Overview

Lipase is a compound involved in the break down of fats during digestion. It is found in many plants, animals, bacteria, and molds. Some people use lipase as a medicine.

Lipase is most commonly used for indigestion (dyspepsia), heartburn, and other gastrointestinal problems, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Do not confuse lipase with pancreatic enzyme products. Pancreatic enzyme products contain multiple ingredients, including lipase. Some of these products are approved by the US FDA for digestion problems due to a disorder of the pancreas (pancreatic insufficiency).

How does it work ?

Lipase seems to work by breaking down fat into smaller pieces, making digestion easier.

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