Adv Pharm Bull. 2014;4(6):569-575.
doi: 10.5681/apb.2014.084
PMID: 25671191
PMCID: PMC4312407
Scopus id: 84921992977
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Original Research

Formulation of Nanoliposomal Vitamin D3 for Potential Application in Beverage Fortification

Maryam Mohammadi 1,2, Babak Ghanbarzadeh 2, Hamed Hamishehkar 3 *

1 Biotechnology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
2 Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.
3 Drug Applied Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.


Purpose: Vitamin D, a liposoluble vitamin has many benefits on health. Encapsulation of bioactives in lipid-based carrier systems like nanoliposomes preserves their native properties against oxidation over time along with providing its stable aqueous dispersion. Methods: In the current study, vitamin D3 nanoliposomes were prepared using thin-film hydration­- sonication method and fully characterized by different instrumental techniques. Results: According to FTIR and DSC results, no interaction was observed between encapsulated nutraceutical and liposome constituents. The particle size and size distribution (Span value) were calculated 82–90 nm and 0.70–0.85, respectively. TEM analysis showed nano sized globular and bilayer vesicles. In all formations, the encapsulation efficiency of vitamin D3 was calculated more than 93%.­ Addition of cholesterol to lecithin bilayer increased the negative zeta potential from -29 to -43mV. Conclusion: The results of this study concluded that the liposomal nanoparticles may be introduced as a suitable carrier for fortification of beverages with vitamin D3.
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Submitted: 17 Sep 2014
Revised: 05 Oct 2014
First published online: 31 Oct 2014
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