Though bile acid may sound like a substance you'd want to avoid, it's not. Of your liver's 500 functions, its production of bile is one of the most important and often the most often looked when chronic health conditions occur, especially those involving high blood lipid levels. The liver makes bile acid from cholesterol through a complex process, which involves about 17 enzymes and multiple steps. Interruptions in the process can lead to bile acid deficiencies and more. Bile is an essential "de-greaser" and "emulsifier" of dietary fats. Bile is also essential for the utilization of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. The bile that is produced by your liver also contains conjugated "already used" hormones, toxins, foreign chemicals and heavy metals.
An insufficient amount of bile acid can prevent proper dietary fat utilization; cause water retention, high blood sugar levels, bone loss, poor hormone synthesis (all hormones are made from lipids), malabsorption, as well as a backup of toxicity.
Let me share with you how important bile is, it has major influence over digestion, immunity, and cardiovascular health. Since we are one interconnected system, if three systems are influenced that we know of just imagine the ripple effect throughout the entire body.
Iron is an essential nutrient that is vital to the process by which cells generate energy. Iron is a trace mineral needed to make hemoglobin, the protein needed to carry oxygen through your body. Hemoglobin gives red blood cells their color, and stores most of the body's iron supply. Iron is also stored in muscle tissue, and helps supply the muscles with the oxygen needed to make them contract.