The Sanuku APM brands were borne from our desire to offer high quality liposomal and herbal products at affordable prices. All our products are non-GMO. Our SANUS-q brand Liposomal products are based on non-GMO sunflower oil, while our Bonne Sante Liposome brand products are based on non-GMO soy lecithin. Our herbal products are grown organically in Northern Thailand.
Our herbal supplements are not unique, but they are genuine quality and organically produced. Our liposomal product materials are certified as pesticide free and are sourced from reputable suppliers from various countries. We have identified quality producers in the USA and the EU who were able to truly comprehend and apply superior quality liposomal technology to the manufacturing process.
We welcome distributor inquiries, and we offer all our products to retail customers through our various sales websites. We currently have customers in more than 20 countries, and we can ship to almost every country on our planet!
Not all Liposomal products are created equally. Over the years, as Liposomal products have become more popular, the term Liposomal has been hijacked by some product manufactures and used on labels and in marketing claims when in fact the products are of dubious origin and quality. Many of these products are not true Liposomal products but are simple emulsions. Both emulsions and liposomes fall under the general term ‘vesicle’. They have some similarities, but they have different names because they are different types of vesicles.
It is simply incorrect to refer to emulsions as liposomes. Emulsions have their place and they can be useful, but they certainly are not liposomes and no self-respecting professional would ever call an emulsion of any kind, regardless of the technology or size, a liposome. In fact, it is illegal to do so.
A liposome is a fat body, but anything that has fat is not a liposome. That would be like saying horses can be called cows because cows are big and have four legs. Or a pig can be a liposome because it has a fat body. Or calling a spoonful of oil a liposome because it is a body of fat.
A liposome has a lipid bilayer, or membrane, that surrounds the material inside. If there is no bilayer, it is completely inappropriate to name the vesicle as a liposome. The bilayer, or double wall, that makes the tiny sphere we call a liposome, differentiates it from an emulsion in terms of performance and protection.
For example, an emulsion can be compared to a tent—there is some separation between the tent and the outside world. Following this pattern, a liposome can be compared to a house with solid walls. A great deal more separation and protection from the world.
The lipid bilayer is the key – it is far less permeable than the single layer of an emulsion. And there is much more involved in its creation. The ‘wall’ of the liposomes is primarily PC (phosphatidylcholine), a nutrient that is very beneficial for health, and which cells are naturally wanting to ingest, along with whatever is inside.
Emulsifiers are not what we call highly nutritious – they are not terrible, but they are not even close to nutrition. PC (phosphatidylcholine) liposomes are themselves nutritious. That sets quality liposomes above the type of emulsions that are created using additive-type emulsifiers. And the esters used in fatty acid emulsions are not processed well by the body.
Be wary of imitations. Companies selling emulsions are likely stating what they know, or at least what they think they know, about liposomal technology. Some emulsion products do have some benefits, but they are not as pure and nutritious as authentic liposomal technology-based products. Quite simply, fatty acids are not capable of forming a liposomal structure. In liposomes, the fat-soluble actives are kept in the bilipid membrane-space, while water soluble actives are kept in the lumen of the particle.
Our liposomal products are manufactured using the most up-to-date technologies to ensure the most effective delivery of high-quality natural liposomes to customers. Liposome uniformity and size are important to ensure the highest possible bioavailability, and our manufactures ensure the highest standards via their propriety techniques and technologies.
It is true that liposomes are usually better suited to entrapping water-soluble ingredients. However, it is not true they are incapable of entrapping lipid-type nutrients. In liposomes, the fat-soluble actives are kept in the bilipid membrane-space, while water soluble actives are kept in the lumen of the particle.
Liposomes can entrap a smaller amount of lipids, or fat-soluble ingredients in the bilayer itself if you know what you are doing. For such nutrients as Vitamin D or K, this can work quite well. For other lipid-type nutrients that require a much larger dose, such as CoQ10, the total capture would be far smaller and typically not very practical. However, we have long understood this situation and worked with our manufacturers to create a unique proprietary process (one that doesn’t require esterified fatty acid emulsifiers or other non-nutritive chemicals). This turns the lipid soluble nutrients into water soluble nutrients, which are then entrapped not only in the walls, or bilayer membrane of liposomes, but also in the centre ‘payload’ portion, just as normal water-soluble nutrients. We can make true liposomal CoQ10 and many, many other lipids as well. We are not aware of any other brands that have done this. Everyone else either fails completely or uses some nasty chemical to do it.
High quality Organic products are becoming harder to find, especially amongst those sourced from China. Fortunately, we can offer organically grown products from our suppliers in Chiangmai and the hills of Northern Thailand. We independently lab test our herbal products with the Government laboratory in Chiangmai to ensure that all herb and mineral materials used in the production of our products meet strict EU and US safety requirements.