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Altrient-C Liposomal Vitamin C

High-strength, liposomal vitamin C supplement

£44.50

Free delivery for orders over £30

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.

CATEGORY: Supplements

SKIN TYPE: All Skin Types and Dry Skin

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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.

That’s it.

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.

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  1. Carolyn

    We have both been taking this for a long time now and recommend it .

  2. Ciara

    It’s a great product, I use it everyday, it has helped me so much.

  3. Robert

    This product comes in sachets. Reviews show that it is genuine Liposomal vitamin C. It is easy to dispense into a glass with a little water and easy to swallow. Expensive but recommended as effective.

  4. Michael B.

    This is the best Vit C to take due to the efficient absorption. I snip the sachet and squeeze it into my mouth then drink a glass of water with it. It does not mix with water easily so doing it this way means you get no waste in the glass.Vit C helps boost the immune system and speeds healing.

  5. Jessie C

    Been using this for 2 years now!! Best of the best vitamin C out there


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Hope you can answer me, I have very dehydrated skin so am thinking of Profhilo injections. Some websites say that it is only suitable for the lower face and the forehead area won't be affected. Others say it will work for the entire face?

Hi, Profhilo and all the other injectable moisturisers are great for dry skin, and they work wherever they're injected – though if your skin is really dry, you may need more treatment than average in order to see results. The injection protocol that is taught for Profhilo only involves injections in the mid and lower face, but most expert practitioners now take a more creative approach and place the product where they feel it is most needed, which can include the forehead and the area beside the eyes. If your skin is really dry, it's also worth packing in the hydration in your skincare, with a gentle cleanser, a hydrating serum and a...

What would be your recommendation for a 38-year-old starting to show signs of ageing? Dark circles, fine lines and general lacklustre, dull skin.

I'm very keen on a supporting skin from within with appropriate supplements. My favourite three are a liposomal vitamin C called Altrient C, Totally Derma collagen drink, and OG omega-3 supplements which all benefit the skin in different ways. Tweakments-wise, a round or two of an injectable moisturiser treatment might help boost your skin condition and skin strength and amplify the effects you get from skincare and supplements....

Can I stop taking my Rejuvenated Collagen Shot now I have started taking Altrient vitamin C? Do they both do the same thing collagen-wise or am I best to carry on taking both daily?

Hi, you could and see how it goes, though it will take a few months before you can tell the difference. I take both Totally Derma collagen drink and Altrient C every day because they stimulate collagen production in the skin in different ways, and after discussing this with researchers who look in to the detail of supplements and still take both, I haven't dared to stop!

I am taking collagen powder and Altrient C along with probiotic tablets. I am unsure whether it is ok to take all together or should I take them separately throughout the day? What gives the best results or does it not matter?

For the collagen and vitamin C it really doesn't matter too much. Sticklers for precision would prefer that you took the Altrient C on an empty stomach (for faster absorption) and the collagen in the evening, but the key thing is just to take them, your body will work out what to do with them. Re the probiotics, I don't know which brand you're taking, but see whether there is any specific advice about when to take them (e.g. with food/ before meals) on the packet.

Zooki have a collagen supplement - is this liposomal delivery better than Totally Derma? Would it be an overload to take the two? Or shall I just stick with Totally Derma? Thanks. Cath x

Hi Cath, I don't know if Zooki's collagen supplement contains liposomes – the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that Zooki's Vitamin C didn't contain liposomes in November 2021, so they have been changing their claims since then, and the same may apply to their collagen. Totally Derma is fab and it's all you need for collagen supplementation, though I back it up with Altrient C which has a proven liposomal delivery system and which boosts collagen production by a different mechanism....

I’ve been taking Altrient C 3 x daily and it really works the snag is I can’t afford to continue. I could manage 1 x daily but would that have no effect? Any advice would be gratefully received

Hi, so glad to hear that Altrient C works for you, too, and yes, absolutely, you will still see results on 1 x sachet a day. Taking three doses daily for three months is the way to get the maximum results most quickly - that was the regime I followed when trialling the product, because that was the protocol for Atrient's own trial with the product. But that trial found that after three months, there was no additional benefit to the skin of taking three a day so you might as well take two a day as a maintenance dose. One of my friends has only ever taken one a day but found that was plenty to strengthen her skin and help heal the cracked...


