Just to get it confirmed in writing I wrote the following email to Mercola customer services:
9/11/2013 8:24 AM : You said : I used to think your products were great. I have just learned that your are selling products as liposomal vitamin c when they actually contain no liposomes. This is unfair on your very loyal customers who believe in you. Selling ingredients that are used to make liposomes is very different to selling a liposomal product. Your marketing of the product leads people to believe that the liposomes are ready formed in the product when they are not. Considering true liposomal products are in a completely different price range it is clear that you are more interested in using the liposomal name to make money by selling a product at a fraction of the price that is actually no better that buying vitamin c and lecithin separately. Disgraceful!!! What about those cancer patients who believe they are taking the very best liposomal vitamin c to achieve the highest vitamin c blood plasma levels. Your mis-labelling of the product does not give them a chance to get the best. Shame on you.
And their reply:
Thank you for writing to Mercola.com. Your case MER-435939-JHV18G has been resolved.
We sincerely appreciate your inquiry. Dr. Mercola’s Vitamin C contains all of the necessary ingredients to create liposomes. . It is important to take Dr. Mercola’s vitamin C with water so that the water can allow the liposomes to form. If our vitamin C is taken with water, liposomes will form and you will receive all the benefits of our liposomal vitamin C that we have listed on our product page. However, we do understand your concern, and we will be more than happy to forward your feedback along to the appropriate department.
What a load of rubbish (just add water!) like magic. Well then we should just buy the ingredients separately as it would be cheaper. Liposomes don´t form spontaneously. I have asked them to provide the evidence/ testing they did to prove that this is the case. No reply yet!