17th October 2019


What is bile and what does it contain?

Bile is a fluid that is made and released by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile helps with digestion. It breaks down fats into fatty acids, which can be taken into the body by the digestive tract.

Keeping this in view, what is bile consist of?

It consists of bile salts, electrolytes (dissolved charged particles, such as sodium and bicarbonate), bile pigments, cholesterol, and other fats (lipids). Bile has two main functions: Aiding in digestion. Eliminating certain waste products (mainly hemoglobin and excess cholesterol) from the body.

What makes up the bile?

Though small in size, the gallbladder plays an important role in our digestion of food. The gallbladder holds bile produced in the liver until it is needed for digesting fatty foods in the duodenum of the small intestine.

Is bile toxic?

Bile, a fluid made in the liver that is important in the digestion of fats, is not necessarily toxic if it comes in contact with other body parts, but it can be irritating and possibly cause problems.
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