LivOn Labs Frequently Asked Questions
Chemically, there is no difference in ascorbic acid from paprika or corn, or any other source. The only differences are in the source material and the process used to extract or synthesize the ascorbic acid.
We have not done any formal studies to compare the efficacy or absorption of liposomal Vitamin C with intravenous Vitamin C at this time. Dr. Thomas Levy has suggested that in some cases, 5 grams of liposomal Vitamin C can be as clinically effective as 50 grams of intravenous Vitamin C. He has made this observation after witnessing cases where liposomal Vitamin C was administered in lieu of, or in addition to, intravenous Vitamin C. This observation, however, has not been tested in a controlled setting.
Although some have theorized a correlation between vitamin C and the development of kidney stones, overwhelming evidence contradicts this hypothesis. Broad population studies suggest that those with the highest blood levels of vitamin C have the lowest incidence of kidney stones.
Yes! The packets may expand as latent air from the filling process tends to expand over time. This does not affect the quality of the product.
A recent 16-week clinical study with the Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C showed that a daily dose of just 1,000 mg (1 packet) per day can lead to an average 35% increase in skin firmness and 8% reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A daily dose of 3,000 mg (3 packets) per day can lead to an impressive 61% increase in skin firmness and 14% reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 16 weeks.