Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Bile Acid Activates Brown Fat

My Cart


science nutrition blog

science nutrition <strong>blog</strong>

Brown fat (brown adipose tissue, BAT) converts food energy directly into heat. White fat does the opposite— it stores energy. Individual differences in BAT content and activity play an important role in human obesity. Increasing brown fat activation helps burn more calories and fat. Patrick Schrauwen and co-workers from Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands found that oral supplements of the bile acid chenodeoxycholic acid increased brown fat activity in adult women. Bile salts are produced in the liver and have hormone-like effects on metabolism. Bile acids are currently available in Advanced Molecular Labs’ (AML) Thermo Heat, the original brown fat activator. (Cell Metabolism, 22:418-426, 2015)