How To Make Liposomal Vitamin C In Your Own Kitchen

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that combats free-radical damage, powers the adrenal glands, regenerates tissues, and promotes a healthy circulatory system. It you have cancer, it’s a great supplement to support the immune system.  In this post, I’ll teach you how to make liposomal vitamin C in your own kitchen using this superior delivery method, which is far more effective than taking ascorbic acid.

How To Make Liposomal Vitamin C In Your Own Kitchen - Bowl Of FruitInterestingly, humans are one of the few mammals whose bodies can’t produce vitamin C.  This critical nutrient must be obtained either from food or supplementation, and since vitamin C is water-soluble, the body needs a constant supply of it because it can’t be stored like fat-soluble vitamins.

Liposomal Vitamin C Benefits

Liposomal technology was developed by the pharmaceutical industry to allow prescription drugs to pass through stomach acid intact. After passing through the stomach, medications go into the bloodstream, and then directly through the cell membrane into the cell.

This is possible because the structure of a liposome, basically a bubble of fat, is made of the same components as a cell wall. This similarity in structure allows nutrients or medications to essentially slide through the cell membrane, guaranteeing that the patient receives the full dose of the prescribed medication.

And because it’s water-soluble, it can easily be destroyed by stomach acid when taken orally. The absorption rate in the bloodstream is only about 20 percent, with the remaining 80 percent concentrating in the colon. This is why high-dose vitamin C causes diarrhea.

Because cell membranes are made of fat, and vitamin C is water-soluble, getting it into the cell is not an efficient process. The liposomal delivery method, however not only protects the vitamin C molecule while passing through the stomach, but also allows it to effectively slip through the cell membrane where it can exert its effect on the cell.

 Liposomal Encapsulation Delivery Method

Not only does the liposomal encapsulation delivery method enable high doses of vitamin C to be taken, the absorption rate is also significantly better. It rivals intravenous vitamin C therapy, with some experts saying it is even more effective. IV vitamin C drips can be prohibitive, they’re expensive, have to be performed by a doctor or nurse, and are time-consuming since they have to be administered very slowly to protect the veins.

IV vitamin C acts as a pro-oxidant that produces hydrogen peroxide, which is effective at targeting cancer cells. Unlike chemotherapy, it doesn’t harm normal cells, making it a powerful alternative cancer therapy. On the other hand, liposomal oral vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and electron donor, helping to reduce the oxidative stress caused by infections and free radicals.

This is significant because most illnesses are caused by oxidative stress, underscoring the importance of vitamin C. It’s also crucial to prevent and eradicate infections, particularly viruses. Used in conjunction with ozone, the two are a dynamic prescription against disease.

Vitamin C is vital for a robust immune system and healthy adrenal function. In fact, the adrenal glands hold the highest concentration of vitamin C in the body, which is essential to produce adrenal hormones, such as cortisol. Too much cortisol is released if the concentration of vitamin C is low in the adrenals, initiating a cascade of negative effects.

Promolife bannerLiposomal Vitamin C Recipe

1. 3 Tablespoons sunflower lecithin powder dissolved in 1 cup of just-below boiling filtered water.

2. 2 Tablespoons Rosehip powder dissolved in 1/2 cup of just-below boiling filtered water.

(I buy whole or seedless cut and sifted rosehips and grind into a powder in my blender).

Rosehips are the fruit of rose plants that form late in the season after the roses have been pollinated. They are extremely nutrient-dense.

3. Blend the two solutions together in a blender for a few seconds.

4. Pour the solution in an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner for 20 minutes, stirring often.

Ultrasonic technology uses high-frequency sound waves to make the mixture liposomal.

5. Pour into a glass jar and refrigerate.

I typically mix the lecithin and Rosehip powders in water at night, and leave them both in the fridge until the next day.  Then I’ll blend them together before putting in the jewelry cleaner.

The dosage is two tablespoons, or one ounce, per day. The best time to take liposomal Vitamin C is in the morning on an empty stomach. Take several times throughout the day if you are treating an acute condition. If you are anemic, take with meals to aid in iron absorption.

