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.* Keep out of the reach of children.