I don’t know how much stronger a true liposomal product would be compared to what my body has been used to. So how would you suggest I transition from what I’m taking now to a true liposomal product?

    1. Just start with one gram per day for some time until you get an idea of how your body is responding then slowly work your way up to 4 Grams spaced out in one gram doses if you notice positive benefits!

      1. So is 1 gram of a true liposomal going to be pretty much the same strength as 4-5 grams of Dr. Mercola’s?

  22. I have been taken Dr. Mercola’s Vit C Liposomal (3000 mg) a day and have much,much more energy these day!! I will bump it up to 4 grams a day–to see what happens:)

  23. Dr Jockers, l have been doing a lot of research about Vit C and found your article one of the best summaries. I am convinced of the benefits of both IV and true lipsomal Vit C. My question is on reaching the level required to be effective against cancer cells. IV obviously pumps in a lot very fast to reach a therapeutic level in the blood. Your protocol recommends for extreme disease 8 – 12g ingested as 4000mg 2 – 3 times daily. As you know Vit C has a short ‘half life’, in the body. So doesn’t splitting the optimum dose like this mean that therapeutic levels are not attained? Would it not be more effective for example to ingest 8 – 12g over 60 – 90 minutes this mirroring and IV treatment? Subject of course to testing body tolerance by building up in lesser amounts gradually

  24. Hello, I have read that high dose vitamin C will lower high eye pressure. I have recently been diagnosed with this and told it could lead to glaucoma. At least 10 grams of regular C was used in a study. Do you know if this might work and how many grams of lyposomal C would you suggest? Thanks.

  25. Hello Dr. Jockers,
    My 7 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia ALL 3 years ago. We completed the conventional treatment but unfortunately he relapsed after 4 months off treatment. We started chemo again but it doesn’t seemed to effect him anymore. So we decided to stop chemotherapy and started a water fast.
    His WBC counts dropped drastically from 180,000 to 6100 during his 15 days water fast but cancerous lymphoblasts cells still dominate his overall white blood cells.
    We broke his fast yesterday and started him on raw juices and started to give him the lypo-spheric vit C.
    What is your recommended dosage? He only weighs 15kg now due to the prolonged water fast.

      1. I read that cancer patients should be taking Vitamin D. Can I give my son the same dosage as the recommended dosage for vitamin C?

  26. Great thread on liposomal vit C.!!
    Read somewhere that if taken in conjunction with MSM the effecacy was huge. Thoughts??

  27. Hi Dr Jockers, I am a 68 year old male in pretty good health, except for a problem with motion sickness. I have had this since the age of 7. Recently,I was told by a natural healthcare practitioner that I’ve vitamin c would help by blocking the release of histamine. Do you have any information on this which might help me. I love to sail,fly and drive, but must be super careful to avoid the motion sickness, which does not go away quickly, sometimes taking a few days to return to feeling like I’m back to normal. Thank you. Bill Dawson

  28. Hi, Dr.Jockers! I have a fatty liver and would like to know if the fats in the lyposomal vitamin c will negatively affect the already high fat level of my liver?

    Thank you so much!

    Karina Belle

  29. Hello, Dr. Jockers, thank you for the great information. I recently had a stent inserted after a heart attack. I am now taking low dose aspirin, atorvastatin, metopropolol, and Brilinta (a blood thinner). Are there any contraindications using liposomal vitamin c with these medications? Thank you.

  30. Hi Dr.Jockers,

    After one incident of sharp chest pain that lasted around 30 secs, hospital found I had some markers in my blood, and signed me up to their outpatients cardio unit. I was advised I had angina, and they wanted me to have an angiogram. I had a CT angiogram around Mar 2018, which showed I had 40% blockage of the heart’s LAD artery, and the hospital strongly advised a full angiogram.

    A friend told me about Dr.Pauling’s research, and I took between 5-6 grams of Vitamin C and 1 gram of Lysine daily, for maybe 6 weeks. I also went for 2 mile walks around 4 times a week. I varied between using soluble 1 gram vitamin C tablets or Liposomal vitamin C. I then had the angiogram, which showed no blockages at all in my heart arteries. I then stopped the high vitamin C/Lysine.

    Until very recently, my blood pressure was 120/80 (I’m now nearly 63).

    Now my blood pressure is higher (156 / ??) which I have been given pills for. My cholesterol is 5.5 (no pills) . I’ve started the Liposomal Vitamin C + Lysine again. Can the liposomal vitamin C reduce cholesterol as well (at least the LDL)? Thank you.

  31. As far as a recommended dose, I’ve always heard ’til bowel intolerance’ – or take as much as your lower intestines can stand. (I shouldn’t have to be more explicit). But then that begs the question: how do I know my body is truly absorbing it or the bowel intolerance is a sign that my body has absorbed as much as it can?

  32. Hi Dr.Jockers,

    Great information, answered many questions. I wonder though, If one has the finances for it, there is no reason to use regular Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) powder/pill since Liposomal Vitamin C is more superior? Or is there?

