Butyrate is a short-chain fat produced in the colon when certain bacteria and fibers interact. Here are some important ways that Butyrate affects the body:
GI Health: major energy source for colon repair, promotes an anti-inflammatory environment in the gut.
Brain Activity: supports long-term memory by placing the brain in a state of “readiness for plasticity”
Anxiety, Depression, and Mental Health: supports the hippocampus, the portion of the brain responsible for emotions and memory. There are study results showing a positive impact on improving anxiety and depression.
Weight Loss: In animal studies, Butyrate showed to significantly minimize food intake and weight gain by affecting certain hormone levels in the gut. It also activates AMPK, which gives cells energy and helps burn fat. Douglas Laboratories MCT/Butyrate Liquid with Sunbutyrate has been shown to help maintain ketosis.