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4 years ago

Is Bear Bile on your shelf or in your diet?
In recent years, there has been a dramatic growth in the production of bear bile products, which has spawned a market for a whole new range of items far removed from the formulations of traditional Chinese medicine. Today, bile is used as an ingredient in shampoo, wine, eye drops and all manner of pre-prepared ointments.

4 years ago

Bear bile is used in wine, shampoo, medicines, etc. In the past 3 years 91% of illegal bear products found their way into legal U.S. markets.
Is Bear Bile on your shelf or in your diet?
In recent years, there has been a dramatic growth in the production of bear bile products, which has spawned a market for a whole new range of items far removed from the formulations of traditional Chinese medicine. Today, bile is used as an ingredient in shampoo, wine, eye drops and all manner of pre-prepared ointments. In 1999, bottles of bear bile wine were even handed out as gifts for passengers on internal flights.
There are many alternatives to Bear Bile
There are many alternatives to bear bile on the market, containing the active constituent found in bear bile: UrsoDeoxyCholic Acid (UDCA). It is estimated that 100,000 kg of synthesised UDCA is already being consumed each year in China, Japan and South Korea, and that the world consumption may be double this figure.
Many Chinese practitioners also state that there are at least 75 herbal alternatives that can replace the use of bear bile.

 

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