What does liposomal mean and how can it help my iron deficiency?

Whether you were an A+ student or the kid who fell asleep at their desk, it’s time to journey back to science class. Why? Because learning about liposomal could make a massive difference in your health and wellbeing. 


Here’s the scoop: liposomal is a word we use a lot at Ferosom. It’s the element that makes our iron supplements superior to others, not to brag. (Okay, maybe we’re bragging a little). Most of all, it’s the reason why our iron supplements are able to change the lives of so many people who suffer from iron deficiencies and anemia. 


Did we pique your interest? Good! Now, let’s dive in. 


What does liposomal mean? 


It all starts with lipids. Lipids are a group of molecules that can’t be dissolved in water, like fatty acids and cholesterol. Since water doesn’t mess with ‘em, lipids are actually crucial to your body’s natural function. More specifically, they help the cellular membrane do its thing — AKA the very important barrier that surrounds your cells and protects them from danger. No biggie. 


Where does liposomal come in? Through liposomes: tiny, fat-soluble sacs that are derived from lipids. 


What do liposomes do? 


Liposomes are like supplement superheroes. They carry nutrients to different locations in your body, where they can then be absorbed. And, just like lipids, they aren’t bothered by water or other elements along the way. That means they can surround the nutrient, protect it from harm, and transport it where it needs to go — without doing any damage in the process. 


What does liposomal delivery mean?


It’s all in the name. Liposomal delivery is when an ingredient is delivered to a place in your body by a liposome. Makes sense, right? 


The best part about liposomal delivery is that it boosts the benefits of the nutrient. First of all, it protects the nutrient from harsh acids along the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. These acids can often break down nutrients before they get to their destination, which means your body gets less of the nutrient. 


Since liposomal delivery shields the nutrient from trouble, it increases nutrient absorption and shields you from awful GI side effects, like cramps, diarrhea, and nausea. Plus, it doesn’t have to be converted for your body to absorb it. 


That’s why liposomal delivery has such incredible bioavailability. What’s that, you ask? Bioavailability is a measure of how much of a nutrient reaches the place it’s supposed to go. For example, if an iron supplement has high bioavailability, that means it reaches your intestine quickly without losing a ton of its nutrients along the way. From there, it can be absorbed into your lymphatic system and released to your liver.


Long story short, liposomal delivery = amazing. In fact, it’s one of the most effective methods out there for getting your body all the good stuff it needs to thrive. 


What is liposomal iron?


Up to 25% of the world’s population suffers from low iron. That means a lot of people are looking to up their iron intake and asking themselves which form of iron is best absorbed. The answer? This one.


Liposomal iron is essentially iron that is encapsulated in a liposome. And — you guessed it — it has all those same liposome benefits we mentioned earlier. 


Is liposomal iron better?


There’s no doubt about it. 


Liposomal iron has better bioavailability, higher absorption, increased delivery to cells, and decreased GI side effects. It’s proven to yield better results than traditional supplements, even if you’re taking them at a much higher dose. 


And since liposomal iron skips past acid breakdown and GI problems, it’s especially helpful for people who struggle with taking pills or need to take a lot of pills at once. 


What is the best source of liposomal iron?


Ferosom Forte is one of the most effective sources of liposomal iron out there. Because of its super high absorption rate, it’s proven to work as well as IV iron. Seriously. That’s why so many doctors across Canada recommend it to their patients with low iron or iron deficiency anemia. 


Available in capsule and sachet form, Ferosom Forte’s proprietary LCE Coat™ is like a supplement bodyguard. It takes the iron exactly where it needs to go in your body, without breaking down in your stomach and causing GI pain. 


Want to learn more about the dangers of low iron, how Ferosom Forte works, and why liposomal is the key to curing your iron deficiency? Click here. 


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