Liposomal Vitamin C vs Tablet Vitamin C – Which one is better?

Vitamin C has long been regarded as a wonder supplement by many – commonly recognised as being able to improve immune function and reduce the severity and duration of colds and flu.

But have you ever considered which is the best form of this vitamin for your body?

Research is now highlighting how the bodies absorption rate (bioavailability) of vitamin C differs GREATLY depending on which form you ingest.

The most common and well known form of vitamin C supplementation has historically been in tablet/pill form.

However, a growing interest and utilisation of liposomal vitamin C is becoming apparent.

Only 14-30% of vitamin C in supplement form is actually absorbed by the body (1)

What is a liposome?

Liposomes are a phospholipid. The benefit of a liposomes are that they have a double layer of phospholipids which encapsulate microscopic spheres, which in the case of liposomal C, carry the vitamin at their core.

Because of this construct, it allows a targeted method to deliver nutrients into the bloodstream without being significantly degraded by digestive enzymes and acid found in the digestive tract and stomach.

Here is the key benefit of liposomal vitamin C


Lipsomal C has a much higher bioavailibity than standard vitamin C. 

This means it is more readily absorbed by your body.

A 2016 study found that vitamin C encapsulated in liposomes increased vitamin C levels in the blood substantially compared to an un-encapsulated (non-liposomal) supplement at the same dose (2).

Additionally, unlike some other vitamin C supplements, liposomal vitamin C has no preservatives or colourings.

At Sims & Finn Chiropractic Frankston, we stock high quality, practitioner available only liposomal vitamin C.

We recommended the Bioceuticals Liposomal Vitamin C because of its highly quality ingredients.

If you would like to discuss whether liposomal vitamin C supplementation is right for you, please with one of our professional chiropractors during your appointment.

1. Yung S, Mayersohn M, Robinson JB. Ascorbic acid absorption in humans: a comparison among several dosage forms. J Pharm Sci. 1982;71(3):282-285. doi:10.1002/jps.2600710304

2. Davis, J. L., Paris, H. L., Beals, J. W., Binns, S. E., Giordano, G. R., Scalzo, R. L., Schweder, M. M., Blair, E., & Bell, C. (2016). Liposomal-encapsulated Ascorbic Acid: Influence on Vitamin C Bioavailability and Capacity to Protect Against Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Nutrition and metabolic insights, 9, 25–30.