Posted on by Paula Gallagher
Bile Salt Supplements after Gallbladder Removal
The gallbladder plays a key role in digestion of fats. Here’s how: bile acids are produced from cholesterol in your liver and then flow into your gallbladder, where they are stored until any fat you have eaten moves into the small intestine. The gallbladder then releases the bile to emulsify the fat – making it easier to absorb. However, if your gallbladder is removed, there is no storage place for bile, and so there may not be enough bile when needed.
How Bile Salt Supplements Support Recovery & Digestion
The failure of your body to release bile when needed decreases your body’s ability to properly digest fat and eventually leads to deficiencies in fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. Some problems that can arise include:
• Skin disorders
• Vision and eye problems (cataracts)
• Fatty tumors
How to Avoid Gallbladder Issues After Removal
To avoid these issues, it is important to supplement with bile salts. Bile salts, when taken with meals, will aid in digestion and assimilation of fats, and take some pressure off the liver. Along with bile salts, diet can also go a long way to making you feel better. Beets, artichokes and sauerkraut are some foods that also help promote bile production and stimulate bile flow.
Learn More About Bile Salt Supplements
If you're interested in learning more about bile salts, call us at 1-800-869-9159 to discuss what supplement would be beneficial for you. Some of our bile support supplements are featured here, as well.
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