Lipase is a digestive enzyme produced in the pancreas. It helps to digest the fats that you eat to help your gut receive the fat-soluble nutrients, especially vitamins A, D, E, and K. This means that your body can only access these nutrients when there is fat present as well, to help metabolize them and increase health. It aids the soothing of common effects of indigestion. These uncomfortable symptoms can result from inefficiently digesting fat as a result of inadequate amounts of lipase in the body.
Lipase functions best when it partners with other digestive enzymes to break down your entire balanced meal. Lipase is often taken in combination with the two other vital enzymes: protease and amylase. While lipase breaks down fats, protease helps metabolize proteins, and amylase takes care of the carbohydrates. When all of these enzymes are at the proper level in your body, your digestion moves at the proper pace, and you're able to realize the health benefits of the foods you're eating.
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