Lipase (fat-specific)................. 12,000 USP Units
Protease (protein-specific) .......... 60,000 USP Units
Amylase (starch-specific) ............ 60,000 USP Units
Lipanase™, is a
natural pancreatic enzyme supplement formula
providing 600 mg of quadruple strength pancreatin,
which is equivalent to 2,400 mg of regular USP
pancreatin. Lipanase tablets are enteric coated.
The pancreas supplies the major digestive enzymes
which catalyze the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates
and protein, so that the breakdown products can be
absorbed in the upper small intestine.
Although fat digestion starts in the mouth with
salivary lipase, most fat triglycerides are digested by
pancreatic lipase, which is secreted by the exocrine
pancreas into the duodenum. Pancreatic lipase
separates triglycerides into monoglycerides and free
fatty acids, which are efficiently absorbed in the
upper small intestine.
Some carbohydrate digestion takes place in the
mouth by salivary amylase, but pancreatic amylase is
the major carbohydrate-digesting enzyme. It breaks
down starches into maltose and maltotriose, which
are further hydrolyzed into glucose by the
disaccharidases of the mucosal cells, and then
Protein digestion is initiated in the stomach by pepsin
and hydrochloric acid, which denature and divide
large proteins into smaller polypeptides. The
pancreatic proteinases, trypsin and chymotrypsin,
break down these polypeptides into free amino acids,
and di- or tri-peptides, which are directly absorbed by
the intestinal mucosa.
Lipanase provides high levels of catalytically active
pancreatic enzymes which are specific for fats,
carbohydrates and proteins.
Lipanase tablets may be a useful nutritional adjunct
for individuals who wish to supplement their diets
with pancreatic lipase, protease and amylase.
Serving Size 1 Tablet - Servings per Container 90
Each tablet contains:
600 mg 4X Pancreatin. Equivalent to 2,400 mg
Pancreatin USP which provides the following
minimum enzyme activity:
One or two tablets with each meal, and with food
eaten between meals, not to exceed seven tablets
daily, or as directed by your Health Care Professional.