cc“Very, very high doses of vitamin C works as an antiviral, an antibiotic, an antihistamine, an antipyretic which means it lowers fever, and (is) an antitoxin. This is physiology, not philosophy,” says Andrew Saul, PhD in “That Vitamin Movie”.

Using this methodology is not new. The documented track record is unequivocally show through the research of William J. McCormick (1880-1968), Roger J. Williams (1893-1988), Claus Washington Jungeblut (1898-1976), Ruth Flinn Harrell (1900-1991), Evan Shute (1907-1982), Frederick Robert Klenner (1907-1984), Linus Pauling (1901-1994 who won the Nobel Prize twice – 1954 in chemistry and physics for chemical bonding and 1962 for his opposition regarding weapons of mass destruction), Abram Hoffer (1917-2009) and Robert F. Cathcart (1932-2007). All have what is considered long or very long lives.

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“I had a bout of influenza not too long ago. This is what happens with almost anybody when they get run down, they don’t follow the rules and they eat too much pizza (emphasis his). I was taking 30,000 mg of vitamin C per dose. That’s six rounded teaspoons of ascorbic acid at one time and the symptoms were gone in less than two days,” Saul says.

c, 1He goes on to say, “If I had one wish I would ask everybody to get four or five thousand milligrams of vitamin C a day. I think that would change the face of healthcare.” His reason for this is simple. “The body takes in about three dozen nutrients total but you’re made out of 40 trillion cells. There are thousands of chemical reactions in the body. Many of these reactions will only occur in the presence of a vitamin, co-enzymes.”

Coenzymes function together with your enzymes, working together as a team making a reaction. If the vitamin that works as the coenzyme to the enzyme is missing, it can not function properly. Many people who take high dose vitamin C, like liposomal C, feel phenomenal the following day. Some think it is due to proper ability of these cells to function since they are supported by the coenzyme. 

Mega dose therapy is done through bringing your vitamin C levels up to bowel tolerance and holding that level until the issue or pain subsides. 

Cancer treatments are seeing success with a hundred grams a day of vitamin C. Other issues like depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and even hypothyroidism are being approached today with mega cdosing of vitamin C, appropriate meal planning and natural remedies. Some, like Philip Day (health researcher, writer and speaker) have their closest family members take their age in grams of vitamin C daily.

Andrew Saul says there are no records of anyone dying from this sort of mega dosing.

“Sometimes we have a problem with physicians understanding how important vitamin C could be,” says Michael Gonzalez, D.Sc, PhD. “In terms of structure it’s similar to sugar. That’s one of the mechanisms that cancer cells use because cancer cells have more glucose inceptors. When you don’t have glucose there they think vitamin C is glucose so they bring them in. Then in the presence of oxygen you have two hydrogen, two oxygen and you produce hydrogen peroxide which kills cancer cells.”

Dr. Tracie O’Keefe, DCH, BHSc, ND says, our cells are lined with lipids. When you make liposomal vitamin C you’re wrapping the C with a lipid so that the lipid can pass through the cell wall and be absorbed into the lipid lining your cells. This creates greater absorption of the C. 

c, 2She says, “There are representatives for drug companies out there who are telling people making it this way won’t give you any liposomes all, it will give you is an emulsion. I have to go with results. Particularly with Natural Medicine we go by results.”

Dr. O’Keefe says, “50 mls is 3 grams liposomal, the equivalent to 25 grams intravenous daily.”

Dr. Thomas Levy, MD, JD, says all infections and toxins damage the body through oxidative stress. He says, “Vitamin C can prevent and reverse the oxidative damage while strongly stimulating the natural antimicrobial and antitoxic properties of the immune system.” (1:01).

Liposomal keeps in the refrigerator longer but is best made weekly to maintain optimal freshness.

To make liposomal vitamin C follow the pictures in this post which show pictorial instructions on the process.

ccThere are many ways to make liposomal vitamin C. This is the one I use, with two options:

Option 1: Take 3 tablespoons of sunflower lecithin and put it in 1.5 cups of distilled water. Place this mixture in your Vitamix, pulse it for 5 seconds then let this mixture sit for 20 minutes. If you don’t have a pulse setting blend at the lowest speed for half a minutes.

