Did Liposomal Vitamin C Cure Cancer?
By Michael Mooney - Updated November, 2012
Allan Smith was near death in a coma and about to be taken off life support, with swine flu, non-functioning "white" lungs and leukemia when he was given high-dose intravenous vitamin C, followed by a new oral “nano-sized” vitamin C product that anyone can buy or make in our kitchens. (See instructions later in this report.)
He started to revive from the coma when he was given daily doses of intravenous vitamin C ranging from 25 grams to 100 grams a day.
Then, a new doctor didn’t believe that vitamin C caused the improvement in his condition so he lowered the dose to 2 grams a day, wherebye Mr. Smith continued to improve, but far more slowly.
That’s when his family started giving him 6 grams of liposomal “nano” vitamin C a day, orally. He continued to improve and today he is healthy and his leukemia is gone.
Click here to watch a New Zealand television news report video about him.
The video is 17 minutes long. Towards the end you’ll see him being given a 1 gram packet of LivOn Brand Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C, which is a high quality commercially available version of liposomal “nano” vitamin C that costs about a dollar per gram (1,000 mg) of vitamin C.
Or go here to read, in detail, what happened. This includes details of studies that show that IV vitamin C can effectively fight cancer because it can deliver high enough vitamin C blood levels, where oral tablets or capsules cannot create high enough blood levels.
Liposomes are ultra-small "nano" size nutrient containers that dock up to the same material
that coats our cell walls. Because they are made up of the same material in the same configuration,
liposomal nutrients easily dock up to cell walls and deliver the nutrients they contain into our cells.
Reports say that six grams of oral liposomally-carried vitamin C is equal in delivering vitamin C inside cells, where it does its work, to 50 grams of intravenous vitamin C. This is a bit confusing, because studies show that IV vitamin C creates higher vitamin C blood levels.
However, blood levels don't necessarily equate to levels inside cells.
Water soluble nutrients like vitamin C have a difficult time passing through the barrier that coats cell walls. The barrier on cell walls is made up of the same oil-based bi-layer that liposomes have. This oil-based barrier controls what gets into cells and what comes out of cells.
Because it is made of the same oil-based barrier that cell walls have, liposomal vitamin C is transported through the cell walls much more efficiently then vitamin C not carried in liposomes.
Tablets Versus Intravenous Versus Liposomes
Putting vitamin C or any water-soluble nutrient in liposomes can reportedly deliver as much as 90% absorption of the nutrient into the cells in our bodies.
For point of reference, intravenous vitamin C reportedly gives about 20% absorption into cells while taking high potency tablets of vitamin C reportedly gives considerably less.
So, it appears that orally-taken liposomal vitamin C works better than higher doses of injectable intravenous vitamin C at delivering vitamin C inside cells, where it does its work - and far better than vitamin C tablets.
Remember that dose, six grams a day, because it, along with the initial high-dose IV vitamin C saved Allan Smith and cured his leukemia, so it’s possible that six grams a day might be effective against other cancers, or other diseases.
LivOn Labs has a collection of studies on liposomes. To view them click here. And please take a tour of their web site. It has lots of valuable information, including a study that looked at blood levels of vitamin C delivered with liposomes
Several sites, like racehorseherbal have detailed scientific information about liposomal nutrients.
Note the statement towards the bottom of that page where highly respected vitamin C researcher, Thomas Levy, MD. says that if he had to choose between intravenous vitamin C and liposomal vitamin C for a critical medical application with a patient he would choose liposomal vitamin C.
Also worth a quick scan for their information on liposomal vitamin C is this web site: http://www.anti-agingresearchcenter.org/bio-technology/LET-Vitamin-C.html
This booklet, PC Liposomal Encapsulation Technology, by Robert Milne, MD, details the many significant health benefits that liposomes can give us.
Why Some Researchers Still Think Vitamin C Doesn't Cure Cancer
Dr. Mark Levine, a US National Institutes of Health researcher, said that the reason vitamin C hadn’t been shown to cure cancer was because researchers had focused on using oral vitamin C, which only gives a few percent delivery into our cells.
He said vitamin C has to be given intravenously to get the kind of high dose delivery into cells that is effective against cancers. (Until now - with liposomal vitamin C.)
See an article about Dr. Levine at: http://www.michaelmooney.net/AttemptingtomakethecaseforvitaminC.htm
Then see a published study with three cases of IV vitamin C cancer cures: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/174/7/937.full.pdf+html
Good For All of Us
If you don’t have cancer, reasons to take liposomal vitamin C include healthier skin, because vitamin C stimulates collagen production. Skin is mostly made up of collagen. In fact, collagen is the “glue” that holds our entire body together. Having healthier collage also means healthier joints, ligaments, tendons and bones.
Better collagen makes stronger, more flexible bones that absorb impact better for less fall-down fractures, according to published research
Vitamin C also improves immune strength for as much as 85% less colds and flu and reduces the risk of numerous diseases.
For instance, Fredrick R. Klenner, MD, who was the first medical doctor to use high dose intravenous vitamin C cured 60 out of 60 cases of polio, as well as numerous other viral diseases.
Additionally, higher doses of vitamin C can help to lower elevated blood pressure, according to several studies. One person I know had their elevated blood pressure drop 10 points in both systolic and diastolic into the healthy range a few days after starting two packets a day of LivOn brand Lypo-Spheric vitamin C.
If someone had liver cancer or hepatitis or another liver disease, or were recovering from liver cancer surgery, liposomal glutathione is the logical first line nutrient to consider to improve liver health.
One animal study showed that when a liver cancer-causing agent was introduced to the animals, IV glutathione administration caused regression of the tumors, resulting in the animals surviving.
Another such study showed that increasing glutathione reversed lethal acetaminophen (Tylenol) liver toxicity.
