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Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET)

The heart of liposomal encapsulation technology comes down to liposomes, but what exactly are they? How does this technology make iKOR hemp oil a superior product to others available to consumers.

Essentially, Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET) consists of microscopic healthy fat particles which are made up of phospholipids. This technology has been used for many years as a way of delivering small amounts of therapeutic substances to the specific tissues of the body, without affecting any other part of the body. Ultimately, the use of LET results in a higher quality product that more bioavailable in the body, resulting in a more effective product.

Phospholipid Structure

The main building blocks of all the cell membranes in the human body are the phospholipids. The three major portions of the molecule are: one head and two tails. The three molecular parts of the head are: glycerol, phosphate and choline. The hydrophilic character of the head makes it captivating to water while the long tail is composed of saturated fatty acids. The hydrophobic trait of the fatty acids makes them repelled by water. The heads of the phospholipid constructs a line side by side when placed in a water-based solution. Due to the hydrophobic tails, another phospholipid will line up tail to tail as response to this similar environment.  

They will be forming an identical image of each other making a natural environment of dual rows of closely packed phospholipid molecules called the phospholipid bi-layer. These bi-layers are surrounding every bodily cell. The size of one bi-layer is equivalent to 1/1000th the thickness of one book page.The advantage of LET over the others is that it allows a nutrient to carry power packed and non-decomposed natural compounds to pinpointed tissues and organs. Even though doses are reduced 5 to 15 times less than normal supplement intake, the delivery system’s effectiveness is not changed. This reduction is both medically and economically significant.

In the Body

Normal passage of tablets and capsules and the topical transfer of nutrients are affected by environmental conditions such as moisture, oxygen and other unfavorable factors. The nutrients are more likely degraded by the presence of enzymes in oral and esophageal digestive juices prior to being absorbed into the body. In addition, binders, fillers, gelatins and sugar are food additives that affect the absorption process. This partial assimilation caused by the incomplete disintegration of the tablet or capsule is a serious problem.

Substances are shielded by LET from the devastating and threatening results, which are likely to take place within the gastrointestinal passage. Liposomal Encapsulation employs a phospholipid liposome to construct a defense that repels the negative activities of the digestive juices, alkaline solutions, salts and free radicals of the body. The duration of this protection lasts from the moment the nutrients are on their way towards the gastrointestinal tract until the contents have reached the target tissue and are immediately taken in by the cellular structure and transferred into the intra-cellular space.

A majority of the liposomes in the LET are composed of phospholipids. All bodily cells contain a protective membrane consisting of phospholipids. This substance is required by the body to grow and function. 

Additional Benefits of LET

There are many benefits derived from phospholipids. The most essential is its astounding anti-aging effect. It can decrease total serum lipid and LDL (the bad cholesterol), increase HDL (the good cholesterol), decrease triglyceride and platelet aggregation, amplify red blood cell fluidity, heighten coronary circulation, expand exercise tolerance, increase quality of memory, increase immunity, and improve liver protection and rejuvenation.