Update 2014-2015, 2017: A fellow researcher by the
name of Philip provided us with a
new way to make accurate liposomal vitamin C every time. The emphasis
is on using sunflower lecithin powder, not soy lecithin.
Liposomal Vitamin C -
This formula was produced
after many tests using diverse milligram measurements of lecithin and
ascorbic acid to one litre of distilled water and completing the
ultrasonic cycle. At the end of each process the results were
observed, until finally the successful blend was achieved. By
following this formula you will have 100 percent success every time.
The formula for making 1 litre liposomal vitamin C. What you will need:
·88 grams sunflower
lecithin powder. (See notes at end.)
·An electric hand
whisk or a food blender with a glass mixing bowl.
cleaner of 2 litre capacity. (See notes at end.)
·A 1 litre glass
bottle. (Do not use plastic.)
Pour 900 millilitres
steam-distilled water into the 2 litre borosilicate glass flask.
Weigh 88 grams of
sunflower lecithin, add it to the above and stir with glass spoon
or glass rod.
Pour 100 millilitres
steam-distilled water into a glass saucepan and bring to near
Weigh 27 grams ascorbic
acid (vitamin C) and place it into a 200 millilitre borosilicate
glass flask. When the water in 3 above is near boiling pour it
over the ascorbic acid and swirl it until dissolved. (This happens
very quickly when using very hot water.)
Then, partly fill the
saucepan with cold water and place the 200ml borosilicate glass
flask with dissolved ascorbic acid into it to cool. When it is
sufficiently cool or cold pour the ascorbic acid fluid into the 2
litre borosilicate glass flask and stir with the glass rod or
glass spoon. Put a saucer or plate on top and allow it to stand
for several hours or overnight.
Use the electric hand
food whisk for five minutes to blend the lecithin and ascorbic
acid mix. (Use a food blender if you do not have an electric food
Pour the now thoroughly
blended lecithin and ascorbic acid, (but not yet liposomal), into
the 1 litre flat bottomed borosilicate glass flask and place it
into the ultrasonic unit.
Fill the steel well of
the ultrasonic unit with water to its maximum level and switch on,
and let it run it for a total of 100 minutes. Your ultrasonic unit
probably has short timing durations, in which case, switch it on
again and let it run until you complete the full 100 minutes.
Periodically stir the solution with the glass spoon or glass rod.
Now you have the best mix
of liposomal vitamin C, which you can pour into a 1 litre glass
bottle and place it into the fridge to use when needed.
A note on ultrasonic frequencies
When the lecithin-ascorbic
acid mix is poured directly into the steel well of the ultrasonic unit
the ultrasonic vibrations will cause nanoparticles of metal to migrate
into the liposomal vitamin C solution. Therefore it is better to use
borosilicate glass as the receptacle to hold the lecithin-ascorbic
acid solution. The ultrasonic waves pass from the metal bottom of the
ultrasonic unit directly through the borosilicate glass flask and into
the fluid. (For good reason, scientific laboratories use borosilicate
glass, rather than metal for their research work.)
The ultrasonic cleaner
machine needs to be of sufficient size – 2 litres to hold the 1
litre flat bottomed borosilicate flask. Small jewellery ultrasonic
cleaners are not suitable for this purpose.
Sometimes you will notice
a very thin film of sediment at the bottom of your bottle of
liposomal vitamin C – just swill it around and pour it into your
glass and drink. The occasional tiny amount of sediment is because
not all particles of sunflower lecithin are equal; some are
slightly larger and will eventually sink to the bottom after the
ultrasonic cycle. Bear in mind also that all activities are
influenced by Lunar Cycles that influence result.
Do not use soy lecithin!
Period! All forms of soy products that have not gone through a
fermentation process are harmful to health, including soymilk and
Tofu. Use only organic sunflower lecithin powder. (I purchase
organic sunflower lecithin from Germany.)
Use a glass spoon,
not metal or
plastic, for measuring; mixing can be performed with a glass rod.
Borosilicate glass flasks
can be purchased from a laboratory supplier; purchase thick walled
2014-2015: Another fellow researcher by the name of Chris provided us with a
new and novel way to make the highest quality liposomal vitamin C.
is the most used supplement in the world. There is good reason for
this as the science behind the many benefits of vitamin C is solid.
Dr. Svent Gyorgi and Dr. Linus Pauling performed innumerable
experiments proving that man, unlike most animals, is dependent upon
vitamin C for a healthy existence. For decades we have relied upon
various ascorbic formulas for our supplemental needs, but now a whole
new vista opens up with Liposomal technology.
