This product was formulated to aid in the proper digestion of fats. It is for the fat digestion and metabolism, as well as the health of the cardiovascular system.Balancing essential fatty acids Break Down Fats
It is a proven fact the enzyme lipase breaks down (digests) fat. When added to your meal as a supplement it is able to do this in the digestive tract. This takes stress off the gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. When taken between meals, it will be stored in the liver and called upon as needed. Lipase is present in all of the Enzymedica Enzyme Fortifiers.
The pancreas produces about a liter and a half of digestive juices per day in an array of enzymes (protease, amylase, cellulase, lactase and lipase). Lipase is the enzyme designed to digest fats. With advancing age the body produces less and less digestive juice, about 13% less per decade of life.
For these same reasons, fat blockers such as Olean and Elestra are undesirable. They keep fat from being absorbed, but they also keep fatty nutrients from being available. Under-nutrition occurs in about half of the patients with chronic heart failure.
Fats are a major source of fuel for the heart muscle. The use of lipase has been suggested to improve fat absorption (Am J cardiology 8: 43, 1963).
It was not until 1997 that researchers found that lipase also can help to control LDL cholesterol and is helpful in stubborn cases of high triglycerides. (Lipids 32: 1147, 1997).
Since lipase digests fat, fat-soluble vitamins and balances fatty acids, lipase deficient people can be expected to have a tendency towards high cholesterol, high triglycerides and difficulty losing weight. Lipase deficient people also have decreased cell permeability, meaning nutrients cannot get in and the waste cannot get out.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
One capsule, two to three times a day, 30 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal.