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Best ways to increase levels of butyrate in the gut

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 24, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Is anyone familiar with butyrate and possible benefits for gut healing. What are the best fodd sources for butyrate?

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great post. i was looking for this!

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on November 24, 2011
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Thanks, this is great information!

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on November 24, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Eat foods with soluble fiber and resistant starch since the good bacteria in our guts feed on it and produce butyric acid from it, which the cells of the colon need to repair themselves http://aliciac.hubpages.com/hub/Butyric-Acid-Bacteria-and-Colon-Health. Without it, they will start to atrophy, which I think is quite common nowadays. They say "death begins in the colon" for a reason. Also, use lots of butter since it's a good source of butyric acid, although I'd be interested in seeing a study done to compare the amount of butyric acid in butter to the amount produced by our gut bacteria over the course of say, a day. Here's a list of the amounts of butyric acid in various foods, most of which contain butter http://wholefoodcatalog.info/nutrient/butyric_acid/foods/1/. Butyric acid has many health benefits, which this article talks about http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/12/butyric-acid-ancient-controller-of.html.

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on November 24, 2011
at 08:09 PM

Thanks, this is great information!

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on December 19, 2012
at 02:01 AM

great post. i was looking for this!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18K1wQv59h8 a video that claims to show how to make butyric acid, i don't know if it's exactly the same and what else is created in the process..

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