July 28, 2016

Lipase

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What other names is Lipase known by?

Lipasa, Triacylglycerol Lipase.

What is Lipase?

Lipase is a digestive enzyme that is found in many plants, animals, bacteria, and molds. An enzyme is a protein that speeds up a particular biochemical reaction in the body. People use lipase as a medicine.

Lipase is used for indigestion, heartburn, allergy to gluten in wheat products (celiac disease), Crohn's disease, and cystic fibrosis.

Effective for...

  • Digestion problems due to a disorder of the pancreas (pancreatic insufficiency) that is associated with cystic fibrosis.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Allergy to gluten in wheat products (celiac disease).
  • Crohn's disease.
  • Indigestion.
  • Heartburn.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of lipase for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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