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HOW IT WORKS
Butyrate is a type of post-biotic, which is a substance that is produced by the microbiota in the gut during fermentation of dietary fiber.
It is a short-chain fatty acid that is formed when bacteria in the gut break down dietary fiber.
Butyrate is an important fuel source for the cells lining the colon, and it plays a vital role in maintaining gut health. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, improve gut barrier function, and promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
We use the patented form of butyrate — Trybutyrin, which has several advantages over butyrate itself.
It is more stable and better absorbed by the body, which means it can reach the colon in higher concentrations. This makes it a more effective way to deliver butyrate to the gut.
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WHAT IT DOES
Studies have shown that supplementation with tributyrin butyrate can improve gut barrier function and reduce inflammation in the gut. It has also been shown to improve symptoms in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Tributyrin is a promising post-biotic that can help support gut health and immune health by delivering butyrate to the colon.
Small amounts of butyrate enter the systemic circulation and may be beneficial to the brain and central nervous system. Butyrate is believed to play a role in decreasing the risk of colon cancer via various mechanisms, such as inhibition of initial carcinogenesis, reducing oxidative stress, and anti-inflammatory effects in the gut.
Energy source for colon cells: Butyrate is the primary energy source for the cells lining the colon. When there is a sufficient amount of butyrate in the colon, the colonocytes can utilize it for their energy needs, which helps them to function properly.
Maintenance of gut barrier function: Butyrate has been shown to increase the expression of tight junction proteins, which helps to maintain the integrity of the gut barrier. This is important because a compromised gut barrier can lead to the leakage of harmful substances from the gut into the bloodstream, which can trigger inflammation and other health problems.
Anti-inflammatory effects: Butyrate has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in the gut. By reducing inflammation, butyrate can help to prevent the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gut-related disorders.
Protection against colon cancer: Butyrate has been shown to have anti-cancer properties, particularly in the colon. Studies have suggested that having higher concentrations of butyrate in the colon may help to reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Having higher concentrations of butyrate in the colon is important for maintaining gut health and preventing gut-related disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer.