Bile is produced continuously by the liver but is stored in the gallbladder where it is concentrated by removing water and salts. The gallbladder secretes bile in response to fat-containing food in the duodenum (part of the small intestine) where it emulsifies fats for digestion. Bile acids (also called bile salts) aid the absorption of fat soluble vitamins and the elimination of cholesterol from the body. Bile also stimulates peristalsis and is antiseptic and purgative as well.
Bile acid deficiency reduces the absorption of fats and fat-soluble nutrients and causes fatty stools (steatorrhea), indicated by diarrhea and floating stools.
Jarrow Formula’s Bile Acid Factors contains highly concentrated bile acids from U.S. and/or New Zealand bovine (cattle) or ovine (sheep) bile. Ninety-five percent are conjugated bile acids which is the form secreted by the body.
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