The proprietary process is the brainchild of Dr. Emek Blair. Blair received his doctoral training at the University of California Irvine, where the sees of the process were sown. Dr. Emek Blair studies lipid structures so that he could figure out how to wrap lipids around enzymes so that he could study them. This is how he became more interested in the lipids themselves.
The process Dr. Blair came up with is a copy of how the body naturally makes these lipid structures. He copied the way your body tries to absorb nutrients.
“When you eat something that is fatty, what does your body do? It turns it into smaller and smaller droplets and wraps lipids around it, and then your body is able to absorb those materials,” said Dr. Blair. “We have copies that process in a controlled lab environment. My process is the only one out there that doesn’t use higher temperatures, higher pressure, or solvents.
The resulting liposomes that mimic the structures the body itself creates are more stable, and they tend to end up at certain sizes. Different structures are possible using the approaches mentioned above, but they tend to have built-in tension.
“This process allows nature to determine what size the liposomes are. When you do that, you get really stable liposomes. When you drop a ball, it wants to be on the ground. You always want to be at the point of lowest potential energy,” Blair said.
Dr. Blair and his partners have a facility in Fort Collins, Colorado that does contract manufacturing of liposomal formulations. The process has been used to encapsulate vitamin C, glutathione, curcumin and astragalus.
One big advantage of this process is that it fits better into a ‘natural’ positioning. Natural products don’t have residual solvents in it.
To read more about Emek’s liposomal manufacturing process, read the article on Nutra Ingredients-USA.