LIPO NR (90 Capsules)
- 90 capsules per bottle
- Highly concentrated 300 mg liposomal Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) per capsule
- Third-party tested for purity (over 99%) and safety – see certificates attached
- cGMP Certified – This product was made in an FDA-approved facility
- No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Non-GMO
- Suitable for vegans
LIPO NR™ features our proprietary, powder-based liposomes made from natural phospholipid molecules that protect the NR from digestive enzymes and carry them into the bloodstream for targeted systemic delivery.
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NR has been shown to increase the lifespan of all species tested to date, including mice. (1,2,3).
However, NR is not stable in circulation and degrades in plasma such that NR disappears from the bloodstream and is almost undetectable 45 minutes after injection at 50 mg/kg. (4)
In humans, NR is never found at more than trace levels in blood plasma (5). After oral supplementation of 1,000 mg per day for 3 weeks, NR was not increased at all and was barely detectable.
Therefore, a more effective delivery method is necessary to overcome the numerous instability and absorption issues of NR.
ALIVE BY SCIENCE introduces LIPO Caps™ the Gold Standard in supplement delivery systems that provides maximum nutrient absorption throughout the body and is clinically proven to enhance the bioavailability up to 6x more than liquid liposome formulations(1)
Liposomes encapsulate active ingredients in a phospholipid “bubble” to protect and deliver them directly to the cells of our tissues, which are reached via the bloodstream.
They are specialized delivery vehicles serving multiple roles in enhancing the capabilities of active ingredients.
Liposomes stabilize therapeutic compounds—overcoming obstacles to cellular and tissue uptake—and improve the biodistribution of compounds to target sites.
– Protects ingredients from digestion in stomach and intestines
– Greatly increased circulation time in the bloodstream (not filtered out by liver)
BENEFITS OF LIPOSOMAL DELIVERY
Manufacturing liposomes does add cost to the finished product, which is why their usage has been more limited for vitamins and supplement as opposed to expensive pharmaceutical drugs. However, a 2x increase in cost is vastly outweight by the 5-20x or greater increase in effectiveness of liposomal delivery.
Many people realize liposomal delivery provides more “bang for the buck”, but it is clear they also enable much greater effectiveness and safety, and should be used for all products with known bioavailability problems.
MORE EFFECTIVE – HIGHER LEVELS OF SATURATION IN TARGET TISSUES
Many popular supplements such as Curcumin, Resveratrol, Berberine, Apigenin, Quercetin and others are well documented to have extremely poor bioavailability. When you’re taking a supplement that has 5% or less bioavailability, it is not possible to achieve high blood saturation levels safely. Liposomes deliver much higher quantities of the target molecules to the bloodstream.
SAFETY – MINIMIZES LIVER TOXICITY FROM EXCESSIVE DOSAGES
Many nutraceutical supplements have been shown to cause problems in the liver at higher dosages. The risk of liver damage greatly limits the dosage that can safely be used, which diminishes the effectiveness. The liver does not filter out molecules delivered by liposomes, so the risk from toxicity is greatly diminished.
POWDERED LIPOSOME NAD+ PRODUCTS
Our LIPO CAPS tm powdered liposomes technology encapsulates nanosized particles in liposomes, which are then freeze-dried to remove the aqueous phase. It’s a bit like grapes that are dehydrated to raisins, except that liposomes re-inflate in the body.
This ensures maximum bioavailability and stability, protecting the bio-active ingredients against degradation.
This encapsulation technology is clinically proven through safety, absorption and blood glucose studies to maximize nutrient bioavailability. (2)
A peak particle size of less than 50 nm (nanometers) ensures the maximum bioavailability and stability.
The advanced liposomes retain the core structure of the liposomal bilayer in its powder form, which stabilizes the active ingredient and ensures maximum bioefficiency, potency and absorption.
We use natural non-hydrogenated sunflower phosphatidylcholine in our manufacturing process, derived from non-GMO certified sunflower oil from Europe. It undergoes a multi-step, purification and filtration process during liposome manufacturing to ensure the utmost purity.
WHY LIPOSOMAL DELIVERY IS CRITICAL
If not protected, NAD+ metabolites are almost entirely degraded to NAM (Nicotinamide) before reaching tissues beyond the liver.
TOO MUCH NAM
This can be a problem when users believe more is better and take excessive doses of standard NR or NMN capsules. Very little makes it intact through the digestive tract, liver, and bloodstream to reach the target tissue. The result is massive increases in NAM.
