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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much Lypo-SphericTM products can I take at a time?

A: How much you can take, and how much you should take are two very different questions. As far as published studies are concerned, no toxicity level has ever been found with vitamin C, glutathione, or B vitamins. Nor is there any documented toxicity level for phospholipids (the material in the liposomes).

As far as how much you "should" take, we recommend one to two packets per day for general health maintenance. If you choose to take more than the recommend dosage, it is best to increase the dosage level slowly over a 7 day period.

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Q: Should I consult my doctor before taking Lypo-SphericTM products?

A: Consider consulting your doctor before starting a supplementation program that includes vitamin C if you have hemochromatosis, any type of hemolytic anemia, G6PD deficiency, or known kidney insufficiency or failure. In most cases, vitamin C can be supplemented safely when initiated appropriately and adequately monitored, regardless of the medical condition one may have.

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Q: Can I blend the Lypo-SphericTM products in a food processor or blender?

A: We do not recommend blending any of the Lypo-SphericTM products in a food processor or blender.

The Lypo-SphericTM nutrients are encapsulated in tiny essential phospholipid "bubbles." These bubbles are impervious to digestive juices and protect their valuable contents from oxidative degradation. Blending the products in a food processor or blender may harm the phopholipid bubbles and drastically decrease the bio-availability of the products.

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Q: Are there any supplements or medications that should not be taken with Lypo-SphericTM products?

A: All of the components of the AGE BlockerTM and GSH are common dietary supplements that should not interfere with other supplements or most medications. However, we do not recommend taking any form of vitamin C with prescription Coumadin or Warfarin. We recommend consulting your physician or pharmacist if you have any questions about taking this product with your current medications.

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Q: Can I mix the Lypo-SphericTM products in hot beverages like coffee or tea?

A: We do not recommend mixing any of the Lypo-SphericTM products in hot beverages like coffee or tea.

The Lypo-SphericTM nutrients are encapsulated in tiny essential phospholipid "bubbles." These bubbles are impervious to digestive juices and protect their valuable contents from oxidative degradation. Mixing the products in hot beverages like coffee or tea may harm the phopholipid bubbles and drastically decrease the bio-availability of the products. For best results, we recommend taking the product with a cool beverage.

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Q: If I take Lypo-SphericTM Vitamin C and Lypo-SphericTM GSH or AGE BlockerTM, which have a minor amount of sodium benzoate in it, will my body make benzene?

A: From the desk of Thomas Levy MD, JD:

Sodium benzoate and vitamin C mixed directly together, such as in a soft drink, can result in a limited production of benzene. Increased benzene production does not occur in products which do not contain both benzoate AND ascorbic acid.12 Since Lypo-Spheric GSH and AGE Blocker do not contain ascorbic acid, there is no possibility of benzoate formation on their own.

Even if one were to take Lypo-Spheric GSH and AGE Blocker concurrent with Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C, the mechanism of benzene formation requires conditions not present in this scenario.3 In addition, the ascorbic acid in the Vitamin C is contained in liposomes which prevent contact with the sodium benzoate during the very short time required for these supplements to pass through the stomach.4

If you have any fears about possibility of even miniscule amounts of benzene forming in your stomach, simply take the Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C by itself on an empty stomach and wait at least 20 minutes before ingesting any product that contains sodium benzoate and don't take Lypo-Spheric AGE Blocker or Lypo-Spheric GSH with any beverages containing vitamin C.


1 Gardner, L.K. and Lawrence, G.D. Benzene Production from Decarboxylation of Benzoic Acid inthe Presence of Ascorbic Acid and a Transition-Metal Catalyst. J Agric. Food Chem., 41(5): 693–695, 1993.

2 Gerlach V (1909) VII. Summary of the results. In: Physiological activity of benzoic acid and sodium benzoate. Wiesbaden, Verlagvon Heinrich Staadt [cited in US FDA, 1972a].

