Restoration Kit For Viome's Butyrate Production - DRI

Restoration Kit For Viome's Butyrate Production

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We all love that cup of frozen yoghurt, a spoon of gravy or even the bag of ground nuts. As such as it is sweet, it has millions of beneficial bacteria for the body. Yes, you are reading it correctly, bacteria is beneficial to the body. These normal bacteria that we refer to as normal flora inhabit the linings of the intestines since the acidity in the stomach is very harmful to them and in fact, the total number of bacteria in our bodies overwhelm that of the human cells. Additionally, we have so much adapted that we need to use butter on bread every so often in the morning. The bacteria participate in formation of components that are called Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs). One example of the short chain fatty acids formed by the bacteria is butyrate or sometimes referred to as butyric acid. Butyric acid comes from fiber, butter and animal fat that we consume every so often through the fermentation of the fiber. To understand how it is formed, we have to look at the digestion fat in the human body until it reaches the intestines.

Butyrate Production Pathway

Some microorganisms produce components for us that can improve our overall health. Some probiotic bacteria form such components, and ones that can be very beneficial produced in our digestive tract are called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). A type of short-chain fatty acid produced by our gut bacteria from the fermentation of ingested food is butyric acid (butyrate).

How Butyrate is Produced by Our Gut Bacteria?

The process of butyric acid production by our gut microbiome is very complex but important.

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The formation of butyric acid a fermentation process that is undertaken by many different types of butyric acid-producing bacteria (most are Firmicutes), including Clostridium, Faecalibacterium, Eubacterium, and Roseburia using a biochemical process called glycolysis.

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Why is Butyric Acid Important?

Butyric acid increases the production of mucus in our colon to prevent friction that might cause injury to the lining of the colon and also prevents harmful bacteria from entering the bloodstream via the colon.

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What Does Your Viome Butyrate Pathway Score Mean?

If your Viome butyrate pathway score is normal, then you have enough probiotic bacteria in your digestive tract to produce the short chain fatty acid, butyric acid. If your Viome butyrate pathway score needs improvement, it means that your microbiome has lower amounts of bacteria that produce butyric acid.

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