For example, this study gave 300 mg/kg of NR to mice and found NAM is increased 40x, while NR is not increased and exists only at trace levels
“The minute amount of dual-labeled NAD observed in muscle indicates that direct utilization of NR by the muscle does occur. However, oral NR dosing increased circulating NAM ~40-fold while NMN remained unchanged and NR was detected only at trace levels in the blood. Thus, the majority of the orally administered NR that reaches the muscle appears to enter in the form of liberated NAM or as NMN.”
WHAT HAPPENS IF NAM LEVELS ARE TOO HIGH
High levels of NAM can have many negative effects such as inhibiting Sirtuins (r), which is the opposite of what you are trying to accomplish by taking NAD+ boosters. While NAM is beneficial for many health conditions, excessive NAM levels can be detrimental to your health.
“High doses of NAM can cause genomic instability, reduce cellular methyl pools, and cause insulin resistance through methylated NAM.” (r)
The body does respond to try and bring NAM levels down, by attaching a Methyl group to the NAM to form MeNAM, which is then excreted. (r)
This can result in “methylation problems” where there are insufficient methyl donors that are critical for other needs and promotes age related health problems. (r)
TMG MAY HELP RESTORE METHYL GROUPS WHEN NAM LEVELS ARE TOO HIGH
As a result, it is common practice now for those taking NMN or NR to take TMG or other methyl donors. (r)
That is thought to help with the problem of excessive NAM buildup from taking high dosage NMN or NR capsules, but excess TMG can also lead to problems. (r)
LIPOSOMAL DELIVERY IS THE SOLUTION
A far better solution is to take a form of NMN or NR that protects the active ingredient from digestion to NAM.
Sublingual delivery of NMN delivers up to 30% of NMN to the bloodstream, so much less is digested to NAM and depletion of methyl groups is much less of a problem.
Liposomes are even better, as they can protect NAD+ metabolites from digestion and degradation in stomach, liver, and bloodstream.
Liposomal delivery prevents your expensive NAD+ precursors from being digested to NAM, which is a waste of money, and can actually be bad for your health.
Liposomal Solves the Bioavailability Issue
Many popular supplements have very poor bioavailability. Here we demonstrate how Liposomes protect ingredients through the GI tract. Liposomes overcome obstacles to cellular and tissue uptake—and improve the biodistribution of compounds to target sites.
Liposomes are a revolutionary way of encapsulating active ingredients to protect and deliver them directly to the cells of our tissues, which are reached via the bloodstream. 1 Liposomes stabilize therapeutic compounds—overcoming obstacles to cellular and tissue uptake—and improve the biodistribution of compounds to target sites.
Why Liposomes Are Needed
Solves the Bioavailibility Problem
The aim of taking any supplement is to ensure its transport into the bloodstream via the mucosal and intestinal epithelial cells.However, due to low absorption and bioavailability rates of traditional oral dietary capsules, active ingredients lose most of their potency while passing through the gastrointestinal tract or are simply not absorbed in the small intestine at all. The majority is excreted unused via the intestines or kidneys. 2 Liposomes are vesicles comprised of phospholipids—the primary building blocks of cell membranes. Because they are made of the same material our cell membranes are made of, as they bond to these membranes, they facilitate the delivery of nutrients that are difficult for your body to absorb.
Liposomal delivery offers a targeted and complete absorption of active ingredients with a delayed‑release effect, unlike all other nutrient delivery methods. This increased circulation time of key nutrients in the bloodstream significantly bioavailability. The higher the bioavailability of an active substance, the more effect it has on the body. 3
Liposomes are absorbed through the oral mucosal lining and through lymphatic mechanisms in the gut, bypassing first pass metabolism and breakdown in the liver ensuring the retention of liposome integrity. A synthesis takes place which allows vitamins, minerals or micronutrients to be transported more easily. This higher absorption, means greater efficacy and with smaller doses needed to achieve better results. 4
Phospholipids, which are found throughout the body in the membranes of body cells, are so naturally-occurring, that the body recognizes these as body-compatible and does not treat them as ‘toxic’ or ‘foreign’—and, so, does not mount an immune attack on the liposome. 5
Liposomes shield nutrients from detection by the body’s immune system, mimicking biological membranes and giving the active ingredients more time to reach their intended destination. Phospholipids mask the active ingredients so that larger amounts can be absorbed and escape the selective function of the small intestine. Osmotic (hydrophilic) side effects of some high-dose vitamins and minerals can thus be reduced. 6
Crosses the Blood Brain Barrier
Liposomes have demonstrated the ability to cross this barrier, giving the liposomes the ability to deposit the supplement directly into the cells and enhance circulation of nutrients by your lymphatic system. 7
This profound effect of liposome size on complement recognition can also affect liver uptake. Generally, large unmodified liposomes are eliminated more rapidly than small liposomes, which is why our Fluidizing Liposomes™ are very small—less than 100 nm to prevent their uptake by macrophages of the liver and the spleen. 8
What are Liposomes made of?