3 Department of Health and Human Services. Summary of Information on Benzene Formation in Food Products. Memorandum, January 18, 1991 (available at:http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2006/01/63228.html).

4 Oussi D, Mokrini A, Chamarro E, Esplugas S (1998) Photodegradation of benzoic acid in aqueous solutions. Environmental technology,19(9):955-960.

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Q: What makes Lypo-SphericTM products different from traditional supplements?

A: The Lypo-SphericTM products are packaged in sealed packets that prevent exposure to degrading agents in the environment, like pollutants in the air. The individual packets keep the Lypo-SphericTM supplements as fresh as the day they were packaged! The Lypo-SphericTM products are encapsulated with liposomes made from top-grade phosphatidylcholine (PC) derived from soy lecithin. PC is loaded with Essential Fatty Acids (omega-3 and omega-6) which are essential for many bodily functions and are especially important for proper fat metabolism. The choline in phosphatidylcholine has tremendous health benefits as well. Together they promote optimum liver health, help maintain LDL and HDL cholesterol levels already within normal units, scour the circulatory system for free cholesterol, provide the raw materials for cell membrane repair throughout the body, and are essential in the maintenance of healthy blood, glands, and organs.

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Q: Why don’t the Lypo-SphericTM products dissolve in water?

A: One of the major advantages of liposomal delivery systems is that liposomes do not dissolve in water, most acids, or most alkaline solutions. As a result, they can protect their contents until they reach the liver where they are metabolized.

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Q: I cannot drink lots of juice because of the sugar and don't really like the taste of Lypo-SphericTM products plain or in water. Is there a better way to take it?

A: Although there is no particular health benefit in putting Lypo-SphericTM products in a flavored beverage, we suggest this method because some people do not care for the liposomal taste.

If the quantity of juice is a concern, we suggest you squeeze your Lypo-SphericTM products into 1 or 2 oz. of juice rather than a full serving. Also, if sugar is a concern, use a vegetable juice rather than fruit juice.

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Q: When is the best time to take Lypo-SphericTM products?

A: While there is no exact time these products have to be taken, we recommend taking them in the morning and/or early afternoon. Taking the products too late in the evening may cause a burst of energy which could interfere with your normal sleep schedule.

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Q: Should I take the Lypo-SphericTM products on an empty stomach?

A: We recommend you take the product on an empty stomach because it will enter the bloodstream faster. For those who are prone to low blood sugar levels, the Lypo-SphericTM AGE BlockerTM should be taken just before a light snack or meal. Hypoglycemic substances, like caffeine, should be avoided.

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Lypo-SphericTM Vitamin C

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Q: Why do the Lypo-SphericTM Vitamin C packets get puffy?

A: When the product combines with oxygen in the packets, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is created and this causes the packets to swell over time. Carbon dioxide is not harmful to the liposomes or to your health. In fact, this gas is used to make soda pop fizzy. We also exhale carbon dioxide when we breathe out.

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Q: Will supplementing with vitamin C lead to the development of kidney stones?

A: Although some have theorized a correlation between vitamin C and the development of kidney stones, research contradicts the hypothesis. The theory is based on two unrelated observations:

1) A portion of ingested vitamin C produces oxalate or oxalic acid
2) Individuals with increased oxalate in their urine may have a greater risk of developing kidney stones

Extensive research, however, has shown that a "healthy person who avoids dehydration and ingests very large amounts of vitamin C does not need to have any concern about kidney stone formation."*1
In 1999, two studies conducted at Harvard showed that vitamin C is not a factor in the development of kidney stones in healthy adults. Curhan et al. (1999) followed 85,557 women for 14 years and found no statistical association with vitamin C and increased risk of kidney stone development.*2
An earlier study of 45,251 healthy men with no history of kidney stones reached the same conclusion with dosage levels that ranged from 250mg to 1,500 mg of vitamin C daily.*3



*1. LevyMD, Thomas. (2002) Curing the Incurable 375-376
*2. Curhan, G., W. Willett, F. Speizer and M. Stampfer (1999) Intake of vitamins B6 and C and the risk of kidney stones in women. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 10(4):840-845.
*3. Curhan, G., W. Willett, E. Rimm, and M. Stampfer. (1996) A prospective study of the intake of vitamins C and B6, and the risk of kidney stones in men. Journal of Urology 155(6):1847-1851.

