The main benefit of liposomal vitamin C is that it is able to be administered in large doses without causing intestinal discomfort, according to WellWise.org. It is also more fully absorbed by the body than other forms of vitamin C. When vitamin C is prescribed at high doses, it most often is taken through injection or intravenous drip. However, with liposomal vitamin C, it is administered orally.
Liposomal vitamin C is absorbed by melting into the human cells, as opposed to other oral doses that are absorbed through the intestinal tract, according to WellWise.org. Made up of phospholipids that have the same outer lining as cell membranes, the vitamin C is then delivered directly to the cells. Because the liposomal vitamin C does not come into direct contact with the stomach or intestines, it does not produce intestinal side effects such as diarrhea.
When used in this form, a daily dose for liposomal vitamin C is typically around 1,000 milligrams, according to WellWise.org. It is largely available through doctors and other health care practitioners where it is used in high doses to create clinically relevant results. It is most often used as an alternative to other vitamin C injections that must take place in a doctor's office.