CureZone   Log On   Join
Butyrate (aka Butyric Acid)
TonyOrlando Views: 3,664
Published: 10 years ago

Butyrate (aka Butyric Acid)

Butyrate is a short chain fatty acid, found in some foods, such as butter, and produced by colon wall bacteria such as Bacteroides species.

It can be taken as a supplement, or you can stimulate your colonic bacteria to produce more of it by ingesting cellulose containing foods, such as beans, onions, cabbage, squash etc.

Butyrate is interesting to me because it has some seemingly contradictory properties.

1. It suppresses the Hyphal form of Candida.
2. It suppresses Phagocytosis of Candida.
3. It stimulates the production of Mucin, which helps support a healthy gut wall ecology.
4. It feeds the cells lining the Colon called Coloncytes.
5. It may prevent Colon Cancer.

It amazes me that one substance plays so many roles in the maintenance of our gut ecology.

For more reading:


Printer-friendly version of this page Email this message to a friend
Alert Moderators
Report Spam or bad message  Alert Moderators on This GOOD Message

This Forum message belongs to a larger discussion thread. See the complete thread below. You can reply to this message!


Donate to CureZone

CureZone Newsletter is distributed in partnership with

Contact Us - Advertise - Stats

Copyright 1999 - 2021

0.922 sec, (1)