Bile Acid Factors™ consists of a mixture of highly concentrated bile acids (also called bile salts), mostly in the conjugated form, from 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.
Mastic Gum 500 contains natural tree stem mastic gum (Pistacia lentiscus) from a shrub-like tree grown mainly in Greece and Turkey. Mostly composed ofresinous gum and volatile oils, mastic has been used for centuries by traditional healers for stomach distress.* Mastic Gum supports gastric and duodenal cells and tissues.
Historically used for more than 2500 years
Supports gastrointestinal and oral health*
Provides antioxidants and additional beneficial nutrients