Absorption Dramatically - Regular vitamin C is absorbed at
approximately 19%, the balance remains in the gastrointestinal tract
to attract water and loosen the bowels. Nanotechnology, liposomalized
vitamin C is absorbed at 93%, measurable in the blood stream. A 390%
increase in absorption! Get IV results with oral dosage!
Heat one cup of distilled water in a ceramic coated or stainless
steel pan on your stove (do not heat it in a microwave oven) until
Pour the water into your blender and add three level tablespoons
of lecithin and blend until all of the lecithin is totally
dissolved in the water.
In one cup of cold distilled water, dissolve one level tablespoon
of ascorbic acid. Make sure it is totally dissolved, very
Add the ascorbic acid mixture to the lecithin mixture and blend
Pour the mixture into the ultrasonic cleaner and turn it on. Stir
The cleaner will turn itself off about every two minutes or so.
You continue to stir frequently and turn the cleaner back on until
ALL of the foam is gone. Repeat: Continue to stir and turn the
cleaner back on until ALL OF THE FOAM IS GONE!! This will take
about 30 minutes or so. When done you will have a mix that is
about the color of milk. There will be some settling but shouldn't
be much, less than 5% of the mix or so.
When done, pour mix
into a reseal able GLASS jar and store in your refrigerator. Take one teaspoon full of mix once a day.
experiment with this amount after you have taken it for awhile to
see how it effects you.
Take on an empty stomach and wait
at least 15 minutes before eating anything.
Many take it in
the morning before breakfast.
It is really sour tasting so
many chase it with water to get the taste out of the mouth.
Another Excellent Recipe is Shown Here:
This recipe will give you a product between 7.0 and 7.5 (measured
Alkalive pH Stix) or similar pH to human blood so there is no risk
of over acidifying your blood should you take significant amounts of
your homemade Liposomal Vitamin C Ascorbate.
(Blood pH is tightly controlled by the body at near 7.35 pH.
If your blood pH were much above or below that number you would be a
very sick person.)
Creating an identical pH in your liposomal brew is simply a matter
of carefully adjusting the level of bicarbonate of soda.
This Vitamin C Ascorbate recipe is a compilation of several
postings on forums and Pdazzler’s own trials in the kitchen.
Then place the lecithin mixture in the refrigerator for two or more
hours. (You can leave in refrigerator overnight if you
prefer.) This allows lecithin granules to soak up
water for easy mixing into solution.
Note: Mixing can be accomplished easier
if you raise the temperature of the distilled water being used to 45
degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). I have found this
unnecessary in getting high quality mixtures but others have found
this warmer temperature helpful.
After 2 hour soaking period vigorously agitate the mixture for
another 3 – 5 minutes. At the conclusion there should be
no lecithin granules visible. Set this smooth lecithin
3. Dissolve 1 Heaping Tablespoon of
bicarbonate of soda (Arm & Hammer is just fine and aluminum
free despite the inferences by other companies that their's are
aluminum free) in 2
oz. of distilled water using a separate 6 oz. or larger screw lid jar.
Shake or agitate the mixture 3 minutes or until soda dissolved.
*One mole of sodium bicarbonate is 84 grams, and one mole of
ascorbic acid is 176 grams. So, the correct (stoichiometric) ratio of
sodium bicarbonate to ascorbic acid is 84/176 = 0.477. For example, it
would take 477 milligrams of sodium bicarbonate to neutralize 1000
milligrams of ascorbic acid.
**What follows is often the most difficult
part of the process for those new to making homemade liposomal Vitamin
While stirring the Vitamin C / distilled water solution very slowly
pour/dribble the dissolved bicarbonate of soda/water mixture into the
Vitamin C / distilled water solution. (Pour soda solution
very slowly as the resulting mixture will bubble. By pouring
slowing and constantly stirring you will be able to mix the two
without bubbling over.)
At the conclusion of mixing the bicarbonate of soda mixture into
the Vitamin C mixture all bubbling will cease. If you have
any soda settled in the jar pour the resulting total mix together into
that jar, swirl and pour the resulting Vitamin C / Bicarbonate of Soda
mixture into the Ultrasonic Cleaner.
4. Pour the Lecithin solution into ultrasonic cleaner bowl with the
Vitamin C / Bicarbonate of Soda mixture and stir the contents
5. Turn the ultrasonic cleaner on and using a plastic straw
(leaving the top of the cleaner opened), gently, slowly, stirred the
Note: The cleaner will, automatically, self-stop about every 2
minutes. Just push ON button to continue. Repeat for a total of 6
series (12 – 18 minutes). By that time the entire solution should be
blended into a cloudy, homogeneous, milk-like mixture. The LET
solution is now well formed.
