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  • Make Liposomal Vitamin C in Your Kitchen.

    Nice work! I have prepared letcithin vit C for years and always kept looking for improvements. Now I was looking for info to build a more efficient ultrasonic device and came across your instructable and I hope you do not mind my commenting. Liposomes/multilamellar bodies form spontaneously from dry lecithin in water and if added to a vit C solution some of the vit C will get encapsulated. Using ultrasound breaks up larger capsule structures into smaller ones, making a.o. liposomes. Professional productions of lipo vit C use highly concentrated ultrasonic power combined with micro extrusion (pushing the sonicated mix through a narrow nozzle. Afterwards the solutions are concentrated and a thick paste is the result.Ca-ascorbate is not recommended because the polar head groups of lecithin...

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    Nice work! I have prepared letcithin vit C for years and always kept looking for improvements. Now I was looking for info to build a more efficient ultrasonic device and came across your instructable and I hope you do not mind my commenting. Liposomes/multilamellar bodies form spontaneously from dry lecithin in water and if added to a vit C solution some of the vit C will get encapsulated. Using ultrasound breaks up larger capsule structures into smaller ones, making a.o. liposomes. Professional productions of lipo vit C use highly concentrated ultrasonic power combined with micro extrusion (pushing the sonicated mix through a narrow nozzle. Afterwards the solutions are concentrated and a thick paste is the result.Ca-ascorbate is not recommended because the polar head groups of lecithin interact with Ca ions making the lipid layers rigid and therefore preventing the lecithin from forming liposomes. You already hinted at this and like you I would also advice to use Na-ascorbate (sodium salt). It is best prepared from ascorbic acid and sodium bicarbonate, the reason being that ascorbic acid powder has a much longer shelf life than sodium ascorbate. This is redox potential related.I have always questioned and still question the %-ages of encapsulation that are being claimed by so many. Unless there is preference for vitamin c molecules to be inside liposomal structures (there is no evidence for that as far as I am aware), the efficiency of encapsulation will be equal to the liquid volume inside the liposomes divided by the total volume of the suspension. Based on that I honestly doubt the efficiency is higher than a few percent.The Brooks Bradley test is not accurate (the author admits to that), and not based on a reference measurement of an ascorbic acid solution. Neither does the author of the test indicate what the claimed percentages are based on. Have they been measured with true and tested chemical essays?I did not mean to sound negative, but especially in alternative medicine precaution has to be observed to not give established medicine (read the pharma industry) tools to denounce progress experienced by so many real people who are not in it for the money.... I really am very positive about lecithin vitamin C mixtures. I am convinced the mixture does a good job for our healths, and after all, a name is just a name... it doesn't matter much whether the vit C is taken up as liposomes or whether the improved uptake is based on some sort of association of vit C with lecithin.

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  • naturealley commented on amalkhan's instructable How to Distill Water2 years ago
    How to Distill Water

    And yes, as long as the fluoride component is less volatile than water it will in effect remove the fluoride. It will also remove chloride, but less easily chlorine. Anything you can smell coming from the water you start out with, may end up to some degree in the distilled product.

    Your thought is quite interesting and along those lines in science some components can be purified and concentrated using crystallisation. Ice crystals are indeed pure water, and whatever was initially dissolved or suspended in the water, will be concentrated outside the pure water crystals. So, if the pure crystals could be collected that would be an excellent source of pure water, but once you melt your ice, it will again have all the solutes and solids in it.

    The benefits of fluoride seem to be questioned. Fluoride components are considered a health hazard.

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