Butyrate is produced by your gut microbes and has many important functions within the human body, particularly for digestive health, supporting brain health and protecting against disease*.
Not only is Butyrate critical in repairing the lining of the gut and the health of cells within it—it also supports healthy inflammation response to protect the body from disease while improving immune function.*
Butyrate repairs the damage that pesticides, toxins, processed foods, drugs, etcetera has done to the lining of the gut. It helps to heal the gut lining and promotes healthy DNA to support genetic function against damage, which may lead to disease*.
Quality matters! We don’t use fillers or additives. There is no way to achieve the powerful benefits of butyrate without its distinctive, fermented scent. This means it’s premium quality and ready to work. All natural ingredients and free of wheat, gluten, yeast, corn, soy, dairy, artificial colors, and resins.
Specially formulated to:
- Support gut health*
- Promote detoxification*
- Maintain proper pH levels in the colon*
- Reduce inflammation*
- Promote healthy DNA function*
- Support healthy blood sugar regulation*
- Serves to close tight junctions and prevent the dysbiosis commonly known as leaky gut*
1-2 capsules with food, unless otherwise suggested by your Healthcare Professional.
Is it supposed to smell?
Yes, and we do not use any additives or fillers to mask the scent. Butyrate is quite infamous for its scent because it is a molecule naturally produced by the body to feed colon cells. In its organic state, butyric acid is surrounded by the body’s unwanted debris. So, naturally, it doesn’t smell good. Substances sometimes added to butyrate in order to control its aroma interfere with butyrate’s character. Butyrate need only speak for itself as the analeptic substance it is.
Is it similar to a probiotic?
No, it is not bacteria, but a short chain fatty acid (SCFA) made in the lower colon by bacteria and taken up by the colonocytes, the cells that line the colon. It then becomes an important food for those cells. Lacking good bacteria in our colon, such as when we take antibiotics, can lead to an insufficient supply of butyrate.
Are there any side effects?
No, but you may be more “regular” – not exactly a bad thing!
Can I get Butyrate from my food?
It is unlikely that you get enough butyrate from your food sources to be physiologically beneficial, making butyrate supplementation a prudent habit. Butyrate can be found in resistant starch, which normally comes from the skins of legumes, or under ripe bananas – not foods that are commonly consumed.
Is Butyrate needed on Paleo/Keto diets?
These diets can be deficient in fiber & resistant starch and therefore, low in butyrate if proper dietary guidelines are not followed. When a paleo diet is properly followed, an individual should be consuming between 9-12 cups of phytonutrient and fiber rich plant foods including, green plantains, green bananas, sunchokes, artichokes, cooked and cooled potatoes, etc. in order to produce ample levels of butyrate. The problems arise when individuals focus on animal protein and fat while neglecting these plant foods/fibers.
9 cups of vegetables contain roughly 72 grams of fiber. Remember, we must also consider the health of the individual’s microbiome. This factor will also influence production.
The ability for your body to synthesize butyrate depends on several factors. Dietary fiber and resistant starch intake are critical, but we also need a plethora of commensal bacteria to ferment the fiber that we eat and synthesize it into butyrate, acetate, and propionate. The state of the microbiome, the impact of drugs, alcohol, etc. factors into each individual’s ability to produce short chain fatty acids like butyrate.
Chronic over nutrition via processed, nutrient void foods high in energy, fat and sugar is the norm amongst the majority of North Americans. This dietary regimen creates a situation where gut health is greatly compromised and therefore, butyrate production is greatly impaired. One cannot go wrong eating a nutrient dense diet filled with high quality animal protein and colorful, fiber rich foods.
It is important to note that most studies on butyrate are done via butyrate supplementation. Regardless of whether you are making adequate amounts in the gut, we don’t think you can go wrong by supporting your body through supplementation. Butyrate supplementation has been showing to support a healthy gut inflammation response, improve gut integrity, inhibit histone deacetylase, blunt NF-Kappa B down, regulate activated microglia cells, and improve the gut/brain axis.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.