Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that is a potent detoxifier of ammonia and neurotoxins. Butyrate also encourages the formation of friendly bacteria in the gut.
What exactly is Butyrate?
Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) that has been combined with calcium & magnesium. It is 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.
What is Butyrate used for?
Butyrate scrubs & cleans the liver, the gall bladder and the biliary tree. It also cleans the bowel, controls ammonia, removes ‘renegade’ fats (the very long ones that accumulate with age) and lowers the expression of inflammatory immune markers called cytokines.
What is the recommended dosage of Butyrate?
Approximately 1-2 caps with each meal, unless otherwise suggested by a Healthcare Practitioner.
How long will 1 bottle of Butyrate last?
It depends on how many you take daily - they are sold in 100 count bottles.
Can Sodium Butyrate be taken on an empty stomach?
We have never heard of any problems taking Butyrate on an empty stomach.
Are there any side effects from taking Butyrate?
None to our knowledge.
How would a person know if they should take Butyrate?
Butyrate is used in a wide array of neurological disorders. The research reports its ability to elevate cellular enzymes such as alkaline phosphatase and insufficient sodium and chloride levels. However, these are analyses (cellular enzymes or electrolytes) from a blood test which many individuals have done yearly. It’s difficult to pinpoint when you may need Butyrate, however, your health care practitioner (HCP) should be able to assist you.