Chapter 10: This ‘C’ Gets an ‘A+’!
Nearly everyone over the age of five has heard repeatedly that Vitamin C is critically important to human health. Research has proven this beyond reproach again and again. The only questions remaining are:
- What is the best source or form?
- How much is enough?
The answers to these questions are tempered by individual needs. For example, a healthy young person who’s diet consists primarily of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables may do well with a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice or lemonade. An ill or older person, especially one in recovery from cancer or other sinister disease, may be best served by a daily double-shot of high-quality Liposomal Vitamin C–seemingly the most health-effective form of vitamin C known to man.
Illustration of Liposome encapsulation of a drug (Wikipedia)
Prior to the invention of Liposomal Vitamin C the only way to get enough vitamin C in our bodies to compensate for the drains caused by aging and serious disease was through medically-administered I.V. injection. Taking ordinary vitamin C orally produced intolerable diarrhea long before enough Vitamin C was absorbed into the blood stream.
By wrapping the vitamin C molecules in at least one lipid layer, it is not easily absorbed by the gut. Most then passes through into the blood stream where it becomes utilized by the body. Research indicates that liposomal vitamin C utilization equals or surpasses I.V. injection,
The great news is that you can make an extremely high-quality Liposomal Vitamin C supplement right in your own home at minimal cost thanks to the research of a person named “Chris.” Chris has a website at http://qualityliposomalc.com/ which explains his research and the resultant process in great detail. I highly recommend that all readers of this book visit that site and become skilled at Liposomal Vitamin C production!
Knowing that many people will NOT take the time and effort to thoroughly study his work, I present an abbreviated form below for people who choose to merely augment their level of Vitamin C, but who are not facing any life-threatening issues such as cancer or AIDS.
- Accurate kitchen or postal scale, or equivalent.
- Cooking thermometer capable of indicating between 86 and 104 degrees F, or 30 to 40 degrees C.
- 1 litre or quart glass beaker, or a glass wide-mouth jar or glass bowl.
- Ultrasound machine
- Glass spoon or stirring rod, or, clean wooden spoon (NOT plastic or metal).
Ingredients (by weight)
- 9 oz. or 255 grams of clean water–distilled or reverse osmosis filtered–never contained in plastic.
- 12 oz. or 338 grams vodka, 80 proof, clear, unflavored
- 6 oz. or 161 grams ascorbic acid powder
- 7 oz. or 197 grams (sunflower) lecithin granules
- Mix the water, vodka and ascorbic acid powder in the glass container and stir constantly with a glass or clean wooden spoon while gently heating to 95 degrees F or 35 degrees C in a double-boiler. Take care to not heat beyond 105 degrees F or 40 degrees C.
- Continue stirring until the ascorbic acid is completely dissolved and the liquid is clear with perhaps a slight yellow tinge.
- Place the liquid and the lecithin granules in the blender. Blend for about four minutes. This should produce enough warmth to melt the lecithin granules, thus avoiding separation.
- Place the mixture in the refrigerator either in the blender jar or in the glass container.
- Repeat the blending and refrigeration process at approximately 2-hour intervals for 12 hours to be certain the lecithin granules have been fully dissolved. Blending will heat the solution–be certain to not exceed 90 degrees F or 32 degrees C during the re-blend cycles.
- OPTION: If you do not have an ultrasound machine, continue the re-blending process for an additional 12-hour period.
- If you have an ultrasound machine, blend one final time until the temperature rises to approximately 95 degrees F or 35 degrees C, then fill the ultrasound device to the fill line and switch it on. Stir frequently with the glass or clean wooden spoon.
- The ultrasound device will time out after 2 to 3 minutes. Stir frequently and continue to cycle the ultrasound back on until all the bubbles have been removed from the solution. (There may still be foam on top when the bubbles are gone from the solution.)
- Place the solution in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to cool, then ultrasound it again for a cumulative total of 1 hour. If/when the temperature rises above 90 degrees F or 32 C, place it in the refrigerator until it cools again, then continue the process.
- Store the Liposomal Vitamin C in the refrigerator in a covered glass bottle or jar.
- Typical consumption is 1 tablespoon daily on an empty stomach. First thing in the morning is recommended. It can be chased with clean water, but do not eat for at least 15 minutes after consumption.