- Source of butyric acid, a short-chain saturated fatty acid which provides an important source of energy
- Contains butyric acid derived from calcium/magnesium butyrate
- Convenient capsule format
Butyrate is an important short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) that is naturally produced within the large intestine and considered an important source of energy for the epithelial cells that line it. One of the key functions of the large intestine is the absorption of water and nutrients that were unable to be absorbed during earlier digestion. The bacteria present within the large intestine also help to break down undigested food matter, such as dietary fibre. Most butyrate in the large intestine is formed when bacteria ferments or breaks down dietary fibre into butyrate and other SCFAs. Butyrate is also a source of energy for the rest of the body: it’s estimated that SCFAs can contribute as much as 5-15% of the total daily caloric requirements of humans.1 Butyrate Complex provides SCFA in the form of calcium/magnesium butyrate and is suitable for vegans.REFERENCE 1. Hamer HM, Jonkers D, Venema K, Vanhoutvin S, Troost FJ, and Brummer RJ. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Jan; 27(2):104-19.
1. Hamer HM, Jonkers D, Venema K, Vanhoutvin S, Troost FJ, and Brummer RJ. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Jan; 27(2):104-19.
Recommended Adult Dose: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily with meals, a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Risk Information: Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.