You can raise the level of encapsulation by continuing several more
ultrasonic cycles if desired.
This protocol furnishes 12 grams (12000mg.) of Vitamin C Ascorbate.
At an estimated/theoretical 70% – 90% encapsulation efficiency, 8400 mg would be of the
LET type. This solution will keep, acceptably, at room temperature
for 3 to 4 days. Refrigerated, it will keep much longer.
Note: A larger, more powerful, ultrasonic cleaner is available at
Item number 91593. 2+ liters, for about $80.00. Both units perform
well. The larger unit will allow you to make higher quality liposomal
or more encapsulated supplement at one time,
depending on the amount you mix.
This article was written and submitted by an anonymous Australian
researcher and this method has yielded excellent results everytime we
have use it. For informational and educational purposes only. Void
Latest Process Method
This section outlines the process to create liposomal vitamin C.
For details on the equipment needed please refer to the
Equipment section. The sizing of this recipe is for a standard
sized blender and a one litre beaker.
For background on why
I’ve selected this particular process read the
Research section. This recipe should yield lipsomal vitamin C the
same or better than can be purchased online from the large
At each step I specify the modification to the
process if you don’t have an ultrasound machine.
There are two versions of the ingredients. The first is for those
that have access to 98% pure ethyl alcohol. The second is for those
that only have access to vodka, or a similarly strong spirit. It is
recommended that the vodka, or other clear spirit has as little added
color and taste as possible.
The amount of vitamin C is just
under the saturation level for the specified water and alcohol in this
recipe. Since It is almost the maximum amount of vitamin C that can be
dissolved it will give the highest potency liposomal vitamin C
The vitamin C I use is ascorbic acid. I haven’t
tried it with sodium ascorbate, although so long as it dissolves into
the water and alcohol it should be easily encapsulated.
alcohol by weight was chosen because it falls within range specified
by the patent (see
Research) and is the same used by Livon Labs. The alcohol is
included because it is very helpful in forming liposomes.
lecithin granules are 22% phosphatidylcholine. For my liposomal
vitamin C I use the Solec F’ brand from ‘The Solae Company’. Be sure
to use lecithin granules instead of liquid lecithin.
Ethyl Alcohol Ingredients
These ingredients should be used if you have access to 98% pure
ethyl alcohol. This ethyl alcohol recipe is the one I use for my
personal liposomal vitamin C. The following table shows the
ingredients and their order of use.
98% ethyl alcohol
All the ingredients are measured by weight. If you need to convert
the grams into ounces for your scale multiply the grams by 0.035274.
70% Alcohol Ingredients
These ingredients should be used if you have access to 70% ethyl
alcohol. The following table shows the ingredients and their order of
70% ethyl alcohol
All the ingredients are measured by weight. If you
need to convert the grams into ounces for your scale multiply the
grams by 0.035274.
These ingredients should be used if you have access to vodka or
other clear 40% spirit instead of ethyl alcohol. The following table
shows the ingredients and their order of use.
40% vodka or spirit
All the ingredients are measured by weight. If you
need to convert the grams into ounces for your scale multiply the
grams by 0.035274.
Changing the Recipe Size
Both these recipes have been chosen to fit into a standard sized
blender and a 1L beaker. The total weight of the ingredients is 950g
and it makes about 800ml liposomal vitamin C after the bubbles have
been removed. Before the bubbles have been removed the volume will be
closer to 900ml.
You may adjust the recipe to these common
sizes by dividing the quantities by the specified amount.
1 1/2 cups
2 1/2 cups
For example, if you want to make 2 cups of liposomal vitamin C
after the bubbles have been removed you’d divide all the quantities in
your selected recipe by 1.6.
All measurements need to done by
weight, especially the vitamin C and lecithin granules. Using
tablespoons or teaspoons will not provide the accuracy required
because these ingredients may have different densities when purchased
from different sources.
If you don’t have a scale you should
purchase a cheap kitchen scale (see the
Step 1: Dissolve Vitamin C in Water and Alcohol
Measure and add the water, alcohol and vitamin C to the beaker.
Place the beaker in the ultrasonic bath and heat to 35°C while
irradiating. Be sure the ultrasonic machine is not set to sweep
and that you stir the mixture regularly. As a general caution, be sure
your beaker isn’t touching the sides or bottom of the ultrasonic bath
and that the water in the ultrasonic bath is to the level recommended
by the manufacturer.
The vitamin C about to be dissolved in the water and
Settings for the ultrasound machine
I use a cardboard form to keep the beaker from touching the bottom
of the ultrasonic tank. I have a stainless steel basket as well,
however, the ultrasonic power is noticeably less when I use the basket
instead of suspending the beaker in the water with the cardboard.
