A liposome is a microscopic, fluid-filled pouch whose walls are made of layers of phospholipds identical in makeup to the phospholipids that make up cell membranes. Liposomes can be used to deliver substances to the blood stream and even cells much more efficiently than normal. When phospholipids combine with water they immediately form a microscopic sphere because one end of the phospholipid structure is very water loving. The opposite end is fatty in nature and thus is water insoluble. Water soluble substances can be trapped inside the water sphere while fat soluble substances can be trapped inside the fat soluble opposite end of the molecule.
The resulting configurations are called liposomes and offer a unique delivery system for nutrients and even drugs because these microscopic spheres are so tiny that it takes a very powerful microscope to identify them. Absorption becomes almost perfect which solves many problems for special nutrient deficiencies of substances which are poorly absorbed or which have a normal molecular size that would inhibit efficient absorption. Co Q10 and glutathione are excellent examples of this - normal absorption is in the 3-5 percent range, liposomal absorption is 90 plus percent!
There is yet another benefit to the liposome - the lipids used to construct the fatty part of the molecule (lecithin, CLA, and other oils) are welcomed by the cell wall because that is just what the cell wall needs for replacement parts and construction of new membranes. Remember, 50 percent of the cell wall is made up of phospholipids in a special ratio and it is the disruption of this balance by substances such as trans fats that causes such incredible problems in the cell - incoming oxygen and nutrients are inhibited as is the expulsion of waste from the cell.