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Tributyrin –  A Postbiotic Microbiome Supplement

Gut health and the nature of the human microbiome are undoubtedly among the hottest topics in modern nutrition.

In case you haven’t noticed via my recent writing and social media content, this trend certainly has caught my attention.

That’s exactly where today’s blog post, sponsored by Gut Armor®, comes into play.

Gut Armor® is a new product in this space that contains two components;

Tributyrin – A “postbiotic” compound that delivers beneficial short chain fatty acids to the digestive tract (more on this soon)
Vitamin D3 – No introduction needed here, but I’ll be exploring the role of Vitamin D3 in gut/immune health more closely soon.

If you know me, you know I don’t need to be asked twice to get involved with learning more about the emerging science in this realm.

And while I’m sure you’ve read all about Vitamin D3 before, you might be wondering what the heck Tributyrin is.

That’s what we are about to find out.

Tributyrin – A Look To The Future Of Gut Health?

Tributyrin is a naturally occurring compound which consists of three butyric acid molecules, where the tri comes from.

Butyric acid is a form of the short chain fatty acid (SCFA) butyrate, a beneficial compound that is created through the fermentation of prebiotic fibre in the human digestive tract by various types of healthy bacteria.

Usually when we think of SCFAs, we think about prebiotic fibre – which, as I mentioned, our gut bacteria ferment and produce these compounds from.

Tributyrin is considered a “postbiotic” because it delivers butyric acid directly to the digestive system.

Some of the potential benefits to an increased presence of SCFAs in the digestive tract include;

Enhanced appetite regulation
Improved metabolism of carbohydrates
Correcting gut bacteria imbalance
Improved immune health
Improved nutrient absorption
Improved gut health and gut resilience

Tributyrin has been a compound of interest in the scientific community for several decades and in September 2021 The Journal Of The Academy Of Nutrtition And Dietetics published the results of the first human pilot study conducted out of Georgia…

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