TUDCA also known as tauroursodeoxycholic acid — is a water-soluble bile acid and liver helper. It's present in small amounts in your bile, which is produced by your liver. TUDCA helps stimulate the release of bile into your gut. (1) In your small intestine, bile helps break fat droplets into smaller particles, so they’re easier to digest. What’s more, bile provides a way for your body to eliminate toxins, as you excrete some bile in your stools. Without adequate TUDCA, your bile duct system can clog. A bottleneck in this critical detox pathway could potentially impair the functioning of your organs and metabolic processes. Many of TUDCA’s benefits stem from its ability to stimulate bile flow and support liver health. Still, it has many other potential benefits due to its ability to support cell health. This includes helping prevent free radical damage and promoting the healthy function of the components inside your cells.