Ingredients in 1 teaspoon
Providing 875 mg butyric acid 4.5g
Natural blueberry and vanilla flavors, mixed tocopherols, rosemary leaf extract.
If you are pregnant or lactating, have any health condition or are taking any medication, consult your health professional before use.
Butyrate is the favorite food of the cells of our intestinal wall.
Dr. Jill’s Commentary
An excerpt from my book, A Light In The Dark For PANDAS & PANS,
“I know I’m not supposed to pick favorites, but Butyrate makes it hard because it’s so darn useful for PANDAS and PANS. Butyrate is an impressive “bottom-up” solution. Butyrate in the gut causes the positive changes we want in the mind.
- Calms the microglia (#monkeys)
- Stimulates brain repair
- Balances brain chemistry
- Gives the brain mitochondria a boost
- Impacts the gut-brain-immune axis
What a winner!
Butyrate is the favorite food of the cells of our intestinal wall. Knowing this, a healthy gut microbiome releases Butyrate as a thank you to the intestinal wall for the support. A true symbiotic win-win.
Do you remember a time when you were lovingly supported? It’s a calming feeling. This is where Butyrate helps—where the gut drives feelings.
Butyrate improves gut feelings
A dysfunctional gut microbiome doesn’t make enough Butyrate to keep the intestinal cells happy. And as we know, many kids with PANDAS and PANS have a mess of a gut microbiome. That’s where supplementing comes in. Adding the intestine’s favorite food compensates for the gut microbiome until it can get back on track.
Cabbage and butter are excellent food sources, and fiber stimulates its production. However, in my experience, food isn’t enough in the beginning stages. Supplementing is especially important when kids are taking prescription antibiotics.
Some antibiotics halt the manufacture of Butyrate in the microbiome. Botanical antimicrobials don’t seem to have this same effect. In fact, most of them stimulate Butyrate, as in the case of Oregon grape from Chapter 7, “CORE 2 | Beat the Bugs.”
The problem with supplementing is its taste. Parents often mask with ranch dressing (dairy or nondairy) and/or vanilla to mask the flavor.”
*This statement has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent a disease.