Jarrow Formulas Bile Acid Factors™ Description
Supports Digestion and Absorption of Fats and Fat Soluble Nutrients
Bile Acid Factors™
consists of a mixture of highly concentrated bile acids (also called bile salts), mostly in the conjugated form, from the U.S. and/or New Zealand bovine/ovine bile.
- Bile acids are produced in the liver and then stored and concentrated in the gallbladder, from which they enter the small intestines via the bile duct.
- The major bile components in Bile Acid Factors are glycocholate and taurocholate, which are crucial for fat digestion and absorption.
- In the small intestine, bile acids emulsify fats to aid their absorption. Bile acid deficiency causes fat malabsorption and fatty stools (steatorrhea), indicated by diarrhea and floating stools. In addition, bile acid deficiency jeopardizes a person’s nutritional status by reducing the absorption of fat and fat-soluble nutrients.
- Conjugated bile acids have been shown in clinical trials to be effective in improving fat absorption and nutritional status.
Take 1-3 capsules with a meal containing fat, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
Wheat, gluten, soybeans, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish, peanuts/tree nuts.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Jarrow Formulas Bile Acid Factors™ -- 90 Capsules
not sure yet
I have only tried this a few times. I decided to try it after reading an article about the benefits to bile salts for those of us who have had our gall bladders removed. I don't eat a lot of fatty foods in the first place but the article had so many positives that I thought I would give some a try. One thing I have noticed with it is that it seems to give me an upset and/or queezy stomach after I take it. I guess I will try it only with more fatty meals and not take it too regularly and see how it does.
February 5, 2008