The gut microbiota produces numerous classes of substances with metabolic and immunomodulatory effects. Among them, short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) and mainly butyrate, which is the main energy metabolite of the intestinal cells.
Butyrate is produced at the gut level by the microbiota, but we can also find butyrate in foods and nutritional formulas or supplements.
The colon epithelium consumes almost all butyrate, the main source of energy for colonocytes.
Dietary butyrate is found in foods such as butter and dairy fat. ELiE Health develops ingredients and nutritional formulas based on butyrate in order to facilitate its nutritional use in different situations. Our formulas and ingredients are free of lactose and allergens.