    Best Regards Pat

  33. Hello Dr. Jockers,

    thank you for great article, I found it very helpful. I would like to ask you If long term using of liposomal vitamin C can negatively influence kidneys (making renal stones for example)? Or is this problem related only to long term oral using high dosage of „normal“ vitamin c?

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    Best regards from Prague in Czech Republic


  34. Hello Dr. Jockers,

    thank you for your reply and related article. I understand, so using also Magnesium and vitamin B 6 with liposomal vitamin C could help?

    Best regards

  35. What dose would you recommend for someone having a root canal removed or cavitation surgery done? How long before surgery and how long after for help in healing?

  36. Hi Dr Jockers

    We have a team of 70 rowers aged between 14-18 years who are training hard for a national event in 4 weeks time. Many are getting tired and sick and some have bad blisters. What would you recommend we can advise them all to do to make sure they get to race day in optimal health and energised? Thank you so much!!!

  37. Thank you Dr Kickers for your dedicated work and your personal responses to those who seek health guidance.
    I suffer from outbreaks of disseminated herpes. It can be quite painful since it seems to involve more than one nerve line ie: mouth and outer thighs and stomach upset at the same time. Taking L-lysine increases ocular headaches for me and other than turmeric, elderberry and a clean diet I am at a loss for what else I might do. Will Liposomal Vit C help this? How much should I take during an outbreak? Should I continue a maintenance dose once it clears and, if so, how much?

  38. Dr. Jockers,

    Thank you very much for your sharing your wealth of information. I’ve been making my own liposomal Vitamin C from organic acerola cherry powder. I encapsulate using organic sunflower lecithin powder in an ultrasonic cleaner. I’ve been taking it to treat Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and am happy to report that I’m back to playing tennis with more energy and stamina than I can remember. Of course, I’ve had to continue to take the thyroid hormone called Tirosint but am wondering if I might be able to go off of it? I have been on the Tirosint for at least six months and only started the taking liposomal Vitamin C for the last 3 months so I know the liposomal Vitamin C is really helping with my energy levels.
    I was also wondering what your opinion was using acerola cherry powder versus the other forms of Vitamin C? It seems to work for me so maybe that’s all that counts? I’m taking 2.5 grams per day and sometimes a little more depending upon my physical activities.
    Thanks again

    1. Hi Bob, Acerola cherries are a great source of Vitamin C. My wife even used it in her homemade baby formula recipe using this brand: I always recommend that you consult with your physician before starting or discontinuing use of a medication. You may find this article helpful:

  39. I started making potassium ascorbate since I believe I have cancer and sodium is discouraged on Gerson diet, I think I read. [Not on Gerson yet, but on keto diet.] [I was using sodium bicarbonate[baking soda] to buffer my ascorbic acid…] So, I make a batch of buffered Vitamin C using one quarter teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate and one teaspoon ascorbic acid, add distilled water, about an inch in glass, let fizz. Meanwhile, I’ve let soften about a tablespoon or less of non gmo soy lecithin in water. When soft, I make the potassium ascorbate, then add it to the lecithin. I mix it with a frother used for lattes and such. Then I add stevia then I drink it. I think this is good enough for me. This makes about 5 grams buffered, liposomal[in my mind, anyway] of Vitamin C. I’ve had the experience of IV sodium ascorbate hike my blood pressure so i don’t believe the sodium in it is not a problem…I also read a study that said that people who take 10,000 mgs(two teaspoons) of vitamin C a day while they have cancer can live much longer than those who don’t.

  40. Also, alpha lipoic acid recycles vitamin C, doesn’t it? I was given ALA at my IV vitamin C sessions[It upsets your stomach so should be taken with food)]. And, I believe rutin also increases the power of vitamin C vs C alone….

  41. Hi Dr. I just started taking a liquid liposomal VIT C that is mixed with sunflower oil just for the health benefits. I’ve taken 1 tsp of it twice now and I’ve had horrible diarrhea the past two days. Is this normal? Not sure what I’m doing wrong if anything or my body just can’t tolorate it? This is the brand: LN-LSC-15 Lipo Naturals Liposomal Vitamin C from Sunflowers 15oz / 30 Daily Doses

    1. Hey Bevly, Sorry to hear that you are experiencing this effect. Oral vitamin C intake can be associated with diarrhea because it draws water into the colon.

      1. Thanks for the reply. It’s a liquid sunflower vitamin C but I’m better now. I’m thinking my body just needed to get used to it. I don’t take vitamins normally so I’m sure it just needed to adjust. I started drinking a lot more water during the day too and that seemed to help. I’ll give it a full month to see if I notice a difference with helping my skin and all the wonderful things Vit C is suppose to do.

    1. Hey Debra, the major blood thinners you want to avoid are fish oil, garlic and curcumin. Vitamin C should be just fine for you! It is always wise to discuss with your doctor who knows your case the best. Blessings!

