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dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Matthew F.
dc.contributor.authorDa Boit, Mariasole
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T15:12:52Z
dc.date.available2017-02-02T15:12:52Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-20
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.
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
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T15:25:40Z
html.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.


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