Nutrition Business Journal

Liposomes enter the spotlight

Lipids emerge as fast-growing method for supplement delivery

Traditional pill-form supplements have two potential downsides: They’re often too big to be absorbed effectively by the body, or they’re too fragile to survive the acids, enzymes, and flora of the gastrointestinal tract. Proponents of liposomal delivery say that it sidesteps these issues by encapsulating compounds in phosphatidylcholine—a lipid derived from soy or sunflower—which protects the compounds and delivers them into the bloodstream.

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