Honokiol is a less known food supplement but with wonderful potential. It is a natural extract from Magnolia bark, used for centuries in traditional medicine in China, Korea, and Japan, due to its perfect combination of bioavailability and ability to support the body through a wide range of mechanisms, often reflected in the scientific research performed on Honokiol, during the past decades (1).
Indeed, a search in the medical journal database (PubMED) relevels that up to date, more than 2000 research papers have been published, addressing academic research on Honokiol in connection with various health challenges (1). One of the most researched aspect of Honokiol is related to it’s impact on cancer cell lines (2). Another intensively research area connects Honokiol and neuro-activity (3). This type of research resonates indeed with the fact that Honokiol is also a component of the Chinese herb houpo, which is found in a traditional Chinese medicine formula used in China to promote relaxation and a sense of calm (4).
We at MCS Formulas, believe that one of the most relevant and little known aspect behind Honokiol is related to it’s potential to promote the stability of important DHA (from Omega-3) metabolites in the blood. And this is why we believe that a great food supplement combination is achieved by combining our Honokiol with our Omega 3 product.
MCS Formulas provides the best Honokiol in the highest amount …
Our Honokiol capsules include one of the largest amount and purest form of Honokiol available worldwide.
…. formulated in an outstanding absorption promoting formula
However, we did not stop here. Instead, in order to maximize the absorption of Honokiol, we have designed a formula to also maximize its bio-availability.
A major approach known to maximize bio-availability of natural compounds is the phospholipid-based formulation. Such formulations are known as liposomal formulations and commercially, they come as liquid emulsions or solid formulations promoting the formation of liposomal structures (bubble-like structures surrounded by a fat-based layer) that can encapsulate the active ingredients such as Honokiol. This phospholipid layer is similar to the cell walls in our body. As a result, liposomes are well received by the body and absorbed in higher quantities by the body, to reach the blood stream.
While liposomal formulations are a great way to deliver increased amount of supplements and drugs to the blood stream, when turning these into products, it leads to various disadvantages for the users. Liposomal products are liquid, heavy and difficult to carry. They have difficult taste. Making their taste better may come with various undesired additives. And typically they have short shelf life, even shorter after the bottle is open. Furthermore, liquid liposomal products need to stay stored at low temperature.
In contrast to the liquid liposomal supplements, liposomal promoting formulations as dry powder in capsules have no taste, they are easy to carry, and they can be stored at room temperature with a long shelf life. The quality is therefore even better since the product is more stable.
Furthermore, phospholipids can be negatively or positively charged leading to a lower absorption and time to circulate in the blood stream, compared to neutrally charged liposomes. In order to address this and further maximize the absorption, out Pro Liposomal formula includes LongLifeLiposomal™
LongLifeLiposomal™ is a liposomal technology that includes a proprietary blend of Phospholipids and Chitosan to promote the formation of neutrally charged liposomes. Indeed, it is known that Chitosan naturally binds to charged phospholipids to form neutrally charged liposomes. This is how, LongLifeLiposomal™ pro liposomal blend, supports the formation of liposomes that can have a better biocompatibility (improved absorption and a longer circulating time in the blood stream) compared to formulas based on phospholipids alone.