Lipase is a combination of protease and amylase. It is responsible for breaking down fats so the intestines can easily absorb them. The enzyme hydrolyzes triglycerides into glycerol molecules. Without lipase, our body's triglyceride levels can shoot up, increasing the risks of heart disease.
Lipase is a product of fermented Candida rugosa, an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of triglycerides of simple fatty acid esters, yielding mono- diglycerides, glycerol and free fatty acids.
The best sources of lipase are the raw, unheated, unrefined fats and oils, such as coconut, egg yolk, avocado, cream, and more.
Benefits of Lipase: People suffering from Celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, and irritable bowel syndrome greatly benefit from lipase. The enzyme reduces bloating, gas, and feelings of fullness.
Lipase also promotes good cardiovascular health and boosts nutrition absorption. Research has shown that lipase could aid in weight loss since its main function is breaking down fats.
Found In: Natural form of fats and oils.