Ox Bile is derived from a bovine source and freeze-dried to maintain its biological activity.* It is a suitable supplement to the liver’s production of bile.*
Bile is naturally produced by the body and is used in the process of digestion OF FAT.
Symptoms of constipation and a tan colored stool may indicate that the body’s production of bile is less than optimal.* Hypoallergenic
Bile salts are steroid compounds conjugated with glycine and taurine, and act to some extent as a detergent, helping to emulsify fats (increasing surface area to help enzyme action), and thus aid in their absorption in the small intestine.
Bile salts combine with phospholipids to break down fat globules in the process of emulsification. Emulsified droplets then are organized into many micelles which increases absorption. Besides its digestive function, bile serves as the route of excretion for the hemoglobin breakdown product (bilirubin) which gives bile its colour. Bile also contains cholesterol, which occasionally accretes into lumps in the gall bladder, forming gallstones.
In species with a gall bladder (man and most domestic animals except horses and rats), further modification of bile occurs in that organ. The gall bladder stores and concentrates bile during the fasting state. Typically, bile is concentrated five-fold in the gall bladder by absorption of water and small electrolytes – virtually all of the the organic molecules are retained.
The human liver produces about a quart (or litre) of bile per day. 95% of secreted bile salts are reabsorbed in the terminal ileum and re-used. Since bile increases the absorption of fats, it is an important part of the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K.
As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule three times daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Each capsule contains: