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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*.

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6 Reasons Why You Benefit From Butyrate

Microbiome Support*

Improved Digestion*

Healthy DNA*

Promotes Regularity*

Brain Function*

Gut Strengthening*

Butyrate Details

Full Description

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*. It's an effective gut health supplement with full body benefits.

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 have done to the lining of the gut. Butyrate helps to heal the gut lining and promotes healthy DNA to support genetic function against damage, which may lead to disease*.

 

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Why BodyBio Butyrate?

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. BodyBio's Butyrate is made with all natural ingredients and free of wheat, gluten, yeast, corn, soy, dairy, artificial colors, and resins.

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Ingredients

Calcium/Magnesium Butyrate- Butyric Acid, Calcium Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide, Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), Hydroxyproply Methyllulose and Purified Water.

Sodium Butyrate- Butyric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose and Purified Water. 

Sodium Potassium Butyrate- Butyric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, and Purified Water. 

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Suggested Use

1-2 capsules with food, unless otherwise suggested by your Healthcare Professional.

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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*
  • Butyrate serves to close tight junctions and prevent the dysbiosis commonly known as leaky gut*
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Good Health Starts In The Gut

What To Expect

0-2 Weeks

Colonocytes are energized. Some people notice a difference within the first day of taking Butyrate while others notice improvement in their digestive health within the first week. As butyrate levels build over time, you will notice more positive changes.

2-4 Weeks

Works quickly to balance your digestive function, resolve leaky gut, support a healthy gut flora, and balance your blood sugar response (serum glucose levels), all while helping to keep you regular with well-formed stools*

4 Weeks+

Gradually builds a healthy gut structure over time, supporting your immune resistance, subsiding systemic inflammation in the gut, resolving mental fog, helping weight regulation, and improving your overall health.

Frequently Asked Questions

The capsules of butyrate are vegetarian, made from plant cellulose.  The butyrate powder within is enterically coated. Because butyrate has systemic benefits, some must then be absorbed in the upper GI tract. What people look for is to get butyrate to the colon. Here, an approach has been devised to tackle the challenge of butyrate delivery—coating with a vegetable fat, commonly cited as a medium-chain triglyceride.  The rationale behind this is that a significant part of the butyrate will be released only when lipase is secreted in the duodenum

BodyBio’s butyrates are simply butyrate, a thirteen-atom complex joined to an alkali. Butyric acid, butyrate and tributyrin are ingredients you may see in this category of supplements. Same purpose, different characteristics. We use butyric acid aka butanoic acid, a short chain fatty acid with four carbon atoms at its heart (found in butter, hence its name). As an acid, it has a low pH so we compound it with an alkali, a combination that forms a salt + water.  At this stage, we no longer have butyric acid, but butyrate, a buffered form of butyric acid

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. We create butyrate exactly as it’s formed in the colon - through the bacterial fermentation of resistant starch. In its organic state, butyric acid is surrounded by the body’s unwanted debris. So, naturally, it doesn’t smell good. Substances are sometimes added to butyrate in order to control its aroma interfere with butyrate’s character.

No, Butyrate 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.

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. Learn more about Butyrate in Foods in this blog post.

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 butyrate 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 butyrate in the gut, we don't think you can go wrong by supporting your body with a top up of butyrate 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. 

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