CAL-MAG BUTYRATE contains Butyric Acid which helps the body produce short-chain fatty acids involved with the assimilation of nutrients. Butyric acid also neutralizes food allergies and heals gastro-mucous (linings of stomach, large and small intentines). Butyric acid also repairs damage from bacteria and fungal infections (candida) and boosts the immune system.
Butyric acid acts on the fungal stage of candida, destroying the root like structures (rhizoid) that penetrate the intestinal membrane causing intestinal permeability and allows candida organisms, along with other microbial bacteria, to enter the bloodstream. Butyric acid then helps to repair the damage to the intestinal membrane. It is beneficial to the treatment of ulcerative colitis by helping reduce inflammation. It has been considered an anticancer agent because it suppresses the tendency for cancer cells to metastasize or break away from a primary tumor and travel to other parts of the body.
Cancer cells are in a state of rapid DNA replication compared to normal cells. It may inhibit both DNA replication and cell replication of cancer cells. Butyric acid is also looked upon as as anti-aging factor because of its ability to keep healthy cells alive longer. In Alzheimer’s disease, butyric acid appears to increase the number of receptors (beta-adrenergic) by increasing the response of neurotransmitters (dopamine, norepinephrine and 5-hydroxythyptamine), which are deficient in Alzheimer’s.
Butyric acid also stimulates the release or the neurotransmitter acetylcholine form nerve endings, which is also deficient in Alzheimer’s. As an anti-viral, butyric acid stimulates the production of interferon.