The crucial role of gallbladder and bile acids in digestion

The fat-digesting function of bile acids and the role of herbs and enzymes in digestion

digestive support with bile acids, herbs, digestive enzymes

One of the main functions of bile acids is to break down fats

'One of the most important functions of bile acids is the breakdown of fats: they break down oil and fat into small particles. They also activate lipase, a fat-breaking enzyme that speeds up the breakdown and absorption of fats and oils in the body. When fatty and oily foods are eaten, a reflex is triggered when chewing, which causes the bile stored in the gall bladder to be released into the duodenum, helping to digest fatty and oily foods as quickly as possible.'

'Insufficient bile supply causes inadequate breakdown of fats, and badly digested food can lead to bloating, a feeling of fullness and fatigue, which can later cause stomach pain. These negative effects can also be prevented by carefully chewing the food you eat, so it is best to avoid eating quickly and greedily. For patients with gallstones and gallbladder surgery, it is very important to aid digestion by supplementing bile acids, but it is also recommended for those who experience any of the symptoms listed above after a hearty meal.'

Dr Erika Balaicza
Talk with a medical expert on the breakdown of bile acids (Fix TV - Szinusz)

A discussion with Dr. Erika Balaicza on the role of bile acids in the digestion of fats (with subtitles, about 4 minutes)

We recommend GALLMET-Natural capsules mainly for people who have digestive problems due to a biliary disorder (gallstones, gallbladder surgery).

"I have been taking GALLMET-Natural for a week. I had constant bloating, constant burning in my stomach. After a week, my digestion has improved significantly and I don't experience heartburn. I started to take one capsule a day in the morning and I can still feel the benefits."

All three products contain similar amounts of bile acids, but GALLMET-Mix also contains herbal extracts that support digestion, while GALLMET-Extra contains digestive enzymes and herbal extracts that also support digestion.

We recommend taking GALLMET-Mix capsules for those for whom GALLMET-Natural does not provide a completely satisfactory feeling of comfort for their digestive problems.

The herbal extracts in GALLMET-Mix have the following positive effects on digestion:

  • Peppermint contribute to the healthy functioning of the intestinal tract and stomach, supporting the intestinal microflora.
  • White horehound helps relax the intestinal tract and contributes to the normal functioning of the liver and bile.
  • Licorice and fennel support the healthy functioning of the digestive tract.

The effect of the ingredients of GALLMET-Extra capsules on digestion:

Digestive enzymes are specifically involved in breaking down nutrients so that they can be absorbed into the bloodstream.

  • Papain and bromelain: a plant-based enzyme found in papaya and pineapple that breaks down proteins, has positive effects in digestive complaints and inflammation.
  • Alpha amylase: This enzyme specifically targets carbohydrates, breaking them down into simpler sugars for easier absorption. It can be beneficial for people with pancreatic insufficiency or those who have difficulty digesting resistant starches.
  • Lipase enzyme: vital for the digestion of fats, may be useful for people with pancreatic insufficiency or conditions that adversely affect fat digestion, such as celiac disease.
  • Soy lecithin: may help fat digestion by emulsifying fats so they can be more easily broken down by lipase. It may also be beneficial in treating fatty liver disease and improving fat absorption.

Other ingredients:

  • Yarrow contributes to digestive comfort.
  • Milk thistle aids digestion, proper liver function, bile production and protects the liver.
  • Artichoke contribute to liver health, for the detoxification of the body and the comfort of the intestinal tract, aiding the flow of digestive juices.


GALLMET-Extra capsules are recommended for people who not only have bile problems but also suffer from any of the following:

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GALLMET Extra, Natural, Mix and Heart Plus products can be purchased or ordered at any Hungarian pharmacy!

The GALLMET Mix and Natural products are available in ALL pharmacies and some herbal shops or can be ordered!

GALLMET Mix and Natural products contain similar amounts of bile acids, but GALLMET-Mix also contains herbs that supplement the digestive benefits of bile acids.

Multiple bottles of GALLMET-Mix and Natural capsules purchased at the same time we give a quantity discount!
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