Wow... I got through this whole thread... exhausting. Some observations.
First, thanks to the OP for posting this... I have a good background in the physical sciences, as well as some pre-medical and medical training. No,
I am not a doctor. I studied Traditional Chinese medicine.
Next... I would encourage the OP to edit his original post, and suggest that there are "xxxxx" and "xxxxx" who have every right to an opinion, and
that they should read it as such, and when they become exhausted from their immature narcissistic obsession to hear themselves talk (I should talk ),
and prove to everyone else they have little or no scientific training, or capacity for critical thought that isn't ego driven... they should just skip
those folks comments entirely.
Science: There are many things to consider about the efficacy of this thread and the substance, liposomal vitamin C. Despite the constant wailing of
the skeptic sirens who need not be named (cause anyone who gives a s*** already know who they are), there are a number of things to consider, as well
as explain, about the effects the OP and others have attributed to this substance. I am going to presume, for the sake of discussion, that when
processed correctly, just as the OP posits and as some of the off site links suggest, that there may well be a molecular level lipid encapsulation of
the ascorbic acid, that takes place during this process.
Part of why using ultrasonic waves would be potentially useful in this process, is they have the capacity to disrupt the solutions ingredients to the
level of their molecular bonds. If the lipid encapsulation does indeed take place, as has been suggested here, it has something to do with the
"charge properties" of the individual molecular structure of all the ingredients.
Again, for the sake of discussion, lets now presume that is what does take place... and for the naysayers... rather than flame me... there are surely
children and old ladies who could, at this very moment, greatly benefit from your wisdom and assistance. Why don't you go help them out. We'll all
wait here... patiently, for your return...and wouldn't DREAM of engaging in personal curiosity and critical analysis, without your blessing, due to
your absence. Honest.
So, as I was saying, we now have the remote internet induced skeptical dialog induction substance in hand, liposomal Vit C, and we start taking it...
and we get whatever results we get, or not.
Myself? I have no comment, and no opinion on the specific comments the OP and others have claimed about this stuff. Based on the metabolic processes
common to the human mammal, there are some interesting considerations, that lead me to believe, personally, that they may be onto something here.
First, vitamin C is a powerful free radical scavenger. Since it is water soluble, that antioxidant activity is connected mostly to it's impact in the
course of it's metabolization, and contact with cell layers as it makes it's way through the system. As has been mentioned, it is critical in the
formation of collagen in the human body, which is fascinating and dang marvelous. Collagen is essential in "holding us together", especially our
muscle tissue, and without a sufficient supply of vitamin C, healthy production of proteins from amino acids will go into decline. So, given that
human beings don't synthesize VC like other critters, it is essential that we get it through good diet... which almost nobody has in modern
Okay.. fine. They can get some through supplementation..., although high concentrations from deliberate consumption of foods that contain C are hard
to come by... and in order to benefit from it we have to have an optimally alimentary canal, which, again, many many folks just don't have.
So, lets get back to the OP's substance. He and others are taking it, and gaining some interesting effects from it, one which is being mentioned
consistently being "sharper vision". I'm going to hazard a theory... (and for the naysayers, I'm completely comfortable with being wrong, or this
being merely a mental exercise of my curiosity. Whether you approve or not... because... hard to believe as it is... I am a separate person from you,
and have my own interests and curiosities. I hope you can handle that!)
As those familiar with the human body already know... the liver is the "grand filter, and grand storehouse" of a great many by products of the
metabolic process. Fat storage, excess chemical energy storage, storage and process of toxic materials in the blood stream... the liver handles ALL
of this ad more... and does it with amazing facility, even after years of outright abuse from us humans.
Fat storage... and the storage of toxins in the liver are very much co-mutual processes...
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