Are you losing essential nutrients from foods you eat because of improper fat digestion?
- Digestive Enzymes Support:
- Proper Fat Digestion
- Healthy Cholesterol Levels & Cardiovascular Health
- Absorption of Fish & Omega Oils
- Gallbladder Function
- Nutrient Absorption
The Problem of Malabsorption
How well do you breakdown the fat that you eat? Fat or lipids are heavily consumed in the average diet. Some of these fats are healthy and some are not quite as beneficial to our health, however, regardless of the dietary nutritional value of the types of fat we consume, it is essential to properly break them down for our body to either utilize or remove as waste. As we age, our bodies no longer function the way it once did and therefore, it is critical to supplement our body with the important elements that we are lacking. Some of these elements include pancreatic enzymes such lipase and vital fluids such as bile.Lipases are a class of enzymes which are responsible for the chemical breakdown of fats within the digestive system. Dietary fats can be difficult to properly break down: first, because they are large molecules – and secondly, because they are not water soluble. Produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, bile salts function in breaking down larger molecule of fats (Triglycerides) allowing more surface for lipid to efficiently break down fats. Once they are properly broken down, they move along the lining of the small intestine for further processing, and then absorbed. Different medical afflictions may result in decreased production and secretion of lipase and bile. When the digestive system does not produce or secrete adequate amounts of lipase to accommodate dietary fat intake, symptoms like bloating, cramping, flatulence, undesired weight gain, and sometimes steatorrhea (fat in the stool) may occur.
Lipase HP Plus for better Absorption
Since lipases are produced primarily by the pancreas as pancreatic enzymes, conditions which affect the pancreas are likely to cause fat maldigestion and malabsorption. This results in the poor utilization of the food we eat and the supplements we use, rendering nutritional values useless. Pancreatic insufficiency can cause serious complications, especially when malnutrition develops. However, benefits of lipase supplementation are not limited to those with pancreatic insufficiency. Taking lipase with omega-3, fish oils and other fatty acid supplements may help increase the absorption and benefits of these compounds. Lipase HP Plus is a highly effective blend of essential enzymes that promote the ultimate nutrition absorption. Lipase HP Plus’s high concentration of Lipase is used to in combination with amylase and proteases to properly breakdown the protein, sugars, and most importantly, fats in our diets. Taking Lipase HP Plus before a meal will assist in the body’s natural process of fat digestion and absorption, ensuring you receive maximum benefits from the foods you consume. The crucial addition of ox bile maximizes the efficacy of the lipases by breaking down the fats into manageable pieces and creating larger surface areas for lipases to utilize. The proper break down of sugars, proteins, and fats will allow the body to fully absorb the nutritious values from our food or dietary supplements and thus promoting the ultimate absorption and getting the most out of everything we put into our bodies.
The purpose of the formula
- Lipase HP Plus is expertly designed to maximize the benefits of food we eat on a daily basis. Our daily diets consist of starches/carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
- Lipase HP Plus is formulated to break down all the elements that we consume into usable sources of energy and nutrition. Due to a diet high in fat, we suffer from disease and discomfort, likely as result of improper digestion and absorption of fats.
- Excessive fat has been connected to countless diseases that plague the world’s population. LipasePlus not only provides us with a high level of lipase to break down the excess fat that we consume, but also bile to maximize the efficacy of via the emulsification process.
- With the fats being broken down into usable sources of nutrition, we could potentially avoid digestive issues, undesired weight gain, and possibly even heart issues but most importantly, getting the most out of everything we eat.
In order to understand the importance of lipase during digestion, one must have a basic understanding of pancreatic function. The pancreas plays a key role in fat digestion, as it is responsible for secreting the lipase required for the breakdown of fat. Intestinal juice is water based, so without adequate amounts of lipase, fat will sit on top of the intestinal juice, and then travel through the digestive system undigested. Symptoms of lipase maldigestion include:
- Vitamin deficiencies (fat soluble vitamins A,D,E,K): which can cause problems with vision, loss of immune function, deterioration of bone health, and several other complications.
- Steatorrhea: The presence of excess fat in the feces. Stools may float due to excess lipid, appear to be oily, and especially foul-smelling.
- Abdominal discomfort
- Malnutrition: Which increases the risk for infection and infectious disease, and is associated with increased morbidity – especially during illness.
- Unintentional weight loss
- Abdominal swelling
There are several conditions that may contribute to pancreatic insufficiency, some of the common ones include: cystic fibrosis, diabetes, malignancies, pancreatitis, gastric bypass surgery, Celiac disease, gallstones, and Lupus. Enzyme replacement therapy in these conditions facilitates nutritional improvement and correction of malabsorption. Lipase is particularly vulnerable to becoming deficient during disease because its synthesis and secretion are impaired earlier than other enzymes.
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