Liposomes for Botanical extracts & Nutraceuticals
By Admin | 2023-04-04 11:20:52 | Blog
THIS ARTICLE IS WRITTEN BY OUR DIRECTOR FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - DR. H.N. SHIVAPRASAD
Liposomes have been used as an effective means of delivery allowing for more efficient absorption and delivery of both hydrophilic and lipophilic substances and greater protection against oxidation and degradation. Liposomes are lipid vesicles made of phospholipids strung together to form a double membrane. A structure arranged in this way is also present in the cell membranes of the human body. Regardless of size or structure, liposomes can enclose different substances including botanical extracts and nutraceutical ingredients.
The liposomal shield protects the transported substances from the body’s own enzymes in the digestive tract and also from gastric acid. When taking conventional pills and powders, the absorption of the active ingredient is often impaired which results in low bioavailability of the supplement.
Liposomes act like a protective shield that wraps around the botanical ingredient and or nutraceutical ingredient. Thus, the active ingredient does not come into contact with gastric acid and consequently, its absorption is not restricted. The active ingredient is protected in a double membrane made of phospholipids. Liposomes can fuse directly with human cell membranes, as they are structurally identical.
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