Liposomal Technology

Why choose SANUSq liposomal products?  

 
After much research, we have found that the best size for liposomes is 100 nm to 400 nm (nanometers) and 95% of the liposomes in our products are within this range, with some smaller or larger. We prefer this size range because it allows the best absorption and ensures a large volume for carrying nutrients. We like to imagine liposomes as little grocery bags; if they are too small, they cannot carry much. However, if they’re too big, they do not allow for optimal absorption. The ideal size (100 to 400 nm) offers the best of both worlds.
 
You cannot see liposomes, even through an optical microscope, so verifying them calls for very specific equipment and a two-step confirmation process. The first step involves characterizing the particle size and percentage of each size using Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) equipment. However, we also need to determine if the particles are solid particles or authentic liposomes. To determine this, we use electron microscope images. These images give us a clear view of the liposome structure and a secondary confirmation of the size.   
 
Imagine a liposome as a tiny balloon or bubble filled with liquid - this is exactly how they should be, as opposed to a solid structure. We use Electron Microscopy Imaging (EMI) to confirm that they are translucent spheres filled with liquid. However, they are not all perfect spheres, as they are so tightly packed together their shapes become a little irregular. The images on this page were diluted 1,000 to 10,000 times to ensure the individual liposomes were visible to naked the eye. You can see how packed they are at such a high magnification, so just imagine how many there will be inside a bottle.    
 
It takes a little while for the eye to get used to these images as they may not seem very expressive at first due to the black and white nature. However, the more you look at them, the more you can see the true wonder of liposomes (we think so, at least!).  
 
You will see that the liposomes have a very thin wall, just like a bubble, with a roomy space in the middle for carrying nutrients. This thin wall is made of PhosphatidylCholine (PC) and other phospholipids which are health-giving nutrients in their own right. The combination of potent nutrients packaged inside a nutrient-dense casing makes us think of liposomes as very tiny, yet very expensive gifts in gilded wrapping paper.  
 
The first two images here are taken at 500 nm (0.5 um) to give an idea of the relative sizes of the liposomes and how densely they are packed. The third image is taken at 200 nm (0.2 um) to give you a view of the liposome wall. Each photo shows that there are smaller liposomes inside larger liposomes, a wonderful trait as it allows for a time-release of nutrients for best absorption and usage. First, the larger liposomes open and release their nutritious contents. Then, the smaller liposomes open a little while later, allowing the body’s cells to absorb and utilize the nutrients consistently and effectively. We love analogies around here! Think of the double-layered liposome’s time-release as a gentle rain compared to a flash flood. The latter will drown the plants (your cells, in this analogy) without delivering the true benefits and nutrients. A gentle rain, however, delivers the nutrition slowly yet steadily, allowing time for maximum absorption.  
 
Let’s compare liposomes to another popular delivery method such as an emulsion. Liposomes are far superior as they protect the nutrients with the PC wall we discussed earlier. This nutrient-dense casing protects the nutrients against stomach acids that threaten to destroy the precious molecules. It works both ways, too, as the liposome wall protects the stomach against certain nutrients that may upset it. What’s more, liposomes can hold and deliver far more nutrition than an emulsion and can deliver it in a time-release fashion, something an emulsion simply cannot offer.
 
You might be wondering how we make these fascinating liposomes…well, we can’t reveal all of our secrets. We can, however, tell you that we make them without chemicals, solvents, high pressure, alcohol, or heat that threaten to damage the nutrients. We dedicated years to learning how to create liposomes with natural ingredients and in natural conditions. We are constantly learning and perfecting our process and work closely with manufacturers who have developed specialised equipment to ensure the most healthful and stable liposomes possible.  
 
SANUSq brand liposomal products are manufactured and bottled in the USA within safe and trusted facilities. We use either HDPE bottles and sealed flip-top lids or glass bottles with an eye-dropper for neat and precise dispensing. Our products are non-GMO and free from  soy, and gluten. You can find all ingredient information in detail on individual product pages.