When this process completes the temperature will be close to 40°C
and the liquid will be clear with perhaps a very slight yellowish
tinge. In the Elmasonic p60h it takes about 15 minutes to dissolve the
vitamin C with intermittent stirring.
If you don’t have an
ultrasonic machine simply place the water, alcohol and vitamin C on
the stove and heat while stirring. Be sure to turn off the heat when
the vitamin C starts to dissolve. Keep on stirring until the vitamin C
has been completely dissolved. You may add a little more heat at
intervals if its needed to continue the dissolving process.
Step 2: Add Lecithin and Blend
There have been reports from people using this recipe that
the resulting mixture was much too thick after adding the
lecithin. If you are trying this recipe for the first time
hold back 20% of the lecithin until after you’ve blended it
for the first time. If it looks too watery, then slowly add a
little more and blend again. Repeat this process until the
resulting mixture is still liquid and can pour easily. I
suspect this issue may be caused by different lecithin granule
Add the lecithin to the beaker and then promptly pour into the
blender. If you’re separately measuring the ingredients then you can
add the lecithin granules directly to the blender. I do a cumulative
weight and thus I need to add it to the beaker first.
Lecithin granules added to the water, alcohol and
dissolved vitamin C
Mixture promptly poured into the blender
Blend for about four minutes. It is important that mixture is
nicely warm to touch as this ensures that the lecithin granules have
melted and avoids any chance of separation. If you have not heated the
lecithin granules enough at this stage you’ll see separation in your
mix after a day or two.
When finished, place the mixture in
First blend completed and ready for the refrigerator
Repeat this blending and refrigerating process five or six times
over twelve hours to be sure the lecithin granules have been
thoroughly dissolved into the water, alcohol and vitamin C solution.
For my personal use I often do the blend and refrigerate cycle for 24
The liposomal C it will heat up when you are blending
it. With the exception of the first blending cycle, be sure that the
temperature doesn’t exceed 32°C. For my blender this takes only two to
three minutes of blending.
This longer blending process should
also remove the ‘snotty’ strands that often appear in home made
liposomal vitamin C. Not only are these strands a little unpleasant to
drink, but I suspect that they don’t encapsulate much vitamin C.
By the end of this process you’ve already created high quality
liposomal vitamin C. The following steps show you how to improve it
further using an ultrasound machine.
If you don’t have an
ultrasound machine you may want to do more blending and refrigeration
cycles and then skip to step 5!
Step 3: Remove the
The blending process will add tiny bubbles to your liposomal
vitamin C. For the ultrasound machine to work at peak efficiency
you’re going to want to remove these bubbles. This process is also
known as ‘degassing’.
Blend the mixture a final time until the
blender jar feels warm to the touch. The liposomal vitamin C should
now be about 35°C. Pour the liposomal vitamin C into the beaker and
cover with some clear plastic wrap.
Next place the beaker in
the ultrasound machine for about 30 minutes or until the bubbles have
been removed. Below are a series of photos showing the bubbles being
driven out of the mixture over time by the ultrasound machine. The
color has been modified to make it easier to see the bubbles moving
upwards. The horizontal line indicates the current bottom of the
Bubbles leaving the liposomal vitamin C
When the bubbles have been removed the liposomal vitamin C
should look like this. Notice the much more defined line between the
bubbles on the top and liquid on the bottom.
Bubbles removed from liposomal vitamin C
Now place the beaker with the liposomal vitamin C in the
refrigerator for a few hours to cool it down.
This step may
break down some encapsulation due to excess heat, however, it is
necessary to remove the bubbles. The encapsulation will be increased
significantly in the next step.
If you don’t have an ultrasound
machine you should skip this step.
Step 4: Make the
Actually, you’ve already made lots of liposomes! This step will
increase your encapsulation percentage even higher.
liposomal vitamin C in the beaker into your ultrasound machine and
irradiate it until the temperature reaches 32°C. Once it does, place
the beaker back into your refrigerator for an hour or so to cool it
Repeat this process until the liposomal vitamin C
has had an hour of cumulative ultrasonic irradiation.
don’t have an ultrasound machine you should skip this step.
Step 5: Done!
Skim off the bubbles on the top of the liposomal C and pour into a
glass container and place in your refrigerator.
ready to enjoy the uniquely refreshing flavour of liposomal vitamin C!
This recipe contains about 0.2 grams of vitamin C per millilitre.
I usually take about 60ml per day in the evening. This works out to
about 12 grams of vitamin C.