Mechanism of Action

RELiZORB works to hydrolyze available fats prior to ingestion of enteral formula. Here’s how.

How RELiZORB Works to Hydrolyze Available Fats Prior to Ingestion

  1. Inside the RELiZORB cartridge is the digestive enzyme lipase, which is covalently bound and immobilized to small white beads. This proprietary lipase-bead complex is called iLipase™.
  2. When enteral formula flows through RELiZORB, the lipase bound to the beads hydrolyzes fats from their triglyceride form, including long-chain triglycerides, one of the most difficult to hydrolyze, to allow for the delivery of absorbable fatty acids and monoglycerides, including omega-3 fats, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).
  3. Fatty acids such as omega-3 fats, DHA, and EPA then become available to be absorbed by the patient.

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