What Are Liposomes? Everything You Need To Know
When you choose to buy gut health supplements from Aguulp, you’ll be getting a liposomal supplement – ‘liposomal’ meaning ‘made with liposomes’. But what are liposomes exactly? How do they work? And why are they our top choice for delivering prebiotics, probiotics, and other essential nutrients to your gut?
Read on to find out everything you need to know about liposomes and their benefits for gut health supplements, including how we actually make the liposomes in our products…
What are liposomes?
Liposomal technology is a game-changer. Think of liposomes as super-reliable microscopic couriers that deliver the nutrients you need, directly to your cells, fast and effectively (step aside Deliveroo). Liposomes are tiny spherical vesicles that are made with one or more phospholipid bilayers, which are the main component of any biological cell membrane. When combined, they form a protective barrier, very similar to the one that surrounds the cells of our body.
Phospholipids are polar lipids (just like opposite ends of a magnet repelling and attracting), the head of a liposome is hydrophilic (loves water) and the tail is hydrophobic (repels water). The polar lipids in a liposome work effectively to conceal the nutrients on the inside while protecting it from what’s on the outside, ensuring that the active ingredients are safe and not damaged during the delivery process.
Liposomes mimic our own cell membranes and can be easily absorbed by our own cell walls once they’ve travelled through the gut and entered the bloodstream. They bind to our cell membranes and get directly into the cell. This means that liposomal supplements are able to deliver their ingredients to your body in a more complete (and therefore more beneficial) form than traditional tablet-based or even standard liquid supplements.
What are the benefits of using liposomes?
So, what are liposomes good for? Due to their size and structure, liposomes are recognised by the body as a good/familiar substance, which helps them to easily travel through the digestive system, lymph and blood vessels, getting to a specific location, where they can deliver the active ingredients. The benefits of using liposomes also include:
- Liposomes don’t cause any distribution or discomfort to the gut, so they won’t add to any gut discomfort you’re experiencing
- Liposomes are non-toxic and don’t cause allergic reactions, giving you peace of mind
- Our liposomes don’t contain any nasties: no binders, fillers, artificial sweeteners, or colours are required – good stuff only
Why Aguulp uses liposomes
At Aguulp, we use liposomes in our gut health supplements to make sure you’re getting the maximum level of absorption from our formulas. We chose to deliver our formulas via liposomes as the average absorption rate of traditional capsule or pill-form vitamins is only around 20%. This is because part of the active ingredient tends to get destroyed in the digestion process or the casing/coatings prevent it from being fully absorbed.
By using our liposomal technology to keep nutrients safe, our supplements deliver up to 98% absorption rate, meaning you’re actually getting the goodness you paid for (rather than peeing it out!). Read more about the science behind Aguulp gut health supplements.
How we make liposomes
The liposomes that you’ll find in Aguulp gut health supplements are created in a UK laboratory. Our powerful formulas only use the purest top quality ingredients and a mixture of basic phospholipids, created in the lab. When put under high pressure, these phospholipids work their magic and form tiny liposomes that protect the nutrients inside each one.
The liposomal technology used in our supplements is our trademark nutrient-delivery technology, known as NutriProtect, which has been developed over a 10-year period by our partner lab Nutrivitality.
Each of our sachets contains over 15 million liposomes! Having this precise technology in place can give you peace of mind that you’re actually getting the benefits of your supplements in the most effective and convenient way.
Fancy giving liposomes a try and experiencing their benefits for yourself? Shop the full collection of Aguulp supplements, including Aguulp for Gut, Aguulp for Immunity, Aguulp for Sleep, Aguulp for Brain, and our daily Gut Probiotic. If you’re not sure which gut health formula would be best for your individual needs, take our gut health quiz to find out.