In another glass, like a mason jar, mix together 3 tablespoons of ascorbic acid with 1.5 cups of distilled water. This ascorbic acid is clean, this one is made from acerola cherries, as is this one. There are no studies showing which is better. Put the lid on the mason and shake this mixture until dissolved. 

Add the two liquids together in the Vitamix and blend for 15 minutes. Be sure the temperature of the mixture does not exceed 85 degrees. If it goes over 95 degrees discard the mixture. If the mixture becomes too hot add an ice cube.

 2: Put 3 cups of distilled or filtered water in the Vitamix. Add 3 tablespoon sunflower lecithin and 3 tablespoons ascorbic acid. Mix on the lowest speed for roughly 20 minutes. 

Pour the blended mixture into an ultrasonic cleaner (this is the one I use) and turn the machine on for 30 minutes. Again, add ice cubes if the mixture becomes too hot. I add 3 ice cubes at the 15 minute mark. This ultrasonic machine is a good choice, as is this one with a temperature control, and this one. 

Stir the mixture occasionally with a stainless steel spoon

c, 5Do not put your finger into the mixture for any reason. The ultrasonic action can add an air bubble to the bloodstream and kill you. 

After 30 minutes pour your mixture into a mason jar and store it in the refrigerator. 

Some people use soy lecithin which can be an endocrine disruptor. Sunflower lecithin is optimal but be sure to buy one without any fillers are added ingredients. This is the one I use. 

For one story of the medicinal effect of liposomal vitamin C click here. 

Let’s Talk Health says, one tablespoon of liposomal vitamin C contains 3 grams of vitamin C, each teaspoonful contains 1,000 mg of vitamin C.

The Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine says, “Liposomes are absorbed from the gut and into the liver, before being released into the bloodstream.”

A study using subjects taking oral liposomal C showed a difference with types of C ingested as well as diet. They reported, “Our observations suggest that poor oral absorption is related to carbohydrate intake. Glucose and other sugars compete with dehydroascorbate for absorption by GLUT transporters. The subjects in this study reported that they often consumed 10-grams or more of ascorbate in a single dose, without significant bowel effects, provided their carbohydrate intake was low.” 

They further reported lymphoma cells responded with cell death, apoptosis, at a rate of 30% necrosis using ascorbate at 300 mML 21. When intake was increased to 400 mML 21 cell death also increased to 50%.

Liposomal dosing should be done apart from food so there is no competition for absorption.

Purchasing liposomal vitamin C is not an easy task as many manufacturers add fillers and ingredients, like natural flavors and potassium sorbate, which are not beneficial to a damaged micrombiome rebuilding on GAPS. 

This liposomal is clean but made from soy. If there is no other option this is what I would use. If you need capsules this one is clean. This one is clean but does contain a shelf life proponent that would be avoided when making your own. This one is clean if you can tolerate the ingredients in the natural flavors. 

Liposomal vitamin C contains phosphatidylcholine which is a key player in repairing a leaky gut. To read more click here.

*Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, CGP, D.PSc. who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. She works as a Certified GAPS Practitioner who sees clients in her office, Skype and phone. She has been published in Wise Traditions, spoken at two Weston A. Price Conferences, Certified GAPS Practitioner Trainings, has been on many radio shows, television shows and writes for Nourishing Plot. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia, through food, she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. She is a Chapter Leader for The Weston A. Price Foundation. [email protected]

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41 Responses to Making Your Own Liposomal Vitamin C

  1. Isabel says:

    Great article, I would love to make my own, what better than to really know what goes into your supplements. I even got all the ingredients in my cart as I type but I was wondering if the ultrasonic cleaner is absolutely necessary or if there is something I can use instead, since it is not really inexpensive and I don’t think I would use it on anything else but this. Also can I blend it in a regular blender or is it necessary to use a vitamix?

    Thanks for the help, keep these articles comming.

