Altrient-C Liposomal Vitamin C
High-strength, liposomal vitamin C supplement
Vitamin C is key both to general health and to your skin but taking high doses can be a quick route to an upset stomach. Altrient has patented a way to wrap it in liposomes so it isn’t shredded by stomach acids but makes it to the gut where up to 98% is absorbed (compared to 10-20% for an average vitamin C). This product also features in my new Delivery Club.
I trialled this for the Times with very impressive results – I saw a 22.8% improvement in the collagen levels, 30.2% in hydration and 64.3% in skin elasticity. I now take this every day.
The right sort of high-strength vitamin C supplements can work wonders for the skin, improving its hydration, its elasticity and its ability to build collagen. This is a ‘liposomal’ supplement, where the vitamin C is encased in small fatty particles called liposomes, which get it safely through the stomach and into the gut, where 98 per cent of each 1,000mg dose is absorbed.
Research by the brand has shown impressive results in improving the skin, and when, two years ago, I trialled this form of vitamin C for a story for the Times newspaper, I too saw brilliant results, which pushed up my collagen levels (up 22.8%) plus my skin’s hydration (up 30.2%) and its elasticity (up 64.3%). The trial results were measured on my face, but of course you can see the effects all over the body. I find it really helps with dry, scaly shins and elbows, too.
- New research shows Altrient C makes skin up to 61% firmer* (report)
- Many times more powerful than other non-liposomal oral forms of Vitamin C
- It is more ‘bioavailable’ than other vitamin C supplements. Because the vitamin C is encapsulated in small fatty particles called liposomes, it passes through the stomach without either upsetting the stomach, or being shredded by the stomach acids. Once in the gut, 98% of it is absorbed
- High potency Vitamin C also offers benefits where you need it most, to your cells
Rip open the sachet and squeeze the contents into a small amount of water in a glass. Swill the orange gel around to make sure it is not sticking to the glass, then gulp it all down in one go.
Ideally, take this on an empty stomach, though if you take it after a meal, it’s not the end of the world, it will all be absorbed, just more slowly.
Just wait 15 minutes before you have a hot drink, because anything too hot (eg tea, coffee, hot soup) may make the vitamin C ineffective.
The packaging on the boxes says that you should only take one sachet per day. It is perfectly safe to take more – there is no known toxic dose of vitamin C, so if you want to take five a day, that it between you and your budget.
For the trial, I took three sachets a day, for three months, as this was the protocol which had been found to give the maximum results for the skin. The trial found that after three months, there was no additional benefit to be gained from taking more than two sachets a day, so since then, I have reduced my intake to one or two sachets a day.
But you don’t have to take that many. One sachet a day can give you the same improvements, though more slowly.