TUDCA. Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contain large amounts of tudca in their bile; tudca has been used in ancient asian pharmacopoeias for its supposed beneficial effects. Udca is produced in several countries for the treatment of gallstones and liver cirrhosis. It is not approved by the fda.
Any thoughts on TUDCA? (Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid) Read that some docs recommend to improve liver enzyme function tests?
Which doctors? Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) is an ambiphilic bile acid that is the taurine conjugate form of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)--a prescription for some liver-related diseases. If you have abnormal liver function tests (LFT's), your best actions now are to find the cause & treat it rather than self-medicate, as well as (if warranted) management of obesity, diabetes, cholesterol, & alcohol intake. Read more...