What is digestive enzyme therapy?
Digestive enzyme therapy is the use of plant or animal-based dietary supplements to aid in digestion and promote balanced metabolism.* All of our products are of plant origin, meaning they are 100% vegetarian/vegan. Although the body is equipped with enzymes that perform digestive actions, certain conditions can affect their production and effectiveness. States of disease and aging are both factors affecting enzyme production and action.
What is a digestive lipolytic enzyme?
Lipolytic enzymes (lipases) break down fast into their building-blocks, which are three fatty acids and their glycerol backbone. The body requires proper breakdown of fat for absorption, which is critical for the transport of specific vitamins and minerals. Absorption of fat is especially important during disease, when unintentional weight loss may contribute to the course of illness. Without sufficient lipolytic enzymes, the body is unable to break down and necessary nutrients, leading to malnutrition and deficiencies. Failure to fully digest fats can result in undesirable symptoms such as bloating, abdominal cramping, flatulence and steatorrhea.
How long should I take Lipase HP Plus before feeling results?
Lipase HP Plus should be taken 5-10 minutes prior to eating. The typical, recommended dose is 1 to 2 capsules per meal. There are several variables that may affect the required dosage, for example:
Content of meal
Size of meal
Severity of intolerance
Depending on these variables, along with one’s individual response to digestive enzyme therapy, the dose can be as high as 4-5 capsules per meal. It is advisable to experiment with dosage, considering there is no upper limit or adverse effects in exceeding your supplement needs.
What if I miss a dose?
Since digestive enzymes aid in digestion of food that is otherwise difficult to tolerate, finding yourself without them may be tricky. However, although digestive enzymes are recommended to be taken prior to a meal, if you find yourself missing a dose, we recommend that you take them directly after your meal. Don’t worry; they’ll be just as efficient!
Are there any side effects involved with Lipase HP Plus?
Side effects with Lipase HP Plus are rare. Mild cramping may occur, as the intestinal lining begins to cleanse. Other rare, but reported side effects include minor gastrointestinal disturbances, such as bloating or gas. Starting off at a low dose can minimize any possible side effects. Side effects should clear with regular use, after a tolerance is established.
What does “proprietary blend” mean?
Proprietary refers to a patent, or ownership. Applying this concept to our digestive enzyme blend, it means that we alone own the rights to the specific blend of enzymes found in Lipase HP Plus, making our product different from similarly marketed digestive enzyme supplements. Lipase HP Plus encompasses an all-inclusive digestive aid product that assists in the digestion of several nutrients, not just fats.
Can I take Lipase HP Plus with other systemic or digestive enzymes?
Although digestive and systemic enzymes are not contraindicated in terms of ingredients, they should not be taken at the same time. The purpose of digestive enzymes is to aid in digestion of specific foods, so taking them with food is an obvious recommendation. Because systemic enzymes require an empty stomach for maximum absorption, they must be taken separately from digestive enzymes. There are no adverse interactions between systemic and digestive enzymes, but they serve different purposes, and thus should be taken as directed for best results.
Can I open the capsule and pour it onto my food instead of swallowing the capsule?
If you find that you have trouble swallowing the capsules, pouring its contents onto food is definitely an option. You may also open the capsule into a glass of water, being sure to drink the entire glass. If you choose to take the enzymes this way, it is best to consume the entire content as soon as possible to ensure you are receiving the full benefits within your body (rather than on your plate).
Is this product suitable for vegetarians?
After extensive research to provide our customers with a vegetarian sourced product, we have concluded that Ox Bile (Animal sourced) was absolutely essential in the creation of this formula to produce the optimal results. However, we are still proud to offer our customers enzymes and vegetarian capsules derived from a plant source
What is the purpose of Ox Bile?
Bile is produced by the liver and stored in gallbladder. The purpose of bile is to emulsify (breakdown) large fat molecules because Lipases are almost ineffective when fats are in that chemical composition. Bile breaks down the large droplets of fat into smaller, manageable pieces that lipases can effectively utilize so that the intestine can properly absorb them.