Lipase Supplements Replace Missing Digestive Enzymes
Does your pet have an upset stomach, vomiting or diarrhea?
If your pet doesn’t have a proper balance of enzymes in his digestive system, his immune function suffers.
Get your cat or dog evaluated by your veterinarian, and consider supplementing his or her diet with digestive enzymes.
Most commercial pet food, including canned food and dried kibble, requires very high temperatures to mass produce, so they lack natural enzymes.
Even raw diets, which try to mimic how cats and dogs eat “in the wild,” don’t include fur (fiber), guts and glands.
Your dog and cat’s pancreas produces protease, amylase, and lipase, but not always enough to completely digest his food.
Protease processes proteins, amylase digests carbohydrates, and lipase breaks down fats.
What is Lipase?
Lipase is an enzyme breaking down fats during digestion into fatty acids and glycerol.
Gastric lipase, made in the stomach, digests fat in food.
The pancreas makes the majority of lipase in the small intestine.
Bile from the liver releases into the intestine, turning fat into globules.
The globules are converted into fatty acid and glycerol – small, energy-dense molecules – by pancreatic lipase, also called steapsin.
The bloodstream absorbs fatty acids and glycerol and brings them to the lymph vessels to reach all parts of the body.
Why is Lipase Beneficial for Improving Pet Digestion?
Lipase supplements can help your pet feel less bloated after high fat meals.
In human studies, researchers connected pancreatic enzyme therapy with improvements in diarrhea-predominant IBS patients.
Another human study showed the connection between celiac disease symptom improvements and pancreatic enzyme therapy.
Lipase was also shown to improve symptoms in those with removed gallbladders.
People deficient in lipase experience higher cholesterol levels, obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
However, having adequate lipase levels boosts nutrient absorption.
Additionally, lipase benefits weight loss.
In a recent study, scientists manipulated lipase to boost its power three times, increasing fat digestion from 15 percent to 45 percent.
Does Lipase Have Side Effects?
Use only as directed by your veterinarian.
Responses to supplements may vary by animal.
Safety for pregnant or nursing animals is not proven.
Pets who recently had GI surgery or a GI ulcer should recover completely before instituting enzyme supplementation.
How to Use Lipase with Other Herbs and Compounds
Lipase’s benefits are best when combined with other compounds.
Seeking an all natural supplement to improve your pet’s digestion?
Learn more about PET | TAO’s Harmonize GI Supplement.