From what I've read....they will help produce healthy bacteria in the gut.
One source of fibre that helps produce high amounts of butyrate is inulin (chicory), which is found in a fibre supplement (which one has escaped me at the moment).
Butter contains the highest amount of butyrate in a food.
I also read that it will help the protective mucosal layer...helping to prevent breaks which can leave the colon vulnerable as well as prevent leaky gut syndrome,
doors12..what's the daily dosage of the Butyrate acid suggested on the bottle of the one you have? Does it say to take it with food, not with food..etc?
I can see that it would be a good idea for those who have chosen to keep grains out of their diet since it's carbs (insoluble fibre) in the diet that helps feed and create butyrate.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!