Butyrate is amazing!
Butyrate is a metabolite that can be produced in your gut. It:
- Powers gut cell regeneration
- Combats leaky gut
- Calms the immune system
- Enables memory formation
- Helps to make you feel better, and
- Fights inflammation throughout the body
- You can make butyrate in your gut by feeding certain bacteria specific types of fibre.
Butyrate has been extensively researched. We have compiled a collection of the most
compelling papers below.
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What is Supergut™ Repair?
Supergut Repair is a blend of carefully selected plant fibres each of which has been chosen for its proven health benefit.
INULIN – Inulin is present in over 30,000 different plants. It is known to promote short-chain fatty acid production in the gut, including butyrate.
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RESISTANT STARCH – Resistant starch is also regarded as a potent butyrate producing food. It is fermented by a variety of bacteria in the gut and leads to an increase in butyrate production.
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ANTIOXIDANTS – Beetroot and cocoa fibre are considered powerful antioxidants which can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.
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Benefits of Butyrate
Butyrate provides energy for cell regeneration, as well as playing a key role in immune function and inflammation.
Intestinal Short Chain Fatty Acids and their Link with Diet and Human Health
Review article: the role of butyrate on colonic function
Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs)-Mediated Gut Epithelial and Immune Regulation and Its Relevance for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Butyrate provides an anti-inflammatory benefit in the gut and beyond. Inflammation is being identified as one of the primary drivers of chronic disease and reduced quality of life. By promoting butyrate production in the gut, it may be possible to reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases.
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Butyrate and your brain
Butyrate acts in the brain by promoting long-term memory formation as well as reducing inflammation which can lead to brain degeneration over time. Loss of brain function is common as we age.
Sodium butyrate as a selective cognitive enhancer for weak or impaired memory
Butyrate, neuroepigenetics and the gut microbiome: Can a high fiber diet improve brain health?
The neuropharmacology of butyrate: The bread and butter of the microbiota-gut-brain axis?
Butyrate is a molecule that helps to regulate sleep and lift your mood. It does this by stimulating the production of serotonin in your body. Serotonin is a molecule that helps you feel better.
Butyrate, a metabolite of intestinal bacteria, enhances sleep
The effect of butyrate on the release of serotonin from the gastrointestinal tract
The Role of Short-Chain Fatty Acids From Gut Microbiota in Gut-Brain Communication
The effects of butyrate enemas on visceral perception in healthy volunteers
How can I produce more butyrate?
The bacteria in your gut convert dietary fibre into various by-products including vitamins and metabolites. Certain bacteria convert certain starches and fibres into butyrate. This butyrate is then absorbed into the cells of the gut for their use, and the surplus passes through into your body to provide a health benefit
Dietary fibre and the gut microbiota
Understanding the effects of diet on bacterial metabolism in the large intestine
Contribution of acetate to butyrate formation by human faecal bacteria
How does Supergut™ Repair produce butyrate?
Supergut™ Repair is a combination of fibres and starches which are known butyrate producers in the gut. It also has the benefit of antioxidants which combat oxidative stress and abundant free radicals.
Inulin is a type of dietary fiber. Research has linked it to several health benefits, such as improving digestive health, helping control diabetes, and aiding weight loss.
Prebiotic Inulin and Sodium Butyrate Attenuate Obesity-Induced Intestinal Barrier Dysfunction by Induction of Antimicrobial Peptides
Quantification of in Vivo Colonic Short Chain Fatty Acid Production from Inulin
Effect of inulin on the human gut microbiota: stimulation of Bifidobacterium adolescentis and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii
Resistant starch is dietary starch that ‘resists’ digestion in the small intestine. In the large bowel, resistant starch then provides fuel for the resident bacteria (microbiome), which break it down (ferment) to products that help support a healthy digestive system and protect against gut and other diseases.
Fecal Butyrate Levels Vary Widely among Individuals but Are Usually Increased by a Diet High in Resistant Starch
In Vitro Effects of Dietary Inulin on Human Fecal Microbiota and Butyrate Production
Short-Chain Fatty Acids and Human Colonic Function: Roles of Resistant Starch and Nonstarch Polysaccharides
The microbiology of butyrate formation in the human colon
Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are compounds that can cause harm if their levels become too high in your body. They’re linked to multiple illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Supergut repair includes beetroot fibre and cocoa fibre, both demonstrated antioxidants.