  2. Stephen and Julie Britton says:

    Great article – I would love to get hold of the Liposomal Vitamin C from Sunflowers that’s in the satchets but Amazon won’t ship it to Australia. I can’t seem to find any way of getting it.

  3. Stephen and Julie Britton says:

    Hi 🙂 I’ve found this Liposomal vitamin c – what do you think?

    • Becky Plotner says:

      Zinc and copper work together like a seesaw. When one is up the other is down and vice versa. I work in dysbiosis of the gut which goes hand in hand with zinc deficiencies. Copper issues are rare and not my specialty. Supporting the body and the body will fix itself is my belief.

  4. PT says:

    Thanks for the post. I am researching how to make Liposomal Vitamin C and your post has great info. I have 3 questions and hope you can help to clarify.

    1) For the ultrasonic cleaner, is it a must to have the “heating” function when turning on the ultrasonic function?

    2) I see a recipe call for adding some alcohol to make the Liposomal Vitamin C to make it more available for the body to absorb, I wonder what is your opinion on it?

    3) For the Vitamin C powder, other then ascorbic acid and Organic Acerola Cherry Powder, will Organic Cumu powder works fine?

    Thanks and look forward to your reply.

    • Becky Plotner says:

      No the heating element is not necessary. This was the least expensive machine at the time of posting. It is helpful for cooling so you don’t overheat and need ice cubes. Yes, I thought camu camu was listed, sorry about that. I have no knowledge on alcohol vs non.

      • PT says:

        Thank you Becky for your comments. I look forward to source out all the ingredients and select an ultrasonic cleaner machine to start making. I hope it works and help my body to heal.

        • PT says:

          Hi Becky,

          Sorry to bother you again, I have couple questions on making Liposomal C and hope you can comment:

          1) On the blender, can I use Cuisinart hand blender instead of Vitamix or other table top blender? Will it work the same and will it degrade the potency of the final product?

          2) For the ultrasound machine, different machines may have different speed setting, is it important to have certain speed in order to make liposomal C correctly?

          3) Also can I pour the blended mixture into a glass jar and put it into an ultrasonic cleaner that fills with cold water for 30min? Will this way affect the potency of the finish product? I just think this way for easy cleaning and keep the temperature cold by using cold water.

          Love to hear your advice. Thanks again.


  5. auroracle says:

    Mine turned out extremely watery with a thick layer or foam on top, not at all what it looked like in the YouTube videos I watched. Any advice on how to get this right?

  6. I’ve been making liposomal vitamin C for about 3 months now. I’m a PhD-level researcher, so I’m familiar with control issues. I use a combination of your recipe and that of Chris’ from qualityliposomalc. I know that mine must have some C because my eczema has gone away. I’m interested in having my product tested so that I could have an idea of c levels. Are you familiar with a public lab that may do such testing? Thank you!

    • Becky Plotner says:

      I’m not aware of a public one —– but I’m very interested in your findings! Congratulations on the eczema! Well done!

  7. Mimi says:

    How long will it keep for when stored in the fridge? And can I take it while pregnant?

  8. Rachel Mulry says:

    Is there a way to know that the liposomal vitamin c that I am making at home is actually that? Is there something to look for in the stools? Does this changes as you’ve been using it for longer periods? I used a store bought version for the first week till I could figure this all out and there was a noticeable difference in our stools (dark, thick, sticky). Using the homemade version I am not seeing that difference anymore and we are taking even higher doses now. Any ideas?

    • Becky Plotner says:

      Making Liposomal C according to the recipe, gives you Lipsomal C, the same way making a pumpkin pie according to the recipe will give you pumpkin pie. When you start Liposomal C different pathogens will come out at different times giving a different result in stools. Most folks see tar like stools on high dose Liposomal C. The stool is reflective of the pathogens exiting. I would stick with it, following the recipe.

  9. Kara says:

    Hi Becky, I’m having to add a ton of ice to my Vitamix for Option 1. Do you run it on high or low? Also, what happens above 85 degrees, does the lecithin denature? Thanks!

    • Becky Plotner says:

      The lowest setting possible is only used. If it’s on high, it heats up a lot and needs ice. The heat breaks the structure.