Is It Worth Taking The Time To Make Liposomal Vitamin C?

For me it’s worth the small amount of time it takes to make liposomal vitamin C. I notice a difference in my energy levels, it helps prevent colds and flus, and helps me fall asleep at night and stay asleep. Vitamin C is amazing at reducing histamine if you have allergies.

If that weren’t enough, it’s also a fantastic vitamin for skin health because it promotes the production of collagen. I take more when I’m under stress, am anxious, or have eaten poorly, which causes my body to metabolize it more rapidly. I know it has definitely improved my adrenal function.

Liposomal C is easy to make, cost-effective, tastes good, and lasts longer than an IV drip. You get more bang for your buck because of the liposomal delivery method. Once you have the ingredients and jewelry cleaner, you can whip up a batch in no time, and it will last you a couple of weeks.

If you’re one of those people that catches every virus and bacteria that goes around, you’ll want this supplement in your corner. Don’t forget to refrigerate it.

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Key Points

Vitamin C is a vital nutrient, and one that can’t be made in the body. Supplementing with it in liposomal form is a great way to ingest high amounts.

Certain populations need higher amounts of vitamin C, including the elderly, people who smoke, those who reside in highly-polluted areas, and athletes.

The liver requires vitamin C to process medications like aspirin, Tylenol, and prescription medications. If you’re taking any of these on a regular basis, it’s imperative to support your liver with vitamin C. In my opinion, everyone should be supplementing daily with this antioxidant because of the enormous amounts of stress we’re all under.

Would you like to make liposomal vitamin C? Let me know in the comments:)



Disclaimer: This article is strictly for informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice.

31 thoughts on “How To Make Liposomal Vitamin C In Your Own Kitchen”

  1. I just finished reading your fantastic article on How To Make Liposomal Vitamin C In Your Own Kitchen. My wife is a health nut and it’s starting to rub off on me so I did save your site to my favorites and sent my wife a link.

    I know how important vitamin c is and if you can make it yourself than I’m all in. Thank you for a clear explanation on everything. You did a great job on this article.


    • Thank you Jack,

      Liposomal vitamin C is fun to make and it has so many amazing benefits that it’s certainly worth spending the time to do so. If your wife is into healthy recipes, she’ll love it. It’s economical and effective. 

      I appreciate your comment.

    • Hi Hannah,

      A serving size is one to two tablespoons. I take a tablespoon twice a day. The recipe makes a fairly large batch, and will last about a week at that dosage.Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  2. Hello:

    You did not mention vitamin c powder. Or is the rose hips the vitamin c equivalent your using?
    Anyway, I have vitaman c powder ar 5000mg a tsp. Is the 3 tbs to 1cup of water still accurate? Thanks, Carl P.

  3. How would you know the amount of vitamin C you’re getting?

    If you used AA would the amount be the same to add?

    Thank you,


    • Hi Angelina,

      1 teaspoon should equal approximately 1,000 mg. of vitamin C. That means a tablespoon would be 3,000 mg.
      The amount would be the same for ascorbic acid. Hope that helps. Thank you for your comment and for visiting my site.

      • Thanks so much for your response.
        My Pro Elite was delivered Saturday.
        I really appreciate what you’ve shared here.
        Thanks for all you do.

  4. Thanks so much for your site and info!!! Do you have any idea how the rose hip powder is processed? For example–is it ethanol extracted? I don’t want to lose the efficacy of the bioflavanoids which complement the ascorbic acid. The product on Amazon is from Chile so I cannot call them to find out! God Bless and stay safe! Gene

    • Hi Gene,

      I just emailed the company asking if their rose hip is extracted using ethanol. I’m hoping they’ll get back to me quickly. As soon as I hear from them I’ll let you know. Thank you for visiting my site!

    • Gene,

      I just pulled out my rosehips and noticed that the package says “Kosher certified by Kosher Certification Services.” From what I understand, products that are kosher cannot use ethanol during processing. I’ll reply back when I hear back from Starwest Botanicals.

