This section details the equipment that I use in the production of liposomal vitamin C.
Even if you don’t have an ultrasound machine you can still make excellent liposomal vitamin C. See the Research section for more detail.
You’ll need to have a scale to weigh the ingredients. Correct measurement is important for repeatable results. My first scale was this cheap one:
I then moved up to the Ohaus Triple Beam TJ611 with extra weights. This type of scale isn’t required to make liposomal vitamin C, however, I also make liposomal antibiotics and the increased precision is helpful.
A Better Scale
Regardless of your choice of scale, make sure to use it!
You’ll need a blender to help dissolve the lecithin granules in the saturated vitamin C solution. I use a cheap household blender with a snazzy silver plastic base for extra liposomal power!
A cheap blender
I use an Elmasonic p60h ultrasonic bath. It has multiple frequencies, modes and an internal heater.
Elmasonic p60h Ultrasonic Bath
I picked it because of its long duty cycles and high power. If you can afford it, I definitely recommend it!
The good news is that even if you can’t afford a cheap ultrasonic bath you can still make great liposomes! (See the Research section)
If your ultrasound machine doesn’t have a built in thermometer, or you don’t have an ultrasound machine, you’ll need a separate thermometer. Performing the various steps of the Process at the correct temperatures is important.
The critical temperatures you’ll be watching for are between 30°C and 40°C. A thermometer for measuring your temperature if you’re sick should be fine so long as you can immerse the part that does the measurement.
To say again - the correct temperature matters so be sure you have a thermometer that can measure between 30°C and 40°C!
I purchased a number of glass beakers for use with the ultrasound machine. It is important that the beakers are glass because plastic will significantly weaken the ultrasonic energy. If you have a less powerful ultrasound you might consider making the liposomal vitamin C directly in the machine.
WARNING: Be sure that nothing solid rests on the bottom of the ultrasonic bath as you will damage the machine.
A One Litre Beaker
I selected a one litre beaker as it fit in my ultrasonic bath and can hold one blenders’ worth of liposomal vitamin C.
The liposomal vitamin C ingredients are susceptible to both moisture and light. With the exception of the alcohol, I store all my ingredients in large wide mouth Ball canning jars. In each jar I place a few ‘moisture absorption’ packets to help extract any excess humidity.
Glass Canning Jar with Moisture Absorption Packets
The finished liposomal vitamin C should be stored in the fridge.