  10. Scott says:

    Hi Becky
    Thanks for the informative article. I made liposomal C using Swanson sunflower lecithin and Acerola Cherry extract powder similarly to the way used here. Unfortunately I was unable to continue with it because of the heartburn i had anytime I took it. Do you think using pure encapsulations Buffered Vit C Powder would be a way around this (bring the PH more neutral in the finished product)?

  11. Donna says:

    I bought one of the products listed. It recommends 2 per day. What is a good dose to take? I am 66. Also I have reflux and want to get tested for h pylori do you recommend blood or stool testing? Thanks for all your articles very informative.

  12. Kate says:

    Heard Acerola Cherry is a potential issue for those with Latex Allergy (same way avocado, banana, garbanzo beans, etc mimic latex protein). Do you have a recommendaton for clean, non-fermented Camu Camu powder?

  13. Naomi says:

    In option 2, during the initial mix in the blender for 20 minutes prior to using the ultrasonic cleaner, does it also need to be kept under 85? I am finding on my blender’s lowest setting it gets into the 80s within a few minutes. :-/

  14. Hale guerra says:

    Am I supposed to use the heat function when putting it in the Ultrasonic Cleaner or no?

  15. Lynn says:

    1 air bubble will probably help you by oxgenating your blood….you need an IV LINE FULL OF AIR to kill you.

  16. Olga says:

    How does it taste like?

  17. James Slim Miles says:

    Linus Pauling never won a Pulitzer Prize (or two for that matter) he did win two Nobel Prizes but neither was for his work with vitamin C. When I see glaring mistakes this bad it makes what follows hard for me to believe. Not trying to flog you but I think in today’s world online its important to get our facts straight. Thanks for the service you provide here.

  18. Billy Schnaufer says:

    The measurements in this recipe call for three rounded teaspoons of Ascorbic acid and 1.5 cups of distilled water, and anther three rounded teaspoons of sunflower lectins in another 1.5 cups of distilled water for a grand total of three cups when mixed together. If one tablespoon of liposomal Vitamin C is equivalent to three grams of Vitamin C, is that for this mixture? In other words, there are 16 tablespoons in a cup, so would there be 48 tablespoons and the equivalent of 144 grams of liposomal Vitamin C in this three cup mixture?
    If the answer is no then can you tell me how to achieve higher levels of Liposomal Vitamin C in this same mix? I’m looking at starting at 15 grams daily and working my way up, I read that some were taking in as much as 100 grams a day but in order to get that, if the mixture is only three total grams in three cups, you couldn’t drink that much in a day! Please help, thank you.

  19. Linus Pauling was not the only person to ever win the Nobel Prize twice. Small correction.

  20. Jeff Knudsen says:

    I’ve been removing the blender carafe and placing it in a stockpot of ice water midway, (like cooling wine in an ice bucket.) for the first part.
    For the ultrasonic part, I’ve filled a 2 Cup Pyrex measuring cup with ice water and set it in the mixture during a several minute break to cool the mix. (2-3 times)
    I’ve been careful to not mix any ice or water with the C mix. (Isn’t there a reason we use Distilled water?) my ice maker is tap:( so I don’t want it to contaminate my C mix.

    My only concern is, this takes longer, and it requires breaks. Is this ok?

    I had to buy a second Ultrasonic cleaner, one that you could turn the heater off! NO HEATER!

    I also use thermometers all throughout the process, keeping temps below 85F.

  21. Courtney says:

    Thank you so much for this information. We’ve been spending a fortune purchasing liposomal vitamin c for an autoimmune disease and it has absolutely been a miracle for us. My child requires 6000 mg of liposomal vitamin c each day. You said 1 tsp = 1000mg. Is it possible to double the amount of lecithin and vitamin c powder in the recipe but leave the water ratios the same, thus doubling the amount of vitamin c per dose? He despises the taste of liquid vitamin c so if I could cut down the amount he had to drink that would be super helpful.

    • Becky Plotner says:

      Good question, not really sure. Maybe someone else who reads this that has seen the test done can comment. Making it with acerola cherry powder is much more tolerable than with ascorbic acid.

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