Glycerol trybutyrate- an overview

Glycerol trybutyrate- an overview

Glycerol trybutyrate is commonly called as trybutyrin. It has a glycerol group with three attached butryal esters attaching to the corners of the glycerol compartment. The main purpose of the glyceryl tributyrate is to tempt differentiation of all types of malignant cells and promotes cell arrest and apoptosis as well. It works much better than the natural butyrate as it inhibits or arrest the cell growth of the caco-2 cells that are potentially dangerous to be used. There are many reasons why one could use butyrate as compare to the natural ones. The butyric acid in this form is mighty used for treating several gastrointestinal related diseases as well. It treats diarrhea and functional disorders that are related to digestive system. It can be used in both humans and animals. The poultry manufacturers are making great use of butyric acid on animals. Since animals are exposed to the outer world in a much harsh way and they can eat or chew over wild things as well thus they are subjected to more functional or GIT disorders as compare to humans. So good amount of glycerol butyrate is essential for treatment and prevention of fatty acid related bacteria’s. the amount that I considered safe to be taken is around 150-200 mg or 15-20% on daily basis. The amount is regulated and evaluated on term basis to make sure no toxicity is ever reported.

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