Ursodeoxycholic acid, a secondary bile acid.
Helps regulate cholesterol by reducing the rate at which the intestine absorbs cholesterol molecules.
Breaks up micelles containing cholesterol.
Ursodeoxycholic acid used to treat cholesterol gallstones.
Suspected to be chemopreventative for colon cancer.
Suppresses immune responses such as immune cell phagocytosis.
Increases systemic levels can be toxic.
Is used to treat primary biliary cirrhosis.
Can reduce elevated liver enzyme levels by facilitating bile flow through the liver and protects hepatocyte.