  5. Can you go into more detail of this statement? How does it work?
    “Ultrasonic technology uses high-frequency sound waves to make the mixture liposomal.”

    • Hi Bobby,
      Sure, I can try to explain it. Ultrasonic technology encapsulates the Vitamin C (rosehips) within a liposome (the lecithin) by reducing the particle size. This reduced particle size results in improved absorption and bioavailiability due to the ability of liposomes to pass through cellular membranes and go directly into the cell. This is because the cell membranes and liposomes are made of similar substances. I’m no scientist but that’s the way I understand how high-frequency sound waves work. I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  6. Thank you for uncomplicated and clear directions. I was wondering how long you can keep this in the refrigerator before it goes bad? I am also looking at directions that add some vodka for a preservative and would like to know if you think this is necessary?


    • Hi Karen,

      In my experience, liposomal vitamin C stays good for 7-10 days in the fridge. That’s if I take 2 tablespoons per day, which essentially finishes off the batch. I haven’t heard of adding vodka as a preservative. I’ll definitely be reading up on that. Thanks for that tip! And thanks so much for reading my tutorial.

  7. I am making Liposomal Vit C now at home. The source that I got the recipe from states to use “slightly warm” water to mix both the lecithin & ascorbic acid, and to not allow the ultrasonic cleaner get over 32° centigrade. The rationale is that too much heat will oxidize the vitamin c and therefore destroy any benefit. Is this true? Also, how long does taking Liposomal C start to show benefits? Thank you kindly for your time!

    • Hi Amy,

      I was taught to use very warm water in which to dissolve the lecithin and rosehips. My jewelry cleaner only has one setting so I have no idea what the temperature is, but I know it’s not hotter than 32 degrees centigrade. I’ve always used warm water, but never water that is boiling. This is likely because it could oxidize the vitamin C. I wish I could give you a definite answer. I don’t think you’ll oxidize the vitamin C as long as you don’t use boiling water.

      If you have low adrenal function or allergies, you should notice considerable benefit within a week or two. Or if you you’re using it to get your iron levels up. Be sure and take with meals if that is the case. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  8. Hello. I am allergic to soy and sunflower (among many others). Can I use something instead of these to encapsulate the vitamin C?

    • Hi Susan,

      I’m sorry to hear you’re allergic to soy and sunflower. If you’re not allergic to eggs, you could try egg yolk lecithin. I’m not sure how hard that is to find though. Sorry, I wish I had more options for you. I have heard regarding soy (from a couple sources through the years) that due to how lecithin is processed that people that are allergic to soy may tolerate soy lecithin. This may hold true for sunflower lecithin, as well. However, you’ll want to read up on it to make sure it’s safe. Many times it takes a few hours of digging to get the information you’re looking for. Best of luck to you!

  9. In a world of conflicting, even deceiving information, kosher products are harder to decipher. Researching ascorbic acid continues to confirm it is a chemically derived product causing harm? It seems encapsulating makes it more potent? On the same token, Unfermented soy too seems to raise questions about it’s bioavailability?
    I am new to liposomal vitamin c. I was very excited to come across your recipe of using rosehip as an alternative. Thank you!

    • Hi Gabriele,

      I agree, we have so much information at our disposal that deciphering what is truth can be difficult. Ascorbic acid is only a small portion of the vitamin C complex. Many vitamin C supplements are GMO and made with high-fructose corn syrup. I love making liposomal C with rosehips because it’s a whole foods supplement. I much prefer it to ascorbic acid.

      Soy that isn’t fermented is hard to digest, can lower thyroid, and is estrogenic. I stick to the fermented versions. Do let me know how your lipo C turns out. Thanks so much for your comment:)

  10. My blender doesn’t grind the rosehips efficiently! Is it all right to use my coffee grinder that I normally use to grind spices? And is it necessary to filter out particles after the procedure is finished? Thanks!


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