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Q: Why is there alcohol in the Lypo-SphericTM Vitamin C?

A: There is alcohol in the product for preservative purposes. This is a pharmaceutical grade natural grain alcohol which will not cause any ill effects in the body. If you do not wish to consume the alcohol in the product, open the packet and let it sit for 10-15 minutes to let the alcohol evaporate. (Do not let it sit for more than 8 hours because it will oxidize).

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Lypo-SphericTM AGE BlockerTM

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Q: Why is indium included in the Lypo SphericTM AGE BlockerTM?

A: Indium is included to make the Lypo-SphericTM AGE Blocker a powerful anti-aging product and to increase absorption of the other minerals found in the product. Indium is an important trace mineral that increases essential trace mineral absorption in the liver, heart, kidneys, spleen, and lungs.* It also helps stimulate the release of hormones like Human Growth Hormone (HGH), estrogen, testosterone, and other hormones.*

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Lypo-SphericTM GSH

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Q: Why should I take Lypo-SphericTM GSH if the body already makes glutathione?

A: In the presence of toxic and infectious stresses in the body, the levels of GSH inside the cell and outside the cell decline. While it is true that GSH is synthesized inside the cell, this does not mean that this ability can keep up with all stresses. It does not. Subsequently, the lowered GSH levels cannot maintain optimal cellular health, resulting eventually in clinically apparent disease or generalized poor health. Lowered GSH levels result in compromised immune function.*

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Q: What may the Lypo-SphericTM GSH do for me?

A: There are 3 key functions of GSH: Antioxidant, Immune System booster Detoxifier.*

1.GSH is the cell’s master antioxidant. Not only does GSH function very well as an intracellular antioxidant, but it also recycles Vitamin C, Vitamin E, lipoic acid and peroxide, the cell’s other vital antioxidants.*
2.GSH is a powerful detoxifier. The liver, as the body’s primary filter, contains more GSH than any other organ or tissue in the body. Not only does GSH neutralize many toxins, but it is also key in their elimination from individual cells and the body. KEY: This means GSH is a powerful chelator.
3.GSH is “super food” for T-killer cells, T-helper cells, basophils, phagocytes, microphages, and leucocytes, greatly empowering these first line defenders in the human immune system.*

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Q: Why is Vitamin B12 included in Lypo-SphericTM GSH?

A: Glutathione (GSH) is used synergistically with Methylcobalamin (B12), and this synergy allows the cells that process and transmit information between the brain, the spinal cord and the rest of the body to experience greater levels of support for cellular health.*

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Q: Where does GSH come from?

A: The body’s cells make GSH from three amino acids – glutamate, l-cysteine and glycine, also referred to as “precursors.” The body depends on the presence of these “precursors” and the cell’s health status to make GSH. Since many of these precursors are missing from our modern diet and people frequently have less than healthy cells, natural GSH levels are often low. This is why supplementation with reduced GSH is important for optimum cellular (and overall) health.*

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Q: What does GSH stand for?

A: Glutathione Sulfhydryl


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Large Study Shows that Those with Highest Blood Levels of Vitamin C Live Twice as Long as Those with Lowest Levels

High blood levels of Vitamin C may lower the risk of mortality due to all causes by as much as 50%. This is the conclusion from a published study conducted by Dr. Key-Tee Khaw at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

The researchers collected and analyzed data for 19,496 men and women 45 to 79 years of age. The subjects, who were participants in the Norfolk arm of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study, were followed for 4 years. Overall, those with blood levels of Vitamin C ranging in the top 20% were 50% less likely to die, from all causes, than those in the lowest 20%.

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