All about butyric acid and colon health

Butyric acid is produced naturally in the colon when good bacteria process the fibre that we ingest.

Recently, researchers have been showing an increased interest in the positive effects that butyric acid might have on the gastrointestinal system.

What are the benefits of butyric acid?

Everyone knows about the many benefits of fibre and fibre-rich food. One of the reasons why fibre is so important is because it stimulates the production of butyric acid in the colon.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Recent research suggests that supplementation with butyric acid may be a potential treatment for Irritable bowel syndrome and Chron's disease.

In a study of 66 adults diagnosed with IBS, half of the sample received 300 mg of sodium butyrate daily and the other half placebo. Those who received butyric acid after 4 weeks reported a significant reduction in abdominal pain.

In another study, performed on 13 patients with Chron's disease who were given 4 grams of butyric acid a day for 8 weeks, 9 of them reported that their symptoms improved.

Colon cancer

The most studied benefit of butyric acid is its ability to prevent or treat colon cancer. In one of the studies, researchers found that butyric acid helped block the growth of cancer cells in the colon.

Type II diabetes

People with type II diabetes often have low levels of butyric acid. That is why supplementation is essential for the health of the digestive tract for people with type II diabetes.

What can you do?

Most of the butyric acid comes from the bacteria in our gut. Increasing your intake of fibre is a good way of increasing our body's ability to produce it.

You can also take butyric acid as a supplement. That's where Butifar enters the scene!

Butifar - a unique product based on sodium butyrate - 300 mg in an innovative, patented form, which helps the cells in the gastrointestinal tract to regenerate.

Butifar is the perfect solution for anyone looking to balance their gut flora and get their digestion in order!

 

Sources

  • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22738315/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4718706/

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