Butyric Acid for the Gut and Brain
The short-chain fatty acid butyric acid, or butyrate, is the primary fuel for the colonic
supports the function and integrity of the gastrointestinal tract.
This special fatty acid is also
extensively used by the brain for the production of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which is the
brain’s natural calming agent that helps turn off stress reactions.
The only natural source of butyric
acid is in cow milk-fat; therefore, butter and clarified butter (ghee), which is butter with the milk solids
removed, offer high amounts of this beneficial short-chain fatty acid.