What is TRIButyrate? Forget Fiber and Probiotics
What is TRIButyrate? Good question!
TRIbutyrate is a patented form of Tributyrin, a triglyceride that the body converts into butyrate.1 Read on to see how TRIbutyrate can provide many of the same health benefits that fiber and probiotics provide…without the gas and bloating!
TRIBUTYRATE: #1 Major Benefit of Fiber and Probiotics
Your mother probably told you to eat your veggies, and now “experts” tell you to eat your veggies AND take probiotics. This is because the fiber in the veggies and the live bacteria in probiotics help rebalance your gut bacteria, collectively called “gut microbiota”. Fiber also helps move food along in the digestive tract, helping to regulate bowel movements and remove toxins from the body.
Your gastrointestinal tract is home to 100 trillion microbes.2 This includes a balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria and other microbes that work together to support health. Any imbalance in gut microbiota can lead to ill health and disease.
Fiber is a prebiotic that feeds the good bacteria in your gut. High-fiber diets are linked to lower body weight, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and improved digestive function.3 Other benefits of a high-fiber diet include:
- Bowel regularity
- Blood sugar regulation
- Healthy cholesterol levels
- Cancer prevention
- Weight control
Tributyrate & Probiotics?
Probiotics are good bacteria and yeasts that live in your body and support health. Probiotics can also be defined as foods or supplements that contain live beneficial microorganisms. (Yogurt and other fermented foods are probiotics.) They add good bacteria to your gut microbiome. Like fiber, probiotics have been shown to provide health benefits, such as preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea.4
Probiotics and other “good” microbes in the colon ferment the fiber, creating a waste product (postbiotics).5 Postbiotics is an umbrella term for all the components of this microbial fermentation of fiber and include:
- Short-chain fatty acids
- Teichoic acid
- Functional proteins
- Cell lysates6
Research shows that postbiotics may be responsible for most of the health benefits attributed to fiber and probiotics. Butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid, is one of the most-studied postbiotics and has been found to be beneficial to health, particularly with respect to cellular energy metabolism and intestinal health.7
But there’s only one problem: Butyrate is the least abundant short-chain fatty acid produced by this fermentation process, so it’s nearly impossible to get enough butyrate through your diet. And you can’t get it by taking a supplement either because Butyrate breaks up before getting to your colon.
The Answer is TRIbutyrate!
TRIbutyrate is the superior patented, fully absorbable form of butyrate. This BREAKTHROUGH gut-health solution has been clinically proven to carry butyrate to the colon, where it can help fix your distressing bathroom issues. And unlike fiber and probiotics, TRIButyrate works without creating gastrointestinal issues. So say “goodbye” to all that gas, bloating, and digestive distress!
1- National Center for Biotechnology Information (2020). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 6050, Tributyrin. Retrieved September 9, 2020 from2- Mayo Clinic Laboratories. Gut Microbiome: Purna C. Kashyap.
3- Slavin J. Fiber and prebiotics: mechanisms and health benefits. Nutrients. 2013;5(4):1417-1435. Published 2013 Apr 22. doi:10.3390/nu5041417
4- National Institutes of Health. Probiotics: What you need to know. Last updated: August 2019.
5- Slavin J. Fiber and prebiotics: mechanisms and health benefits. Nutrients. 2013;5(4):1417-1435. Published 2013 Apr 22.
6- Wegh CAM, Geerlings SY, Knol J, Roeselers G, Belzer C. Postbiotics and Their Potential Applications in Early Life Nutrition and Beyond. Int J Mol Sci. 2019;20(19):4673. Published 2019 Sep 20.
7- Liu H, Wang J, He T, Becker S, Zhang G, Li D, Ma X. Butyrate: A Double-Edged Sword for Health? Advances in Nutrition, Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 21–29.
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