Digestion is a 2-step process. First, ingested feed materials are broken down into readily absorbable nutrients by digestive enzymes. Then nutrients are taken up by the body. Absorption completes digestion and agents that can facilitate this process are just as important as digestive enzymes.
Lysophospholipids are key to nutrient absorption
Lysophospholipids (LPLs) are any derivatives of phospholipids in which one of the fatty acid tails has been removed by hydrolysis.
Major components of cell membrane bi-layer are phospholipids. Due to their key functionalities in the cellular membrane, LPLs have been extensively studied and scientifically proven to affect nutrient absorption through various methods, including partial changes to the membrane structure, stimulation of protein channels, and modulation of membrane fluidity.
Lipidol : a powerful combination of four functional LPLs
Lipidol is composed of four different functional lysophospholipids including lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), lysophosphatidylionsitol (LPI), lysophosphatidylethanolamine (LPE), and lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), as well as hydrolyzed soya lecithin and calcium silicate as its carriers.