Go Back   Olympic Weightlifting Forums - Catalyst Athletics > Olympic Weightlifting > Nutrition

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2010, 08:53 AM   #1
Nicholas Cruz
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
Default How much Ox Bile per meal?

I have a friend that I got started on the zone and she had her gall bladder removed some years ago. As I understand it, she should be taking ox bile supplements with every meal. The question, though, is how much ox bile to take per meal? Also, is one brand better than another? I am looking at one from Vitamin Shoppe that is a 500mg capsule. Is there anything else that you would recommend that she take in order to facilitate digestion?

And, on a separate note, what are the symptoms of not being able to digest the fat normally? This is the first time that I have dealt with someone without a gall bladder and I am always trying to learn more about nutrition.

Thank you
Nicholas Cruz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 10:38 AM   #2
Garrett Smith
Senior Member
Garrett Smith's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,326

For symptoms, look up "steatorrhea" or "fat intolerance symptoms".

She needs enough ox bile that she doesn't get symptoms when she eats meals that contain fats. Getting a supplement that has ox bile and lipase would be even better.

Straight 40/30/30 Zone may not be enough fat to cause her many issues, but increased fat blocks likely would be.

She should always take the ox bile when she takes fat-soluble supplements (D3, fish oil, vit. K, vit. E, vit. A, other oils, etc.).
Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS, aka "Dr. G"
RepairRecoverRestore.com - Blood, Saliva, and Stool Testing
My radio show - The Path to Strength and Health
Garrett Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2010, 09:28 PM   #3
jamess thomas
New Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1

let me tell you about my physic. when i ate i get weight. and when i take light food i get better. i don't know what is going on with me.
jamess thomas is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.