What Bile Does For Our Body
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Did you know Bile is a digestive liquid that’s produced in the liver and contains bile salts and other substances that help to break down fats from our diet? Bile is continually secreted from the cells of the liver and then passed to the gallbladder. In the gallbladder, bile is stored and concentrated by the absorption of water and small electrolytes. The body will store bile and other secretions until they are needed to perform digestion. After we eat, our bile duct opens and allows bile, enzymes and secretions to do their jobs.
Bile salts are the main organic component found in bile. They allow the body to excrete cholesterol and potentially toxic compounds, like bilirubin and drug metabolites. For people who have had their gallbladder removed, they definitely need to add a digestive enzyme containing ox bile and lipase. It is considered your gallbladder in a bottle.