What Is Tributyrin?
Tributyrin is a triglyceride compound that gets converted within your body. Once you consume it, it becomes butyric acid, an active metabolite.
You may also come across the names butyryl triglyceride and glyceryl tributyrate when making discoveries about Tributyrin.
History Of Tributyrin
The name Tributyrin is a derivative of butyric acid which comes from “βούτυρο,” the Greek word for butter. If you’ve eaten butter in the past, you’ve already consumed butyric acid. Plus, your body makes some of its own butyric acid. Basically, it’s a saturated short-chain fatty acid. You can also find it in ghee, some animal proteins, and several good-for-you plant oils.
In your body, butyric acid forms in your colon. In fact, when you digest dietary fiber, the bacteria in your gut ferment it to support the overall health of the cells in your small and large intestines. The cells lining your gut use butyric acid for fuel.1
Potential Health Benefits Of Tributyrin
Tributyrin becomes one of the primary nutrients that give energy to your colon’s epithelial cells. It supports their ability to carry out important bodily functions which include but are not limited to:
- Specializing cells to do different jobs within the body
- Support and growth of healthy gut tissue
- Immune function
Tributyrin has also been shown to support:
- More comfortable digestion
- Healthy nutrient absorption
- Weight loss efforts5,6
Which Gundry MD Supplements Include Tributyrin?
Tributyrin makes up a good deal of one of Dr. Gundry’s most exciting supplements: Gundry MD Bio Complete 3.
Dr. Gundry created the supplement because he knew that approximately 70% of your immune system is actually located in your gut microbiome.7 Promoting a healthy gut lining means better support for your overall health.
If you’ve been looking for some assistance when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, feeling more energized, or supporting your digestive health, Bio Complete 3 could be for you. To use Bio Complete 3, just take two capsules, two times each day (at mealtime).