Butyrate, which is present in breast milk, helps support gut health from the very beginning of life. Butyrate deficiency can be linked to many diseases, including allergies, obesity, infections, functional gastrointestinal disorders, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, and others. It’s important for creating tolerance to food in the gut, promoting an anti-inflammatory state, and reducing the development of food allergies.
Despite the attractive nutritional profile of butyrate as a supplement for food, beverages, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals, its use has been limited by its acrid taste and odor until now.
Using bio-based production, Conagen has developed a new compound, FBA, to deliver butyrate in an odorless and flavorless profile, making it easier to formulate butyrate into nutritional products for infants and adults. Our FBA is:
- The first odorless and flavorless source of butyrate
- Available for licensing for a number of broad applications
- Scalable, saving time and money on production