Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the causes for bile deficiency?

Bile is a liquid that is produced by your liver and stored in the gallbladder. It acts as a detergent that helps break down fat for digestion, keeps microbial balance in check, helps to keep fat from building up in the liver and has many other helpful functions.


  • Vitamin A, D, E or K deficiency with their symptoms

  • Jaundice

  • Constipation

  • Fatty liver

  • Bloating

  • Floating stool

  • Light-colored stool

  • Gallstones

Cause #1: Low amounts of saturated fats in the diet

If you are not consuming enough saturated fats you can have low amounts of bile being produced by your liver. This is because saturated fats trigger the release of bile.


  • Consume more saturated fats in your diet

  • Consume purified bile salts

Cause #2: Liver or gallbladder problems

If you have a fatty liver, cirrhosis or other problems with your gallbladder and liver, the result can be bile deficiency. This is because your liver is producing the bile and it is kept in the gallbladder. The solution would be to support these two organs.


  • Consume purified bile salts

  • Do a Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do intermittent fasting

  • Avoid grains

Cause #3: Microbial Imbalance in the gut

Lack of healthy bacteria and too much unfriendly bacteria in your gut can cause bile deficiency. In this case we need to support your body with healthy bacteria to restore the balance.


  • Consume probiotics

  • Consume fermented vegetables

  • Consume purified bile salts

10 Things to increase bile production and release

The foods and nutrients below are going to help your body to produce and release more bile. These are additional remedies to apply if you have bile deficiency.

  • Consume beet tops

  • Consume ginger

  • Consume artichokes

  • Consume dandelion greens

  • Consume lemon or lime

  • Consume milk thistle

  • Consume betaine

  • Consume choline

  • Consume turmeric

  • Consume purified bile salts

  • Other Causes:

  • No gallbladder

  • Damaged GI system

  • SIBO

Last updated: Oct 01, 2023 20:23 PM