TUDCA (Tauroursodeoxycholic acid)… what a name. TUDCA benefits are linked to bile, liver and gut health.
You actually have small amounts of TUDCA naturally in your body, it is a component of your bile acid. It is made through a microbial process.
Bile salts are released into your intestines through your liver bile duct. Then the microbes in your gut metabolize the bile salts into ursodeoxycholic acid or UDCA. Later it is connected to a taurine molecule to create TUDCA.
This compound can support your liver and bile duct health when taken as a supplement.
Your liver bile duct can become blocked several different ways…
- Certain prescription or over-the-counter drugs
- Fatty liver disease
- Gall bladder stones
- Autoimmune disorders
- Liver injury
- Tumor or cysts
- Poor diet
TUDCA benefits your liver bile duct and supports your liver. As we support our bodies (organs and systems) our bodies move toward health.
The liver has a lot of roles. Your lymphatic and cardiovascular systems push all their fluid through the pipes/ducts of those systems to your liver. Then your liver filters all the liquids, removing toxins. The cleaned blood and lymph go back into circulation. The contaminates your liver collects gets dumped into your bile. Then it gets removed in your intestines and out through your stools so it does not pollute you.
When your liver duct is blocked, this process does not work correctly. The contaminates stagnate in your liver and bile duct, it rots, and causes inflammation and liver damage.
Our bodies cannot handle that, so it starts to affect other organs. It can also cause us to have itchy skin because the kidney/liver/bile duct is not clear, so it can appear in skin issues as a symptom to get our attention.
Bile is also needed to break down and absorb fat-soluble vitamins and fats. You can see how a lack of nutrients can happen and cause more issues.
- TUDCA stimulates bile flow (research)
- TUDCA helps mitochondria in liver tissue (NCBI research)
- TUDCA reduces liver enzymes (NCBI research)
- TUDCA supports liver bile duct health (research)
- TUDCA supports intestinal health, problems upstream will always affect everything downstream. (NCBI research and NCBI research)
- Small Intestine — Low levels of bile also contribute to SIBO or small intestine bacterial overgrowth – TUDCA supports healthy microbiome (research)
- Large Intestine — Better bile flow keeps going downstream to your large intestine too (NCBI research)
- TUDCA helps protect from viruses (NCBI research and NCBI research and research)
TUDCA Plus does not stop there. It also has thyroid support, heart support and neuroprotective properties.
- Thyroid Health and TUDCA (NCBI research)
- Heart Health and TUDCA (NCBI research and NCBI research)
- Nervous system and Brain Health and TUDCA (NCBI research and NCBI research)
What Is The Plus?
TUDCA Plus has the PLUS in it, so what is the plus???
TUDCA Plus is formulated to enhance liver and digestive function while promoting glutathione synthesis to reduce oxidative stress throughout the body.~ Dr. Jay Davidson
Combining TUDCA with other synergistic compounds, and its perks are multiplied.
The superstar team-up of TUDCA, melatonin, and NAC, help increase the flow of bile so toxins aren’t remaining stagnant in the liver to cause damage. They assist in protecting liver cells and combat mitochondrial stress. It can help prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver.
Together, these ingredients also help to lower systemic inflammation and prevent free radical damage by encouraging your body to produce more glutathione and other “in-house” antioxidants.
This trio also works to enhance your digestive and microbiome health by helping protect the gut wall from damage and aid in reducing “leaky gut” syndrome. It can help regulate gut motility and calm inflammation in the GI tract.~ CellCore Biosciences
Cost of TUDCA Plus
Yes, it is expensive, because it is more effective. You can actually dose it lower because of its effectiveness, making it more cost effective. A small amount goes a long way.
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