FAQ ABOUT Altrient-C Liposomal Vitamin C


What does liposomal vitamin C mean?

‘Liposomal’ essentially means that something can withstand the gut’s digestive processes and get to where it needs to be in the body. So, in this case, liposomal technology increases the absorption of vitamin C into the body’ by capturing the active ingredients inside protective membranes (think of it like a bubble) called liposomes. These protect the contents and get it safely past the digestive juices to deliver the vitamin C directly to the cells.

Is liposomal vitamin C better than regular vitamin C?

In supplement terms, yes. This is for the reason mentioned above – liposomal technology ensures almost 100% bioavailability from vitamin C by protecting it from oxidation and degradation from gastro-intestinal distress. Only up to 200mg of a standard vitamin C supplement can be absorbed by the body at once, and the rest is wasted through urine. In comparison, each dose of Altrient-C provides 1000mg of completely bioavailable vitamin C.

Is it safe to take liposomal vitamin C?

Yes. It is nigh on impossible to take too much vitamin C because it’s absorbed directly into the body’s cells.

Can I take Altrient-C with food?

It’s recommended to take Altrient-C on an empty stomch because it’ll reach the bloodstream quicker, but it will still be fully absorbed by the body if taken with or after food.

Can I blend Altrient-C?

It isn’t recommended. This is because the membrane-like liposomes that protect the vitamin C can be damaged by heat processes or agitation.

Does Altrient-C dissolve into a liquid?

Altrient-C doesn’t dissolve when you mix it into a cold beverage because it isn’t soluble, and this is exactly how it’s able to achieve 100% bioavailability – by reaching the body’s cells without being affected by stomach acid and bile salts. Instead of dissolving, it remains in its gel form as it sits in a glass of liquid.

How much Altrient-C should I take per day?

Each sachet contains 1000mg of vitamin C. The recommended dosage is 1 or 2 sachets per day.

Can I take Altrient C if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

It’s always a good idea to consult with your GP or midwife before taking any supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding, but there aren’t any known dangers to mother or baby associated with liposomal vitamin C. In fact, vitamin C remains a vital nutrient during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What does Altrient-C help with?

Vitamin C is one of the most proven and well-established nutrients in the world, known for its powerful immune-boosting, antioxidant, anti-ageing and anti-viral properties. Humans are one of the few who can’t produce their own vitamin C, so we have to get everything we need from our diet, or failing that, supplementation. Vitamin C supports so many mechanisms in the body that we simply can’t function without it. Altrient-C contributes to:

  • the normal function of the immune system.
  • normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums and teeth.
  • normal functioning of the nervous system.
  • the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
  • the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

It has also been proven to increase skin firmness and elasticity by over 60%, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on both the face and body, during a clinical trial carried out by Princeton Consumer Research Centre.

Is Altrient-C gluten free?

Yes. It’s also vegan and free from gelatin, yeast, lactose, alcohol, added sugar, sweetener, flavour enhancers, flavouring, and dyes.

What makes Altrient-C so different?

In addition to its liposomal technology, Altrient-C stands out from other liposomal vitamin C supplements because the liposomes used are made from essential phospholipids – the primary building blocks of cell membranes – that include a high percentage of a phospholipid called phosphatidylcholine (PC), which works to enhance the process of metabolism within the cells, further supporting the absorption of the vitamin C and overall cellular health.

When is the best time to take Altrient-C?

It doesn’t really matter what time of day you take Altrient-C, but it’s best taken in the morning or early afternoon rather than before bed to avoid a sudden burst of energy that could interfere with sleep.

Does Altrient C contain any genetically modified ingredients?

No. All Altrient products are 100% non-GMO.

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