While liposomal vitamin C is likely the first line nutrient when cancer is addressed, liposomal glutathione might also be enlisted.
Buying Liposomal Nutrients
I bought LivOn Brand Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C from HealthE Goods. Several other vendors sell it, including HealthE Goods, THEGREENPHARMACY, GoldenTigerLipids, Amazon and others.
When I first bought from HealthE Goods they were discounting LivON products. LivOn Labs has since mandated that the lowest price its vendors can sell their Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C for is $29.95 for a box of 30 packets. But some vendors are selling it for more.
I haven't seen LivOn liposomal nutrients in health food stores in Southern California - yet. I hope they find favor and get wide-spread distribution.
Retailer health food stores won't have to worry about competing with internet discount sites because of LivOn's "lowest retail price" mandate.
There are only three LivOn brand liposomal products at present: vitamin C, GSH - glutathione and AGE Blocker, a multi-nutrient formula that highlights benfotiamine, an especially anti-aging form of vitamin B1.
LetsTalkHealth, long-time health-food pioneer, Dr. Kurt Donsbach's website sells several liquid liposomal products, including vitamin C, glutathione, resveratrol, CoQ10, curcumin and Re-Lev-It, a liposomal pain reliever. He makes two sizes of several products and his prices are among the lowest of all the liposomal nutrient manufacturers.
Other liposomal nutrient manufacturers include ReadiSorb, which makes liposomal glutathione, melatonin and vitamin B12 and Lipoflow. (Lipoflow has the laboratory that makes the LivOn products, but the LivOn products are easier to find as they are sold by more vendors.)
ReadiSorb liposomal glutathione was investigated in a study published in the medical journal Atherosclerosis, that showed very interesting beneficial cardiovascular effects. This gives us an idea of the quality of this company. They're involved in real research.
There's also Dr's Best Curcumin Phytosome (Meriva) liposomal curcumin, in capsules. As expected, there will be more manufacturers selling liposomal nutrients.
It's on the crest of a wave of superior delivery of nutrients that can cure cancer and other diseases, so of course, there will be more liposomal nutrient companies. Therefore, this article does not provide a complete list of liposomal nutrient companies, as more continue to come to the marketplace.
Where the LivOn vitamin C product costs about $1 a gram, and Dr. Donsbach's costs about 50 cents/gram, doing it yourself (DIY) costs about 15 cents a gram.
Scientist Brooks Bradley, who created the DIY method says that DIY is between 50 and 70% as potent as the commercial products because the commercial products are made with high-tech lab equipment. But even at 50 to 70%, DIY would be as effective as intravenous vitamin C.
Bradley confirmed that the DIY method yielded liposomes that are small enough to be effective. To read what he said, click here.
Here is a YOUTUBE video showing one way to make it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeU--wadrMY
Click here for more detailed instructions and a way to test for potency from scientist Brooks Bradley.
But the method I like most comes from Krispin Sullivan. Her method gives you more potency in less volume. Click here to read it.
Also for those who want to get good at making liposomal nutrients, there's a Yahoo group for you.
To Make Liposomal Vitamin C (Or any nutrient)
You need an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. There are basically three sizes that are easily found.
There are 1 liter ultrasonic jewelry cleaners like the New Trent 7810 Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner for $35.95.
Then there's a 2.5 liter Chicago Jewelry Cleaner for $74.99. The bigger machine is reported to create a stronger ultrasonic signal, which yields more smaller liposomes that deliver intracellular nutrients better.
And there's a 3 liter professional cleaner by DSA for $149.99. This machine may create the most smaller liposomes.
I bought non-GMO soy lecithin, made by Now Foods.
Note that the commercial liposomal vitamin C manufacturers use the sodium ascorbate form of vitamin C, which is reported to have signficantly better intracellular delivery than the ascorbic acid form of vitamin C.
For my first batch of liposomal vitamin C I used ascorbic acid. But I switched to sodium ascorbate after finding out the the commercial companies use it rather than ascorbic acid.
You can make liposomal forms of other nutrients, too. I had intended on making liposomal resveratrol, CoQ10, glutathione and some others, but my schedule is so busy that I have quit making them myself.
Rather, I buy a variety of them from LETSTALKHEALTH.COM.
Caution: Liposomes Can Work Too Well
Because of the tremendous input of nutrients that happen with liposomal delivery, it is possible to experience what is known as a Herxheimer Reaction if you have too much too fast.
What happens when there is an Herxheimer Reaction is that because the nutrient delivery is extremely effective viruses and other invading organisms that are in our bodies die fast in great numbers.
When this happens our bodies have to excrete the unusually high amount of die-off.
So far two people have reported to me what appear to be Herxheimer Reactions using liposomal nutrients.
One person started taking liposomal vitamin C, glutathione and resveratrol several times a day and found themselves coughing up what could have been phlegm for several days, but the consistency of what they coughed up was exactly like the liposomal materials they had taken.
It was as if they had a cold, with normal discharges - but the discharges were liposomal material, and without the inflammatory pain and debilitation that a real cold causes. This resolved within a week.
The message here is to start with a low dose of the liposomal nutrient, like one dose or two doses a day and take that for a week or two to acclimate to it.
I take liposomal nutrients twice a day. But if I was dealing with cancer or another disease I would likely take liposomal vitamin C six times a day, as the LivOn product, because it is documented to work.
UPDATE: One person with breast cancer's personal experience.
An 80-year old friend has breast cancer. In February, 2012, the tumor size was a 6. She began taking 1 gram of LivOn Lipospheric Vitamin C six times a day and has experienced a consistent shrinking of the tumor size, which continues to amaze her doctor. The doctor measured the tumor as 2.5 in November, 2012.
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