The use of a liposome struction for nutritional supplements was first researched and developed by Douglas A. Wyatt for delivery of over 100 bioactives in bovine colostrum. Colostrum-LD® features a unique liposomal delivery system that helps ensure colostrum’s bioavailability. Learn more about liposomal encapsulation and its usage below.
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What are Liposomes?
Liposome – A spherical-shaped vesicle composed of one or more phospholipid bilayers that replicate the structure of cell membranes
- Range from 0.025 micrometers (µm) up to 2.5 µm
- A unilamellar liposome has one phospholipid bilayer
- A multilamellar liposome has two or more phospholipid bilayers
Liposomes can encapsulate a nutrient’s components.
- Provides protection for the nutrient as it passes through the gastrointestinal tract
- May help nutrients reach target areas faster and more effectively
- May contribute to better performance
The Advantages of Liposomal Delivery
- Traditional nutritional supplements break down during the digestion process, minimizing the amount of nutrients reaching the bloodstream.
- Liposomal delivery (LD) protects nutrients from:
- Digestive juices
- Alkaline solutions
- Oxidation and degradation
- LD keeps nutrients relatively intact until they reach the bloodstream for optimum bioavailability and absorption.
Reduced Side Effects
- Traditional supplements commonly cause side effects in the form of GI distress (diarrhea, bloating, gas, constipation).
- LD supplements present minimal side effects.
- LD supplements can be consumed as powders or put into capsules.
- Research suggests that LD supplements are so efficient that one serving equals 10 to 15 servings of a non-LD supplement counterpart.
What is Colostrum?
Colostrum – A nutrient-rich substance produced by mammalian mothers after childbirth that helps support growth and development in newborns. Bovine colostrum when minimally processed with liposomal delivery delivers biocompatible immune and growth factors to support optimal immune resilience in humans.
- All macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates, proteins)
- Vitamins and minerals that stimulate growth and support immunities
- Antibodies, immunoglobulins, and immune factors to support the infant’s developing immune system
- Growth factors to heal the newborn’s permeable stomach and G.I. lining
Colostrum may help:
- Support immune system and control inflammatory response
- Promote a healthy gastrointestinal tract
- Reduce symptoms associated with leaky gut
- Stimulate tissue growth and repair
Benefits of Colostrum with LD
- The LD system protects the components of colostrum as it travels through the stomach into the small intestine.
- Colostrum that uses liposomal delivery ensures even distribution throughout the body to enhance absorption.
- LD systems prevent breakdown of immunoglobulin G (IgG) in the digestive tract.
Capsule vs. Powder
- Begins to work in the mouth as soon as it is ingested
- More economical
- Available in plain and vanilla flavors
- Begins to works when it reaches the gut and the capsule dissolves
- Easy to take on the go
- Pre-measured servings are easy to take with other supplements
- Can be broken apart and mixed into water
Either way, Colostrum-LD® should be taken on an empty stomach approximately 20 minutes before eating for maximum results.
bovine colostrum is full of vitamins and minerals that may support your immune system and sustain your overall health. Liposomal Colostrum contains several bioactive compounds that may contribute to a stronger immune system. Just some of these compounds include:
- Immunoglobulins – These proteins act as antibodies that bind to pathogens and prevent them from colonizing.
- Lactoferrin – Lactoferrin is a protein that binds to iron and possesses specific antibacterial properties.
- Lysozyme – Lysozyme is an antibacterial enzyme that works by breaking down the cell walls of bacteria.