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What Does the Gallbladder Do?

The function of the gallbladder is to store and concentrate bile. Bile is important to emulsify fats, cholesterol and fat-soluble vitamins, breaking the fat into tiny globules with a greater surface area for the enzyme lipase to work on.

While the liver also secretes bile during digestion, we clearly have a gallbladder for a very good reason to store and concentrate the bile for greater efficiency.

Anyone who has had chronic gallbladder disease or stones in the gallbladder destroying its lining, or whose gallbladder has been removed, should consider taking something to help this function.

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