Liposome Encapsulation Services: Vitamins & Minerals

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Minerals and vitamins are susceptible to environmental degradation, resulting in the loss of nutrients. The current solution to this problem is to encapsulate them, which is widely used due to the amphiphilic nature of nanoliposome technology, a liposome technology that utilizes a phospholipid bilayer biofilm structure. Based on our comprehensive liposome platform, BOC Sciences uses a variety of techniques to encapsulate minerals and vitamins in liposomes as a way of improving bioavailability and maintaining their original properties.


  • Liposomes

Liposomes are bilayered closed vesicles with an aqueous phase and a cell membrane-like structure composed of amphiphilic substances such as phospholipids, which can be divided into two categories based on their transport system. One consists of simple lipids and the other is formed by self-dispersion of the oil phase, the aqueous phase, surfactants and co-surfactants. The latter are more widely studied in applications such as microemulsions, liposomes, solid-phase lipid nanoparticles, nanostructured lipid vectors, etc.

  • Vitamins

Vitamins are a collective term for a range of organic compounds. They are micro-nutrients required by living organisms, which cannot generally be produced by the organism itself and need to be obtained, for example, through diet. The use of vitamins is limited by their susceptibility to oxidative denaturation caused by external influences such as light, heat or oxygen. The contribution of encapsulation technologies, such as emulsions, nanoliposomes and nanoparticles, has been developed to encapsulate vitamins. Among these, liposomes have shown unique advantages in terms of biodegradability and the ability to encapsulate hydrophilic and lipophilic vitamins at the same time.

Marsanasco et al. used soy-phosphatidylcholine to prepare liposomes encapsulated with both VE and VC for orange juice quality improvement and showed that the addition of lipid rest improved the organoleptic properties of orange juice and that the microbiological indications of orange juice remained satisfactory after pasteurization and storage at 4°C for 37d.

  • Minerals

Mineral is a compound or natural element that occurs naturally in the earth's crust. Also known as inorganic salts, it is the general term for inorganic substances in the human body. It is a general term for the elements that are necessary for the composition of human tissues and the maintenance of normal physiological functions. Minerals, like vitamins, are essential elements in the body. Minerals cannot be produced or synthesized on their own, and the daily intake of minerals is largely determined. Liposome-encapsulated minerals can be used for the fortification of food matrices.

Ding Baomiao et al. used reverse evaporation to prepare ferrous glycinate nanoliposomes, which were observed to be spherical in the structure under electron microscopy and had high stability in simulated in vitro gastrointestinal environments. The liposomes can overcome the shortcomings of ferrous oral formulations and are a potential food fortification agent.

Liposome Encapsulation Services: Vitamins & Minerals

What We Provide?

BOC Sciences provides professional and efficient liposome encapsulation vitamins & minerals services to our customers. We offer a wide range of liposome types

  • Blank liposomes
  • Fluorescent liposomes
  • Targeted liposomes
  • Cationic liposomes
  • etc.

Contact us for a free consultation on the design and customization of liposome encapsulation services for different active ingredients.

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