Nutritional Supplements Will Never Be The Same
Liposomes and the bold new future of nutrition
I used to think supplementation was important if you didn’t have a perfect diet, but I believed for many years that you could get everything you needed from food alone.
It makes sense right? I mean after all, we’re animals like any other. If we can’t get all the nutrients we need from food, then what the heck were we doing 20,000 years ago when all we had was our environment?
What I didn’t know is that even when we decide to eat like our ancestors, and really dial in our nutrition, there are factors that still lead to nutrient deficiencies.
And primarily it’s that food now is not the same as food 20,000 years ago.
Farming leads to something called soil depletion, and soil depletion causes our food to contain less nutrients. There are other factors such as use of soil-leaching pesticides that affect specific nutrients like magnesium, but the point is this: As shown in a paper by Donald Davis, foods today contain up to 40% less nutritional value than the same foods did in the 1950s.
Alas, a whopping 68% of Americans take dietary supplements, and for good reason.
Is it enough though?
Supplementation is great, but not all supplements are created equal. Dietary supplements are an unregulated industry, and the materials in low quality supplements range from ineffective to outright dangerous.
Even with reputable brands, some supplements are easily absorbed by the body, and others are ineffective.
For example, glutathione is an anti-oxidant that our body creates, and is considered to be one of the most powerful materials for shutting down inflammation. However, supplemental glutathione is destroyed in the gut, and the alternative option is to get an IV, which can be both expensive and inconvenient.
This is where liposomal technology comes in.
Liposomal Delivery, The Future of Nutrition
Liposomal delivery involves wrapping nutrient molecules in a layer of lipids, and this is known as a liposome. Liposomes mimic the material our cell walls are made of, and liposomal delivery serves a two-fold purpose.
Liposomal delivery protects nutrients from being destroyed in the gut by stomach acids
Liposomal delivery increases nutrient absorption into our cells
Because liposomes are made of the same lipids as the walls of our body’s cells, they may even meld with our cell walls and repair as well as protect them.
Now, telling you this stuff is all fine and dandy, but how about some statistics? Thankfully, liposomal technology is backed by over 50,000 peer reviewed studies.
In a randomized, placebo controlled study published in NCBI, liposomal vitamin C raised blood plasma levels higher than that of normal oral vitamin C supplementation.
Also, remember glutathione? That powerful antioxidant our body makes but we cannot supplement with? Well, in another NCBI study, liposomal delivery of glutathione was shown to raise body stores of glutathione as well as improve markers of immune function.
I cannot stress how great this is. Glutathione is one of the best antioxidants our body uses, and it is part and parcel to our body’s natural detoxification processes. Being able to supplement with it directly is a game changer.
There’s not a ton of research on nutritional liposomes, and I’ll get into why in just a second, but the data has been well established in the pharmaceutical industry that liposomal delivery is an effective means of getting materials into our cells and increasing absorption.
Here’s the thing, we’ve known about liposomes since the 1960s, but many of the most effective liposomal formulations have been under patent by drug companies. (part of why there’s less research for nutrition.)
However, in recent years, many of these patents have expired, and some of the best formulations are now available for use with dietary supplements.
This is where a company called Vasayo comes in. There are a small handful of companies leading the charge with Liposomal technology, but this one is special.
Vasayo & The Liposome Advantage
Few companies have had the foresight to run with liposomal technology, and even when they do, there is no guarantee of quality. I won’t name any names, but I am often surprised at the low standards of some supplements, even when representing major health names.
On the flip side, I am also surprised at times to find great products where I least expect them, and this is what happened with Vasayo.
Vasayo was founded in 2016 by Dallin and Karree Larsen. Many know Dallin as the man who founded one of the most successful health companies of all time: Monavie, which became the first health companies in the multi-level marketing space to do over $1 billion in sales using only the North American market.
Now, full-disclosure, Vasayo is also a multi-level marketing (MLM) company, and I know for many people, MLM is a dirty word. For those of you who don’t know, MLMs do business by allowing customers to become affiliates, who then have an opportunity to make money by selling the company’s products.
Most people look down on MLMs due to the difficulty of making money as an affiliate, but for the consumer, these are still just companies offering products.
And the product is what I’m interested in.
If you’ve had a chance to look through my blog, you know I’ve researched a ton of different topics regarding health and fitness, and I have really high standards when it comes to supplements.
I don’t want there to be additives in my products, or excess sugars. Furthermore, I care about having quality formulations of the nutrients that really matter, and I want to get my supplements from non-GMO sources.
Truth be told, this is usually hard to come by, but Vasayo hit all of these bases.
Furthermore, their prices are very competitive. Let’s just look at their core supplement as an example.
Vasayo vs. Competitors
Core by Vasayo is a liposomal multivitamin and superfood blend for $64.
A Multi-vitamin blend of vitamin D, a B vitamin complex, vitamin C, essential nutrients like magnesium, selenium, iron, and chromium
Organic trace minerals: 72 essential trace minerals, 16 amino acids, and fulvic acid
A certified organic superfood blend including Alfalfa Leaf powder, Wheatgrass, Barley Grass, Lemon Juice powder, Gotu Kola powder, Kale powder, Astragalus powder, Spirulina powder, Bitter Melon powder, Oat Grass powder, Chlorella powder, Broccoli juice powder, Cabbage juice powder, Parsley juice powder
Berry Blend of Acai berry powder, Amla fruit powder, Goji berry powder, Pomegranate juice powder, Mangosteen super ORAC powder, Strawberry juice powder, Cranberry juice powder, Maqui berry juice powder, Jamun berry juice powder, Schisandra juice extract.
