Bile salts are "detergent-like" chemicals produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder. Bile is used within the body to breakdown saturated fats into unsaturated fats, which are used directly in hormone production.
What Are Bile Salts For?
Lack of a Gall Bladder: When an individual is lacking their gall bladder, they must take bile salts with every meal that contains fatty foods to inhibit the formation of bowel cancer and/or severe intestinal problems.
Psoriasis: Several promising studies have been conducted using bile salts as a treatment for psoriasis. One theory is that many psoriasis patients have low bile production, which, in turn, reduces the gut’s protective mechanisms. Toxins enter the blood through the gut, which triggers an immune response, which leads to inflammation and abnormal cell growth in the skin. study in Hungary observed 800 patients who had received bile salts for a period of 1 to 8 weeks. Nearly 79% of that test group experienced complete remission of psoriasis, while only 25% of the control group had a similar improvement. The bile therapy led to long-term improvement. A follow-up study conducted two years after the initial study found that nearly 80% of the patients that received bile salts were in remission, while only 7% of the control group could repost the same.