Bile Salts

  • Bile acids are essential for the emulsification of dietary fats and fat-soluble vitamins to ensure optimal digestion and absorption of these nutrients (Curr Opin Pediatr 1993;5:562-566).
  • Bile salt replacement has improved digestion in patients with surgically removed gallbladders (Ann Ital Chir 1993;64:533-7) and other disorders of bile acid production (Hepatology 1999;29:644-7).