Our Story

Every day we get requests to tell our story… How did our company get started? Where did the idea of using liposome-encapsulated Vitamins come from?

LivOn Laboratories was born out of a desperate personal need. In 2002, Les Nachman, one of the founders of our company, was life-flighted from a cruise ship to an emergency room. His conventional cardiologists urged him to get his affairs in order, because without a heart transplant (a remote possibility), he was going to die. With an unshakable belief that there was an answer — somewhere in the world — he began a persistent search for a way to heal his heart.

The search led him to two extraordinary MD’s in California. One, a world renowned virologist and epidemiologist, and the other, a maverick cardiologist who had been experimenting with alternative methods of treating sick hearts for a long time. Both doctors were convinced that his damaged heart could be repaired, or at least the progression of the disease could be slowed down or stopped.

His new course of therapy included many dietary changes and exercise. All of this ultimately brought him back to life and started his recovery (a process that continues to this day) but the most notable contribution was an introduction to massive doses of Vitamin C via intravenous injection (IV). At first he was put off by the suggestion that something as basic as the vitamin in orange juice could provide any help for his heart. It wasn’t long however, before he began to see the nearly miraculous results.

Intravenous Vitamin C therapy three times a week was giving him his life back, but not without some difficulties. It was time-consuming, uncomfortable, expensive, and an 8-hour drive from his home. There had to be a better way to administer the Vitamin C. High-dose was the key for sure, but he was not convinced an IV infusion was the only way to get enough into his system. He tried oral supplementation, but serious gastric distress made this an impossibility. That’s when he began the search for a way to get IV vitamin C results from an oral supplement.

Ultimately, he stumbled onto the concept of Liposome Encapsulation Technology (LET). Although the technology had been used by researchers and the pharmaceutical industry since the 1970s, he soon found that encapsulating vitamin C was much easier said than done. Every substance requires a unique combination of phospholipids and other ingredients to properly encapsulate it.

After almost two years of trial and error, we finally developed a product that was (and still is) far better than our expectations. We are now convinced, through personal experience, clinical results, and rave reviews, that LivOn Labs’ Vitamin C is the most bioavailable, most effective oral Vitamin C available anywhere.

LivOn Laboratories has partnered with iHerb.com to bring your LypriCel®. The ingredients, formulations, company management and customer service are the same as LivOn Labs’ Lypo-Spheric Line of products.

Bioavailability problems are not unique to Vitamin C. As a result we’ve added other products to the line — LypriCel® Vitamin B Complex Plus, LypriCel® GSH, and LypriCel® R-Alpha Lipoic Acid… with other products currently in our pipeline.