Liposomal nanotechnology - A new frontier for sport and exercise nutrition?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621342
Title:
Liposomal nanotechnology - A new frontier for sport and exercise nutrition?
Authors:
Higgins, Matthew F.; Da Boit, Mariasole
Abstract:
There are many orally ingested nutrients which cannot be fully absorbed by the human body. For this reason scientists have been experimenting with different techniques to improve nutrient bioavailability. One such technique, microencapsulation, has been extensively used in industry in recent years, especially liposomal technology. Briefly, polar lipids are used to create spherical capsules, called liposomes, where solids, liquids or gaseous materials compounds can be entrapped. This technique is used to stabilize certain compounds in nutritional supplements and fortified foods, which would otherwise slowly degrade and lose their nutritional value, as well as improve their bioavailability. Although there has been limited research investigating nutrients that might impact exercise performance (e.g. liposomal vitamin C and liposomal iron), there is currently no published evidence for the use of liposomal supplementation in this context. With the potential to augment nutrient bioavailability, further research should consider the application of liposomal formulations as a strategy to improve exercise performance.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Higgins, M. F. and Da Boit, M. (2016) 'Liposomal Nanotechnology - A New Frontier for Sport and Exercise Nutrition?', Journal of Nanomedicine Research, 4 (4).
Publisher:
MedCrave
Journal:
Journal of Nanomedicine Research
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621342
DOI:
10.15406/jnmr.2016.04.00098
Additional Links:
http://medcraveonline.com/JNMR/JNMR-04-00098.php
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
23774282
Sponsors:
At the time of publishing this article Dr. Matthew F. Higgins and Dr. Mariasole Da Boit are currently undertaking research which aims to examine the effects of liposomal vitamin C on sport and exercise performance. This project is co-funded by a grant from Innovate UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk) and SureScreen Diagnostics Limited (https://www.surescreen.com/).
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dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Matthew F.en
dc.contributor.authorDa Boit, Mariasoleen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T15:12:52Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-02T15:12:52Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationHiggins, M. F. and Da Boit, M. (2016) 'Liposomal Nanotechnology - A New Frontier for Sport and Exercise Nutrition?', Journal of Nanomedicine Research, 4 (4).en
dc.identifier.issn23774282-
dc.identifier.doi10.15406/jnmr.2016.04.00098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621342-
dc.description.abstractThere are many orally ingested nutrients which cannot be fully absorbed by the human body. For this reason scientists have been experimenting with different techniques to improve nutrient bioavailability. One such technique, microencapsulation, has been extensively used in industry in recent years, especially liposomal technology. Briefly, polar lipids are used to create spherical capsules, called liposomes, where solids, liquids or gaseous materials compounds can be entrapped. This technique is used to stabilize certain compounds in nutritional supplements and fortified foods, which would otherwise slowly degrade and lose their nutritional value, as well as improve their bioavailability. Although there has been limited research investigating nutrients that might impact exercise performance (e.g. liposomal vitamin C and liposomal iron), there is currently no published evidence for the use of liposomal supplementation in this context. With the potential to augment nutrient bioavailability, further research should consider the application of liposomal formulations as a strategy to improve exercise performance.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAt the time of publishing this article Dr. Matthew F. Higgins and Dr. Mariasole Da Boit are currently undertaking research which aims to examine the effects of liposomal vitamin C on sport and exercise performance. This project is co-funded by a grant from Innovate UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk) and SureScreen Diagnostics Limited (https://www.surescreen.com/).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMedCraveen
dc.relation.urlhttp://medcraveonline.com/JNMR/JNMR-04-00098.phpen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Nanomedicine Researchen
dc.subjectLiposomesen
dc.subjectNanotechnologyen
dc.subjectBioavailabilityen
dc.subjectNutritionen
dc.subjectSport and exerciseen
dc.subjectHuman performanceen
dc.titleLiposomal nanotechnology - A new frontier for sport and exercise nutrition?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Nanomedicine Researchen
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