Butyric Acid (Butyrate)

Butyric Acid (Butyrate)

Dr. Kennedy
Butyric acid is an acid that has four carbons in it. The formula for butyric acid is: CH3-CH2-CH2-COOH. The salt form is called butyrate and is used orally to prevent colon cancer. It is a ready source of energy for metabolism in the colon.

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