Also indexed as:Enzyme (Lipase), Fat-Digesting Enzyme
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Lipase is an enzyme that is used by the body to break down dietary fats into an absorbable form.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Cystic Fibrosis
Up to 10,000 IU daily per 2.2 lbs (1 kg) body weight or 500 to 1,000 lipase units per gram of fat consumed in the diet3 stars[3 stars]
People with cystic fibrosis tend to have insufficient pancreas function. Supplementing with pancreatic enzymes will often lead to improved digestion, especially of fats.
Celiac Disease
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Lipase may be beneficial for people who do not produce adequate digestive secretions from the pancreas, a common occurrence with celiac disease.
Crohn’s Disease
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
People with Crohn’s disease may be deficient in lipase. Supplementing with enzymes might improve the malabsorption that is associated with the disease.

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