The use of antibiotics is restricted due to the increasing number of resistant bacteria and therefore other solutions must be found. A dietary feed supplement that supports intestinal health by stimulating intestinal development, modulating the immune response and reducing the growth of pathogenic bacteria, thereby improving animal performance and production is of high interest.
Glycerides of butyric acid have proven to be effective on intestinal health by forming tighter junctions, improving selective intestinal permeability. By stimulating intestinal development, the barrier which separates pathogens from entering the animal’s circulation is strengthened. Hereby preventing undesired passage of pathogens and toxins.
Additionally, glycerides of butyric acid have a positive effect on microbiota composition. Research has shown that glycerides of butyric acid improve microbiota diversity, increase diversity and concentration of Bifidobacterium and show an improved Lactobacilli/E.coli ratio. Above that, glycerides of butyric acid are able to inhibit fat-enveloped viruses.
FRA® Butyrin Hybrid combines the benefits of both applications in one unique concept.
The effect of butyric acid glycerides on gut development is intensively studied. Butyric acid serves as energy source for the epithelium cells and stimulates villi growth and recovery. It also increases the length of the small intestines, resulting in more efficient uptake of nutrients and enhanced resistance against pathogens.
The health and integrity of livestock’s intestinal environment is key to increase profitability. Logically speaking, a well-performing intestinal tract maximizes meat output. Research has shown outstanding results of butyric acid glycerides on gut morphology and the microbiome. FRA® Butyrin Hybrid maximizes meat output by stimulating intestinal health.
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