Research has shown that butyric acid, a fatty acid produced in the large intestine of monogastric animals, is essential when it comes to ensuring optimum intestinal integrity. This is because up to 70% of the energy requirements of the cells of the intestinal barrier (intestinal enterocytes) is derived from butyric acid.
ButiPEARL™ is an encapsulated source of butyric acid manufactured using a proprietary spray freezing process. MicroPEARL® spray freezing technology allows for the slow release of butyric acid into the gastrointestinal tract promoting the efficient use of butyric acid. The result? The upregulation of the expression of tight junction proteins in the intestine, improved intestinal barrier integrity and nutrient absorption.