The enzyme responsible for breaking down fat or lipids is called lipase. It’s found in the stomach and also is used by the body to ward off allergic conditions and infectious viruses. Another name for lipase is lipolytic enzyme. Lipids include:
- Triglycerides such as fats and oils
- Phospholipids such as lecithin
- Sterols such as cholesterol
Lipases are the second most researched group of enzymes and are the simplest to understand. They’re found in both plant based and animal source enzyme supplements.
One hundred percent of all obese subjects who have been studied are deficient in lipase Many researchers believe obesity is due to a deficiency in lipase.
Fat is found every where in our bodies, in our cells, skin, blood and the sheath that surrounds our nerves. The fat in our blood is in the form of HDL and LDL cholesterol. Fat is also important in hormone production. Fat-soluble vitamins A, E, D and K require lipase to be absorbed into the body.
Therapeutically lipase is recommended for obesity, high cholesterol and triglycerides, heart disease, fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, nerves problems and skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Psoriasis is generally thought to be caused or exacerbated by fatty foods; therefore, fats must be avoided to cure it. But, an American doctor reported to be able to cure psoriasis routinely by consuming 1 kg of raw butter per week for six weeks and then decreasing amounts afterwards. Modern pasteurized butter definitely aggravates psoriasis but raw butter cures it. Why? Raw butter from free-ranging or organic fed cows is very high in lipase and pasteurized butter is lacking it.