Gallbladder

The gallbladder is an organ located on the lower surface of the liver that stores bile. Bile absorbs fats and therefore is an important factor in the digestive process. It is a secretion that is produced in the liver and passed to the gallbladder for concentration and storage.

Did you know that about 0.7 - 1.2 liters of bile is produced per day in the adult body?

Bile acids contained in bile have a significant ability to reduce surface tension. As a result, an emulsion of fat droplets is formed and digestive enzymes can act on the fats through a larger surface and thus increase their absorption.

Normal bile has a yellow-gold color, while gallbladder bile has a greenish color and is more concentrated.