Butifour F and NF are a combination of calcium butyrate, calcium lactate and natural ingredients in a coated protected form that allows for easy handling in processing while also being readily active in the animal’s digestive system.
Butyric acid is a short chain fatty acid that is naturally present in high concentrations in the lumen of the large intestine.
Butyric acid mainly originates from the intestinal bacterial fermentation of plant materials.
It is preferentially taken up by the colonic epithelium where it is actively metabolized to produce energy (ATP) in addition to other functions.
The Butifour combination of products work synergistically to promote gut health in 4 key ways.
Intestinal barrier function:
Promotes cell growth and differentiation.
Acts as a source of energy for colonocytes
Reinforces tight junctions (TER) in gut.
Supports specific immunity functions.
Reduces gut inflammation.
Nutrient digestion and absorption:
Supports ion transfer and cell function.
Stimulates digestive enzymes
Enhances beneficial microbiome populations in the gut.