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Product Form: Tablets
Product Size: 100 enterically coated tablets
Servings per Container: 50
Manufacturer: Allergy Research Group
Item Number: ARG-002-100

What are the benefits of butyric acid?

Butyric acid is what’s known as a short-chain fatty acid (SCFA).
It’s one of the three most common SCFAs in your gut, along with acetic acid and propionic acid.
These three fatty acids make up between 90 and 95 percent of the SCFAs in your gut.
SCFAs are fatty acids that are created when friendly bacteria break down dietary fiber.
The primary health benefits of butyric acid and other SCFAs are their ability to provide your colon cells with energy. Butyric acid provides your colon cells with about 70 percent of their total energy needs.

Alleviating Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Most of the scientific research on the benefits of butyric acid focuses primarily on the GI tract, where it seems to have the most significant effects. That makes sense since butyric acid comes mostly from food and from fermentation in the gut microbiome. Studies have shown that butyric acid can have positive impacts on patients with both functional and inflammatory bowel disorders.

Functional bowel disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), can be characterized by a wide range of symptoms, including constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, among others. Although clinical studies are limited, several have shown that taking butyric acid can lead to statistically significant reductions in abdominal pain and improvements in the normalization of bowel movements in IBS patients. The exact mechanism underpinning these effects is not fully understood. However, the presence of butyric acid in the gut can inhibit the growth of “bad bacteria” that negatively affect function and can cause infection, which may explain reduction of symptoms.

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, 1 or 2 tablets three times daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.


Amount per serving (2 tablets)

  • Calcium (as Calcium Butyrate and Calcium Phosphate) — 250 mg
  • Magnesium (as Magnesium Butyrate and Magnesium Oxide) — 200 mg
  • Butyric Acid (as Calcium Butyrate and Magnesium Butyrate) — 200 mg

Type: Supplement