A digestive care blend including Protease (10,000 HUT, Amylase 10,000 SKB, Lipase 800LU, Cellulase 400CU), Probiotic strain of 2 billion cfu/g each of L. acidophilus, B. bifidus, L. casei, L. bulgaricus
An Omega Complex including 100% natural fish oil from salmon with a wide spectrum of beneficial components. Contains Omega 3, 6, 7, and 9, plus astaxanthin.
To put this in perspective, this $64 supplement covers 4 major components in optimal health: 1. Mineral and nutrient support with the multi-vitamin. 2. Gut health with BOTH a digestive enzyme blend (read about the benefits of digestive enzymes here) and a powerful, patented probiotic. 3. A powerful Omega blend of healthy fats. 4. Superfoods in both the forms of organic berries and powerful plants.
By comparison, the company Thorne, who I also love, offers their Multi-vitamin Elite with these ingredients for $62:
Extensive Multi-vitamin Blend Including Vitamin D, Vitamin K2, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, B Vitamin Complex, Chromium, Selenium, Copper, Magnesium, and other Essential Minerals
The Brain Nutrient Choline Citrate
Anti-inflammatories of Curcumin and Green Tea Phytosomes
Relora Adaptogen Blend for Adrenal Health.
Thorne’s mutli-vitamin is phenomenal, and using it was a major influencer in helping me regain my health and stop the effects of chronic fatigue and anxiety. Thorne’s multi is slightly more extensive than Vasayo’s in some ways, and includes elements that Core by Vasayo does not, but unlike Vasayo, the thorne blend is not liposomal, meaning it has less absorbability.
And by comparison, you would also have to purchase Thorne’s Omega Plus for $37, their digestive enzyme for $40, their probiotic for another $40, and then you’d have to go find a worthy superfood blend, many of which are another $60 on your total.
All in all, this results in a shopping cart total of close to $250 to get everything that comes with Vasayo’s Core supplement. I fully support Thorne, and if you went that direction I’m sure you would be feeling amazing as well, but it gets expensive fast to make your own health stacks.
Remember, at the end of all of that, as great as those other supplements are, they are not using the liposomal delivery we’ve been talking about throughout this article.
How to Buy
I hope at this point you’re at least interested. I am very excited about this technology and I think liposomal nutrition will take over the market over the course of the next 5 to 10 years. With all that said, you can’t just buy Vasayo at your grocery store. Because Vasayo is a network marketing company, you have to buy their products through a distributor.
I myself decided to become an affiliate so I could promote their products on my own health and fitness site: keenanerikssonfitness.com, and you can use my affiliate website to buy Vasayo products for yourself.
Full disclosure, yes, I do make money off of your purchases, that’s what being an affiliate means, but I never promote products that I do not believe in, and I there are plenty of other health companies that have crossed my path which I decided to pass on.
I am affiliating with this company because I truly believe in their product’s ability to help people get and stay healthy, and that is the goal and purpose of my business and blog.
You can read about Vasayo’s products and make purchases at my affiliate site:
We only talked about their Core supplement today, but offer a multitude of awesome health essentials. Their Eternal Antioxidant is a phenomenal anti-inflammatory that includes liposomal glutathione which we discussed earlier as a miracle supplement for stopping inflammation.
And their sleep blend uses a Gaba, acetyl-cysteine, and melatonin to activate your body’s circadian cycles and help you go to bed and sleep well when you need it.
If you care about your health and think you might benefit from using products like these, please, go check them out.
Bonus: For Health Professionals & Entrepreneurs
Ok guys, this section is for anyone interested in the business opportunity of Vasayo. Like I said, Vasayo is a multi-level marketing company, meaning that sales are all done through affiliates like myself, who make a percentage off of both product sales and the sales of affiliates whom we sign up for the business.
I’m trying to be as transparent as possible with you, it is not easy to make money through this business model alone (though alternatives are hardly easy either,) and many people fail.
With that said, there are two types of people who read my articles that I believe might be interested in the business side of Vasayo, and these are:
Health and Wellness professionals like myself, such as personal trainers, Biohackers, nutritionists, wellness coaches, or other professions, whose goal is to help themselves and their clientele become more healthy.
Entrepreneurs, those who are always looking for opportunities and have a network of other like-minded people who they can reach out to. People whose middle name is “sale” and are constantly “on the grind” or ready to “hustle.”
Frankly, I’m a bit of both, and there are plenty who find themselves at least partially involved with one of these descriptions.
Here’s the deal, Vasayo is new. It’s been in operation for a little over 2 years. Whenever working with MLMs, the key to success is a mix of getting in early enough, before the opportunity becomes well known, and having a good team.
As far as I can tell, right now is the perfect time to become involved with Vasayo. The company owner, Dallin Larsen, is known for creating one of the most successful health MLMs of all time when he made Mona Vie back in 2005. I think that Vasayo offers an even better product than Mona Vie ever was.
If you remember Mona Vie, imagine being part of that company before it became giant.
After that it’s about the team you’re on. Right now, I operate on a team called Wolfpack Vasayo. My sponsor is friends with the founder, Dallin Larsen, and we know what we’re doing. These guys have had a ton of experience with businesses like this, and I have deep knowledge of the biology side of things.
If you’re interested in the Vasayo business opportunity, you can sign up for as little as $50 at http://keenanerikssonfitness.vasayo.com.
If you want to hear more about Vasayo directly, contact me at email@example.com and we’ll set up a call. You can talk to me and my sponsor and get all the info you need to decide if this is the right decision for you.
If you are serious about this opportunity, definitely contact me first, as there are different starter packages you can choose from to get more income and benefits from your work.
Resources and Links
Nutrient decline in garden crops over last 50 years by Donald Davis
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