  42. Reference #16 is not included in your list of sources for this article, but when I tap it, I see it is linked to homepage of Dr. Levy’s website. Can you give more specific info (research study?) where equivalent benefits found between 6gm of liposomal Vit C & 50mg IV Vit C infusion? Thanks.

  43. Reference #16 is not included in your list of sources for this article, but when I tap it, I see it is linked to homepage of Dr. Levy’s website. Can you give more specific info (research study?) where equivalent benefits found between 6gm of liposomal Vit C & 50mg IV Vit C infusion? Thanks.

  44. Why did Dr. Cameron use 10 grams of oral vitamin C to fight cancer? (After initially using IV doses for two weeks, I think that it was.)

  45. Well if it helped the Australian farmer Alan Smith, then this is the real deal. I watched the 60 Minutes segment a few times, years ago, and do not recall that there was mention that the family had given him liposomal vitamin C. Interesting. There are those who used oral doses to good effect, however. Dr. Abram Hoffer is a perfect example. See his Abram Hoffer cancer page. He had studied vitamins at the University of Minnesota, if my memory serves me correctly. He treated his psychiatric cancer patients with 500 mg tablets (specially made for him in those days before they existed anywhere else), and niacin. Those are the two vitamins that are depleted owing to stress, that, because of their deficiency, disrupt the Krebs Cycle of cellular respiration. The Puma Wai Ora Mind / Body Cancer Clinic, New Zealand, has the complete description.

  46. My mum was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in January last year which now spread to her liver and lungs. She has been taking 6g (2g x3) vit c since then. She started chemotherapy 3 months ago. Her CT scan is showing tumors are shrinking but she needs to continue with chemotherapy. She also had bypass surgery last year. My question is: can she still continue taking 6g of vit c (if not, what dosage would you recommend) despite the fact she’s been taking it since January last year? Does it interact with chemo? (She doesn’t take it on the days of the treatment). Her iron is slightly elevated now but I think it’s because of consuming/juicing veg high in iron. Thank you. I would appreciate your help.

  47. Can one make one’s own ‘liposomal’ Vit C from commonly available Vit C.

    Also, is the Vit C found in ruminant animal liver ( Cow, etc.) in liposomal form?

  48. Hi..can you tell me if liposomal vitamin C can help lung problems such as COPD and help heal lungs after someone that has had Pneumonia…Thanks Paul

      1. Can u tell me where on line is the best place to buy liposomal Vitamin C and do they deliver to canada…thanks

        1. Hi…i scrolled up and seen u recommend lypo-spheric for liposomal vitamin C…but u are currently out of it on your amazon site…can u tell me when u will be getting more ?

  49. Hi..can you tell me how long liposoma vitamin c takes to get into the cells and improve the imune system….thanks

  50. Hello,
    My friend bought an ultrasonic machine online and the ingredients to make her own liposomal vitamin C after watching a video on the benefits of it. Does this seem legit or is this a waste of money and time? Also, she said that applying it on your skin can lighten dark spots and firm up your skin. Is there any truth to this?

  51. Hi Dr. Jockers,

    Thanks so much for the informative article! Do you recommend taking liposomal Vitamin C while doing intermittent fasting (or even extended fasting)? Or does it undermine the benefits of fasting?

  52. Well Dr. Jockers, this is a FANTASTIC article! I have some autoimmune challenges and some undiagnosed conditions. I got my first UTI when I was a child, and lately have been having them more frequently. This last one was a doozy. Before I could get to see a doctor, my pain level was about a 9. I took 6000mg of Liposomal Vitamin C at 2 hour intervals, and by the time I went to bed that night, the pain level was down to a 4. I got a scrip for antibiotics the next day, and continued the Liposomal Vitamin C. Today, (most unusual for me) I have NO pain, and I also had some energy even though I’ve only taken 2 antibiotic pills. Again, this is unusual for me. It generally takes going through the whole course before I start having any energy. Especially thank you for the video which was so powerful! Grateful for you!

  53. One more thing… I plan to use the Vitamin C as a prophylactic to prevent additional UTI’s. Appreciate your thoughts on dosage.

  54. Hi Dr. Jockers!
    You are amazing for answering all these questions in the comments! I looked through but didn’t find the answer I needed.

    My girls have been taking 1 gram per year of age of ascorbic acid daily. (1 year old gets 1g and 4 year old gets 4g.) I recently got some liposomal vitamin c because I thought it might taste a bit better.

    Do I need to change the dosage or does the 1g per years of age still work?

    Thanks so much!!!

    1. Hey Lisa, that is actually quite a high dosage, typically about 1/2 gram per age is good until you get to 5 grams daily. You really shouldn’t need more than 5 grams daily as it may cause loose stools. Blessings!

  55. Dr. Jockers,
    Can Liposomal C help lower my blood pressure. If so to what extent, and would it cause a danger to the BP med’s I am currently taking. Or could direct me to a study on this particular subject. I also have stage 6 Glesson prostate cancer. I am current being watched. Would this same liposomal C have a positive effect on this type cancer too? Thanks for your kind help
    Dennis H.

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