The word liposome comes from the Greek words ‘lipo’ for fat and ‘soma’ for body. Liposomes are spherical ‘sacs’ consisting of a double ring of fatty-acid molecules—phosphatidylcholine molecules (phospholipid attached to a choline particle).The liposomal spherical ‘sac’ can be used to enclose and deliver contents of the ‘sac’ directly into the cells and body tissues.The phospholipid molecule consists of a hydrophilic phosphate head and two hydrophobic fatty acid tails. This enables liposomes to be carriers of both hydrophobic and hydrophilic compounds. Liposomes are lipid vesicles made of phospholipids strung together, which form a double membrane, just like almost all cell membranes of our body.The encapsulation of hydrophilic or hydrophobic nutrients within liposomes, such as NMN, allows the active ingredient to bypass the destructive elements of the gastric system. improved its oral bioavailability and increase peak plasma concentration. 9
What does phosphatidylcholine do?
Phosphatidylcholine is required for many vital functions in the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. PC and its components are needed for the synthesis of important messenger molecules called prostaglandins which, among other functions, regulate the contraction and relaxation of muscles. Choline is required for the synthesis of intracellular messenger molecules including the neurotransmitters that allow nerve cells to communicate with muscles and each other, and are essential for proper heart and brain function. At birth up to 90% of cellular membranes are made up of PC. As you age, the percentage of PC in your cellular membranes can decrease to about 10%. This fact leads many to recommend consistent supplementation with this essential phospholipid. 10
How do Liposomes work?
Liposomes release bioactive nutrients by membrane fusion. They delay the clearance and increase the intravascular circulation time of encapsulated nutrients and prolonging retention time. At the first stage of liposome-cell interaction, liposomes adhere to the cell surface. Following such binding, the liposome is internalized into the cell by the mechanism of endocytosis (or phagocytosis). This is followed by the enzymatic digestion of the liposome in the intracellular compartment, accompanied by the intracellular distribution. The active nutrient encapsulated in the liposome is protected from metabolism and the molecule becomes active only after release from liposome. These encapsulating phospholipids bond with cell membranes to facilitate intracellular delivery. They are successful in this because they are able to bypass the digestive processes that normally degrade foreign substances. Liposomes ensure safe delivery of encapsulated cargo retain it in tissues and cells.
1. Potential of Liposomes for Enhancement of Oral Drug Absorption 2. Nanocarriers for oral drug delivery 3. Composition design and medical application of liposomes 4. Liposomal Delivery Systems: Design Optimization and Current Applications 5. Oral Bioavailability: Issues and Solutions via Nanoformulations 6. Spontaneous In Situ Formation of Liposomes from Inert Porous Microparticles for Oral Drug Delivery 7. Stabilization of liposomes during drying 8. Powdered lipid nano and microparticles: production and applications. Lipid nanoparticles as vehicles for macromolecules: nucleic acids and peptides 9. Scalable solvent-free production of liposomes 10. Membrane lipids: where they are and how they behave
Key Advantages of Liposomal Delivery:
- Protects against the harsh environment of the GI tract and increases transmucosal (oral) uptake and absorption.
- Optimizes both hydrophilic and hydrophobic, unstable compounds.
- Timing of the dose does not require accompaniment or exclusion of food as the absorption via the liposome avoids the digestive processes.
- Provides a larger nutrient payload per particle.
- Offers higher bioavailability and absorption compared to conventional capsules.
- Increases increase peak plasma concentration.
Research on Liposomes for Increased Bioavailability
Liposomes, vesicles enclosed by phospholipid bilayers, can solubilize water-insoluble drugs into the lipid domain of the liposomal membrane. In addition to their solubilizing capacity and biocompatibility, the structural and compositional similarity of liposomes with bio-membranes has also encouraged their application for non-invasive oral delivery of poorly-permeable nutrients. 2
Liposomes are non-toxic, biocompatible, biodegradable, and have the following advantages as carriers in drug delivery: first, liposomes can reduce toxicity; second, hydrophilic and lipophilic agents can be incorporated into liposomes; third, liposomes control the drug release; and fourth, the liposome delivery system increases bioavailability. 3
Molecules with very poor water solubility usually have the worst bioavailability and can benefit the most from liposomal delivery. Fisetin is one example shown below up to 27x more bioavailable.
For best results, take one (1) capsule daily as a dietary supplement.
Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a doctor before using.
Store in a cool, dry place.
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