NEW LABEL: same product with new “China Free” Vitamin C sourced from Scotland (Quali-C). The benefits of Optimized Liposomal Vitamin C are almost endless and this strong antioxandant is needed to strengthen the immune system and to fight various illnesses. Optimal Lipsomal Vitamin C goes directly into your bloodstream. Vitamin C is important in collagen production (skin, blood vessels, cartilage and bone), immune function, adrenalin synthesis (norepinephrine) and is a strong antioxidant. Increased need for Vitamin C occurs in chronic illness and times of stress. Unlike most other mammals, humans have lost the ability to make Vitamin C and we must ingest it. The difference between regular Vitamin C and Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C comes with how the body can absorb each. Plain Vitamin C is only 18% is absorbed from the digestive tract. However, 90% of more of the contents of Optimized Liposomal Vitamin C are absorbed in the liposomal form across your intestinal layers and straight into your blood stream. Liposomes are microscopic spheres made up of phospholipid speheres with Vitamin C trapped in the middle . The smaller the liposome the better. The liposomes in this product are less than 300 nM in diameter for optimal absorption and protected from the destructive action of the enzyme in your saliva, stomach acid as well as bile salts and pancreatic enzymes. Because your body’s cell membranes are made up of the same essential phospholipids, the liposomes get absorbed directly into the circulation. Optimal Lipsomal Vitamin C by IV for Life is the best Vitamin C available because it provides natural phosphatidylcholine – not hydrogenated phospholipids. Studies show hydrogenated liposomes significantly increase bad cholesterol levels while natural non-hydrogenated phosphatidylcholine actually can lower it (LDL). Liposomal Vitamin C may be an unfamiliar nutrient to many individuals, but this vitamin can provide astounding benefits to one’s health.