Biotics Research Beta TCP 180 tabs
Biotics Research's Beta TCP provides support for normal cholesterol to bile acid conversion and healthy bile flow. Contains digestive and antioxidant enzymes, vitamin C, taurine and organic beet concentrate.
Bile helps the body emulsify fats so they can be better digested and absorbed. Bile is a complex fluid mixture of bile salts, bile acids, cholesterol, bilirubin and phospholipids and is produced in the liver (temporarily stored in the gall bladder). Bile salts also act as enzyme aids, and help absorb fatty acids and some fat-soluble vitamins. In addition, bile also serves as a fat emulsifier, allowing fat to become water-soluble. If the bile concentration becomes too high, cholesterol will precipitate and gallstones may form. Beta-TCP™ is a complex mixture of taurine, vitamin C, pancrelipase (TCP), and organic beet concentrate, along with SOD and Catalase, components that support the fluidity of bile.
Beta-TCP™ is a proprietary blend of nutrients specifically designed to support bile production and biliary status. In addition to the functions noted above, bile is necessary for the dispersion and efficient absorption of digested dietary fats in the upper small intestine.”
The organic beets in the formula serve to support healthy bile flow. Taurine is a major constituent of bile, and is utilized by the body as a conjugate for bile acids.
Taurine functions to increase the emulsification properties of bile. In one study dietary taurine was demonstrated to enhance the degradation of cholesterol and subsequent excretion via bile acids. A significant increase in the concentration of fecal total bile acids has been observed with taurine supplementation.
Supplemental vitamin C has been demonstrated to support the regulatory of plasma cholesterol and triglycerides, which was correlated to a marked modification in apolipoprotein patterns. The use of pancrelipase preparations have been shown to reduce fecal fat, indicating an improvement in the fat digestive process.
Beta-TCP™ thus serves as an aid in thinning the bile mixture, thus allowing it to flow more freely and function properly.
Does not contain: gluten or dairy