Artemisinin is the active constituent of sweet wormwood, a well-known botanical also referred to as Artemisia annua or qinghao. It has long been used in ancient Chinese herbal healing traditions. Many plants have evolved defenses against pests, insects and invaders. Artemisinin contains unique compounds which play an important role in protecting the herb under harsh conditions.
Artemisia annua synthesizes powerful ‘bitter’ compounds—called sesquiterpene lactones—that protect it from invaders, insects, and pests. Bitter molecules are essential to our health. We have over two dozen specialized receptors that detect bitter molecules, lining our tongues, nose, sinuses, lungs, heart, intestines and more. Artemisinin, the active constituent in this formula, has a unique ability to form oxygen radicals, helping explain why it has been so popular with Chinese herbalists, dating back to ancient dynasties thousands of years old.
Because of the low bioavailability of traditional oral formulations of artemisinin, Dr. Christopher Shade, Ph.D., developed our artemisinin emulsion. Liposomal delivery systems protect molecules from breakdown while enabling more rapid uptake. In addition to exceptional absorption rates, these tiny liposomal and nanoemulsified particles increase diffusion across mucus membranes, enhance lymphatic circulation of nutrients and support cellular delivery.
The Quicksilver Delivery Systems® signature trademark on our liposomal products sets them apart from other companies and ensures a superior product. By virtue of our smaller, more stable, single-layer spheres, made from the highest quality ingredients available, our liposomal delivery systems improve upon basic liposomal technology. The difference is literally clear; our liposomal products have a clarity that only can be achieved with liposomes that are small enough to pass between cells and enter the bloodstream directly, guaranteeing optimal bioavailability.