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 Sodium Potassium Butyrate?
Approximately 1-2 caps with each meal, unless otherwise suggested by a HCP.
How long will 1 bottle of Sodium Potassium Butyrate last?
It depends on how many you take daily - they are sold in 100 or 250 count bottles.
Can Sodium PotassiumButyrate 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 Sodium PotassiumButyrate?
None to our knowledge.