Why is there alcohol?
The alcohol is used to create the liposomes in combination with the sunflower lecithin.
Liposomes containing a certain amount of ethanol are often referred to as ethosomes. Liposomes in this format vary in size from 400 nm to 25,000 nm. Ethosomes are defined as lipids composed of phospholipids and ethanol and water. These liposomes dramatically improve absorption and uptake of the active ingredients in the formulation. The structure of ethosomes allows for increased absorption of these nutrients through two effects: the ethanolic effect and the ethosomal effect. Ethosomes in this formulation are created using the classic method of mechanical dispersion.